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  • 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.
  • The Porsche Design Group announced plans for a new 57-story residential tower in Miami that will feature all-glass car elevators, according to a Nov. 28 article from Media Bistro. The building will cost an estimated $650 million to build, according to the article. 
  • The American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment named its top 10 green building projects for 2011, and at least three of them featured environmentally advanced glass from PPG Industries:Step Up on 5th in Santa Monica, Calif., and The Lofts at Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles both feature Solarban 80 glass, a high-performance architectural glass by PPG designed to maximize...
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  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....
  • The National Glass Association \ Window & Door Dealers Alliance is pleased to announce the election of Bryan Bush to the office of chairman of the board. Bush, of City Glass Co., Omaha, Neb., has served on the board since 2010. Bush took the office of chairman on Sept. 11, 2014, during GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in Las Vegas. He will serve a one-year term.“Our...