Volume 46, Issue 9
October 2011

features

Some Good, Some Bad
The results of our first-ever confidence index show distinct differences across the country in glazing backlog and economic improvement.


A Tale of Three Cities—And Lots of Broken Glass
The consumer press has had a field day with multiple tempered glass railing breakages in Toronto, Seattle and Austin, Texas. Glass suppliers have nervously watched on, wondering how the negative publicity may affect consumer interest in glass railings.


Special Investigative Report: The 1 WTC Podium Wall
When the Port Authority announced it would not use prismatic glass on 1 World Trade Center’s podium wall, the industry debated whether it was ever a viable alternative. Yet some companies say they could have supplied the prismatic glass for 1 WTC after all.

 

departments

Company News
Codes & Regulations
Energy & Environment
Solar Watch
Showcase
Newsmakers
Minute With

columns
Issue @ Hand
Buyers Block
GANA Perspectives
Guest Book
The Business

Special Section
Architects’ Guide to Glass
Sing a Song of Glass: Glazing Shines in New Opera House

ON THE COVER:
A worker removes the tempered glass panels at the W Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. After several lites fell from condo balconies in June, the hotel replaced all of its railings with laminated glass. Turn to page 32 for more.
Photo: Bailey Edwards, Stratus Properties

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