Latest Articles in Commercial Glass

  • Architects from the Chicago office of DeStefano + Partners Ltd. had two design goals for Chicago’s RiverView II: blend in with the surrounding traditional brick buildings, and offer views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline. To achieve this, designers used a combination of brick, precast, glass and aluminum composite on the 32-story, $110 million building.“It is not overly...
  • Owners of the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto wanted the recent $52 million expansion to transform the complex into an outdoor shopping environment. However, they wanted that outdoor environment inside, under a barrel-vaulted, all-glass roof.Designers from Toronto-based MMC International Architects took on the challenge to create a point-supported glass roof without heavy steel supports...
  • The basics: Seven World Trade Center, New York City, 52-stories, $700-million, opened May 23; the first major project to open at the site since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The players: Architect, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP, New York City; curtain wall and installation, Permasteelisa USA, Windsor, Conn.; glass supplier, Guardian Industries Corp., Auburn Hills, Mich.; design of 11-story...
  • The roots of thin interlayers used in and on windows and glazing date to the 1930s, the first Golden Age of the American automobile. A consortium, including DuPont of Wilmington, Del., developed glass fashioned from tough, clear polyvinyl butyral. Sandwiched between glass, it created a safety windshield, and lamination was born. Since then, the processes, applications, thicknesses, colors and...
  • Click here to download PDF verison (371KB, Adobe Acrobat).Despite rising interest rates and higher oil prices, the U.S. economy plugs along fairly well. Federal data show 211,000 new jobs were generated in March, and the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent. Construction accounts for about 6.4 percent of U.S. jobs but provided 14.4 percent of last year’s job growth, according to The Christian...
  • Although it has been around for several years, many U.S. contract glaziers still view point-supported glazing or spider glazing as a highly specialized application. It’s use in the U.S. construction market represents only a fraction of that in Europe, where the application of structural glass within building design has become the norm rather than the exception. Unfortunately, most U.S....
  • Architects of the new Bronx Library Center in New York City chose to use glass to make the building stand out in a neighborhood of brick apartments and shops. The glazed building sends a welcoming message, says Daniel Heuberger, project designer from Dattner Architects & Partners in Manhattan.“The main design concern of the library was to make it appear open and accessible,”...
  • The limited but strategic use of glass on the six-story, $80 million Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville makes it one of the nicest spaces in the city, says Peter Scaglione, an associate partner with design firm Beyer Blinder Belle of New York City.“Because it’s a museum, there isn’t glass throughout much of the building,” Scaglione says. “But we used glass to dramatic...
  • North American mirror manufacturers have to try harder on world stage
    When some North America’s silverers look in their mirrors, they see: robots. The additional productivity that robots and sophisticated plant-management software lend to the silvering process could give North America’s 29 or so mirror manufacturers the edge they need to survive in an international economy. Automation becomes key, says Eddie Davis, silvering superintendent at Guardian...
  • After zipping to the lead in Chinese auto-glass exports, Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd. revs its engine to catch up with other architectural glass Chinese exporters.Headquartered in Shenzhen, the boom town of southern China, Xinyi Glass started producing auto glass in 1988. Six years ago, it started making and selling architectural glass, and in February 2005, went public on the Hong Kong stock...
Page 155 of 167
 << First | < Previous 153 | 154 | 155 156 | 157 Next > | Last >> 

What's Hot

  • 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...
  • Read about the winners
    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...