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Steel-supported, triple-laminated glass attraction offers ‘epic’ view of Chicago

By Jessica McMathis / July 3, 2014

Housed at the John Hancock Center, Tilt! tilts out some 30 degrees to provide patrons a downward view of Chicago from 1,000 feet up.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 29, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 30, 2014,

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World’s tallest building-to-be’s got 99 problems, and concrete’s one

By Jessica McMathis / March 5, 2014

Construction of the $1.23-billion Kingdom Tower—a proposed 3,280-foot-tall tower with 200 floors—has begun and developers are faced with many challenges, including how to pump concrete more than half a mile into the sky.

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Chicago is a great destination for a conference—and bring the family, too

By Eileen De Guire / May 16, 2012

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faberChicago3.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/faberChicago3.jpg}] Don’t let the conference distract you from exploring Chicago! In this video, Kathy Faber, ICC4 president, shows us a small sampling of the attractions the city of Chicago offers for the conference after-hours. Credit: ACerS. My colleague and pal, Megan Bricker, who is ACerS director of marketing and membership, looked up…

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Ceramics and glass business news this week

By / June 1, 2011

Here’s what we are hearing: AGC to build new plant in Brazil AGC, Japan, is set to move into Brazil’s construction and automotive glass markets, investing 40 billion yen (about $470 million) in an industrial state-of-the-art glass complex in São Paulo state. The plant will produce float glass, mirrors, coated glass and automotive laminated and…

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Materials stories that may also be of interest

By / May 9, 2011

Schematic showing the architecture of the sensor developed at Princeton. Credit Stephen Y. Chou; Princeton. Check ’em out: Princeton engineers make breakthrough in ultrasensitive Raman-based sensor Princeton researchers have invented an extremely sensitive sensor that opens up new ways to detect a wide range of substances, from tell-tale signs of cancer to hidden explosives. The sensor,…

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Chicago’s Willis Tower: Postcards from The Ledge

By / March 17, 2010

I wrote about The Ledge in the Chicago’s Willis Tower when it first opened, and some of the science and technology that makes it possible. Now, I’ve been advised by my youngest daughter and her fianceé that while I am visiting this weekend they want an engagement photo to be taken of them in one…

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