March 9, 2012
Two class action lawsuits have been filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on behalf of owners and renters of Toronto condominiums where several incidents of glass balcony lites falling to the ground occurred last summer.Owners and renters of the Murano Towers and Festival Tower have retained Falconer Charney LLP and Sutts, Strosberg LLP to prosecute the class actions....
March 2, 2012
The Amsterdam Apple Store, located in the historic Hirsch building, features a large spiral stair with glass treads and railings. The store opens on March 3, according to a Feb. 29 post on MacRumors.
February 22, 2012
Crawford Tracey Corp. has been awarded the exterior glazing package contract for the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga., according to a Feb. 22 company release. The contract glazier will supply and install approximately 17,000 square feet of its Pro-Tech 4SG NI, non-impact system with insulating glass.Robins & Morton is the general contractor for the project; the patient...
February 7, 2012
Winner of the 2011 Crystal Achievement Award for "Most Innovative Nonresidential Retrofit Project," the 101 North Wacker Drive Building in Chicago's central business district was also recently named Office Building of the Year in the Renovated Building category of the TOBY Awards, sponsored by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.The building underwent an...
January 20, 2012
Final repairs will soon begin on balconies at the W Austin Hotel and Residences in Texas, according to a Jan. 20 Austin American-Statesman report. Workers will install about 1,000 lites of SentryGlas, a product from DuPont that can withstand hurricane-force winds and even bomb blasts, according to its manufacturer. Glass panels were removed from balconies on the 37-story, $300 million...
January 19, 2012
The U.S. Green Building Council released its 2011 list of top 10 states for LEED-certified commercial and institutional green buildings per capita, based on the U.S. 2010 Census information. According to the USGBC, the District of Columbia leads the nation, with more than 31 square feet of LEED-certified space per person in 2011, with Colorado being the leading state, with 2.74 square feet...
January 17, 2012
Apple will unveil one of its most unusual retail store designs in Aix en Provence, France, according to a Jan. 13 ifoapplestore.com report. The store will feature a nearly all-glass structure based on new technology developed by Apple’s glass suppliers.A rendering posted by AixEnProvence.fr magazine and cited by ifoapplestore.com shows a one-level structure set back on a broad stone plaza,...
January 12, 2012
A piece of glass fell from at least eight stories up at a building in downtown Sacramento, Calif., smashing on the sidewalk, according to a Jan. 11 Fox40.com report.The decorative piece of glass fell Wednesday morning from the Board of Equalization Building along N & 5th Streets.
January 3, 2012
A raised glass-covered walkway will connect Dubai Mall to the Burj Khalifa metro station, according to a Jan. 3 article from ArabianBusiness.com. The project is set to be completed in 2013.
December 22, 2011
Building permits have been issued, and construction is imminent on the Palo Alto, Calif., Apple store, according to a Dec. 22 article from the Mercury News. The $3.15 million project has been described as the new prototype for the Apple store and will feature a glass roof and façade.