261 Madison Avenue Featured in US Glass

261 Madison Avenue Featured in US Glass

We were happy to see the custom pattern acid-etched insulated glass units we installed at 261 Madison Avenue were recently featured in US Glass!

 

Please check out the article below and click on the images to see the original article!

 

 

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

W&W Glass Makes 2017 ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors List

 

We are very proud to have once again made ENR’s Top 600 Specialty Contractors list!

We’re listed at #4 on The Top 20 Firms in Glazing and Curtain Wall and #137 on The Top 600 List!

 

View the list online here: https://www.enr.com/toplists/2017-Top-600-Specialty-Contractors-1.

 

Please also enjoy the associated cover story in which our Managing Partner Michael Haber chimes in on certain aspects of the industry. Excerpt provided below:

 

“While subcontractors are giving more input into the construction process, many complain that some owners and GCs continue to impose tough contract conditions. Contracts are becoming more onerous, requiring longer legal reviews and costs. “Gone are the days of a handshake and signature. Many contracts require quite a bit of back-and-forth for weeks or even months before getting someone on board,” says Michael Haber, managing partner of W&W Glass.”

 

Read the original article here: https://www.enr.com/articles/43122-the-top-600-when-will-the-hot-market-cool-off.

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

 

 

Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

Morphosis-designed Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech celebrates opening

 

Our Bloomberg Center project at Cornell Tech was recently covered in The Architects Newspaper.

Please see below to read the article!

 

 

With the goal of becoming a net zero building, The Bloomberg Center, designed by Morphosis, forms the heart of the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, bridging academia and industry while pioneering new standards in environmental sustainability through state-of-the-art design.

 
  • Facade Manufacturer
    Island Exterior Fabricators
  • Architects
    Morphosis
  • Facade Installer
    W&W Glass, LLC (unitized curtain wall); Island Exterior Fabricators; Barr & Barr (general contractor)
  • Facade Consultants
    ARUP (facade, structural, MEP/FP engineering, sustainability; lighting; acoustical; av/it/smart building)
  • Location
    Roosevelt Island, New York, NY
  • Date of Completion
    2017
  • System
    unitized continuously insulated rainscreen; photo voltaic solar canopy
  • Products
    Louvered ZIRA system from A. Zahner Company;  Custom Unitized Curtain Wall; Custom Curved Glass Enclosure

 

Spearheaded by Morphosis’ Pritzker Prize-winning founder Thom Mayne and principal Ung-Joo Scott Lee, The Bloomberg Center is the intellectual nerve center of the campus, reflecting the school’s joint goals of creativity and excellence by providing academic spaces that foster collective enterprise and collaboration.

 

“The aim of Cornell Tech to create an urban center for interdisciplinary research and innovation is very much in line with our vision at Morphosis, where we are constantly developing new ways to achieve ever-more-sustainable buildings and to spark greater connections among the people who use our buildings. With the Bloomberg Center, we’ve pushed the boundaries of current energy efficiency practices and set a new standard for building development in New York City,” said Morphosis founder and design director Thom Mayne in a press release.

 

The four-story, 160,000-square-foot academic building is named in honor of Emma and Georgina Bloomberg in recognition of a $100-million gift from Michael Bloomberg, who was responsible for bringing Cornell Tech to New York City while serving as the city’s 108th Mayor.

 

A major feature of the building is an expansive photovoltaiccanopy, with a low and narrow profile thatframes views across the island. One of the building’s most distinctive features is its facade, optimized to balance transparency—maximizing daylighting and exterior views, and opacity—maximizing insulation and reducing thermal bridging.

(courtesy of Morphosis)

 

Designed as a rain screen system, the outermost layer of the facade is composed of aluminum panels surfaced in an iridescent, PPG polymer coating. Viewed from afar, the aluminum panels register a continuous image that merges the river-view scenery from Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island location and Cornell University’s idyllic campus in Ithaca, New York. Facing the city, the Bloomberg Center’s west facade registers the image of the Manhattan skyline as it is viewed directly across the East River. Along the campus’ main entry and central circulation spine (the “Tech Walk”), the east facade registers an image of Ithaca’s famous gorges.

 

(Matthew Carbone)
 

Designed in collaboration with A. Zahner Company, an architectural metal fabricator, the facade utilizes Zahner’s Louvered ZIRA system to create the image patterning. Each pixel of the image is translated into the specific turn-and-tilt of a two-inch circular tab punched into the aluminum paneling; the depth and rotation of each tab determine the amount of light reflected. This pixel map was fed into a repurposed welding robot, which processed the digital information into the mechanical turning-and-tilting of the facade’s 337,500 tabs. The algorithm controlling the robot was developed in collaboration with Cornell and MIT students.

 

“Our collaboration with the Cornell and MIT students to develop the building’s facade is an example of the type of connections that Cornell Tech will foster between academia and tech industries,” said Ung-Joo Scott Lee, Principal at Morphosis and Project Principal of the Bloomberg Center. “We were ultimately interested in demonstrating that designing for net-zero creates not only a more energy efficient building but, in fact, a healthier and more comfortable environment for its occupants. The very systems that provide our path to high building performance are the same systems that provide better control to its users while giving the building its distinct identity. Cornell University’s leadership in sustainability is central to their mission; we look to continue that leadership in both upstate as well as downstate campuses.”

