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  • “Extending beyond the height of each end of the building, one curtain wall plane offers views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, while the opposing plane reveals the city skyline.”— Patrick Duffy, owner of Advanced Building Products Inc., Inverness, Ill. The basics:A glass curtain wall rises in the shape of a ship’s sail on the 45-story, 674,000-square-foot Regatta high-...
  • “When one walks into the lobby, the glass creates an effect that is almost like a piece of art in the lobby. It complements the clean, modern look of the lobby, and the mirror effect creates warmth.”— Tim Czechowski, president, Jockimo Inc. The basics:An 8-foot-tall decorative glass wall spans 40 feet in the lobby of the Kelly Capital investment firm’s headquarters...
  • Large structural glass wall systems present an engineering challenge on any project. Add in the strict seismic building codes of California, and many engineers would consider the wall systems near impossible, at least at a reasonable cost. The two 280-foot long structural glass wall systems in the 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City building in Los Angeles will change that...
  • In February 2006, Heifer International opened its glass-clad headquarters building in Little Rock, Ark. The five-story, 94,000-square-foot building was named one of the top 10 green projects by the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C., in large part because of its passive energy savings.The building’s orientation, on an east-west axis, and high-performing transparent facades...
  • “We wanted to enliven the east façade with the interlayer. The [design] symbolizes the genetic barcode that’s generated with testing on DNA. ... And the colors provide a play of reds, greens, blues and yellows on the white floors through the building.”— Walter Bettio, architect, architectsAlliance The basics: The $100 million, 12-story Centre for Cellular and...
  • In 2002, the government of Santa Monica, Calif., released its Sustainable City Plan that outlined several green goals for the city. The Civic Center Parking Structure that opened in April helps the city reach those goals, says project architect James Mary O’Connor, principal for Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners in Santa Monica.“It’s a great thing for a city to take...
  • Vivek Shetty and Christina Floegel wanted unobstructed views overlooking the adjacent canyon at their Benedict Canyon, Calif., home. Architects at Kappe Studio in Topanga, Calif., delivered those views with a large south-facing glass façade on the 5,500-square-foot home. “The home opens up with the glass, giving wonderful long views of the canyon,” says Finn Kappe,...
  • The University of Oregon’s Lillis Business Complex in Eugene took green to new levels with its building envelope, using low-emissivity glass in addition to building integrated photovoltaics. The 145,000-square-foot building received Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The university uses the BIPV...
  • Builders of the Biomedical Sciences Tower III at the University of Pittsburgh were faced with a difficult challenge: building a 344,000-square-foot structure in a cramped urban footprint with a tight construction deadline.To avoid on-site congestion issues during glass installation, glaziers from D-M Products Inc. of Bethel Park, Pa., used a pre-assembled and pre-glazed unitized curtain wall...
  • The basics: The Ghost Bar, on the 32nd story of the W Dallas Victory Hotel and Residences, opened in June 2006 and features a 100-square-foot, all glass dance floor, part of which extends onto a balcony 350 feet from the ground.  The players:Architect, HKS Inc., Dallas; developer, Hillwood Capital, Dallas; general contractor, McCarthy Building Cos., Dallas; glass fabricator, Texas Tempered...
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