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  • Harrah’s Atlantic City pool complex pulls the sky in through its transparent cupola
     Click here for a photo gallery on skylights. At the gaming hotel of Harrah’s Atlantic City it’s not all about the gambling. It’s also about the swimming pool. Forget the chain-link girded postage-stamp swimming holes of yesteryears. This past Memorial Day Weekend, Harrah’s unveiled its expansive 23,500 square-foot, eye-popping pool and multipurpose entertainment...
  • Combine art and technology to create sculptures in architectural glass
    We often are amused and impressed with the technological or hard side of glass, but neglect the artistic or soft side advancements. Combining the functional and artistic can achieve a different dimension for glass.The combination of art and cutting-edge technology brings about contemporary architecture. Architecture today is about the continuum of time. We explore a more structurally advanced and...
  • Necessary steps for stick, unitized installations
    The installation of a curtain wall system begins long before the glazier ever gets to the job site. The general contractor has selected your company to install the wall. The arrangements have been made for the materials to be delivered to the job site and the wall components have been shipped. What follows is a generalization of the procedures involved with erecting a curtain wall system. By no...
  • Director of technical services & product development
     Education: 1974, bachelor's in civil engineering, University of Pittsburgh; 1978, master's in business, University of PittsburghCareer: 2004-present, director of technical services & product development, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh; 1974-2004, various positions within PPG's Flat Glass Division, including glass manufacturing, glass fabrication, distribution, commercial construction,...
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  • Practical option that became popular in the ’80s
    The 1980s gave rise to hundreds of memorable icons including feathered hair, the T-top IROC Camero, pet rocks and Rick Springfield wishing he had “Jessie’s Girl.” Indeed, some of these are better forgotten. The glass door market also witnessed a new development during the early part of that decade: glass rail systems. The systems are on the top and bottom of glass doors to...
  • Dos and don’ts of drawing pieces
    There is nothing worse than ordering glass from an outside source, only to discover when it arrives that it is not fabricated correctly. The cost can mount if the product is heavy glass with notches or holes fabricated in it or is tempered. It is costly to reorder and wait for glass to be redone. This is a no-win situation for everyone. The finished product is a result of several different...
  • President, Viracon
    Education: 1967, Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.; 1971, Master of Business Administration, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.Career: June 2000-present, president,  Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; 1990-2000, group vice president,  Intermet Corp., Troy, Mich., and president, Tool Products, Minneapolis; 1988-90, executive vice president,...
  • Suspended glass offers aesthetics, advantages
    Floating limitlessly above heads, the glass seems to extend past its steel perimeter. It glows in the light and shields passers-by from nature’s elements. This innovative approach to canopies is quickly catching the attention of architects worldwide. Glass has become one of the architectural designer’s “go to” tools for accomplishing artistic expression. When a building...
  • Unitized curtain wall saves on labor costs
    When building castles in the sky, the first rule is: Give yourself ample window space from which to admire the view.That’s just what the minds at the architecture firm Cetra/Ruddy Inc. on Broadway, New York, did when they designed The Orion, a 60-story glass tower of luxury condominiums in the Hell’s Kitchen area, just off of Times Square. The sixth largest residential high-rise in...
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    Great Glazing: Custom interior officeThis commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels suspended from the ceiling. Created by Tulsa artist May Yang, the mural is based on local Oklahoma themes, transitioning from rural landscape to the Tulsa skyline.   Great Glazing: Joliet Junior College Campus...
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