Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • Custom Components Co. announced the award of a new project in San Diego: the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. The $104 million project is a 144,000-square-foot facility and laboratory for stem cell research and is being built adjacent to the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) campus in Torrey Pines, Calif. The facility includes innovative architectural elements and...
  • Steve Jobs made a quick visit to the Cupertino, Calif., city council meeting on Tuesday to unveil Apple's plans for a new clean energy spaceship-shaped campus to be built in that city. Jobs and Co. has designed a spherical space that not only fits more people onto the current plot of land, but manages to create 350 percent more green space in the process, according to a June 8 article from...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....