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  • 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...
  • The basics: The Berrien Springs School District's Virtual Learning Academy features a striking, edgy design meant to echo the modern, advanced educational opportunities offered at the facility."We wanted the building's form to portray the modern style of learning that occurs within its walls," said Tony Leininger, president of CARMI Design Group, the project architect, in a release. The resulting...
  • Photos by Jim Shafer. The basics: The glass-enclosed Three PNC Plaza, a 750,000 -square-foot, 23-story mixed-use development, marks Pittsburgh's first new downtown tower in more than two decades, according to an article from the International Business Times. The building, which has earned Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...
  • "To install the glass under the difficult site conditions and harsh winter, we installed scaffold over the entire mountain-side elevation with protective tarp. Because we were the only installer on the elevation, we were able to site build the prefabricated frames, glaze and seal the opening, and then remove the scaffold to expose the completed elevation. The balance of the project required the...
  • "We had to create 20 individual panels of glass, each with two unique colors, with an abrupt change between the colors. We were using a spot color process so we had to create blended color palettes to achieve two tones of light and dark. Because all the layers of color are linked, if you pushed on one, it pushed on everything else."—Spencer Raymond, project manager, General Glass InternationalThe...
  • The basics: With a focus on using local, sustainable and energy-efficient building products, architects transformed a Wausau, Wis., warehouse that once held an auto parts store into Red Eye Brewing Co. Expansive windows and doors, with low-emissivity glass, highlight the 6,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant.The players: Architect, River House Architects Ltd., Schofield, Wis.; general...
  • The basics: The new $104 million Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine is a 144,000-square-foot facility and laboratory for stem cell research built adjacent to the University of California at San Diego campus in Torrey Pines, Calif. The facility features innovative architectural elements and mechanical systems designed to drive collaboration and scientific productivity, and also improve...
  • The basics: Sarasota Memorial Hospital is undergoing a $250 million dollar, two-phase expansion project that will include energy-saving window systems, according to a Key Glass LLC release. The first phase of the expansion includes a three-story addition to the Critical Care Center and was completed in June 2011. The second phase is a nine-story Patient Bed Tower consisting of seven moderate-...
  • The basics: The 835,000-square-foot, $417 million Columbia St. Mary's in Milwaukee opened in October 2010 and marks the largest hospital construction project in Wisconsin, according to a Linetec release. The 312-bed hospital's exterior features an aluminum rainscreen system to provide protection against the harsh winter climate and high winds of Lake Michigan. The rainscreen system also assists...
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