The glass is now one of the most popular building materials, especially in modern buildings looking for a unique aesthetic appeal. Unlike cement or metal, glass provides color and shape versatility, without looking any durability. If anything, glass increases the practicality of a building – easier to clean, combine with any other material you are using, and may even help regulate temperature and control the amount of light that enters your home.
Of course glass does require some maintenance, from the smallest to the biggest glass enhancements should be closely monitored in case it shows signs of wear and tear. If you have any glass additions that need to be repaired or changed you may always contact a qualified professional for an in-house consultation. But for now, we are going to focus on the biggest, most beautiful glass buildings the United States has to offer, in no particular order. From different sizes, shapes and colors, the usage of glass in these buildings should be a sight to reckon.
The Geisel Library, located in the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is one of the best examples of futurist architecture, and implements glass in a modern, slick facade with the words READ, WRITE, THINK, DREAM inscribed over the entrance doors. The Geisel Library at UCSD is a public library ranked in the top 25 in the country. It was opened to the students and the general public in 1970 and was renovated in 1993.
Las Vegas is known for its nightlife and massive structure. Maybe the signature building would be the Luxor Hotel & Casino, a 30-story hotel towering over the Las Vegas Strip. Equipped with more than 4,400 rooms, this pyramid-shaped juggernaut is the 7th largest hotel in the world. Using shock-resistant glass in the outside, The Luxor Hotel also employs hundreds of mirrors to create the Luxor Sky Beam, the strongest light beam in the world. The computer-designed concave mirrors reflect the light of 39 xenon lamps. The light beam created can be seen as far as 275 miles away; in other words, if you were flying in an aircraft at cruising altitude over Los Angeles at night time you’d be able to see the light beam emanating from The Luxor Hotel.
When you think about modern glass buildings you usually picture a modern design with some sort of futuristic characteristic. The Bloch Building at the Nelson-Elkins Museum of Art will definitely make you reconsider your idea of modern glass application, the design itself is from Roman Classical Style with a frosted glass outer layer. The frosted glass is illuminated from the inside, giving it an eerily appealing glow.
These are some of the buildings in the United States that will let you see just how versatile and dependable glass can be. If you are interested in knowing what ways glass can enhance your home get a hold of a reliable glass expert here!