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Renowned Architect I.M. Pei Dies at 102

May 22nd, 2019

I.M. Pei, co-founder of the international architectural firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and the architect behind the famous glass pyramids at the Louvre in Paris, died May 16. He was 102. I.M. Pei devant la Pyramide © Marc Ribound; image MUSÉE DU LOUVRE’S PRESS ROOM In addition to the glass pyramids, some of Pei’s […]

Architects’ Forum Offers Glass and Fenestration Education

Mar 28th, 2019

Architects’ Forum 2019 took place today at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, N.Y. (Long Island). The event brought together the region’s architects for a day of glass industry education and networking, including four AIA-accredited sessions that were led by Gold Sponsor Quanex Building Products and Silver Sponsors Guardian Glass, Kuraray America and YKK AP. […]

Glassy Building to Open in New Hudson Yards Development

Mar 15th, 2019

The Hudson Yards development in New York has been under construction since the groundbreaking for 10 Hudson Yards in December 2012. Now more than six years later, the public will be able to experience the Vessel and the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards for the first time during its official opening today. The Shops […]

sedak Pushes the Limits with Transparent Glass Spacer

Feb 12th, 2019

A glass spacer may seem like an unusual request, but when architects ask for innovation sedak responds by pushing the limits. sedak, a manufacturer of oversized insulating and safety glazing based in Gersthofen, Germany, has developed a glass spacer for insulating glass units (IGUs). Glass spacers were made 25 years ago by a different company […]

December Newscast: A Glassy Addition to UNLV’s Campus

Dec 17th, 2018

The new Harrah College of Hospitality building on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus features glass on the façade and throughout the interior spaces, allowing light to brighten the learning environment. USGlass spoke with representatives of companies involved in the project from design to installation. Youtube Link

Salesforce Tower Adds Height to San Francisco Skyline

Dec 13th, 2018

At 1,070 feet high, the recently completed Salesforce Tower is the tallest building in San Francisco. The $1.1 billion skyscraper opened in May 2018 as part of a plan to revitalize the city’s Transbay area. The tower stands above the Salesforce Transit Center, which opened to the public in August. Salesforce Tower incorporates nearly 500,000 […]

Philadelphia’s Asplundh Cancer Pavilion Features Biophilic Design

Dec 13th, 2018

The recently opened Asplundh Cancer Pavilion’s 86,000-square-foot outpatient center in the suburbs of Philadelphia combines cancer-fighting science with a serene healing environment. Its biophilic design by EwingCole includes an exterior architectural aluminum system finished by Linetec to resemble the look and texture of natural wood. “Our design team did an incredible job bringing the outdoors […]

June Newscast

Jun 28th, 2018

AIA 2018 wraps up with a focus on education, products and new glass developments. Youtube Link

Day One at AIA ’18

Jun 28th, 2018

This year’s AIA Conference on Architecture Opened today at the Javits Center in New York. We talked to several exhibitors about the latest trends and developments shaping up in the glass industry. Youtube Link

PROJECT: Thompson Hotel in Nashville

Mar 22nd, 2018

The new Thompson Hotel in Nashville is a curved skyscraper featuring 60,000 square feet of high-performing solar control low-E glass from AGC Glass North America. Designed by Nashville’s Hastings Architecture, the luxury hotel boats floor-to-ceiling windows with glazing fabricated by Insulite Glass and installed by Pitman Glass. The Thompson Hotel utilizes AGC’s Energy Select 28 in […]

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