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  • “People are most intrigued by the form of the building and the use of a curtain wall rather than a punch opening, which is more typical of a hotel building. The form and shape of the building allows visual penetration, particularly when inside looking out. Full height windows in all the rooms give stunning, spectacular views.” —Dana Merker, principal in charge, Patri Merker...
  • “We were able to print a multicolored image without needing any rasterization [conversion of graphics objects composed of vectors or line segments into dots for transmission to dot matrix and laser printers].” —Bernd Hoffmann, principal designer, Hoffmann Glas-Technik-Design, Hildesheim, Germany  The basics: Residents of Hamburg, Germany, ride in style when they visit...
  • “With total visibility from floor to ceiling, the views of downtown are emphasized; at the same time, passersby are aware of the activity within the building.” —Laurence O'Connor, Partner, Woollen, Molzan and Partners Inc. The basics: The Indianapolis-Marion County Library’s atrium features two trapezoid-shaped cable net walls about 43 feet wide and 64 feet high, with a...
  • Guardian VIG, Guardian Industries’ vacuum glazing panel, could roll out commercially by the end of 2009, according to a Feb. 26 article from the Environmental News Network ...
  • “According to Think Glass President Bertrand Charest, Tribe’s bars are the most beautiful the company has built so far … because of their distinctive texture and also because the glass elements used for the Tribe’s bars are thicker than those used in previous projects.” —Julie Payette, associate, Volume2, Montreal The basics: For a striking, high-end look,...
  • How to prioritize Internet sales efforts
    Editor’s note: The following article is the second in a series addressing the basics of Internet marketing. The first appeared on Page 24 of the January/February 2008 AutoGlass. Look for the next installment in the July/August issue.If you understand why Internet marketing is important but still aren’t sure where to start, this article will walk you through the specific steps...
  • “A blast pressure of more than 15 psi can rupture ear drums and collapse the lungs or crush the skull. The blast at the Oklahoma City federal building reached 4,000 psi,” Raj Goyal told the audience Feb. 18 during the second day of the Building Envelope Contractors Conference at the Rio All Suites Hotel ...
  • “In addition to childlike, playful aesthetics, this year’s Cottages for Kids event also had a green focus. Participating architects, designers and builders used environmentally friendly materials and added sustainable concepts to their structures.” —Heather West, media contact, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. The basics: “The Pinwheel Windmill” might not be a...
  • “The Owner’s desire was to have as clear and open glass system as possible. … The greatest challenge was making the exterior glass fins work with the more than double the normal LA area wind loading, required by the special circumstances of two closely spaced, triangular structures almost 600 foot tall.” —Jim Watkins, media contact, Pilkington Planar Structural...
  • “A major focus for [Technical Glass Products] is working with architects and designers to provide glazing solutions that meet their unique design challenges and expand their design options. … The Imagination Cube competition is a great way to inspire innovative designs.” —Jeff Razwick, director of business development for TGP. The basics: In the 2007 Imagination Cube...
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  • This commercial office space in Tulsa, Okla., features a 42-foot-long, custom, continuous art mural that spans 14 glass panels. 
    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...
  • A look at the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products, broken down by sales volume, number of locations and product offering. 
    Building on the success of the Top Glass Fabricators rankings introduced last year, Glass Magazine is expanding its coverage to include the Top Metal Companies, featuring the leading manufacturers and fabricators of metal products in the United States and Canada. The Top Metal Companies include those that manufacture, fabricate and sell curtain wall, storefront and entrance, commercial interior...
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    In an effort to spotlight the people who make the Glass Magazine Award-winning products and projects possible, this year’s program included people-centric categories, for which the industry submitted their picks for best installer, production supervisor, project manager and sales rep.After narrowing down the nominations to three finalists in each category, the Glass Magazine editors asked the...