Why glass remains the top choice for today’s skyscrapers

May 4, 2018 Sanjana Saluja

When it comes to selecting a finish of choice, the developers behind many of today’s most famous skyscrapers have opted for glass. JLL Real Views finds out why.

Glass towers are one of the great symbols of the modern age — and their glazed facades, not to mention the technology behind them, are evolving in response to climate change and modern tastes.

The facades on eight of the top ten skyscrapers in the world are substantially or predominantly composed of glass.

This is the finish that particularly appeals to major corporations. “Glass is what everyone is looking for,” says JLL’s Katie Krelle, Associate Director — Project Management. “You can see that in iconic buildings in London such as the Shard and the Gherkin. The look and feel are important – that’s all to do with branding. Corporates want a building to match their reputation.”

Click here to explore the wealth of benefits that glass facades bring not just for a building, but for companies and employees too.

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