The High Line effect: Placemaking as an economic development engine

Eight years into the transformation of an elevated section of New York Central Railroad’s West Side Line into a public park, the $273 million project is being hailed as a resounding win for the city. Photo: Beyond My Ken via Wikimedia Commons

Cultural Facilities | March 02, 2015 | David Barista

As big money and eager tourists flock to Chelsea, cities across the globe are starting to take notice. Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, Toronto, and Washington, D.C., are among the metros currently planning High Line-inspired park projects.

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October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The reorganized document is organized from an engineer’s perspective. The requirements flow more intuitively and have...

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October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The U.S. Dept. of Energy will spend $9 million to encourage investments in energy-saving technologies that can be tes...

October 30, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

Extending the deadline gives LEED users additional time to prepare for LEED v4, the latest version of LEED, which fea...

Downloaded by thousands: This popular report addresses the inherited costs of the design-bid-build process, as related to the often mission-critical stage of steel joist and deck design. 

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Perkins Eastman and Turner Construction led the effort to convert the once-endan
October 30, 2014 | Perkins Eastman/LBL

The merger will significantly build upon the established practices—particularly healthcare—of both firms and diversif...

One Bryant Park, New York. Photo: Ryan Browne, Cook+Fox Architects via Wikipedia
October 29, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The Appraisal Foundation is striving to improve appraisers’ understanding of green valuation.

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October 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The museum is slated for an early 2018 completion, and will include a hall of fame, theater, retail space, and a 20,0...

 

Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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October 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York-based landscape architecture firm SCAPE won the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s 2014 Fuller Challenge, billed...

October 29, 2014 | AIA

Of the 2,464 projects accounted for in AIA's 2030 Commitment 2013 Progress Report, 401 are meeting the 60% carbon red...

A white wavy faade would distinguish a renovated Miami Convention Center. The c
October 28, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city of Miami has awarded an $11 million contract for its on-again, off-again convention center renovation to Den...

October 28, 2014 | Kean University

Winner of the AIA Gold Medal, the National Medal of the Arts, the Topaz Medallion and the Driehaus Prize for Architec...

The buildings design was made possible by Seattles Deep Green Pilot Program th
October 27, 2014 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The Bullitt Center in Seattle, which some say is the world's most efficient office building is not only influencing h...

A rendering of the proposed Mace Innovation Center, which would add 2.6 million
October 27, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The city plans to develop two "innovation centers" with a total of seven million sf of commercial space geared for lo...

Starbucks stores are profiled in the report, as the company has opened 500-LEED
October 27, 2014 | USGBC

The "LEED In Motion: Retail" report includes USGBC’s conceptualization of the future of retail, emphasizing the econo...

October 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the breakthrough products to make BuildingGreen's annual Top-10 Green Building Products list are halogen-free p...

Renderings courtesy Studio Gang Architects
October 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jeanne Gang's design reinvents the Florida room with shaded, asymmetrical balconies.

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October 27, 2014 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state would open design competitions to fix and upgrade New York City’s agin...

The LEED Gold Evie Garret Dennis E-12 Campus supports 1,600 Pre-K through 12th-g
October 27, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

A study by DLR Group and Colorado State University attempts to quantify the student performance benefits of green sch...

The EVEN Hotels wellness brand by InterContinental Hotels Group provides exercis
October 27, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

These days, hotels are promoting health and wellness programs that go beyond the typical fitness center or spa.

October 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes the addition of a 205-meter-high tower and research center, as well as the renovation of an hist...

Public Safety Headquarters, Detroit. Photo: courtesy Valspar
October 23, 2014 | Valspar Sponsored Content

First constructed as an office for the Internal Revenue Service, the city's new public safety headquarters had more r...

October 23, 2014 | Santiago Calatrava, LLC

Saturday marked the public "ground blessing" ceremony for the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, the Greek Orthodox Chur...

Photo credit: Jens Lindhe, courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
October 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mimicking the unearthing of archaeological sites, Henning Larsen Architects' recently opened Moesgaard Museum in Denm...

The Guangzhou Circle.
October 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

During a literary symposium in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged architects, authors, actors, and other art...

October 23, 2014 | AIA

AIA reported the September ABI score was 55.2, up from a mark of 53.0 in August. This score reflects an increase in d...

October 22, 2014 | PwC US

The "18-hour city" and the "Darwinian market" are among the top U.S. commercial real estate trends cited in a new rep...

October 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The tilted-cube design was designed to visually disorient the viewer and create visual lightness in the harsh landsca...

With 57 units in Phase 1 of the project, Orchards at Orenco in Hillsboro, Ore.,
October 22, 2014 | Amy McIntosh, Associate Editor

Passive House, an ultra-efficient building standard that originated in Germany, has been used for single-family homes...

October 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The bright-white structures will feature a curvilinear form, mimicking bones and ligament. 

All illustrations: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
October 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At the conclusion of the show, the modular classroom structure will be moved to a permanent location in New Orleans'...

Foster + Partners' proposed design for the Wuhan resort. Renderings: courtesy Ju
October 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jumeirah Group, a hotel group forming a part of investment group Dubai Holding, has chosen Zaha Hadid and Norman Fost...

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