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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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  • 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...