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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Vikings Stadium construction, April 2014. Photo: Runner1928 via Wikimedia Common
July 30, 2014 | American Institute of Architects

Semiannual Consensus Construction Forecast predicts 4.9% increase this year, 8% next year, with offices and retail fa...

Farmers' markets, like this one in Austin, Texas, are prized features of the urb
July 30, 2014 | Sasaki Associates

Urban dwellers love food-related resources, public spaces, and historic structures—but really hate traffic, lack of p...

July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Students at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences designed a solar panel that can double as living space for t...

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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July 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Geological Service recently released an update of U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps that reflect the latest...

Image: courtesy Western Window Systems
July 30, 2014 | Sponsored Content

In this exclusive three-part video series, BD+C offers a look "Inside" Western Window Systems, a manufacturer of bi-f...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Star Wars director George Lucas selected Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects and Beijing firm MAD to design his prop...

 

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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July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The acquisition comes just two weeks after AECOM's $6 billion deal to acquire rival engineering and construction comp...

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The unique approvals complement the existing End Use Configuration testing exclusively conducted in association with...

Regional Blood Center, Raciborz, Poland. Photo credit: Bartlomiej Senkowski  FA
July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by FAAB Architektura, the project's aesthetic was guided by its function. The color scheme, facade panel glo...

July 29, 2014 | MAGDI

Stuart will support the firm's $375 million multifamily residential design studio.

Coborn Plaza, a mixed-use development, is a P3 involving 5th Avenue Development,
July 29, 2014 | AIAI

Resource explores P3 best practices, including legislation and procurement methods.

Office reconstruction to suit new work styles is becoming a hot category. A Buil
July 29, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham

Following years of fairly lackluster demand for commercial property remodeling, reconstruction revenue is improving,...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Structure Tone, Turner, and Gilbane top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction con...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, URS, and Wiss, Janney, Elstner top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction...

July 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Stantec, HDR, and HOK top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest reconstruction architecture and...

Energy-efficiency retrofits are on pace to grow more than 7% a year through 2023
July 28, 2014 | Navigant Research

Payback periods remain a critical factor for decisionmakers on retrofit projects, report finds.

July 28, 2014 | LEO A DALY

New hire will work with healthcare and federal market sectors on programs specifically for the Department of Veterans...

July 28, 2014 | KSQ Architects

Move creates Charlotte, N.C., office with expertise in higher education, K-12, multifamily, and healthcare. 

July 28, 2014 | Council on Tall Buildings

The 10 Year Award recognizes proven value and performance in a tall building, across one or more of a wide range of c...

Secaucus, N.J., has become one of the nations hot spots for colocation and clou
July 28, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

The growth of modular and containerized data center solutions may eventually hinder the growth of traditional data ce...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Holder, Turner, and DPR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center contractors and c...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Fluor, Jacobs, and Syska Hennessy top Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center engineer...

July 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Corgan, and HDR head Building Design+Construction's 2014 ranking of the largest data center architecture and...

July 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Vandals set fire to a stolen van in the park, which in turn caught the tarp covering the pavilion's 50-year old Terra...

July 24, 2014 | Hord Coplan Macht

The merger will create a full-service practice with offices in Baltimore, MD, Denver, CO and Alexandria, VA that offe...

July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The concept behind the research is to slice the stalk of bamboo grass into smaller pieces to bond together and form s...

July 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Authorities have decided to move 4,400 squatters out of Venezuela's third-tallest skyscraper, allegedly to investigat...

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