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  • The architect’s decision to look beyond traditional glazing to naturally illuminate the Westwood Branch Library in Los Angeles presented a welcoming challenge for glaziers from Harris Glass Co. in Bell, Calif.Designers from Steven Ehrlich Architects in Culver City, Calif., chose two types of tempered channel glass from Bendheim Wall Systems, with western offices in Oakland, Calif.“It...
  • Aluminum and glass combine in the $35 million facility for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute in Anchorage. The renovation modernizes the image of API to mirror prevailing treatments, maximize openness and ensure security.“The building program of the old API building reflects psychiatric treatment philosophy that is nearly a half-century old,” says Ken Burkhart, project architect from...
  • Drills don’t just make holes; Study the various options
    None of the following glass drill machinery choices would be considered ordinary. Today’s drills come with myriad bells and whistles. Listed below is a collection of features for many brands sold in the United States. Equipment manufacturers, if your brand of drill isn’t shown, please write to Jane Holtje at janeh@glass.org, and have your information added to this chart.Click here to...
  • Airline officials submitted the planning application for the $7.07 billion Heathrow T5 project in February 1993. After a detailed public inquiry, the government gave the go-ahead for the project in November 2001.Now, with almost two-thirds of the work completed on time and within budget, T5,  the home of British Airways, exemplifies how future large-scale projects in the United Kingdom might...
  • Concept of glass box takes shape in the Midwest
    Facing a downtown in serious need of makeover, city fathers in Davenport, Iowa, place the innovative, glass-clad Figge Art Museum at the forefront of urban renewal. The museum broke ground in September 2002 and opened in August 2005.Overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River, the $46.9 million landmark was designed by London’s David Chipperfield Architects. Its striking box-within-a-box...
  • Why you should care
    Confusion reigns when it comes to fire-rated glass, its technical properties and performance. Though I’ve been the North American marketing and advertising manager for Vetrotech Saint-Gobain Corp. of Auburn, Wash., for more than a year now, I still get  “glazed” trying to figure them out. The criteria run on endlessly: model codes, test standards, wired glass, intumescents...
  • Young talents shine bright
    To view the PDF of this article, click here (551KB, Adobe Acrobat)It wasn’t easy for the 20-under-40 committee at Glass Magazine to pick 20 representatives out of the 72 nominations. Each sponsor had a fascinating story to tell about his or her nominee—of persistence, courage, ambition and enthusiasm—and each presented a special talent unsurpassed by the others. As a group, the...
  • A 40-foot-high storefront of about 100 lites of colored glass and striking columns of aluminum composite greets movie-goers at the new CinéArts theater in San Jose.Completed in August 2004, the $6.5 million, six-screen movie theater becomes one of the first entertainment complexes in the Santana Row development of the city, says Kevin Bernard, project manager from Russell Davis Architects...
  • Renovation of S.R. Crown Hall at Illinois Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture in Chicago served as more than just an update to a 50-year-old building.For students, teachers and area architects, the project became a valuable learning tool, explains Tom Sinnott, renovation sales representative at the Chicago office for contract glazier Harmon Inc.“This was the first time I...
  • This is one of the first bomb-resistant buildings completed in Washington that still has an architectural look,” says Don Deister about the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington D.C., completed in September 2005. Deister served as senior project manager for contract glazier PCC Construction Components Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md.The courthouse is a General Services...
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