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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Year-long renovations are complete at Concourse A at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, according to a Dec. 20 article from the St. Louis Business Journal. The new improvements include art glass screens designed by nine local artists. 
  • A new church in Canada's Saskatoon is using high-tech solar panels alongside traditional stained glass. Artist Sarah Hall said blending modern solar panels with more traditional stained glass builds on familiar Bible themes, according to a Dec. 17 CBC News article.The cathedral cost more than $28 million and is the first in the world, Hall said, to incorporate solar panels in the art glass,...
  • Custom Components Co. announced the award of a new project: Palazzo Apartments at Vitruvian Park in Addison, Texas. The company will supply more than $850,000 worth of its Series 525 and Series 650 aluminum railing, featuring 3/8-inch tempered and laminated glass infill with DuPont’s SGP interlayer. The project architect is Good, Fulton & Farrell Architects, and the general...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
  • Glaston acquired the industrial property rights to all Glassrobots Oy products, following Glassrobots’ July 11 bankruptcy filing in the Pirkanmaa District Court in Finland. As a result of the deal, concluded on Aug. 8, the industrial property rights and related documentation of Finnish glass processing machine manufacturer Glassrobots Oy’s flat tempering and bending machines, its automotive...