The new Bell Museum of Natural History and Planetarium that is currently under construction in Falcon Heights features bird-safe fritted glass windows. Though less than 30 percent of the museum will be glass, the second-floor box window is 25 feet high by 80 feet wide. The museum opens summer 2018.
The fritted glass windows are screen printed with dot patterns to appear as solid surfaces to birds, which can often fly into reflective windows.
After Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium made headlines for its unsafe-for-avians glass finish, one of Falcon Heights’ newest additions is attempting to be a safer structure for the birds.
A man attempted to steal a case of expensive vodka from Merwin Liquors in Falcon Heights on Jan. 18. A clerk broke up the theft, though the thief hit the clerk in the head with a bottle as he got away.
The man who entered Merwin Liquors in Falcon Heights the evening of Jan. 18 grabbed a case of Grey Goose vodka and made for the door, an indication he didn’t plan on paying for it.