Snapshots: Great Glazing

  • The basics: The City of Torrance, California, recently completed a building integrated photovoltaic canopy addition to the courtyard portion of the Madrona Marsh Nature Center, a resting spot for migrating bird, insects, frogs, reptiles and small mammals. The BIPV canopy will serve as the ceiling and natural light source for the new butterfly exhibit. The transparent photovoltaic glass...
  • The basics: The Sofía Largo buildings make up the government headquarters of Sofia, Bulgaria. Ruins of ancient Thrace and the Roman city of Sérdica lie along the perimeter of these buildings. The museum of ancient Sérdica, commissioned by Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture, opens part of the ruins to view through three glass domes. In addition to allowing the ruins to be observed from outside the...
  • The basics: Artist Lofts is a redevelopment of the Mirro Aluminium Co.’s Plant #3, built in 1929, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The project meets historic preservation demands, while converting an abandoned factory building into 40 affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments, a majority of which are income-restricted. Over 300 historically accurate windows in 12 different sizes dominate the building...
  • The basics: The Lennar Foundation Medical Center is a 206,000-square-foot outpatient center on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus that provides easy health care access to leading physicians for students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities. The facility delivers specialty care by many top-ranked providers, including Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye...
  • The basics:  In its latest expansion, Ballast Point Brewing Co. opened an 11,427-square-foot tasting room and kitchen in Long Beach, California. The new tasting room has three separate bars on two levels, a 15-barrel brewhouse, and panoramic views of Alamitos Bay. The designers aimed to create a vibrant environment with inspiring views, making glass an essential and prominent component of...
  • The basics: The Long Island Marriott, the largest hotel on Long Island, lies directly adjacent to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum arena. The window replacement in the hotel's 618 rooms is part of a planned $25 million, two- to three-year renovation which also includes the hotel lobby, bar and other interior areas. The first phase includes the installation of over 2,700 aluminum windows...
  • The basics: 71Above is the most recent restaurant from Los Angeles hospitality developer Emil Eyvazoff and tops the U.S. Bank Tower, the city's tallest building. The skyscraper’s recent renovation also includes a new observation deck and glass slide. The architect wanted to maximize the rooftop restaurant's views and outdoor access, while providing adequate solar control from LA’s summer...
  • The basics: Hunt Tower is a 235,000-square-foot Class A office building in Rogers, Arkansas. Housing multiple tenants, the vertically oriented building takes advantage of the area’s panoramic views. Two vertical structures make up the 10-story project, one clad in blue metal, the other in green. The high-rise has 11,450 square feet of garden terrace and features over 80,000 square feet of curtain...
  • The basics: Completed in the summer of 2016, the World of Coca-Cola Experience, Disney Springs, Florida, is similar to the original World of Coca-Cola Experience in Atlanta, with a sampling lounge, rooftop bar and merchandise store. Modeled after a 1920s Coca-Cola bottling plant, with many visual nods to the iconic glass bottle, the project is designed as an old-style brick building encased in a...
  • The basics: The 10,150-square-foot Monroeville Business and Technology Center near Pittsburgh currently serves as the business headquarters for PPG’s specialty coatings and materials business unit. The facility opened in 1960 and featured single-pane windows, common in commercial buildings at the time, but notoriously inefficient. The renovation involved the installation of a façade retrofit...
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