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As I See It

glasstec und Me

Jun 27th, 2012

I booked my trip to Düsseldorf for glasstec today. It started me thinking. The first time I went to glasstec was in 1982—30 years ago. This will be my 16th glasstec. You can imagine how things have changed during this time. For one thing, in 1982, my mentor Bud Glassberg ran tours to glasstec because […]

Great Architects

Mar 21st, 2012

I got the latest issue of “Westchester Home” magazine and was amazed and happy to see the headline on the cover: Great Architects, the County’s 12 Top Master Builders. It’s not every day that a consumer magazine such as this, which serves the greater Westchester, N.Y., area, gives such significant recognition to architects. Inside were […]

Larry Parisi: Renaissance Rocker Man

Sep 21st, 2011

I recently met Larry Parisi who will become president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in January. Like many architects, he has a wide range of interests. Born in Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J., Larry, who is 62, grew up in nearby Cliffside Park where he went to […]

Supertall Exhibit Opens at the Skyscraper Museum

Aug 2nd, 2011

The Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park City in New York City has opened a new exhibition called Supertall! It opened July 27 and runs through January 2012. The exhibit is a survey of skyscrapers worldwide featuring projects that have been completed since 2001, are under construction, or are expected to top out by 2016. Museum […]

Denari’s Bulging Glass Innovative Design

May 4th, 2011

Recently The New York Times carried an interesting review of a new condo building designed by Neil Denari in which glass played a very prominent role. The article explains how glass was used on the south façade to accommodate the unusual space requirements. In this case, the glass façade bulges out of the main structure […]

Model Architecture

Feb 16th, 2011

I wanted to make sure that you didn’t miss the insightful article in The New York Times on Wednesday, February 9, about the new interdisciplinary science building at Columbia University by the Spanish architect José Rafael Moneo, at the corner of Broadway and 120th Street. As Nicolai Ouroussoff explains, the structure “draws on a range […]

James Carpenter Article in the NYT

Aug 4th, 2010

The Sunday, August 1 issue of The New York Times had a one-page feature on James Carpenter and his creative use of glass in architecture. If you missed it, you can read it here. The article explains the niche that Carpenter has developed in the architectural glass industry. It points out that while he started […]

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn

Apr 21st, 2010

Do you Twitter? Do you have a page on Facebook? Are you on LinkedIn? These are the social media sites of today’s world and increasingly a part of our business as well as our social lives. According to a study which the firm Function: recently conducted, looking at the habits of more thab 600 architects, […]

Welcome to the New Decade

Jan 13th, 2010

There is something about the dawn of a new decade, which seems to hold out the promise of good things. We have ushered in 2010, but prospects don’t look immediately bright for the architectural construction market. According to the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction […]

Is a Successful Vitrum an Omen?

Nov 17th, 2009

The Vitrum show, held last month in Milan, was deemed a success. The every other year event is second only to Düsseldorf’s glasstec in terms of international industry trade show.Exhibitors were pleased with the show and reported actually making sales on the trade show floor. Is this a sign that the global architectural glass and […]

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