Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • The last pieces of glass arrived at Lambert Airport in Bridgeton, Mo., this week to replace windows in the main terminal damaged by the Good Friday tornado last April. Each section of glass was individually fabricated to fit large glass windows that line four domes along the front of Terminal #1. 
  • A vigilant Apple store enthusiast in Houston has learned that the future Highland Village Apple retail store will be a down-sized duplicate of the Upper West Side store in New York City, featuring a similarly arched glass roof, according to a Dec. 5 ifoAppleStore.com report. Like the UWS location, the store will feature an all-glass storefront and glass roof. Unlike UWS, the rear of the store...
  • President Obama announced Dec. 2 nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next 2 years. The $4 billion investment includes a $2 billion commitment to energy upgrades of federal buildings using long-term energy savings to pay for up-front costs, at no cost to taxpayers.These investments will save billions in energy costs, promote energy...
  • The $137 million federal courthouse opened Nov. 28 in Buffalo, N.Y., according to a same-day article from the Associated Press. The building is encased in glass and features a curved pavilion featuring glass etched with the text of the U.S. Constitution, according to the article.Read a Glass Magazine GreatGlazing about the project.
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  • John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 52 years old.John started his publishing career at Ashlee Publishing in New York City in 1984. He was founding editor of fenestration, launched in 1987, the first North American magazine specifically targeting the residential window and door market. There he...
  • BairdThomsenKevin Baird has been named president of the Global Flat Glass Group for Guardian Industries Corp., and will assume full profit and loss responsibility of the business unit, according to a Jan. 10 announcement from the company. Baird replaces Scott Thomsen, who resigned for health reasons.Most recently, Baird has been president and CEO of SRG Global Inc., a Guardian company. SRG...
  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. has acquired Alumicor Ltd., the Toronto-based fabricator of aluminum frames for window, storefront, entrance and curtain-wall products for the Canadian commercial construction market. The transaction is valued at approximately $52 million.Alumicor will be the seventh stand-alone business in the Apogee portfolio. Apogee is also parent company of Viracon, Harmon,...