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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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  • 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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