Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • 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...
  • 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...
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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...