Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • A temporary cube of tarps has been constructed over the iconic glass cube at Apple's flagship store in New York City as a $6.7 million renovation project gets underway. The 32-foot glass cube will be removed and replaced during the renovation, according to a July 1 article from AppleInsider. 
  • Workers remove glass panels from the balconies at the W Austin after fallouts and breakages. Officials from developer Stratus Properties provided an update June 29 on the removal of almost 1,000 panes of glass from the W Austin Hotel and Residences following several instances of fallout and breakage.According to Beau Armstrong, CEO, Stratus Properties, as of 4 p.m. on June 29, about 600 glass...
  • Crews are removing almost 1,000 panes of balcony glass from the W Austin Hotel and Residences following several instances of spontaneous breakage, according to a June 29 article in the Austin American-Statesman. The first instance of breakage at the 37-story hotel occurred June 10, when two glass panes crashed to the W's pool area, injuring four people. Three additional panels fell June 27, and...
  • Glaston and Glass Performance Days joined with the City of Tampere, Finland, and the Tampere University of Technology to organize an architectural competition to design several glass structures to be built in central Tampere over the next few years. ALA Arkkitehdit's proposal," Magnolia", emerged as the winner in the first round of the competition, designing a glass pavilion for the...
  • Work has begun at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City to completely remove the unique and iconic glass cube entrance, and to then reinstall it, according to a June 16 report from ifoAppleStore.com. Building permits confirm the company will spend about $6.6 million  to completely remove the glass and its sophisticated connection hardware, make upgrades to the surrounding...
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...