Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The new Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Center, or Harpa, set to open Aug. 20, features more than 10,000 glass windows and a double wall façade of prismatic glass pieces, according to an Aug. 15 feature in Newsweek Magazine. The building was designed by Henning Larsen Architects of Copenhagen and artist Olafur Eliasson. 
  • This week, Apple posted a new sign at the construction site of its iconic Fifth Avenue store entrance, revealing that the new $6.7 million glass cube being built there will be simpler and more efficient, using "larger, seamless pieces of glass," according to an Aug. 9 AppleInsider report.The sign reads: "We're simplifying the Fifth Avenue Cube. By using larger, seamless pieces of glass, we'...
  • A temporary cube of tarps has been constructed over the iconic glass cube at Apple's flagship store in New York City as a $6.7 million renovation project gets underway. The 32-foot glass cube will be removed and replaced during the renovation, according to a July 1 article from AppleInsider. 
  • Workers remove glass panels from the balconies at the W Austin after fallouts and breakages. Officials from developer Stratus Properties provided an update June 29 on the removal of almost 1,000 panes of glass from the W Austin Hotel and Residences following several instances of fallout and breakage.According to Beau Armstrong, CEO, Stratus Properties, as of 4 p.m. on June 29, about 600 glass...
  • Crews are removing almost 1,000 panes of balcony glass from the W Austin Hotel and Residences following several instances of spontaneous breakage, according to a June 29 article in the Austin American-Statesman. The first instance of breakage at the 37-story hotel occurred June 10, when two glass panes crashed to the W's pool area, injuring four people. Three additional panels fell June 27, and...
  • Glaston and Glass Performance Days joined with the City of Tampere, Finland, and the Tampere University of Technology to organize an architectural competition to design several glass structures to be built in central Tampere over the next few years. ALA Arkkitehdit's proposal," Magnolia", emerged as the winner in the first round of the competition, designing a glass pavilion for the...
  • Steve Jobs made a quick visit to the Cupertino, Calif., city council meeting on Tuesday to unveil Apple's plans for a new clean energy spaceship-shaped campus to be built in that city. Jobs and Co. has designed a spherical space that not only fits more people onto the current plot of land, but manages to create 350 percent more green space in the process, according to a June 8 article from...
  • Developers unveiled their plan for the blighted Block E in downtown Minneapolis on May 4, according to a same-day MPRnews report. The solution involves a casino whose design looks strikingly similar to the proposed expansion of the Target Center next door and the initial proposal for the city's Orchestra Hall renovations: lots of high ceilings, right angles and glass.
  • Glass Magazine has confirmed with two reliable off-the-record sources that New York City's Freedom Tower podium is going through a redesign due to problems fabricating the glazing systems. The podium was designed to be a signature element of the tower, also known as One World Trade Center, located at Ground Zero. The original podium design featured a 185-foot wall of more than 2,000 pieces of...
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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,...