Category: Glass Around the Globe

Glass at the New Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco

The brand-new Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco that opened about a month ago took more than 20 years to plan. It also took more than a decade to build. And there were times when it didn’t look like it was going to end up being constructed. But after seeing the finished product, most people… Read more »

Some of the Largest Glass Structures in the World

Glass Structures

You can do some absolutely amazing things with glass these days. While glass used to be limited to windows, you can build entire structures out of glass now. In fact, some of the most famous buildings in the world have exteriors that are constructed almost entirely out of glass. Let’s take a look at just… Read more »

Glass Observation Decks: Why So Popular?

How would you like to walk on air? Sounds like a dream, but it’s not. The glass observation decks attached to some of the world’s highest skyscrapers attract thousands of visitors every year and here’s why. Sleek Look The design aesthetic of glass observation decks present a sleek look and depending on how they are… Read more »

MIT Scientists Want to 3D Print Architectural Glass

Designers have found all sorts of unique ways to utilize glass in architectural applications, and the improvements that have been made to glass over the years have made it possible for them to push the limits of design. From towering skyscrapers to iconic structures like the Louvre Pyramid in France, architectural glass has shaped the… Read more »

Electrochromic “Smart Windows” Could One Day Become the Norm

By nearly every measure, we are living in the midst of an increasingly “smart” world. We have smart cars, smart TVs, smart homes, and smart cities. As for the latest development in smart technology? That would be windows, folks. Most people already understand the concept of “smart” devices. They track the ideal temperature in your… Read more »

World’s Largest Stained Glass Window Comes to Kansas City

At the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, a massive stained glass window is coming together. At 37 feet high and 93 feet wide, once it’s complete it will be the largest stained glass window in the world. Each of the 160 panels that the window is composed… Read more »

New LA Courthouse Takes the Form of a Floating Glass Cube

Downtown Los Angeles is home to a new US Courthouse, and it looks distinctly different form the 1930s-era building it was designed to replace. Just a few years ago, the site of the new courthouse was nothing more than a hole in the ground in the heart of downtown LA. Today, it’s been reborn in… Read more »

A 63-Story Glass Tower is Coming to New York City

Think New York City already has enough high rises? Well, SL Green Realty doesn’t think so, and now they’re getting ready to develop a gorgeous glass skyscraper called One Vanderbilt that will rival the height of the Empire State Building and forever change the skyline of New York City. According to the New York Times,… Read more »

New Curved Glass Rail Station Open to the Public!

There’s a new light rail station in town, and it’s anything but ordinary. Incredibly, it took less than two years to construct and boasts a unique curved glass and steel canopy. The Hague’s new train station stands apart architecturally inside and out- it’s truly a masterpiece worth traveling throughout. Where can you travel to and… Read more »

Get Inspired By These Glass Floors

Tower Bridge Glass Floor

It’s time to get inspired! Floors are one of the first features of any space that guests, customers and visitors take notice of. Just think of when you go to someone’s home or walk into a restaurant for the first time. You likely look downward while walking or stepping inside to avoid falling or tripping. At that… Read more »