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Old August 3rd, 2006, 07:15 AM   #1
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The Official "Glass Canopies" Thread

Many pieces of modern architecture incorporate glass canopies that stick out over the sidewalk, etc. In some cities, like Vancouver, they are an extremely common design feature.

Post your photos of glass canopies in their various forms!

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Old August 3rd, 2006, 10:19 AM   #3
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The now famous 'Great Hall' of the British Museum, London.

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Besides being featured on several new buildings, glass canopies are quite commonly used in adaptive conservation projects:

Chinatown MRT station entrance

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Bugis Street Mall

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Wheelock Place

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China Square and Far East

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Old August 4th, 2006, 05:38 PM   #8
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Clarke Quay

I doubt the material here is glass.

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4. Pop-out glass extensions increase retail space while minimising impact on building's appearance.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #9
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Olympic Stadium in Munich is the ultimate glass canopy

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Old August 5th, 2006, 03:37 PM   #12
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These are great uses of glass! Beautiful.
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