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  • Eastman Chemical Co., manufacturer of the Vanceva Color System for laminated glass, announced the winners of the third Vanceva World of Color Awards. The international competition honors architects, interior designers, and other industry professionals who have demonstrated innovative and liberal use of Vanceva color interlayers for laminated glass in their work between Jan. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31,...
  • Snow clean-up crews reportedly shattered one of the 15 oversized monolithic glass panels on the iconic 32-foot glass cube Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, according to a PCMag report. The panel is still standing, and the store has been operating normally since the incident.Apple officials estimate the glass panel repair to cost $450,000, excluding labor. The 15 panels were installed...
  • Another glass panel cracked and shattered at the entrance of the new Chennai Airport domestic terminal in India on Jan. 21, bringing the number of such incidents to 13 since the commissioning of the airport last year, according to a Jan. 27 Deccan Chronicle report. No one was injured and no flights were delayed as a result of the incident.A statement from Chennai airport’s assistant general...
  • Asahi Glass Co. unveiled a spiral glass staircase using a suspension structure, the first in the world, according to the company. The staircase is on display at AGC studio in Tokyo, according to a Dec. 13 article from The Asahi Shimbun. “AGC has created suspended glass steps that stand unaided, enhancing the light transmission through the staircase,” according to the article. 
  • Apple opened a new flagship store in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay area this weekend, which features a 30-foot glass curtain wall that allows customers to see all three stories of the store while walking by on the street.  
  • Sulphur Springs, Texas, recently debuted all-glass restrooms that are the first of their kind in the United States, according to recent ABC News report. Located in the middle of a busy downtown square, the bathrooms allow users to see out but keep others from seeing in. David Gideon of the Commercial Glass & Mirror Co.  fabricated the glass for the structure and told ABC News that...
  • An Oklahoma woman accused of pushing her husband to his death from their high-rise apartment has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the building's owner, claiming the window glass was too thin and violated safety codes. She's seeking more than $10,000 in damages for her and the couple's infant son, according to a September 21 San Francisco Chronicle report.Her attorney told Tulsa television...
  • The recent re-opening of Apple's SoHo, New York City, flagship store revealed a newly remodeled space featuring a glass staircase with sides that are made from a zigzagging, yet continuous, seam-free piece of glass that looks to exceed 30 feet at its longest point, according to a July 17 core 77 article.
  • Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture unveiled design plans for the "Dancing Dragons," a supertall pair of towers in the Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea. The buildings consist of slender, sharply angled mini-towers cantilevered around a central core, and feature a dramatic series of diagonal cuts that create living spaces that float beyond the...
  • The Amsterdam Apple Store, located in the historic Hirsch building, features a large spiral stair with glass treads and railings. The store opens on March 3, according to a Feb. 29 post on MacRumors. 
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....