The renovated Space Needle, 184-m (605-ft) tall, multilevel tower in Seattle, Oregon, features the world’s first revolving glass floor. Thanks to a $100-million private investment, the interiors of the 1962 World’s Fair structure have been completely reimagined. With 196 percent more glass than before, including the use of 10 varieties, designers have created an immersive adventure.
Back in 1883, a timber-framed, standard Pennsylvania-style barn was constructed with a real slate roof on the homestead of the Hartong family in Green, Ohio. After more than a century of service, the worn out slate roof—and the rotting wood structural support system beneath it—have finally received a facelift.
When it was time to transform New Orleans’ historic Barnett’s Furniture store into an Ace Hotel, designers wanted to maintain the 90-year-old building’s original Art Deco façade, but also upgrade the structure’s features. Building professionals selected aluminum-framed windows, designed to replicate the look of steel-framed installations popular in the early 20th century.