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  • “Our most challenging work on Azure Tower had to be the taking over of the manufacturing and fabrication of the curtain wall, window wall, and sliding door systems. Our cladding manufacturer could not complete the project, thus Haley-Greer had to take the manufacturing over in order to meet our contractual construction schedule obligations. Haley-Greer is an erector of engineered wall...
  • “The most challenging part of this project was layout and installation of the segmented curtain wall system for the circular clerestory. Since all horizontals including the glass are flat, the metal had to be cut on an angle to create the rounded curtain wall. Also, the curtain wall has two different colors of framing and it steps up in two different areas.” —Ron VanHorn,...
  • In addition to milk jug carpeting, wheat board furniture and recycled blue jean ceilings, the home of WYEP listener-supported radio station in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood uses low-emissivity glass to allow daylighting to fill 90 percent of the interior. The 19,000-square-foot building, completed in September 2006, received a silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’...
  • About six glass installers were required to install each segment of the suspended wall system of the 223,000-square-foot, $69 million Manatee County Judicial Center in Brandenton, Fla., completed at the end of 2007.“We faced a big challenge in that it was an inside set system and a suspended wall,” says John Carroll, field superintendent for West Tampa Glass Co., Tampa. “[The fa...
  • The basics:An office tower at the mixed-use Lincoln Square development in Bellevue, Wash., features high-performance glazing to provide energy savings and thermal efficiency. The entire development includes 500,000 square feet of retail space, a 42-story hotel and condominium tower, a 28-story office tower, restaurants, a health club and spa, and 2,000 square feet of underground parking. ...
  • A student team from the New York Institute of Technology specified an operable, 40-foot glass wall on the south-facing side of their energy-efficient structure called Open House. They designed and built the edifice for the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition, Oct. 12-20 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The competition challenges 20 university and college teams to...
  • Installers faced material handling challenges with the two-tower Bridgewater Lofts project in Minneapolis, completed in September.The glazed project includes a seven-story tower and a 10-story tower, both featuring heavy pre-glazed units, says Bill John, president of Minneapolis-based InterClad, the contract glazier.“One of our bigger challenges was unloading all of the windows,” John...
  • “It wasn’t one of our bigger jobs, but it included a lot of fabrication. Many of the glass units are angled pieces. The main tower rises 12 feet then slants out 15 degrees on all three sides.” — Sunni Burrus, American Glass Co.  The basics: Hematology & Oncology Associates turned a 51,000-square-foot Food World supermarket in Tupelo, Miss., into the glass- clad...
  • Officials from the Syracuse University School of Public Communications decided to relay one of the most important constitutional messages to its students architecturally. The school’s Newhouse III building that opened in September features the First Amendment on the glass entry façade.The amendment is incorporated into a striking silk screen design on the glass wall that highlights...
  • Located in one of the coldest cities in the United States, the 55,000 square-foot, $16.5 million Fairbanks Imaging Center in Fairbanks, Alaska, stands out with its ample glazing that floods the interior with natural light.Project architect Martha Hanlon, head of Martha Hanlon Architects in Fairbanks, says the city that has an average annual temperature of just 26.9 degrees features many near...
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