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  • GlassBuild America hosts updated, improved versions of machines and equipment Most machines displayed at GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas had one common trait: ease. Manufacturers have improved their machines for easier operation, maintenance and integration into fabrication lines...
  • School administrators can’t come up with the funds The cost for most alternative fire- and impact-rated glass products remains prohibitive for many school districts, reported architects attending a Sept. 14 Capitol Hill symposium on wired glass in schools...
  • The basics: The 400,000-square-foot Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando, Fla., includes two 11-story towers and three four-story towers in a cloverleaf configuration. Part of the Arnold Palmer Hospital campus, the building was completed in May at a cost of $138 million and features an 115,000-square-foot curtain wall with 15,000 square feet of aluminum composite panels, and a...
  • The basics: Many Las Vegas condominium projects have fallen to the wayside in the last year, but the 21-story Metropolis Lofts and Flats tower is not among them. Construction was completed at the start of 2006 on the glass-clad art deco-style high-rise that overlooks the strip. It is the first loft-style residential high-rise to come to the city. The players: Developer, Randall Davis Co.,...
  • Firefighters nationwide have struggled to keep up with the protective trend, particularly when it comes to protective glazing, says Glen McGuire, captain of the San Jose Fire Department in California...
  • The Sept. 11, attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon five years ago changed the way many architects and owners thought about building design, placing protective measures high on the list of design priorities...
  •   The basics: The $50 million, 78,000-square-foot Bronx Library Center features floor-to-ceiling glass on the south and east sides, allowing the complex to rely heavily on daylighting and helping it earn a silver certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council of Washington, D.C. The players: Architect, Dattner Architects & Partners...
  • The basics: Despite an aggressive construction schedule that required 1,000 workers on site at times, both office towers of the $120 million, 397,000-square-foot Piedmont Town Center project in Charlotte, N.C., were completed on time: Building A in November 2005 after one year of construction, followed by Building B in January 2006. The players: Architect, LS3P Associates Ltd., Charlotte;...
  • Until last fall, the Oklahoma History Society was in a 1930s-era, limestone-clad building with few windows and a “very heavy look,” says Robert Thomas, deputy executive director for the historical society.In November 2005, the society moved into the new Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, a $59 million, 215,000-square-foot museum with a three-story glass atrium that provides...
  • The $66.5 million, 370,344-square-foot addition to the Frazier Rehab Institute, part of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, made the building two times wider and three times taller. And workers built the addition while the institute and adjacent hospital remained fully open to patients.“We added 10 floors built on top of the existing five stories,” explains Bill Stone, president and chief...
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