The Family of Rosa Anna Abbott and John Joseph LaValle

SolarCool and LHR Installations

Harold Donley was a research chemist at PPG Industries Glass Research Center in Pittsburgh. Harold discovered and developed the process for one of PPG's solar control architectural glasses, marketed as SolarCool after having worked on refinements of a previous reflective architectural glass coating, LHR. These products are installed at various locations throughout the world. Some of those installations are listed below. The links in the table of installations usually leave the Abbott-LaValle Web site. You will have to use your Web browser's back button to return to the Abbott-LaValle site. Read Harold's Story for more information about his career with PPG Industries.

SolarCool and LHR United States Sites

LocationBuildingReflective Glass Coating
AR, TucsonTucson Medical CenterSolarCool
CA, BurbankWarner Bros. Parking, W. Olive AvenueSolarCool Bronze
CA, Los AngelesBonaventure HotelSolarCool Bronze
CA, Los AngelesKilroy Association Building (Airport)SolarCool Gray Twindow
CA, Los AngelesWilshire Grand BuildingSolarCool Gray
CA, Newport BeachKoll Center Newport (See also [1], [2])SolarCool Bronze
CA, Plaza LaReinaFirst Los Angeles BankSolarCool Gray
CA, San DiegoCrossroads Office ParkSolarCool Gray
CA, San FranciscoCrocker Bank Computer CenterLHR
CA, San JoseIBM Silicon Valley Lab (formerly Santa Teresa Lab)SolarCool Gray
CO, DenverCarrara PlaceSolarCool Gray Twindow
CO, DenverEnergy Center OneSolarCool Bronze
CO, DenverTerrace BuildingSolarCool Gray Twindow
D.C., WashingtonSkylight over National Gallery of Art Café (See a photo with Harold's son, Ed)SolarCool
FL, JacksonvilleSan Jose Country ClubLHR SolarGray
FL, New SmyrnaCoronado Beach BankSolarCool Bronze
FL, OrlandoCentral Park First National BankSolarCool
FL, OrlandoMDTR Foundation BuildingSolarCool
FL, Panama CityProfessional Office BuildingSolarCool Bronze
GA, Atlanta2001 Gordon Road BuildingSolarCool Bronze
GA, AtlantaGeorgia Power Company offices, 241 Ralph McGill Boulevard, 1981SolarCool Bronze and Solarban
GA, AtlantaRegency Hyatt House Hotel Peachtree BuildingLHR SolarBronze
GA, AtlantaTucker Office BuildingSolarCool
IL, BannockburnBannockburn Lake Office PlazaSolarCool Gray
LA, New OrleansSouthern Yacht ClubSolarCool Bronze
LA, ShreveportPhysicians SquareSolarCool
MA, HolyokeFalls-Mechnics Savings BankLHR SolarBronze
MI, DetroitMental Health UnitSolarCool
MI, DetroitPlaza Hotel, Detroit Rennaissance Center (See also [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], and [6])LHR
MI, Troy911 Big Beaver Road BuildingSolarCool Bronze
MN, MinneapolisGeneral Mills Offices (See also [1].)LHR SolarGray
NC, DurhamCounty Judicial Building Annex, 201 N. Roxboro Street (corner of Roxboro and Parris Streets)SolarCool Bronze
NY, Long IslandNorth Shore University Hospital in ManhassetSolarCool Gray
NY, New YorkCorporate Headquarters, Irving Trust (built in 1931. Was it re-glazed with new glass? See also [1], [2], and [3])SolarCool Bronze
NY, New YorkGrand Hyatt Hotel (facade over old Commodore Hotel) (See also [1], [2], [3], and [4].)SolarCool Gray
NY, New YorkPark Avenue Plaza Building (See also [1], and [2].)LHR Solex
NY, New YorkUnited Nations Plaza (See also [1], [2], and [3].)LHR Solex Twindow
OH, ColumbusEast Green Office CommonSolarCool Bronze
OH, ColumbusHyatt Regency Hotel (See also [1].)SolarCool Bronze Twindow
OH, BrooklynOffice BuildingSolarCool Azuria
OH, ReynoldsburgJ. C. Penney Distribution CenterSolarCool Bronze
OK, TulsaHome Federal Savings and LoanLHR SolarBronze
OR, PortlandNorthwest Natural Gas BuildingSolarCool Bronze
PA, Berwyn400 Berwyn ParkSolarCool Azurlite
PA, Bryn MawrMDRT Foundation Hall, American College of Life UnderwritersSolarCool
PA, CanonsburgChampion International MovingSolarCool Azurlite
PA, PhiladelphiaWills Eye Hospital (See also [1].)SolarCool
PA, PhiladelphiaGraduate Research Center of Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of PennsylvaniaLHR SolarBronze
PA, PittsburghKaufmann's Century III Mall, West Mifflin, PASolarCool Bronze
PA, PittsburghMellon Bank (old Dravo Building) (See also [1].)SolarCool
PA, PittsburghPatterson Building (PPG Place or Fourth Avenue)SolarCool
PA, PittsburghPittsburgh National Bank (See also [1], [2], and [3].)SolarCool Bronze
PA, PittsburghSaks Fifth AvenueSolarCool Gray
PA, PittsburghTwo Chatham CenterSolarCool Gray Twindow
PA, PittsburghWestinghouse Research Center (Monroeville)LHR
TX, DallasMeadow Central IIILHRSolar Bronze
TX, DallasOne Brookriver PlaceSolarCool
TX, DallasThe Atrium at Bent TreeSolarCool Bronze
TX, Houston111 Greenspoint PlazaSolarCool Bronze Twindow
TX, HoustonGlassell School of Art, Museum of Fine ArtsPittsburgh Corning SolarCool Glass Block
TX, San AntonioFairway Executive TowersSolarCool Bronze
TX, San AntonioMercantile Bank BuildingsLHR
TX, TerrellAmerican National BankLHR SolarGray
WA, SeattleFourth Avenue Office BuildingSolarCool Bronze
WI, MadisonNational Guardian Life InsuranceLHR
WI, MilwaukeeSouth Milwaukee Public Library (Tenth Avenue)LHR Solex
WI, RacineThe Boston StoreSolarCool Gray

