Tag Archives: Starphire

Vitro and Walker Help the National Aviary Keep Birds Safe

The 72 birds living at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh are now safer thanks to a glassy, four-month-long renovation which implemented bird-friendly glass from Vitro Architectural Glass. The glass canopy features 19,600 square feet of laminated Starphire Ultra-Clear glass with … Continue reading

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Ultra-Clear Glass Helps Building Transformation Pop

In a newly completed project in Beverly Hills, Calif., Architect Hagy Belzberg and glass fabricator Pulp Studio used PPG’s Starphire glass to transform a bland three-story office building into a stunning showcase for private equity firm Gores Group. The building’s two-layer façade … Continue reading

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Modern Day Theater

The Jawas are moving up in the world. A new building in Singapore, tabbed the “Sandcrawler,” is a glass and metal manifestation of the Sandcrawler vehicle featured in the movie “Star Wars: A New Hope.” In the movie, the Sandcrawler … Continue reading

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New Glass Labyrinth in Kansas City a Real Piece of Work

Creating a large piece of art takes a lot of coordination, particularly when it isn’t technically being “built” by the artist. It takes even more coordination when the art includes 53 large glass panels and a structure weighing more than … Continue reading

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PPG to Manufacture Starphire® Glass Using Oxy-Fuel Furnace in Fresno

PPG Industries will begin manufacturing Starphire ultra-clear glass using oxy-fuel furnace technology at its float glass plant in Fresno, Calif. The glass was formerly manufactured only at PPG’s central Pennsylvania plant. According to Patrick J. Kenny, PPG director of marketing, … Continue reading

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