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Viracon helps Trump Tower Las Vegas go for the gold

Post Time:Nov 12,2013Classify:Industry NewsView:73

The Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas,usesgold-coated glass fabricated by Viracon, Owatonna, Minn., according on an Oct. 6 Viracon release.

“Architects were looking for a way to make the new Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas shine," says Garret Henson, director of western region sales, Viracon, in the release. "They wanted the exterior glass to reflect the brilliant, luxurious interiors. The gold coating did just that.”

The gold glass coating is an optically thin layer of 24 carat gold applied to the second surface of the insulating glass units that enclose the 45-story tower.

Gold coatings tend to be selected for their dramatic aesthetics, but the metal also gives the glass enhanced performance characteristics. It reduces solar heat absorption and significantly enhances the glazing units’ energy performance because the coating is highly reflective. The high reflectivity also lowers the light transmission from outdoors-in, which reduces interior glare for building occupants.

In addition to completing the Trump Las Vegas, Viracon issupplying glass for the new Trump International Hotel &Tower Chicago.

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