SolarCool and LHR Foreign Sites

LocationBuildingReflective Glass Coating
Australia, BrisbaneColourcorp BuildingSolarCool Azurlite
Canada, MontrealProvince of Quebec pavilion at Canada Expo 1967 (See also [1].)LHR
Canada, Vancouver, B.C.Westcoast BuildingLHR SolarBronze
China, BejingGreat Wall HotelSolarCool
China, HongkongUnited Centre, overlooking harborLHR SolarBronze
Columbia, ManzalesBanco CafeteroSolarCool Bronze
England, LondonOlsen Operations, Amenity Centre on London docksLHR SolarGray
France, ParisOrly International Airport (click on the link for "Visites virtuelles", then click on "Environnement ORYTECH", and finally click on the small grey spheres on the map)SolarCool
France, Paris (outside)Offices of Caisse de Credit Agricole de l'YonneLHR SolarBronze
Germany, DusseldorfMain Administration Building of the Kaufring GmbhLHR
Germany, FrankfurtAdministration Building of the Bank Kreditanstalt für WiederaufbauLHR
Germany, FrankfurtAdministration Building of New Terminal West, Frankfurt AirportLHR SolarGray
Germany, HamburgNovaVersicherungen a-G.LHR SolarGray
Japan, KochiKochi Institute Of Technology Library (See also [1].)SolarCool Azurlite
Switzerland, BerneOffice Building EichaldeSolarBronze
Switzerland, GenevaEuropean Free Trade Association BuildingLHR
Switzerland, ZurichRZ Institute of ETH (technical school)LHR
Venezuela, Caracas, Los Palos GrandesLos Palos Grandes BuildingSolarCool Gray
Venezuela, Caracas, La CastellanaLa Castellana TowerSolarCool Gray
Venezuela, Caracas, AltamiraFour Seasons Hotel (See also [1].)SolarCool Gray
Venezuela, Caracas, ChacaoAvenida Libertador BuildingSolarCool Azurlite