Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  • 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.
  • 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...
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  • The Dwyer Group Inc., parent company of numerous service-based franchise brands including Glass Doctor, today announced it has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The deal with the global investment firm renews a collaboration between two growing and successful organizations, according to company...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced the September opening of a new 150,000-square-foot CRL-U.S. Aluminum Super Center in Secaucus, N.J., located less than a mile from the company’s previous New York Tri-State area site. The Super Center more than doubles the supplier's footprint in the region, and furthers the company’s North American expansion, targeting the East Coast.The Super Center will include CRL'...
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