Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The Museum of Flight in Seattle says workers are erecting a 40-foot glass wall Wednesday [March 2] at the Space Gallery, the building it hopes will house one of the retiring NASA space shuttles, according to a March 2 report in The Seattle Times. 
  • Officials at the Hyatt Place management company wanted to apply film to the glass “edge,” and approached 3M, Minnesota. They wished to illuminate the glass to appear blue at night. This effect could not be accomplished with clear glass. One of the unique aspects of the project was that the only access to the windows was through the roof hatch that was only 8 feet wide and more than 30...
  • Custom Components Co., Tampa, Fla., recently completed a project to supply custom stainless steel glass railing and handrails for the newly constructed Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, according to a Jan. 31 release. Custom Co. supplied and installed more than 500 linear feet of stainless steel point mounted glass railing and handrail in the lobby and stainless steel cable...
  • Scheuten Glass, Netherlands, supplied 30,000 square meters of glass in a variety of compositions for the roof-covering of Rotterdam’s Centraal Station, according to a Jan. 25 release. In 2007, the original station was closed and the demolition work started. The revamped station will be complete in the beginning of 2013.The glass roof-covering is part of the reconstruction and modernization...
  • The company that manages Taipei 101, also known as the Taipei Financial Center, has filed an application with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for a platinum-degree certification, so it can be recognized as the world's highest green building, Hsu Chao-fa, a manager of the building, said.Taipei 101 was officially ranked the world's highest building in 2004, and retained that...
  • Goettsch Partners has been commissioned by developer Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. Ltd. to design a new 294,570-square-meter mixed-use tower in the city of Tianjin, China, according to a Nov. 5 release. Occupying a central parcel in the city’s newly planned business district, Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower will be one of China’s tallest buildings at 439 meters. The complex features 134,900...
  • When the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden [Colo.]released its 506-page RFP for a non-negotiable LEED-Platinum-certified office building, it wasn’t clear how something jammed full of sustainable elements would take shape.The RFP laid out not what the building should look like but how it should perform; it was up to the design-build team to come up with the rest...
  • As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host several high-profile events, including the United Nations’ 2012 “Rio+20” Earth Summit, and the 2016 Summer Olympics, the city is unveiling major architecture commissions and urban improvements. One such undertaking breaks ground this month: the Museu do Amanhã, or Museum of Tomorrow, designed by Santiago Calatrava.The rectangular, concrete building’s most...
  • The process of paying CityCenter subcontractors has begun to move forward, although at a slower pace than many of the companies anticipated just two months ago.In addition, at least some of the handful of those who have settled with MGM Resorts International, the developer of the $8.5 billion resort complex, have taken discounts on the face value of their liens for unpaid work.
  • Designed by VOA Associates of Chicago and under construction in the 400 block of South Wabash Avenue, Roosevelt University’s 32-story academic and residential tower will rise to the north of the university’s home since 1947, Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler’s Auditorium Building.
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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...
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