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I'm interested in examples mostly for large-scale applications like skyscrapers, but other buildings with exceptional glazing systems are welcome too.

So far, I think by far the best glass on a skyscraper is on the Shard in London:


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On a low-rise application, my favorite is incidentally, also in london - the One New Change shopping mall. The glass isn't as perfectly-flat as in the Shard, but I love what they did with the muted gradient.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4921610966_b792bbd05a_b.jpg

Vancouver's best example pales in comparison. Norman Foster's Jameson House condo. The concrete will eventually be covered by dark spandrel panels lining up with the window mullions.

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The Christchurch Art Gallery, after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake!

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The quality of the above glass is rather questionable (distortions all over the place), as well as the example in Malaysia. I'm not that familiar with Boston, so maybe that's the best glass Boston has? I tend to be biased against mullions tho..
 

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Thanks for sharing that. I can't believe they covered up such unique columns with the dark glass. Moreover the footprint of the building almost looks too regular compared to the irregular structure.
 

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I dont see why the shard would have the best glazing "by far"
I mean... it just glass.. thousands of buildings has the same...
 

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V Tower by Wiel Arets


University Library Utrecht - Wiel Arets



Cottbus Libary - Herzog & de Meuron (double sided printed glass)



Nelson-Atkins Museum - Steven Holl


Instituut voor Media en Geluid Hilversum - Neutelings Riedijk (3d textured glass)
 
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