Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • The U.S. Department of State presented plans for a new London embassy to an audience assembled at the American Institute of Architects in Washington on May 26. Winning architects KieranTimberlake explained their vision for a high-tech, cubic glass building that will be built along Nine Elms Lane just south of the Thames in an industrial and warehouse district, according to a June 5 examiner.com...
  • The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday [April 13] bestowed landmark status on the Springs Mills Building, a tower clad in green glass at 104 West 40th St., just west of Avenue of the Americas, which was built in 1963 and named for a pillowcase maker.The building is the eighth mid-century Modernist building given the status in the last seven years, said Elisabeth de Bourbon,...
  • The Veterans Glass City Skyway is going green. Solar panels will be placed within the highway, to power the lighting system on the bridge. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur was with ODOT and UT officials to announce the $1.5 million project dubbed Ohio's first solar highway. Kaptur says the project is a great investment, according to an April 13 FoxToledo.com report
  • Having outgrown its 1960 embassy, a Kennedy-era modernist design by Eero Saarinen, the U.S. State Department has decided that London is too important to build one of its conventional insults to local sensibilities.Sometime in 2013, a glass cube rising 12 tall levels atop a shrubbery-fringed mound and estimated to cost $500 million will sprout on the south bank of the Thames, according to a Feb....
  • The five-story vacant AT&T telecommunications switching building in the heart of the downtown area [of Santa Rosa, Calif.] could become a 10-story glass-skinned work of modern art with apartments, offices, museum and restaurant under a proposal city redevelopment officials are considering, according to a Jan. 18 North Bay Business Journal report.
  • A recent 3-0 vote of the architectural review board in Palo Alto, Calif., gave permission for Apple to uniquely transform what stands as an 86-year-old former grocery store on 340 University Ave. in the tech-glazed town of over 60,000 residents.Apple will be moving an Apple Store just one block away from the new site in order to design a store with a completely transparent facade, skylights which...
  • Company pledges significant industrial energy-efficiency improvementsPPG Industries has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now LEADER Program, reinforcing the company’s voluntary efforts to significantly reduce its industrial energy intensity.In a Washington, D.C., ceremony on Dec. 2, Victoria M. Holt, PPG senior vice president, glass and fiber glass, and co-chair of...
  • Company to team with Traco, DuPont to replace 319 windowsPPG Industries will donate more than 1,900 square feet of Starphire ultra-clear glass to restore 319 windows at Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterwork in Mill Run, Pa.The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, owner of Fallingwater, said the five-year project will replace window glass that has become cloudy and lost...
  • Construction of what would be North America's tallest building may move forward thanks to unions that not only want their workers to build it but are trying to put together a deal to help pay for it. A group of union pension funds — eager to provide work for union workers — are in talks to loan $170 million to Irish developer Shelbourne Development Group so construction of the...
  • CityCenter, the $8.5 billion Las Vegas project, is set to open next week, despite a near bankruptcy earlier this year, according to a Dec. 9 article from Fox News. The project includes four glass and steel hotels: Mandarin Oriental, the Vdara, the Harmon and the Aria.
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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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