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  • Cielo, meaning sky in Spanish, is a fitting name for New York City developer JD Carlisle’s new luxury condominium in Manhattan. Located in the Upper East Side, the 27-story building soars above the neighboring structures and offers “beautiful views” to residents through their floor-to-ceiling windows, says Peter Fuchs, project manager for Wausau Window and Wall Systems of Wausau...
  • Members of the Toronto Catholic District School Board wanted natural light to flood the gymnasium of the Loretto College School. Designers from Scott Morris Architects Inc. in Toronto fulfilled this requirement for the local private girls’ secondary school with a two-story, west-facing glass curtain wall lining the side of the gym.That solution, involving 3,271 square feet of glass, created...
  • The architect’s decision to look beyond traditional glazing to naturally illuminate the Westwood Branch Library in Los Angeles presented a welcoming challenge for glaziers from Harris Glass Co. in Bell, Calif.Designers from Steven Ehrlich Architects in Culver City, Calif., chose two types of tempered channel glass from Bendheim Wall Systems, with western offices in Oakland, Calif.“It...
  • Aluminum and glass combine in the $35 million facility for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage. The renovation modernizes the image of API to mirror prevailing treatments, maximize openness and ensure security.“The building program of the old API building reflects psychiatric treatment philosophy that is nearly a half-century old,” says Ken Burkhart, project architect from...
  • A 40-foot-high storefront of about 100 lites of colored glass and striking columns of aluminum composite greets movie-goers at the new CinéArts theater in San Jose.Completed in August 2004, the $6.5 million, six-screen movie theater becomes one of the first entertainment complexes in the Santana Row development of the city, says Kevin Bernard, project manager from Russell Davis Architects...
  • Renovation of S.R. Crown Hall at Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in Chicago served as more than just an update to a 50-year-old building.For students, teachers and area architects, the project became a valuable learning tool, explains Tom Sinnott, renovation sales representative at the Chicago office for contract glazier Harmon Inc.“This was the first time I...
  • This is one of the first bomb-resistant buildings completed in Washington that still has an architectural look,” says Don Deister about the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington D.C., completed in September 2005. Deister served as senior project manager for contract glazier PCC Construction Components Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md.The courthouse is a General Services...
  • A four-story glass atrium welcomes students and visitors to the new Beatty Center School of Business and Economics at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.Located in the historic district of the city, the atrium’s point-supported glass walls fit snugly between the structures on either side, replicating the piazzas between many of Charleston’s oldest homes, according to Ken...
  • Designers of the new heart center at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital in Texas, strove to make the new facility warm, intimate and bright. The facility celebrates its grand opening this month after more than a year and half of construction.“The building overall has a boutique or hotel feel, with one-story hallways and daylighting at the end of all patient corridors,” says Jeff...
  • The new Helena Apartment Building in New York City exemplifies the growing popularity of greener and glassier buildings, according to Bruce Fowle, senior principal for project design firm FxFowle Architects PC, also of New York City.Helena’s photovoltaic panels, green roofs, high-performance low-emissivity glass and numerous other green elements put the 37-story building on track to earn...
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