Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • 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. 
  • 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. 
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  • PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its Mt. Zion, Ill., glass manufacturing facility to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. The sale is expected to close in the third quarter 2014, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.The Mt. Zion facility currently manufactures...
  • Officials from Cardinal Glass Industries announced July 3 that its subsidiary Cardinal CT Company acquired the assets of Catalina Tempering Inc. and its subsidiaries. The terms of the agreement are undisclosed.Catalina operates seven regional custom tempering facilities serving the residential window and door market. “Over the last ten years, Catalina has built its business based on quality...
  • AGC Glass Company North America announced it will be consolidating its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s more than 200,000 square foot facility in Lithia Springs, Ga. The consolidation of the Jacksonville operations into Lithia Springs should be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014.The Lithia Springs plant is AGC’s new state-of-the-art facility and...