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Through the Looking Glass


CLIENT: Corning Inc.

ARCHITECT: Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, New York

BUILDING TYPE: Glass museum

Corning Inc. (GLW) faced a complex aesthetic challenge: to rehabilitate a glass center, featuring exhibits and a glass-blowing factory; dramatically redo a nearby landmark glass museum built in 1951 by famed architect Wallace Harrison; and create a new entranceway that would link the two. The project reflected the company's decision to combine the two centers, located in Corning, N.Y., into a single nonprofit cultural facility dedicated to the art of making glass. The result: an elegant complex that is a celebration of glass. Special features include a glass-walled, 80-seat orientation theater and building lobbies with glass overhangs and walls held in suspension by stainless-steel fittings. "There's no small metaphor for the use of the shimmering, glowing, alive material of glass to make this a welcoming place," says juror Chee Pearlman. As a result of the new design, attendance is growing again after years of decline.

Corrections and Clarifications

In the BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Awards (Nov. 5), a photo illustrating the award-winning Corning Museum of Glass depicted an original building that was refurnished in the project, but not the new building, which appears at right, by Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects.


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