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Colors All Around

Mar 21st, 2012

Combining both architecture and art, a new Johns Hopkins Hospital building will open next month as one of the nation’s largest hospital construction projects. The new facility, which features a colorfully constructed, artistic curtainwall façade, was a collaboration of artists, a curator, a group of architects, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johns Hopkins. The project was led […]

Major Installation Phase Nears Completion for Terminal 1 Windows

Nov 16th, 2011

The installation of new windows on the south side of Terminal 1 at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is now underway. More than 300 lites of glass were damaged in Terminal 1 during the April 22 tornado this past spring. Hilboldt Curtainwall Inc. of St. Louis, which is owned and operated by Jane and Denny Hilboldt, […]

Technical Document Addresses Bird Friendly Glass

Oct 4th, 2011

Migratory bird populations colliding into the glass facades of tall buildings is a growing concern in the building industry. Architectural glass fabricator Viracon has published a new technical document titled Bird-Friendly Glass. Designed to divert birds away from collision with glass and contribute to sustainable building practice, Viracon says silk-screen patterns help birds distinguish glass […]

National World War II Museum Features Glass for Aesthetics and Functional Performance

Jun 15th, 2011

Glazing played a significant role in the renovation and expansion of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. It was in 1991 that the National World War II Museum Foundations was created; on June 6, 2000, the 56th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, the National D-Day Museum opened and just two years later, […]

High-Performance Glazing Featured in New Wing of Adams County Justice Center

Jan 5th, 2011

Views, daylighting and energy efficiency were important design elements for the Denver office of Heery International, which designed the expansion for the Adams County Justice Center in Brighton, Colo. High-performance glazing systems helped the architects achieve this goal. Featuring 21,265 square feet of the HP-Wall Series supplied by Wausau Window and Wall Systems, structural consultant, […]

Energy-Efficient Windows Key to University of Wisconsin at Stout’s Hovlid Hall Expansion and Renovation

Nov 2nd, 2010

The recent renovation of Hovlid Hall, a residential facility on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus, included energy-efficient windows from Wausau Window and Wall Systems. Work on the building was part of a $13 million project that included renovation of Hovlid Hall’s 40,000 square feet and 194-person capacity of residential space, plus construction of a new […]

Vdara’s Reflective, Curved Glass Façade Brings Intense Sunlight to Pool Area

Oct 6th, 2010

The grand opening of CityCenter in Las Vegas was a much-anticipated, much-celebrated event that kicked off with the opening of the Vdara Hotel & Spa on December 1, 2009, but almost a year later the project is getting some negative publicity–due to the glass. Designed by RV Architecture LLC, an international practice led by Rafael […]

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