 

Morphosis will be participating in the upcoming Facades+ Los Angeles conference on October 19 to 20, 2017. Stan Su, who contributed to Bloomberg Center as a member of Morphosis’ Advanced Technology team, will be co-presenting a morning workshop along with Brad Prestbo (Director of Technical Resources, Sasaki Associates), Chris O’Hara (Founding Principal, Facades Director, Studio NYL). The workshop will be divided up into three parts: a group discussion on fundamental detailing principals, case study examples of how those principles are employed, and a hands-on session where the group will reverse-engineer details from notable projects.

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

W&W Glass to be Featured on Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®

We are proud to announce that our own Jeff Haber sat with Kathy Ireland recently and spoke on various details of the architectural glazing industry discussing everything from custom curtainwall installations to unique structural glazing systems. Please check out the official press release below and mark your calendars for Sunday, November 12th, 2017 when our segment will air on Fox Business Network (FBN) at 5:30 pm EST and Bloomberg International at 7:30am GMT as sponsored programming!

 

Here’s a Sneak Peek from the Upcoming Segment!

 

 

Los Angeles, CA – October 30th, 2017 — Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with Jeff Haber, Managing Partner of W&W Glass, LLC. Haber will discuss the complexities of glass enclosure systems and the company’s impact on the industry.

 

 

With a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, W&W Glass, LLC is the largest supplier of
structural glass systems in the country, and one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New
York metropolitan area.

 

Haber talks about the glass enclosure systems that are used to protect the outside of storefronts, hi-rise
buildings, windows and other structures that need protection on the outside of the building to keep
patrons safe on the inside.

 

“Our senior management team combined has well over 200 years of experience in the industry, and
we’ve seen all types of jobs – some good, some not so good. We’ve learned how to manage these
opportunities and we know what it takes to successfully execute on these projects,” says Haber. “Our
success is understanding the customer comes first.”

 

“Many people wonder how glass enclosures in storefronts, large buildings and in ordinary commercial
structures are put together,” says JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for Worldwide Business with
kathy ireland®. “We are pleased to feature W&W Glass on the show to enlighten our audience.”

 

 

For more information, visit wwglass.com and tune in to Fox Business Network as sponsored
programming on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 5:30pm EST and Bloomberg International at 7:30am
GMT, 10:30am D.F. and 3:00pm HKT.

 

About Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®
Worldwide Business with kathy ireland® is a weekly business television program featuring real world
insights from corporate executives from all over the globe which can be viewed on Fox Business
Network as part of their sponsored programming lineup, as well as internationally to over 50 countries
on Bloomberg International.

 

Visit www.tvwwb.com for detailed airing schedules or check local listings.

 

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Facades+ AM Conference – Philly

As always, W&W Glass supports Facades+! We are sponsoring their Philly AM conference on September 25th and will be in attendance! Register now!

 

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!!

Program

The rapidly developing technology of high-performance facades has emerged as the key to building integration, and central to the realization of resilient buildings and a sustainable built environment. The building skin combines attributes of appearance and performance like nothing else in architecture. There is much to discuss. We invite you to join the conversation as we bring this forum to Philadelphia, PA.

 
7:30 – 8:15

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

Sponsored by  WWGlass

8:15 – 8:30

Welcome

  • Matthew Krissel
  • Co-Chair | LEED AP
  • KieranTimberlake

BIO

8:30 – 9:35

1. Facade Futures: Computation and the Amplification of Design

Computational design leverages new ways of thinking and making to expand creative potential. This amplification of the design process can catalyze imagination, drive meaningful exploration, and create for new possibilities in architecture.  Panelists examine how current computational practices go beyond optimization, form-making, and analysis to more exploratory ways for designers to iterate and envision building envelopes in transformative projects.

Presenters

  • Brian Ringley
  • Design Technology Lead
  • Woods Bagot

BIO

 
  • Efrie Friedlander
  • Environmental Researcher
  • Kieran Timberlake

BIO

 
  • Christopher Connock
  • Design Researcher
  • Kieran Timberlake

BIO

9:35 – 9:50

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass

9:50 – 10:55

2. Beyond Form, Data, and Metrics:  Envelope Performance in Context

Architecture drives designers aspirations towards the productive fusion of environmental performance, function, and poetics. Panelists discuss how to expand the definition of performance to also include the physical and intrinsic qualities with the way envelopes shape the human experience to create a sense of place, desire, and cultural identity.

