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    "The glass is a one-of-a-kind custom texture, designed and created specifically for this project. The design is a highly detailed texture, with appearance similar to rough tree bark, which is of course fitting since it's installed in the ‘greenest’ skyscraper ever built. We call it a ‘crystalized’ tree bark." -- Chauncey Gannett, president, Sans Soucie Art Glass...
  • “The architectural design included a narrow band or ribbon of glass aroundthe perimeter of each curtain wall. This required the manufacture of anunusually high quantity of smalls, or glass units under 3 square feet. Thesesmall units created many manufacturing challenges. The Viracon team was able to accommodate our needs and deliver a great product.” – Steve Toth, senior project...
  • “The $900,000 glazing project had several unique glazing elements. It contained about 700 lineal feet of heavy glass windscreen and handrail. It also has a glass elevator enclosure, a custom entry vestibule and a 350-foot-long translucent polycarbonate roof. There were also two completely custom ½-inch tempered, top hung sliding security doors that lean out at approximately 10...
  • “The glazing is a double-skin façade. Internal insulating glass with ceramic frit; external single laminated, heat-treated [glass] with our special ipachrome coating. It was the first time that we produced a partial coating by masking parts of the glass surface and supplied a full-size ipachrome coating. After the coating process by magnetron equipment, we remove the mask and get the...
  • “Many different architectural design elements or attributes of the curtain wall areas were able to be achieved by utilizing a single curtain wall system. This facilitated keeping the project within the owner's budget. The punched and ribbon windows within the copper anodized panel system adds to the uniqueness and aesthetic quality of the building design.” -- Jon Norris, Senior...
  • “The most interesting feature of the Art Museum is its complex geometry. Ultimately, the inverted slopes and multiplanar transitions make the system a cross between skylight and curtain wall. The other unique aspect is that the system was conventionally framed with tension rod supports.” – Mike Maguire, chief operating officer, Architectural Glazing...
  • “Our concept was to create a narrow building with as much glass as possible. … Using glass, we could introduce daylight and offer views of the nearby river and mountains.” -- Jerry Currence, vice president, Taggart Foster Currence GrayThe basics:The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality headquarters in North Little Rock--the first green state-owned office building...
  • "The greenhouse project was a wonderful blend of recreating the charm of yesteryear while using today's technology to build a weather tight and code compliant structure to meet the needs of future generations." – Steve Wacha, owner, Heritage Greenhouse BuildersThe basics:Solar Innovations and Heritage Greenhouse Builders recently replicated a historic estate greenhouse in Newport...
  • In September 2008, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute opened its Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, N.Y., the world’s largest multifunction space dedicated to scientific research and the performing arts. The facility features a 20,000-square-foot glass curtain wall containing steel mullions that carry heated water to insulate the space from Northern New...
  • “We did the installations while the store was open for business. The store was closed for only one week while REI moved out of the phase two area and into the phase one area.” -- Rick Gaudreau, special projects representative, Harmon Inc.The basics:Outdoor gear and clothing retailer Recreational Equipment Inc., based in Kent, Wash., recently opened its renovated and expanded Boulder,...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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