Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • Apple is planning a 165-foot-wide glass storefront for its new Portland store that will consist of 22 glass panels, according to a March 22 article from 9to5Mac. Pending approval by the city's design commission, the store would be made almost entirely of glass apart from the "thin membrane roof edged with metal" that is "hovering over the space," according to the article.
  • The Amsterdam Apple Store, located in the historic Hirsch building, features a large spiral stair with glass treads and railings. The store opens on March 3, according to a Feb. 29 post on MacRumors. 
  • A raised glass-covered walkway will connect Dubai Mall to the Burj Khalifa metro station, according to a Jan. 3 article from The project is set to be completed in 2013. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • RavenBrick announced it has completed the installation of its smart window technology, RavenWindow, at the US Department of Energy's Research Support Facility on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, with the support of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions.On a sunny winter day, when solar heat is desired, RavenWindow's self-tinting, heat-activated filter allows...
  • Toro Aluminum Railings, the balcony guard railing manufacturer that installed some of the glass railings at the downtown Toronto condominiums where glass balcony lites have fallen in recent months, issued an Aug. 19 Market Wire release stating that the company is "working with industry partners, developers, glass engineers, the city and other glass railing manufacturers to examine the...
  • The Santa Monica Planning Commission approved a plan for an Apple store with a giant glass roof, according to an Aug. 18 article from Apple Insider. The retail store will be located in the city's Third Street Promenade. 
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