Presenters

  • Tom Kirk
  • Partner
  • Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

BIO

  • Jeff Goldstein
  • Principal
  • DIGSAU

BIO

 
  • Eric Oskey
  • Partner
  • Moto Designshop

BIO

10:55 – 11:10

Networking Break

Sponsored by   WWGlass

11:10 – 12:15

3. Philadelphia’s Design Trajectories: Growing Beyond Center City

In the past 15 years, Philadelphia has seen rapid growth and evolution in design and construction across multiple scales. As a new blend of quality and purpose emerges throughout the city, designers can help shape projects towards beautiful, enduring, and ethical architecture.  This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with this growth as it relates to scale, materiality, and vitality and the role of architecture in creating a vision for the city of Philadelphia.

Presenters

  • Scott Erdy
  • Principal
  • Erdy McHenry Architecture

BIO

 
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BIO

 
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BIO

 

Join the dialogue!

Elmhurst Library Project Wins Award

AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards winners announced

Awards East
(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

 

This year, the AIA chapters of Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island, all collaborated for the awards. They’re aiming to promote chapter members and affiliates by recognizing (as stated in a press release) “the best architecture and professionals that Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and The Bronx can offer.” A jury from AIA Long Island sifted through more than 100 entries, and after a month’s worth of deliberation, allocated awards in 13 categories; each AIA Chapter also has its own award.

 

(Courtesy Bade Stageberg Cox)

2017 Brooklyn Chapter Award
Casa de Sombra
Bade Stageberg Cox

(Courtesy ZAD)

2017 Queens Chapter Award
Spire Lofts
Zambrano Architectural Design


 

(Courtesy v+b)

2017 Staten Island Chapter Award
Midtown Redevelopment Project: The City of Monessen
v+b Architects

(Courtesy Marpillero Pollak Architects)

Read original article here!

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

Yonge Eglinton Project Gets Attention

Last month we were impressed to see multiple reputable architectural media outlets cover our Yonge Eglinton project, located in Toronto, Canada! This large glass fin wall project definitely stands out because of its extremely unique appearance and design. Please enjoy some of our industry peers’ coverage below:

 

www.buildingtalk.com

 

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www.fenestration-uk.com

 

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www.buildingdesign-news.co.uk

 

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www.britglass.org.uk

 

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www.the-glazine.com

 

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W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

W&W Glass Adopts A Highway

W&W Glass Adopts A Highway

 

Here at W&W, we believe in giving back to the community that we live and work in. We are proud to have recently sponsored the litter removal program on our local NY State Thruway (I-87/I-287) through the Adopt A Highway program! Our sign can be seen on Southbound I-87/I-287 in Nanuet, NY, right before exit 14 to Spring Valley/Nanuet and Route 59 near our headquarters! 

 

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One West End Avenue

There was some recent coverage on our One West End Avenue project which we are installing the unitized curtain wall on! Please see below to read the original article as well as learn more about this project:

 

Below article copied directly from Curbed NY

 

“The last time we checked in with 1 West End Avenue, the first condo building rising within the Riverside Center megaproject, it was nearing completion. The building’s affordable apartments (which will be accessed by a separate—and apparently very nice—entrance) entered the city’s affordable housing lottery last year, with applications closing in November.

 
Matt Simpkins Photography

 

And according to a spokesperson for the project, the building is getting closer to welcoming residents: Closings on its more than 200 condos should begin this summer, and some of the common spaces, including the lobby and the amenity spaces, are on track to be completed by then.

 

Along with these updates comes a change in the marketing team working on the condos: brokers-to-the-stars Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman are now handling sales for the building’s remaining units, which range in price from a $2.7 million two-bedroom to a $19.5 million four-bedroom “duplex in the sky.” Its priciest apartment, a $21 million penthouse, sold last year. As part of the switch, a new model unit will debut within the building soon, too.

 

The team has also released the first photo of the building’s completed exterior, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli and rising 43 stories over Manhattan. Though it only shows the glassy upper levels of the tower, it does give you an idea of what the views will be like for residents.”

 

One West End Avenue (Riverside Center Building B5)

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  • Location: One West End Avenue, New York, NY
  • Building Type: High-Rise Residential
  • Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli
  • Owner/Developer: Silverstein Properties/Elad Group
  • Construction Manager/General Contractor:Tishman
  • Installer: W&W Glass, LLC
  • Materials:

    Custom Unitized Curtain Wall

     

    Products:

    Sotawall® Custom System

 

For more information on all the projects completed and underway by the W&W Glass professionals please visit our project portfolio.

 

W&W Glass LLC is a family owned business with a 70-year history in the metal and glass industry, one of the largest metal and glass companies in the New York metropolitan area and the largest supplier of structural glass systems in the country. We have over two decades of experience in the design and installation of various building enclosure systems, including stick-built curtain walls, pre-glazed unitized curtain walls, Pilkington Planar™ structural glass facades, and custom metal and glass enclosure systems. We install all of our work with our own dedicated union labor force. W&W is consistently the largest employer of glaziers in the NY metropolitan area.

Pocono 400 NASCAR Cup Race on Sunday, June 11th

 

Attention all Racing Fans! Make sure to watch the Pocono 400 NASCAR Cup Race on Sunday, June 11th to see the W&W Glass logo onboard the back of the #20 car driven by Matt Kenseth! Matt took the checkered flag back in 2015 at Pocono, and we hope he can do it again!

 

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