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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...
  • The basics: The new $74 million Lucas County Arena in downtown Toledo aims to be one of the first new pro sports venues in North America to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design requirements, according to a release from Pilkington North America. The 8,000-seat arena opened in October 2009 and features 25,000-square-feet of energy-efficient...
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    The basics: New York University’s subterranean Stern School of Business features an innovative glass exterior walking surface/ceiling. The 2,000-square-foot load-bearing skylight floods natural light from the outside plaza into the underground school. The glass floor system also acts as a ceiling, and had to meet the city’s 1-hour fire-rated requirements for roof assemblies. The...
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    “Our design team strives to achieve a balance between transparency and energy efficiency in glazing design. We accomplished natural daylighting in every classroom at Linden Grove Middle School.” — Matt Slagle, design architect, TowerPinkster. The basics: The exterior of the 142,000-square-foot Linden Grove Middle School, Kalamazoo, Mich., features a variety of structures, shapes...
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    The basics: Vancouver, BC's newly renovated and reopened Robson Square ice rink, temporarily renamed GE Plaza for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, features a striking glass dome that presented hurdles for fabricators and installers. “Every single piece of glass on that dome is different,” says Colin Rimes of Superior Glass, glazing contractor for the project. The project team...
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