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Feats of Fabrication: Truly Prismatic Glass

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Source: The Glass Magazine

The facade of the Baccarat Hotel & Residences, located at 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, shimmers like a crystal in the sunlight. Large panes of textured glass splay rainbows of color from the modern entrance that acts like a jeweled base for the 46-story hotel and condo tower...

Glassform’s prismatic glass development can be traced back to the design phase of the high-profile 1 World Trade Center. In 2007, Munz was approached by architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP to provide prismatic glass samples for the 1 WTC Tower podium. At the time, prismatic glass fabrication was not something Munz and his team had thought of. Now it’s an important part of their product offering, utilizing custom machinery and plenty of fabrication know-how.

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