Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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...
  • A 200-foot walkway with glass floors and railings has been built on the side of Tianmen Mountain in China, 4,700 feet above sea level, according to a Nov. 11 article from the Daily Mail. The bridge is 3 feet wide and features 2.5-inch-thick glass. 
  • A 40,000-square-foot, glass-walled ballroom is the centerpiece of the third and final phase of renovations to Detroit's Cobo Center. The ballroom's glass walls will overlook­­­­ Hart Plaza and the Detroit River, according to a Nov. 10 article from MLive.com. 
  • Architect David Childs has completed a new design for the glass pedestal of One World Trade Center, several months after the plan to use prismatic glass panels was scrapped due to difficulties producing the panels. The new design will feature back-lit glass louvers set at different angles, according to a Nov. 4 article in Crain's New York. 
  • Apple revealed its new glass cube at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, Nov. 4. The virtually seamless new design features just 15 lites of glass compared to the original 32, and cost an estimated $6.7 million, according to a same-day International Business Times, New York, report. 
  • According to KSDK.com, work has begun to replace the windows of the main terminal at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, which sustained some of the worst damage from the Good Friday tornado.This portion of the repairs will cost about $900,000, according to the television station.
  • Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, authorities were looking into where glass came from that fell from the Cityplace complex in Dallas, shattering onto the ground below, according to a same-day WFAA.com report. Police taped off an area of about 50-square-feet where bits of glass covered the ground near a bus stop off Central Expressway between Haskell and Lemmon avenues.
  • The extensive use of glass in structures like Apple's cube on Fifth Avenue, its cylinder in the Pudong district of Shanghai or its soaring market hall on the Upper West Side of Manhattan have become so distinctive that Apple is seeking to patent the glass elements, according to a recent article in The New York Times.The notion of glass as Apple’s signature architectural statement first appeared...
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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,...