Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Owners of the exclusive Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences near Seattle's Pike Place Market are removing all 300 glass balcony railing panels after glass fell from upper floors in three separate incidents, according to a Sept. 2 article in The Seattle Times.More glass fell from the building again Sunday, Aug. 28, marking the third time in a year that glass has rained down from condominium...
  • Police shut down a one block stretch of Indianapolis' Ohio Street after a window shattered on a downtown high-rise, sending small pieces of glass crashing to the pavement, Aug. 31, according to a same-day IndyStar.com report. 
  • Toro Aluminum Railings, the balcony guard railing manufacturer that installed some of the glass railings at the downtown Toronto condominiums where glass balcony lites have fallen in recent months, issued an Aug. 19 Market Wire release stating that the company is "working with industry partners, developers, glass engineers, the city and other glass railing manufacturers to examine the...
  • The Santa Monica Planning Commission approved a plan for an Apple store with a giant glass roof, according to an Aug. 18 article from Apple Insider. The retail store will be located in the city's Third Street Promenade. 
  • Almost four months after the Good Friday tornado, Lambert Airport has decided that Hilboldt Curtainwall, ranked No. 41 on Glass Magazine's most recent Top 50 Glaziers list, will replace the glass in Terminal 1, according to an Aug. 17 Foxs2Now report.The new glass will be laminated and twice as thick as the original. Hilboldt will replace more than 300 windows, at a cost of $900,000, by...
  • In an Aug. 17 statement to the media, Lanterra Developments, developer of the Toronto condominium developments that have been shedding glass balcony lites in recent months, announced that it will immediately remove the glass panels and railing systems in the affected buildings at the Bedford, Grenville and Grosvenor addresses. Lanterra is taking this action at the recommendation of ...
  • The new Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, or Harpa, set to open Aug. 20, features more than 10,000 glass windows and a double wall façade of prismatic glass pieces, according to an Aug. 15 feature in Newsweek Magazine. The building was designed by Henning Larsen Architects of Copenhagen and artist Olafur Eliasson. 
  • BC Industries was recently awarded the glazing package contract for the Offices at Progression Place, located at 7th and S Street, NW, in Washington’s historic Shaw neighborhood, according to an Aug. 9 company release.BCI will fabricate and install all of the exterior glazing, which includes its unitized and pre-glazed 700 Series curtain wall system. The Offices at Progression Place is...
  • This week, Apple posted a new sign at the construction site of its iconic Fifth Avenue store entrance, revealing that the new $6.7 million glass cube being built there will be simpler and more efficient, using "larger, seamless pieces of glass," according to an Aug. 9 AppleInsider report.The sign reads: "We're simplifying the Fifth Avenue Cube. By using larger, seamless pieces of glass, we'...
  • Three months after the Good Friday tornado broke hundreds of windows at St. Louis' Lambert Airport, the main terminal remains a plywood palace, evoking what-happened-here-looks from travelers.Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge says after filling out insurance paperwork and putting the job out to bid, she expects to name the company that will do the window replacement by week's end, according...
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  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...
  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...