Installing the Glass on the Winspear

A PR-practicing FBvian sends along this cellphone photo taken yesterday at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House. A crew from Irving-based Haley-Greer was installing the red glass on the exterior of the hall. Each panel measures about 10 feet wide by 4 feet high and weighs more than 300 pounds. Check out Jerome Weeks’ report from the Haley-Greer warehouse. Or check in on the Winspear right now, using this webcam.

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12 responses to “Installing the Glass on the Winspear”

  1. J Paul says:

    That’s great and all, but I think I would have held back on installation until (Y)Ike passes us by.

  2. Wes Mantooth says:

    Looks like they picked a bad day to stop sniffing airplane glue…

  3. El Rey says:

    Pretty red glass covering a (opaque/solid)wall. Could a glossy red paint or the less expensive ceramic coated metal panels accomplish the same effect? Remind me not to use that architect. He/she/they have no idea how to reduce costs.

  4. LakeWWWooder says:

    Shout out to my classmate Lenis Haley – you give good glass!

  5. Brandon says:

    Freaking awesome.

  6. Gadfly says:

    El Rey, what happened to your sense of aesthetics? This red glass kicks *ss and has some class. It is freaking ingenious!

  7. Tim Rogers says:

    @ El Rey: The architect is Norman Foster, who has won the Pritzker Prize. I don’t know how the installation process works, and neither do you. But I’ll bet you $40 it works out nicely. Don’t assail what you don’t understand.

  8. Topham Beauclerk says:

    Right now the red looks considerably darker than it did in the promotional materials for the Opera House.

  9. Topham: The Foster team wanted a very deep, dark red (think ox-blood). The glass will be washed with light at night, which will brighten it considerably.

  10. Topham Beauclerk says:

    Thanks Dallas Center for the Performing Arts!

  11. LakeWWWooder says:

    Some of us call it ‘crimson’.