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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  • Last week, officials from Ontario, Canada-based State Window Corp. announced the launch of Integro Building Systems, a significant new entry in the North American curtain wall construction sector, according to a May 5 company release.A company incorporated in Canada, Integro is a partnership among State and a number of notable construction industry leaders. Integro will design, manufacture, and...
  • Officials from Eastman Chemical Co. announced its subsidiary Southwall Insulating Glass will exit the insulating glass business in Chicago later this year. The site primarily produces Heat Mirror Insulating Glass, which provides performance beyond triple-pane IG, but with the same weight as dual-pane IG, according to officials. Company officials said the business is expected to close "in the...
  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...