Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • A glass floor will be the main feature of a $34 million facelift of the Eiffel Tower, its third renovation since it was built in 1889, reports The Connexion.Architects Moatti-Rivière won a competition for the contract and plan to install a solid glass floor in the central void at the bottom of the tower that will allow visitors to look down on the square below. The floor will...
  • RavenBrick announced it has completed the installation of its smart window technology, RavenWindow, at the US Department of Energy's Research Support Facility on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with the support of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions.On a sunny winter day, when solar heat is desired, RavenWindow's self-tinting, heat-activated filter allows...
  • Police blocked Bay Street in both directions from Grenville Street to Grosvenor Street at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, after another pane of balcony glass fell off a new condo tower, more than 40 stories high, that rises right across from Toronto Police headquarters, according to a same-day National Post report.A balcony on the north side of the tower, more than 30 stories in the air,...
  • 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. 
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