We’ve been in business for over forty years. As you would expect, we have seen a ton of windows. Unfortunately, we haven’t had the privilege to work with any windows like the ones we’re about to introduce to you. Read on to learn about five of the most unique windows in the entire world. 

Notre Dame Cathedral South Rose Window

This window is one of the most famous windows in the world. It was built in 1260 by designer Jean de Chelles and has been one of tourists’ favorite attractions at the Notre Dame Cathedral ever since.

People love the South Rose Window because due to the way it is positioned in the building, the sunlight shines through it during daylight hours to create a beautiful, colored pattern across the walls and floor. It is the largest of the three rose windows adorning the cathedral. Although the glass is no longer original, it does not take away from the breathtaking sight to behold.

Also noteworthy is the fact that following the tragic fire at Notre Dame in 2019, all three of the rose windows remained intact.  

China’s Hengqin Ocean Kingdom Aquarium Window

The window at Hengqin Ocean Kingdom allows for a larger-than-life view of some of the most exotic sea creatures on the planet. This window panel is an astonishing 39.6 meters by 8.3 meters. 

The aquarium was the 10th most visited theme park in the world in 2018, visited by 10.83 million people. It’s safe to say that this massive window was a factor in attracting so many guests. 

The Tiny Window of The George Hotel 

George Hotel has England’s smallest window. Whereas the Notre Dame Cathedral South Rose Window and Hengqin Aquarium window would be difficult to miss, you could look right at the George Hotel window and mistake it for a crack in the bricks. 

It looks very unimpressive, as it is simply a slit in the bricks. It may not be aesthetically pleasing, but it’s rich with history. 

Sources say that “a porter once waited inside the building, peering through the crack. It wasn’t a glamorous job, nor was its purpose to gather any secret intel about the happenings on the street. The watcher was a dutiful employee, keeping a lookout for any stagecoaches that may need immediate attention.” Even back in the 15th century, hotels were always on the lookout for business!

Glass-Clad Polycarbonate Windows

These windows are also known as “bulletproof” windows. Glass-Clad Polycarbonate is thirty times stronger than acrylic and five-hundred times stronger than regular glass. 

Living up to the name, windows made from polycarbonate can actually stop bullets. Fun fact, the windows of the President’s limousine have five layers of glass-clad polycarbonate.

The Institute for Sound and Vision 

The Institute for Sound and Vision in the Netherlands was built with the goal of keeping Dutch audiovisual heritage alive. The building hosts one of the largest collections of audiovisual archives in the world. 

Why is this building on the same list as some of the world’s most amazing windows? 

It’s on this list because the building is covered entirely by windows; 2,224 of them to be exact! Each window features its own stained color pattern. The windows are gorgeous and make the building itself a work of art

Get Your Windows With American Windows Products

Here at American Windows Products, we have some note-worthy windows ourselves. Our service team would love to help you find and install your new set of windows. 

“They put in 11 windows in one day! Very professional crew & salesman, Roger. I will recommend to others. Thank you for a job well done.”Suzzane W. 

If you’re in the market for new windows, reach out to our team of professionals today. We have many options and can help you find the perfect windows for your home or business.