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  • High-technology walls on Greenwich Street wow jaded New Yorkers
    Hidden pocket parks in Manhattan invite pedestrians to escape the discordance of bumper-to-bumper traffic, blaring horns and screaming subway trains by enveloping them in the white noise of man-made waterfalls. Winka Dubbeldam, a designer and principal in charge at Archi-tectonics in New York City, created a visual counterpart to the pocket parks at 497 Greenwich St. The building’s custom-...
  • …with transparent windows, walls, doors, booths and corridors
    Learning to navigate the myriad standards for security glazing in prisons and other correctional facilities may seem daunting, but for those fabricators and glaziers who overcome the challenges, it can be a lucrative market.For good or bad, the number of incarcerated people in the United States continues to grow, thereby requiring more facilities to house prisoners. With a rising emphasis on...
  • A two-decade-old technology recently found its place in the glass industry.Developed in Russia in the 1980s, high-frequency microwave technology has sparked the interest of several top glass manufacturers, including Auburn Hills Mich.-based Guardian Industries. This advanced microwave technology may affect processes such as shaping and bending, tempering, laminating and cutting, says Lian Sawires...
  • Curtain-wall replacement improves church’s energy efficiency
    Few project teams receive an invitation to a church service to celebrate the completion of a window system renovation. Leaders of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis honored specialty glazing contractor Harmon Inc.’s Minneapolis team in front of their congregation, singing the fitting tune “I Can See Clearly Now” by Roberta Flack.The Harmon team removed the original...
  • Owners of The New York Times Co., along with researchers at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories in Berkeley, Calif., constructed a 4,500-square-foot mock-up of the paper’s new headquarters in the parking lot of its College Point, Queens, printing facility. The researchers used the model of the southwest corner of the headquarters for...
  • More than 30 percent of all family-owned businesses survive into the second generation, according to an article written by Joseph Astrachan, editor, in Family Business Review. Twelve percent stay in the family hands in the third generation, while only 3 percent make it in the fourth  generation and beyond. So, family members at Mammen Glass & Mirror must be doing something right.The...
  • Corner glazing glitters night and day
    Like the prow of a ship, the dramatic outcropping of glass on the Global Learning Center overhangs Interstate 75/85 as the road cleaves Atlanta. The eye-grabbing, 60-foot cantilevered lantern at Technology Square hums with light day and night. It invites commuters, perhaps even lures them, to take the very next exit. This is luminary as herald: It proclaims that exciting events take place in...
  • Cleveland federal building becomes energy efficient with window inserts
    As the 2005 deadline requiring federal buildings to reduce energy use by 30 percent draws near, property managers who haven’t addressed the issue look for a cost-effective solution that requires minimal installation time and pays for itself in less than 10 years, as required by Executive Order 12902. The Anthony J. Celebreeze Federal Building in Cleveland represents one energy savings...
  • By rights, the terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, should have made the world, and the international construction industry, skittish about society's ongoing fascination with skyscrapers and mega high-rise buildings.This clearly proves not the case, as seen by May’s CIB World Building Congress 2004 in Toronto. Members of the CIB, the Conseil International du...
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