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  •   he basics: In May 2007, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the New York Public Library in Harlem completed its $11 million renovation. The 16,000-square-foot renovation included a glass façade with a video wall that can be seen at night. The players: Architect, Dattner Architects, New York; general contractor, Beys Contracting, Brooklyn, N.Y.; curtain wall...
  •   “Independent research has shown that bringing more daylight into schools improves academic results significantly, while benefiting student health and well being. … It also improves the energy efficiency of the building.” —Mike Bowen, Advanced Glazings sales representative The basics: The renovated Our House for Design & Technology, a community education...
  • “Designed to provide residents of San Francisco with modern, convenient living, the Symphony Towers is one of the city’s newest condominium properties. Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ high-performance windows and doors provide views of the skyline, while offering protection against the Bay Area’s harsh weather and environmental conditions.”—Heather West, media...
  • In addition to milk jug carpeting, wheat board furniture and recycled blue jean ceilings, the home of WYEP listener-supported radio station in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood uses low-emissivity glass to allow daylighting to fill 90 percent of the interior. The 19,000-square-foot building, completed in September 2006, received a silver rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’...
  • About six glass installers were required to install each segment of the suspended wall system of the 223,000-square-foot, $69 million Manatee County Judicial Center in Brandenton, Fla., completed at the end of 2007.“We faced a big challenge in that it was an inside set system and a suspended wall,” says John Carroll, field superintendent for West Tampa Glass Co., Tampa. “[The fa...
  • The basics:An office tower at the mixed-use Lincoln Square development in Bellevue, Wash., features high-performance glazing to provide energy savings and thermal efficiency. The entire development includes 500,000 square feet of retail space, a 42-story hotel and condominium tower, a 28-story office tower, restaurants, a health club and spa, and 2,000 square feet of underground parking. ...
  • How to attract the Internet consumer
     If consumers made more than 4 million inquiries specific to your company’s product or service, wouldn’t you want to know? That’s exactly what’s happening on the Internet right now.Out of 146 million adults looking for local businesses, an estimated 86 million, or 59 percent, start their search on the Internet. They go to Google, Yahoo!, MSN or one of hundreds of...
  •   Bidding begins on glass contract for project “The CrossRoads at Salisbury will be a first for the Eastern Shore of Maryland. This type of project is typically seen around the beltways of Baltimore and the District of Columbia.”—George Sultage Jr., architectural/curtain wall designer, IOTT Architecture & Engineering Inc. The basics: The $125 million CrossRoads...
  •   “We believe that a key component to creativity in a research environment is spontaneous interaction between researchers. Our objective was to create a building and a campus that supports that notion by integrating a very transparent, yet non-reflective building skin that would also meet the most stringent energy criteria. Guardian SN 68’s performance helped us achieve this...
  •   “The way the glass is fixed is very unique. … The 48 panels that are 3 feet by 10 feet are only supported at 6 inches from both ends. We carved a half round notch about 4-inches long and ½-inch wide in the center of the 1.5-inch thick glass." —Bertrand Charest, president, Think Glass The basics: The lobby of One South Dearborn in Chicago features a...
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