Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • Apple is planning a 165-foot-wide glass storefront for its new Portland store that will consist of 22 glass panels, according to a March 22 article from 9to5Mac. Pending approval by the city's design commission, the store would be made almost entirely of glass apart from the "thin membrane roof edged with metal" that is "hovering over the space," according to the article.
  • Howard Hughes Corp. executives publicly revealed on March 8 their long-awaited plans for redeveloping the Pier 17 mall at the South Street Seaport in New York City. The plans call for replacing the current mall with a modern glass-walled, three-story structure complete with several outdoor public spaces, according to a March 9 article in The Tribeca Trib.According to the article, the ground...
  • 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....
  • 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. 
  • 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...
  • 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. 
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  • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, a CRH Group company, has executed a binding agreement, subject to regulatory approval, to acquire C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., according to an August 27 release.Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CRL will continue to be independently managed and operated as a subsidiary of OBE and will retain all existing management structures and personnel. The company has eight...
  • Altus Capital Partners, an investment firm focused on middle market manufacturing companies in the United States, acquired GED Integrated Solutions Inc., according to a June 11 announcement. The acquisition will support GED’s continued growth, according to the release. The financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.“We are very excited to now be partnering with Altus Capital Partners as...
  • Officials from Tennessee’s Heritage Glass temporarily suspended operations on May 27, according to a company release, as reported by News Channel 11 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Executives say they are exploring a “potential reinvestment and reorganization situation” for the company.Heritage Glass was formed last year when the company purchased the former AGC North America Blue Ridge glass...