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 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Urban Land Institute held brainstorming sessions over the last several months involving more than 70 engineers, a...

October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fannie Mae’s new report on energy usage in the multifamily sector found that affordable properties use 28% less energ...

All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron and Ian Schrager Company, the project
October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Herzog & de Meuron will partner with interior designer John Pawson to design a 28-story tower for Manhattan's Bow...

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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Image: Thomas Pintaric via Wikimedia Commons
October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Los Angeles reversed course last month on a regulation that had barred skyscrapers from having slanted roofs or spire...

Photo: James G. Howes via Wikimedia Commons
October 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A record 10.7 billion rides were taken on public transit in the United States last year. And a national survey of Ame...

The Sydney Opera House was 1,357% over budget and completed 10 years past deadli
October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Montreal's Olympic Stadium and the Sydney Opera House are among the landmark projects to bust their budgets, accordin...

 

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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Infographic courtesy Pop Chart Lab
October 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

From the Parthenon to the Burj Khalifa, a new infographic and poster from Pop Chart Lab chronicles 90 of the greatest...

October 02, 2014 | USGBC

Each of these neighborhood redevelopment projects are notable for their planned affordable housing, compact design, c...

Rendering of new office for NAC|Architecture, Los Angeles. Courtesy of NAC|Archi
October 02, 2014 | NAC|Architecture

The combined firm has offices in California, Colorado, and Washington, and offers a wide range of services, from land...

Renderings courtesy of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange
October 02, 2014 | Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

Johnson Fain and Rios Clementi Hale Studios have been commissioned by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange to upgrade...

Katzen Arts Center, American University, Washington, D.C., designed by EYP. Phot
October 01, 2014 | EYP

The merger unites 530 professionals to better address some of the most critical issues facing our nation, namely educ...

October 01, 2014 | Getty Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House and Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House are among the buildings to receive grants.

October 01, 2014 | LaCantina Doors

LaCantina Doors selected for Most Innovative Window and Best Industry Website

September 30, 2014 | Stephen Powell and Magnus Nilsson, CBRE Healthcare

Implementing collocation via the Big Room concept will remove silos, ensure a cadence for daily communication, promot...

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Scientists at MIT have found a way to decrease the carbon emissions that result from concrete production: reducing th...

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In August, Simon Fraser University's community think tank, SFU Public Square, launched the RISE competition to find c...

Century Villages at Cabrillo in Long Beach, Calif., is one of 11 projects select
September 30, 2014 | USGBC

Eleven projects have been selected for the 2014 Affordable Green Neighborhoods grant program. Each will receive $31,0...

September 30, 2014 | MBCI

The new, responsive site is designed with the contractor, architect and specification writing professionals in mind a...

The 200-meter mixed-use high-rise will be located near Jrn Utzon's iconic Opera
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

By dividing the 200-meter building into five separate volumes and placing atria throughout each volume, the spaces be...

The agency intends to use BIM as a life cycle tool where the models are maintain
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command will begin its Building Information Management and Modeling (BIM) Phase...

One Sansome Street, San Francisco. Photo: Minesweeper via Wikimedia Commons
September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

One Sansome Street, San Francisco is the first building in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum v4 certification. The bu...

September 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from the World Green Building Council finds “overwhelming evidence” to support office design as a signif...

Photo: Riisipuuro via Wikimedia Commons
September 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

New York enacted a new law that could make firefighting a bit safer by mandating property owners inform government an...

Renderings courtesy Snhetta
September 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The competition-winning New Central Library is now in the final design stages, after two years of community engagemen...

Rendering of Hy-Fi, winner of the Bronze Award. Image courtesy Holcim Foundation
September 29, 2014 | Holcim Foundation

The 13 Holcim Award winners for North America illustrate how sustainable construction continues to evolve.

Renderings courtesy Atelier Jean Nouvel
September 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Of the design, Nouvel describes it as inspired by the simplicity of “a single brush stroke.” 

September 25, 2014 | Zumtobel Group Award

The system uses the bio-chemical process of photosynthesis to absorb CO2 emissions, while cultivating microalgae to g...

CSHQA office, Boise, Idaho. Photo: Nichiha
September 25, 2014 | Nichiha Sponsored Content

When it came time for CSHQA, an award-winning, full-service architecture and engineering firm, to move office locatio...

September 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Aarhus Island will be a waterside development in Denmark's second-largest city. The mixed-use development will implem...

September 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Plans for a new hotel in the Persian Gulf are taking Dubai’s Palm Islands concept to a whole new level—underwater, th...

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