Glass Expo Midwest™ Offers Attendees an Opportunity to View Chicago

The Willis Tower's All-Glass Ledge is one of the many places that will be visited during a tour of some of Chicago's famous architectural sites offered to attendees of Glass Expo Midwest™ 2010.

Glass Expo Midwest is set to take place March 16-17 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, Ill. Designed by architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, The Ledge is a series of glass observation boxes, or bays, that extend out 4.3 feet from the west side of the Willis Tower's 103rd floor, standing 1,450 feet and 110 stories tall. The Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. 

The group tour will take place March 17, 2010, leaving the registration desk at 3 p.m., taking in other well-known Chicago glazing sites and wrapping up at 6 p.m., for a tour of The Ledge. Ludek (Lou) Cerny, vice president of glazing contractor MTH Industries in Hillside, Ill., will moderate the tour. The cost is $20.00 per person and does include transportation. Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. On-site registration will not be accepted, so be sure to sign-up before February 26. Registration is available by calling 540/720-5584 or visiting online at

In addition to this special tour, Glass Expo Midwest has also been expanded to include Fenestration Day, designed for door and window manufacturers, taking place March 16, and the Architect's Educational Forum on March 17, which will provide architects an opportunity to earn continuing education credits.* For information on attending, call 540/720-5584, ext. 150, or visit

For information on exhibiting call 540/720-5584, ext. 115, or visit

Glass Expo Midwest™ is sponsored by:

The Illinois Glazing Association, the Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin Glass Associations, Detroit Glass Dealers Association and the Association of Glazing Contractors, USGlass, Door & Window Manufacturer, Architects' Guide to Glass, AGRR and Window Film magazines

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