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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  • 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...