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Glass condo towers face criticism, lawsuits in Toronto

Post Time:Nov 14,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:72

The glass industry is under fire in Canada, evidenced by a Nov. 14 CBC News article that says some experts claim many of Toronto's glass condo towers will fail 15 to 25 years after construction due to problems such as insulation failures and water leaks.One developer quoted in the article went so far as to call glass-walled condos “throw-away buildings” because of their short lifespan relative to buildings with walls made of concrete or brick.

Condo owners at one 9-year-old tower are suing Concord, the developer, due to window-wall system failures, according to the article.

CBC News Toronto also addressed the story in its television broadcast. Watch it here.

Stay tuned to GlassMagazine.com for industry reaction to the story.

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