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Glass Floor Geothermal at Loyola Univ: it's not art, but it's COOL!

Over the summer, Loyola University in Chicago completed construction on their Center For Sustainable Urban Living facility. The building boasts the largest geothermal complex in Chicago, including 90 geothermal wells, 500 feet deep, providing over 700 tons of cooling energy. The architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed glass flooring to be suspended over these wells, allowing pedestrians to not only look down into the pits, but also see the array of monitoring gauges and instrumentation. liquidoranges relationship with Specialty Raised Flooring allowed us to develop and provide structural glass floor panels that work within SRF's retrofit frame system, installing in standard Tate pedestal and grid, in conjunction with standard Co250 floor panels. The results are pretty amazing to see.

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Glass Bar Top at OPUS Restaurant

On July 11, 2013, the OPUS Restaurant opened at 87 Washington Street, Salem, MA. liquidoranges produced the art glass bar top, measuring approximately 85 feet in length, with 180 degree bends, as well as 90 and 45 degree transitions. The bar top was produced in large laminated tempered glass sections, based on a digital template generated by Ipswich Cabinetry. The accuracy of digitizing the counter top template meant we were able to produce all glass panels held to a 1/16" tolerance. In construction, this is considered extremely tight when mixed materials, mixed trades from opposite ends of the state are producing their part separately. Every piece of the glass counter set in place precisely as it was designed, and across the entire length of the serpentine top, side-to-side and end-to-end tolerance was maintained, with no need what so ever to modify anything in the field. Here's a photo of Reese Schroeder at the bar, and a drawing of the bar layout.REESE SCHROEDER
Photo used with permission © Paul Lyden Photography
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Seattle WA ceiling gets installed

The 440 square foot art glass ceiling is now installed at the Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Designed by Seyed Alavi, liquidoranges worked carefully matching colors to produce this laminated art glass ceiling, The panels are PPG Starphire low-iron 1/8"x1/8" tempered with the liquidoranges art interlayer providing precise pattern and color rendition. Glass panels were assembled at US Armor, LLC, in Lee, MA.
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ART GLASS CLOCK FACE for Saudi Arabia

The clock face for Electric Time Company, Inc., made for a crown prince in Saudi Arabia is finished. Electric Time asked liquidoranges to produce detailed artwork in glass for the dial, modeled after the Mecca Clock Tower. Glass dial is 53"ø (flat) and made from tempered PPG Starphire glass layers, laminated to produce a 3/8" thick dial designed to fit within the metal bezel manufactured by Electric Time. The hour indicators and metal rings were applied to the surface of the glass by Electric Time, using 3M VHB adhesive tape. Saflex UV PVB was used as a UV-A/UV-B filtration to preserve the artwork.
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www.electrictime.com
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