Hidden Georgia Tech: The Glass Shop
By Victor Rogers September 28, 2015
Across the Georgia Tech campus, hidden spaces and forgotten places await rediscovery. Some are relics of an earlier time, difficult to find and explore. Others are very much in view, but often overlooked. Hidden Georgia Tech is a photo essay series highlighting places on campus that are hidden in plain sight.
THE GLASSBLOWING SHOP
On the lower level of the Ford Environmental Science and Technology Building, Georgia Tech’s scientific glassblower repairs cracked condensers and other glass equipment from labs across campus. The work is much like that of a precision welder, combining hand skills, using torches and lathes, with lasers, diamond grinding and lapping machines, and computer-assisted furnaces. Take a look inside the Glassblowing Shop through the images below.
The Glassblowing Shop
Photos by Rob Felt