Volume 20 Issue 4 July / August  2006



Breaking Through
Old and new in harmony as glass tower adds distinction to historic Hearst Building.

Free Fall at Hearst
Glass water feature in the lobby of the redesigned landmark structure creates spectacular effect.

Swept Away
Preplanning and partnering keys to successful hurricane-resistant glazing design.

Building a Safer South 
Gulf Coast states take unprecedented strides toward statewide building code adoption.

Highlighting Hurricane-Resistant Products 
Representatives of several product suppliers provide information about this growing market.

AIA Convention, Show Explores Many Facets of Glass 
From innovative design to safety and security, architects found information on the subject.



In a dramatic addition to the New York City skyline, the Hearst Tower is a 60-story glass and metal addition set inside the original historical structure, which now serves as the base. A dramatic light-filled three-story lobby with a cast glass waterfall greets visitors. Photo credit: Michael Ficeto/The Hearst Corp.

Architect's Guide to Glass & Metal
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