Industries Corp. Provides Ultrawhite Glass For World Trade
Auburn Hills, Mich.-based
Guardian Industries has announced that its UltraWhite low-iron
glass has been selected for use on New York City's World Trade Center
Building #7 project. As many know, Building #7 was the third building
to collapse following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
Complex on September 11, 2001."
"Our glass can be seen in many skylines and cityscapes across
the globe, but there is no view as famous or familiar as the panoramic
postcard of New York City," said Russ Ebeid, president of Guardian's
Glass Group. "It is an honor for us to have been chosen to
provide our UltraWhite glass for the World Trade Center #7 project."
Viracon, the glass fabricator for the #7 project, says it chose
Guardian's UltraWhite glass because of its crystal clear characteristics
and because Guardian's unique manufacturing methods allow for quick
turnarounds, making it possible to meet virtually any project schedule.
"Viracon is pleased to have Guardian Industries as its float
glass partner for the supply of UltraWhite low-iron glass for the
reconstruction of the prestigious World Trade Center #7 project,"
said Brad J. Austin, Viracon senior vice president. "With the
use of UltraWhite glass we are able to achieve a crisp appearance
and see the 'true' color of the silk-screen and coating because
of the ultra clear characteristics of UltraWhite glass."
UltraWhite is a clear, high transmission glass product that can
be used virtually anywhere regular float glass is used. Guardian
scientists reduced the iron content and added key ingredients to
its clear float glass to improve clarity and color neutrality.
floors tall, the rebuilt #7 will use as much as one million square
feet of glass. The lead architect for the project is Skidmore, Owings
& Merrill LLP from New York and the builder is Tishman Construction
out of New York City. Silverstein Properties of New York owns the