Warner Bros. Studios, Glass Building

Burbank, CA

Market: Office


Warner Bros. Studio



The Glass Building is a four-story office building built over a parking structure.  The steel moment-frame building features a structurally-glazed curtain wall.  As a result of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the building experienced glass breakage, glass separation from the silicone sealants that bound the glass to the curtain wall framing, and damage to supporting framing.  SGH investigated the causes of curtain wall failure.