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With “Bird-Friendly” Glass Out of Picture, Vikings Stadium Eyes Post-Install Solution

A rendering of the new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. (Credit: Vikings.com)

The ongoing construction of the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium—which will utilize approximately 190,000 square feet of glass in a prime migratory area—has continued to draw the attention of bird activists and legislators alike. However, recent calls for the builder to … Continue reading

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USGlass Readers’ Choice Awards

This special section highlights products from USGlass magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Awards, which are selected by you: our readers. The results stem from a survey that included all of the products from the USGlass Showcase section, Annual New Products Guide, … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center Window Undergoes an Unplanned Alteration

Sixty-eight stories up, firefighters inside One World Trade Center cut through glass using a diamond saw Wednesday to rescue two window washers. (Photo: FDNY)

A little more than a week after One World Trade Center officially opened for business, the building’s massive curtainwall had an opening of its own—albeit an unwelcome one. Wednesday, two window washers found themselves 68 stories up in a scaffold … Continue reading

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Viracon to Re-Open Utah Facility in January 2015

Viracon announced that it will reopen its St. George, Utah, manufacturing facility in January 2015. Viracon will make $2.2 million in capital improvements to its St. George manufacturing facility prior to opening in January. A significant portion of the investment will … Continue reading

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Follow the Glass up One World Trade Center

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The glass portion of the design and construction of One World Trade Center in Manhattan saw its fair share of controversy, something USGlass magazine covered extensively during the project. But now that the shiny structure is standing tall and can … Continue reading

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Second Version of HPD on Horizon for Green Building Community

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The Health Product Declaration (HPD) continues to be on the move in the green building industry, and it’s growing in the architectural glass sector, as well. The HPD Collaborative is set to release HPD v.2.0 to the public in to … Continue reading

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AIA Exhibitors Focus on Impact Products and More

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Companies taking part in the 2014 AIA National Convention last week had a lot to offer in terms of glass and glazing products. A number of exhibitors focused on architects’ increasing interest in impact products, among various other themes. Watch … Continue reading

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Glass, Steel Pavilion at 9-11 Memorial Reflects on Past, Present, Future

With the help of glass and large stainless steel panels, the entry pavilion of the National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opened to the public last week, is on par with the “Reflecting Absence” design of the memorial at the … Continue reading

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Viracon Names Two New Architectural Sales Reps

Viracon has named Connor O’Neill as its newest architectural sales representative for the Midwest and Tyler Tennant for the West. O’Neill, a LEED green associate, is a recent graduate of the University of Maine where he studied economics and business … Continue reading

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A Snake in the Glass

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The beauty of Salt Lake City’s Public Safety Building may sneak up on you. Attribute it to the serpentine glass curtainwall used in the LEED-Platinum designed building’s construction. The brainchild of Salt Lake City-based GSBS Architects, the serpentine glass curtainwall … Continue reading

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