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  • The basics: A 54-foot-long curved decorative glass wall highlights the Rochester Institute of Technology's Administrative Services Building/Innovation Center, a LEED Platinum-designated building. The wall separates the administrative services lobby, waiting area and meeting space from the Innovations Center space, where a variety of activities occur, including exhibitions and presentations. "The...
  • The basics: The major renovation of the historic Vernon Manor Hotel in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati transformed the 1924 building into 171,000 square feet of administrative offices for the Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati. The design and specifications called for about 2,000 fixed picture windows in approximately 1,000 openings. The windows provide energy efficiency,...
  • The basics: The new U.S. Federal Courthouse in the central business district of downtown Buffalo, N.Y., features an exterior skin of several distinct glazing designs. The 260,000-square-foot, 10-story building, has an elliptical face, with architectural precast and punched window openings, veiled with glass. The building, designed to earn Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's...
  • The basics: New Orleans' new BioInnovation Center, set to open in September, offers 66,000 square feet of state-of-the-art wet lab, office and conference space to Louisiana's burgeoning life science community. The building features a glass façade to allow views of a 3,000-square-foot interior courtyard, and operable sunscreens to limit energy costs and glare, and provide storm protection. The...
  • The basics: Soft blues and greens, balanced with vivid magentas and oranges, fill the space of the Nixon Meditation Room located in the new Norton Cancer Institute, part of the Norton Hospital Complex in Louisville, Ky. A towering 30-foot-by-30 foot decorative glass window, installed in June, creates a peaceful, calming effect for the space while serving as a visual gateway to the hospital...
  • The basics: Renovation of The Galleria II Mall project in Houston--including the replacement of existing skylights with new watertight, structurally sound vault skylights with gable ends--was underway when Hurricane Ike struck the shopping center. The glazing team had removed and installed one unit; however, the hurricane hit Houston during installation of the second unit. "Although all of the...
  • "Our intent was to functionally and visually integrate the plaza into the urban fabric of Hollywood Boulevard, and create an environment to satisfy the diverse groups intersecting on this stretch of it. We envisioned an energetic space, cross-referencing the block's main elements, merging its people, and linking Hollywood's iconic past to its revitalized present."—Frank Clementi, principal, Rios...
  • The basics: The glass-enclosed, 26-story, 360-foot-tall Legg Mason Tower in Baltimore features 4,000 custom unitized glass panels. The building, which serves as the global headquarters for Legg Mason, earned Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, with the Legg Mason headquarter space achieving LEED Gold. Trainor Glass Co...
  • The basics: The first floor lobby of the Nathan Newmark Civil Engineering Building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign features a custom-designed decorative glass wall. The wall is made up of 12 glass panels depicting an assortment of prominent civil engineering images across a multi-colored gradient base. The wall was installed in May 2011.The players: Architect, Teng &...
  • The basics: Installation crews are nearing completion on a multi-year project at Co-Op City in the Bronx, N.Y.,  to replace about 130,000 windows. The $60 million project, which started in 2007 and is scheduled for completion in 2012, is taking place while residents continue to occupy the 35 high-rise buildings that make up Co-Op City. During the project, the old fenestration systems...
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