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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Skinning the IAC

I'm really interested to see what this is going to look like finished, so when I saw that they'd begun to put the facade on I took a walk over there to get some progress photos. It looks sort of striped, but the glass actually has a weird white tint that fades out in the middle.


Anonymous said...

Isn't it the IAC?

Will said...

Oops, thanks. My trained typing pigeons fell out of synch.

Anonymous said...

the "wierd white tint", is actually called a frit. it is a then ceramic coating applied to the glass, usually in a dot or hole pattern. the fade is created by changing the spaces between the dots.

Anonymous said...

It is supposed to resemble a ship sailing both Frank Gehry and Barry Diller are big into sailing.

Anonymous said...


Great photos of a very interesting facade. The fritting process has been around for a while ( car windscreen, microwave door etc).
Does you know who the facade contractor is?


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