Glaziers work with glass and glass substitutes to cut and install windows, skylights, walls, and other products. They work on projects big and small. Sometimes these craft professionals are installing and repairing windows in homes and storefronts. Other times, Glaziers are needed to build and complete huge commercial glass installations as well, such as the glass walls of skyscrapers.Clic para leer en espanol
Glaziers are also known as Glass Cutters and Glass Professionals
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New York City has one of the most recognizable skylines in the world. Its record breaking number of towering buildings packed tightly together are like no other major city. While they may no longer be the tallest in the world, their architectural feats have shaped the design and construction of today’s skyscrapers. They are a daily background to the famous hustle and bustle of New York City life. The iconic yellow taxi cabs navigate the city, while world leaders in finance, technology, entertainment, and fashion commute to work.
In the fifth part of the story of the 73-story tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, Curwen focuses on the craft workers; the iron workers, tile and stone setters, the “rod busters”, concrete finishers, plumbers, electricians, glaziers and carpenters needed to build the core and shell of the Center. The article even has an interactive chart to show the number of people it takes for each month by trade to create the building. Just a snapshot of the skills needed to be able to build any building large or small.
Just before the December holidays, I had the privilege of touring a job site at which Marek Brothers Systems, working closely with designers from Slovack-Bass, is providing a variety of work on a high-end commercial office remodel. Interestingly, I got to view both finished product and work in progress on the same day, because the job involves work on two separate floors for a banking firm’s corporate offices in Houston’s Williams Tower. The remodel of one floor had been completed, and was already being occupied by executives and staff of the company who ordered the work.