Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. recently announced that it plans to construct the world's most environmentally friendly skyscraper. Once complete in 2015, the Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh will serve as PNC's executive offices, according to a June 7 Reuters report.The approximately 800,000-square-foot Tower at PNC Plaza will feature a double glass facade to enhance energy efficiency by...
  • On May 12, the Herald Tribune in Sarasota, Fla., printed a feature story about the challenging glass installation on the $4 million air-traffic control tower at the Charlotte County Airport. Key Glass, Bradenton, Fla., completed the installation, hoisting heavy 1.5-inch-thick glass lites up 14 stories, according to the article. 
  • Developers unveiled their plan for the blighted Block E in downtown Minneapolis on May 4, according to a same-day MPRnews report. The solution involves a casino whose design looks strikingly similar to the proposed expansion of the Target Center next door and the initial proposal for the city's Orchestra Hall renovations: lots of high ceilings, right angles and glass.
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...