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    The basics: The Virginia Commonwealth University Molecular Medicine Research Building is a $71.5 million, 125,000-square-foot research facility and the latest addition to the VCU Medical Center. This highly technical biomedical research facility was inserted into the urban fabric of downtown Richmond. The eight-story building reinforces the streetscape of the surrounding historic structures,...
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    "The sheer number of panes is part of why the GlassJet proved to be an invaluable tool. Trying to do a project of this scale by screening would have been extremely cost prohibitive, not to mention inaccurate. The GlassJet's software handled the tiling, so each piece flowed seamlessly with the others; it even embedded numbers in the corners of the panes to ensure simplified logistics."...
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    The basics: The Tellepsen Family YMCA, Houston, a design-build project, partnered the architect, general contractor, glazier, glazing system manufacturer and glass fabricator. The building features YMCA lettering across the face of the curtain wall, spanning three floors. In addition, the design required a combination of vision glass, graphic dot patterned glass and spandrel glass. The glazing...
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    The basics: Peddie School, Hightstown, N.J., completed in January, features a decorative glass façade spanning two sides of the building with the word Peddie on the glass. The glass features a custom SGX interlayer and custom 1/8-inch vertical white lines.The players: Architect, RMJM Architects, Princeton, N.J.; general contractor, Skanska USA Building Inc., Parsippany, N.J.; glass...
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    The basics: Wellesley Square, part of the Croydon, United Kingdom, central area redevelopment, is a mix of residential and retail areas and a 44-story tower still in the planning stages. The tower, which will house luxury apartments, will be clad with colored glass, and is designed to represent an image of a crocus when viewed from a distance.The players: Owner, Berkeley Homes, Croydon; architect...
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    "There were a lot of issues. This is a corridor, with people passing through looking out onto the street scene. So HOK had three primary objectives: it had to look good in daylight from outside, look good in daylight from inside, and look good at night from inside and outside. To make it work, we had to constantly assess opacity, ink, consistency between panels, registration, framing, the...
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    The basics: The Veterans’ Glass City Skyway, a bridge spanning the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, features an art glass display in honor of the city’s rich history in the glass industry. The bridge has a cable-stayed main span supported by a single 122-meter-high pylon. The top 60 meters of the pylon feature glass on all sides, with a glass pyramid on the top. During the day the glass...
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    The basics: A decorative double-skin façade provides increased performance and innovative design at the renovated Espace 400 Pavilion Quebec City, Quebec. The double façade covers the existing building and surrounds the new additions, providing improved insulation and allowing solar heat gain to accumulate in the double wall. The decorative architectural glass features a silk-screen...
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    The basics: The $42 million, 70,000-square-foot Segerstrom Science Center at Azusa (Calif.) Pacific University features a striking façade of channel glass. Etched into the glass of the west and south sides of the center are the words, "In the beginning, God created," along with other words that appear in Genesis, such as water, earth, sky, land, birds and trees, according to an...
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    After renovation.Photo by Rehau, Leesburg, Va.The basics: In May 2009, a 2-year, $9 million renovation was completed at the Holiday Inn, Gaithersburg, Md. The renovation, part of the hotel chain’s worldwide campaign to re-launch its brand with a more contemporary image, included a complete upgrade of the hotel’s exterior with energy-efficient glazing systems. Energy modeling shows the...
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