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  • The basics: Architects aimed to maximize transparency with the grand glass entrance addition to the General Motors Renaissance Center, or RenCen, in Detroit. Completed in January 2005, the $500 million renovation includes the 43,100-square-foot football-shaped entrance of point-supported glazing and all-glass circulation ring. The players: Architect,...
  • Side by side, the price of fire- and impact-resistant products can’t hold up to the low cost of traditional wired glass products, causing many school officials and architects to dismiss alternative products...
  • Glaziers say success depends on industry involvement A panel of building owners said the construction industry needs a major de-fragmenting, requiring improved technology for all players in the process, including glaziers...
  • Leaders from the construction industry came together at the ENR Top Firm Leaders Forum, Sept. 26-27, in Crystal City, Va., to brainstorm the best ways of tackling the workforce crisis affecting the building industry. The forum was sponsored by McGraw Hill Construction and ENR magazine...
  •   The basics: Chicago’s 40-story luxury condominium tower, Sky55 at Central Station, stands as the tallest building in the city’s Near South Side. The 580,000-square-foot building features 125,000 square feet of exterior glazing between the tower and the adjoining 11-story senior center, and 700 square feet of interior art glass. It opened earlier this year after two years of...
  • The curvilinear, contemporary design, abundant use of glass and natural light, vibrant color scheme and soaring two-story lobby make the Gwinnett Investment Group Cardiovascular Group Medical Office Building look more like a hotel than a medical facility. The 30,500-square-foot building in Lawrenceville, Ga., however, is all about patient care. Completed in December 2005 at a cost of $5.54...
  • Security measures top the list of priorities in airport construction projects these days, but the new Delta Air Lines’ Terminal A at Logan International Airport in Boston also successfully addressed aesthetic and environmental concerns. Completed in September 2005 at a cost of $492 million, the 362,000 square-foot main terminal and 284,000 square-foot satellite concourse is the world’...
  • Showtime in Vegas!
    Box ScoresRegistrants:  10,000 glass, window, and door industry professionals Visitors’ places of origin: All 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and 59 other countries International registrants: 1,672 Annual sales volume of attendees’ companies: 41 percent—less than $5 million 29 percent—$5 million to $25 million 10 percent—$25...
  • Twelve days of hearings and just the beginning
    The first, and longest, set of code-change hearings for the 2009 edition of the international codes was held Sept. 20-Oct.1 in Orlando, Fla., sponsored by the International Code Council of Falls Church, Va. During the 12 days of hearings, a committee heard a record 2,300 proposals to revise the international codes. Many proposals deal with energy conservation (see Glass magazine, July, p. 132);...
  • Modern hardware complements the look
    The days of intimidating paneled boardrooms, opaque, studded walls and wooden doors could be numbered; glass is catching on in the workplace faster than ever. It adds sophisticated architectural statements rarely rivaled by other materials. Additionally, glass remedies the bomb-shelter syndrome in offices by allowing natural light in, creating bright, productive spaces conducive to modern work...
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