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  • 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...
  • 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. 
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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