July 17, 2007 | Vol 2, Num 29
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News to know

Opportunities grow for glass in the solar industry
The photovoltaic industry is expected to see annual growth between 40 percent and 50 percent during the next several years. Glass manufacturers and processors will be required to serve a critical role in the developing industry ... read more

Faour Glass develops impact-resistant butt glazing
Faour Glass Technologies of Sarasota, Fla., applied for a patent in early July on a butt-glazed system it developed that passes Miami-Dade’s stringent hurricane impact building codes ... read more

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Product spotlight

Frameless shower door kit
Los Angeles-based C.R. Laurence Co. introduced the Hydroslide frameless sliding shower door kit, designed for full-standing showers or to be installed above bathtubs ... read more


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Elliptical curtain walls highlight Chicago high-rise
“Extending beyond the height of each end of the building, one curtain wall plane offers views of Lake Michigan and Navy Pier, while the opposing plane reveals the city skyline.”— Patrick Duffy, owner of Advanced Building Products Inc. in Inverness, Ill.

The basics: A glass curtain wall rises in the shape of a ship’s sail on the 45-story, 674,000-square-foot Regatta high-rise condominium in Chicago. The $86 million project was completed in the fall of 2006.
The players:
Architects, DeStefano + Partners, Loewenberg Architects, both of Chicago ; glazing contractor, Klein-Dickert Co., Kenosha, Wis.; window wall and sliding door frame engineer and fabricator, Wausau Window and Wall Systems, Wausau, Wis.; curtain wall manufacturer, Sota Glazing Inc., Brampton, Ontario; glass fabricator, Viracon, Owatonna, Minn.; curtain wall sales representative, Advanced Building Products Inc., Inverness, Ill.; general contractor, McHugh Construction Co., Chicago; developer, Magellan Development Group, Chicago.
The glass: Brick façade with dual elliptical glass curtain walls; 1-inch insulating units with VE1-52 low-emissivity coating on clear glass alternating with a gray spandrel coating on the No. 4 surface.

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