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  • The basics: Architects of the National Museum of American Jewish History, located on the famous Independence Mall in Philadelphia, created a building that has an aesthetically appealing, open design that also provides security, according to officials from APG International. The $150 million, 100,000-square-foot museum, with a $6.5 million enclosure contract, features a blast-resistant exterior...
  • The basics: The 40-year-old, 12-story 400 Market St. office building in Philadelphia received an energy makeover with the conversion of its existing single-pane windows to triple-glazed insulating glass units. Windows on the 200,000-square-foot building were upgraded with the Renovate by Berkowitz window retrofitting system. The RbB system was installed in 50 working days at 400 Market St., two...
  • The basics: Until recently, Michigan College of Optometry students at Ferris State University in Big Rapids learned and trained in a converted residence hall built in 1968. Spaces were long and narrow with poor lighting, and the clinic was located on the fifth and sixth floor, not conducive to vision-impaired, handicapped and elderly patients. In January 2011, a new facility opened for the...
  • The basics: The $12.5 million Basketball City location on Pier 36 on the Lower East Side in Manhattan features curved walls of blue channel glass. The 70,000-square-foot renovated storage warehouse on the East River opened this month and is home to seven basketball courts, locker rooms, an event space and offices, according to an article from DNAinfo.com.The players: Architect, Cetra/Ruddy;...
  • The basics: In August 2011, the University of Minnesota's historic Folwell Hall completed three years of extensive renovation that included installation of nearly 500 traditionally styled, high performance, low-maintenance windows. The renovation, which included a $15 million exterior renovation and a $34.5 million interior renovation, allows the building to exceed state energy code by 30 percent...
  • The basics: Toronto's 43-story, 1.2 million-square-foot RBC Centre recently became the largest building in Canada to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for new construction, according to a PPG Industries release. The tower, which earned LEED Gold, features more than 420,000 square feet of custom curtain wall. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximize daylighting, and sensor...
  • The basics: Interior designers for the Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel strived to embody the city's rich history with the design. This design intent carried over to the entrance to the hotel sports bar, which features a back-lit glass floor depicting Dallas newspaper sports pages.The players: Interior designer, Vivian Nichols; glass manufacturer, Jockimo; glass installer, Trainor Glass;...
  • "The new surgical pavilion emphasizes healing and daylight in a compassionate setting," says Wausau's healthcare market manager, Lisa May, a LEED Green Associate. "In addition to saving energy and costs by reducing electric lighting, natural light benefits patients and staff. The USGBC reports that patients in settings with natural light and views of nature recover faster, use less pain...
  • The basics: A floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall highlights New York City's 510 Madison, a 30-story, 350,000-square-foot Class-A office building that received Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. The modernist tower, with clean façade lines and flexible interior spaces, features a five-story base that anchors the 25-...
  • Concept drawing of Spaceport America The basics: The futuristic Spaceport America facility in Sierra County, N.M., the first commercial spaceport in the world, was designed to blend into its surroundings and appear to gradually rise out of the desert. The spaceport, built and administered by the New Mexico Space Authority, features a large inverted sloped radius custom curtain wall with...
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