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Design Brilliance, Use of Etched Glass, Brings “Times Square North” Even More Life

Design Brilliance, Use of Etched Glass, Brings “Times Square North” Even More Life

Added on 06/20/2016

How do you stand out from the crowd when said crowd is already one of the most popular areas in town?
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Stepping Up… Glass usage in a Stunning Stairwell

Stepping Up… Glass usage in a Stunning Stairwell

Added on 04/15/2016

Glass as flooring is becoming more acceptable thanks to the trend being jumpstarted with stairs being used with glass in some iconic projects.
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Solving Daylighting Challenges With Acid-etched Glass & Mirror

Solving Daylighting Challenges With Acid-etched Glass & Mirror

Added on 04/07/2016

The architectural community appreciates the multiple benefits of letting natural light into buildings. The challenge is to allow the appropriate level in while minimizing the unwanted effects.
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Then and Now - The Growth of Acid-etched Glass on the Exterior

Then and Now - The Growth of Acid-etched Glass on the Exterior

Added on 03/18/2016

One of the first projects that Walker Glass manufactured for exterior use was the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) building in Laval, QC.
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Bird Friendly Glass Testing Continues its Evolution

Bird Friendly Glass Testing Continues its Evolution

Added on 03/11/2016

Bird friendly building design continues to be a challenge, with up to a billion birds dying each year in the United States alone due to collisions with buildings and specifically the glass installed.
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Acid-etched Glass and Its Surface Hardness

Acid-etched Glass and Its Surface Hardness

Added on 02/10/2016

Testing is always a priority no matter what the glazing material or the type of project. In the decorative glass industry this is especially true.
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Mirror Mirror on the Wall… What’s The Best Way to Install Them All?

Mirror Mirror on the Wall... What’s The Best Way to Install Them All?

Added on 01/14/2016

While the title of this piece may be a take off of the legendary tale of Snow White, there’s no question that proper handling and installation of mirror is crucial.
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Enhanced Daylighting: Taking Mirrors to a New Level

Enhanced Daylighting: Taking Mirrors to a New Level

Added on 12/07/2015

Mirrors don’t only add a decorative accent to homes, offices, restaurants, hotels, etc., they can also be used to enhance daylight.
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Bird Safety in a Major City

Bird Safety in a Major City – Project review of Boulevard Club in T.O.

Added on 11/03/2015

An iconic, century old structure in Toronto needed an expansion. It also needed windows since its location right on the lake offered a tremendous view.
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Acid-etched Glass: Providing a Sterile Environment with Style

Acid-etched Glass: Providing a Sterile Environment with Style

Added on 10/07/2015

Hospitals or healthcare facilities unfortunately do not have a very good reputation.
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