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  • Dolphins renovate; Cowboys, Colts build new facilities
     September. It marks the end of summer: school is back in session; the weather begins to cool. And loud, face-painted, jersey-wearing, cooler-carrying football fans flock to stadiums across the country.As new gridiron venues have been built or existing structures have been renovated, more glass has made its way into the conception and design. And I don’t just mean the glass that keeps...
  •    The basics: The 120,000-square-foot, eight-story building for American International Group in Bermuda required designers to match a new curtain wall system to a 25-year-old interior glazed system. The players: Architect, OBM International Ltd., Bermuda; contract glazier, Island Glass Co., Bermuda; glass fabricator for the ground floor and penthouse, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; glass...
  •   The basics: Designers of the Alutiiq Center in Anchorage transferred images of four ancient petroglyphs from their original stone carvings to a projecting glass wall at the entrance. The building, part of the Afognak Native Corp., opened in August 2006. The players: Architect, Koonce Pheffer Bettis Inc., Anchorage; contract glazier, Alaska Glazing Inc., Anchorage; developer, Venture...
  • “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...
  • Daylighting with hermetically sealed computer- controlled louvers between lites
     It’s the middle of June in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Ariz., and the intense desert sun spurs the mercury’s climb to the 108-degree mark and beyond.  Roger Watson, vice president of sales and marketing for Saint-Gobain Glass Exprover NA, peers out one of two windows in the fluorescent-lit building he’s occupied since moving to Scottsdale three months ago....
  • Largest GBA show ever at the Big Peach
     Click here to view the exhibitor list. Click here to view new products that exhibitors will have on display at GlassBuild America. Come September, glazing professionals from across the world will head over to Atlanta. GlassBuild America, the Glass, Window & Door Expo will be held Sept. 10-12 at the Georgia World Congress Center. More than 490 companies were already signed up...
  • What that means for glazing professionals
    The Indian glazing community’s reaction to the implementation of the Energy Conservation Building Code is not clear yet. The code is the first of its kind in India. (See story on Page 64 in February issue of Glass Magazine). Indigenous glass shops such as GSC Toughened Glass Pvt. Ltd. in Greater Noida, and foreign companies such as Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd. in Sriperumbudur, declined to...
  • Harrah’s Atlantic City pool complex pulls the sky in through its transparent cupola
     Click here for a photo gallery on skylights. At the gaming hotel of Harrah’s Atlantic City it’s not all about the gambling. It’s also about the swimming pool. Forget the chain-link girded postage-stamp swimming holes of yesteryears. This past Memorial Day Weekend, Harrah’s unveiled its expansive 23,500 square-foot, eye-popping pool and multipurpose entertainment...
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