January 22, 2008 | Vol 3, Num 3
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News to know

Nickel sulfide in library fašade causes legal issues
Nickel sulfide inclusions in the all-glass façade of Des Moines’ Central Library are being blamed for more than 30 broken lites. The Des Moines Public Library Board of Trustees filed a lawsuit Jan. 16 against the local architect and the glass installer over the breakages on the 21-month-old building ... read more

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Safety for visitors
Take a “guest tour” of your facility, inspecting it from a visitor’s perspective

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Clean and green at Sage
Read Editor Katy Devlin’s account of her tour of the Sage Electrochromics Inc. facility in Faribault, Minn., and watch a video of her interview with President and CEO John Van Dine … read more

Product spotlight

Antibacterial mirror glass
AGC Flat Glass Europe of Brussels launched an antibacterial mirror glass, Mirox 3G. The glass meets requirements of the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive ... read more


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Project news:

Schomburg Center features glass video wall 

The basics: In May 2007, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture for the New York Public Library in Harlem completed its $11 million renovation. The 16,000-square-foot renovation included a glass façade with a video wall that can be seen at night.
The players:
Architect, Dattner Architects, New York; general contractor, Beys Contracting, Brooklyn, N.Y.; curtain wall fabricator, D & D Architectural Products Inc., Iverness, Ill.; contract glazier, Industrial Window Corp., Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.; glass suppliers, JE Berkowitz L.P., Pedricktown, N.J.; Depp Glass, Long Island City, N.Y.; structural sealant supplier, Dow Corning, Midland, Mich..
Specified glass and systems: Stainless steel sheet wrapped around structural steel tube sections with 1 ¼-inch insulating glass units featuring and outer lite of laminated glass with low-emissivity coating and silkscreened border, and a laminated inner lite; a ¾-inch, three-layer decorative glass with mini-dot etched surface, a signage innerlayer, a mirrored surface and a layer of clear plate glass to protect the mirrored surface; and a ¾-inch laminated glass with silkscreen frit for the canopy.

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Photos by Dattner Architects, New York

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