Latest News in Fabrication Glass

  •  Photo by Paul WarcholBroad Education Wing photo by Jason MeyersGuardian Industries Corp. recently introduced a video profiling the Guardian SunGuard glass application at the iconic Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. One of the first Zaha Hadid-designed buildings in America, the museum shows off its stunning profile in the video, “A Work of Art,” which...
  • The SkySlide, a clear glass-enclosed chute affixed to the outside of the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles, going from the 70th floor to the 69th, opened this weekend.At 45 feet long and hovering 1,000 feet above the pavement, the slide is made of three-ply glass, 1.25 inches thick, made to withstand hurricane-force winds of up to 110 miles per hour. Steel outriggers hold it all...
  • Mortenson Construction completed construction of the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium 45 days ahead of schedule and turned the project over to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on June 17, according to a Star Tribune report. Construction began in 2013, 30 months prior to the "substantial completion" on Friday. The jagged, 270-foot-high glass and steel building will seat 66,200...
  • Glass installation is well underway at the spaceship-shaped Apple Campus 2 headquarters. The new building will feature 3,000 glass panes, some weighing 7,000 pounds, and the majority oversized and curved. Take a video tour of the current construction taking place. 
  • Mortensen Construction is 90 percent finished with construction of the $1.1 billion National Football League stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. The stadium should be ready before the fall football season, according to an article in the Star Tribune.
  • This week, photos were released showing the construction of a new bridge in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China, set to open in May 2016. The bridge will be the highest, longest glass bridge in the world, at approximately 1410 feet long, and provide incredible views over the floating mountains. Construction of this bridge begins just months after the opening of China's 590-foot glass bridge...
  • SageGlass was installed in the skylight of the oval rotunda that covers the new grand entrance and event space at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The 3,500-square-foot rotunda skylight is comprised of more than 300 panes of electronically tintable SageGlass, a product of Saint-Gobain. The SageGlass skylight will provide solar control to enhance the comfort for shoppers and...
  • China opened its first glass-bottomed suspension bridge, which is 600-feet-high and 1,000-feet-long, according to a Sept. 25 article from ABC News. The bridge, which is expected to be named the tallest and longest glass bridge in the world, has been designed to withstand high winds, earthquakes, frost and the weight of 800 visitors at any given time, according to the article.
  • Giroux Glass Inc. announced its participation in a community effort to beautify and restore a Hollywood landmark. The Hollywood Gateway Sign sits upon a triangular median at the intersection of Franklin, Wilcox and Cahuenga in the “Yucca Corridor.” Giroux Glass recently replaced some of the glass panels that spell the word “HOLLYWOOD,” in a triangular-shaped tower sign that is seen by over eight...
  • Officials from EnduroShield announced the company’s protective coating was applied glass on the spire of One World Trade Center in New York City.EnduroShield glass treatment was applied to the glass panels in the factory before they were installed into the spire’s steel frame structure. EnduroShield chemically bonds to the glass substrate, turning the glass into a high performance, hydrophobic...
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  • The National Glass Association, Vienna, Virginia, and the Glass Association of North America are now one, united voice representing the flat glass and glazing industry. The associations embarked on the combination quest in spring 2017 with the NGA and GANA memberships voting to approve the deal in less than a year. The newly combined association will be known as the National Glass Association; a...
  • The National Glass Association and the Glass Association of North America have taken the next step to finalizing the combination, resulting in a new, larger, more financially sound association. Following unanimous approval by both boards of directors to combine the associations, the members now vote to ratify, according to a joint press release. 
  • Glass Magazine’s 2017 top headlines reflect an industry experiencing strong demand and market confidence, while facing capacity challenges made worse through supply disruptions. During the year, the North American industry witnessed unexpected production stoppages at three float glass lines throughout the year. Other main stories included business expansions, with announcements of major capital...