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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All photos:  Harunori Noda / courtesy CTBUH
July 10, 2014 | CTBUH

BioSkin, a system of water-filled ceramic pipes that cools the exterior surface of buildings and their surrounding mi...

Images courtesy of FLEXLAB
July 10, 2014 | BD+C Staff

 

DOE’s new FLEXLAB is a first-of-its-kind simulator that lets users test energy-efficient building systems in...

July 10, 2014 | Vetrotech Saint-Gobain USA

Vetrotech is the first fire-rated glass company in the world to have made a comprehensive life cycle assessment of fi...

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 10, 2014 | Steinberg SF Studio

Grant and Saheba left their previous architectural firms, AECOM and Handel respectively, because they saw the opportu...

July 10, 2014 | USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council announced the launch of an expanded online data visualization resource that will allo...

The JW Marriott Hanoi features an unusual cantilevered design, with a curled sha
July 09, 2014 | Raissa Rocha, Associate Editor

An international Building Team unites to create Vietnam’s first JW Marriott luxury property.

 

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 09, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

California's largest general building contractor just opened up an office in San Jose, and named Nicholas Sandersfeld...

July 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Residents are trying to block developers from destroying historic architecture in Tokyo's Yanaka district, where a re...

July 09, 2014 | Harvard Business School

Expected to open in 2018, the facility will combine the elements of a large-scale conference center, a performance sp...

July 09, 2014 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Editor

Though New York and Los Angeles are often seen as the sole hubs for design jobs, other design epicenters are scattere...

All renderings courtesy SOM
July 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The lightweight and luminous design "responds to its setting and creates a striking infrastructural icon for the city...

The Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton replaces an outmoded hospital on the base.
July 08, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Through advanced coordination methods and an experimental contract method, the Building Team for Camp Pendleton’s new...

Renderings: Zaha Hadid Architects
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the cost and size of her stadium design for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, a Japanese archite...

Photo courtesy National Building Museum
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The maze, located in the National Building Museum, is a precursor to an exhibit showcasing some of BIG's projects. To...

Photos courtesy of the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum
July 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Eighty-seven years after Frank Lloyd Wright designed an ornamental gas station for the city of Buffalo, the structure...

Glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can all i
July 07, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

The glass type, glass coating, shading patterns, vents, and framing system can impact an IGU’s risk for a thermal bre...

The Alfond Center for Health, Augusta, Maine, uses massing to create a Village
July 07, 2014 | Robert Cassidy, Editorial Director

Extensive use of local contractors, vendors, and laborers brings a Maine hospital project in months ahead of schedule...

For the west faade of the 77,000-sf Farm Credit Services of America Corporate O
July 07, 2014 | Brick Industry Association

From wild architectural shapes to unique color blends and pattern arrangements, these projects demonstrate the design...

July 07, 2014 | Tyco SimplexGrinnell

Built for quick, easy navigation and with an intuitive content management system, the site features customer-focused...

Renderings courtesy Dubai Holding
July 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

To add to Dubai's already impressive portfolio of world's tallest tower and world's largest natural flower garden, Du...

Renderings courtesy SPARK
July 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In an attempt to reunite the nation of Singapore with its harbor, SPARK Architects has designed the "solar orchid"—se...

Channel glass exterior faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products/NBBJ
July 07, 2014 | Technical Glass Products

The University of San Francisco’s new John Lo Schiavo Center for Science and Innovation brings science to the forefro...

Rendering courtesy of Mirvish+Gehry Toronto
July 03, 2014 | BD+C Staff

After being criticized for the original tower complex, architect Frank Gehry unveils a new design that is more subtle...

July 03, 2014 | The Clark Art Institute

Combining the talents of four noted architects, the project unites the new Clark Center, designed by Tadao Ando, with...

July 03, 2014 | Birdair

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and ROSSETTI, the architect of record for the Arthur Ashe Stadium, tapped...

All renderings courtesy of Neoscape
July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Organizers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, recently unveiled designs for...

Downtown Brooklyn. Image via Google Maps
July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

JDS Development partners with SHoP to construct a 70-story building at 775-feet tall, unprecedented for downtown Broo...

July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Designed by WRNS Studio, the Firehouse Clinic will encourage local residents with limited healthcare access to consid...

Rubber floor tiles in 24x24-inch modules were water-jet cut to accommodate custo
July 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

Rectangular tiles, digital graphic applications, the resurgence of terrazzo, and product transparency headline today’...

The canopies will provide shade and note paths to recreation and seating areas.
July 02, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The series of projects, called the Al Farjan Recreational Sports Facilities, have been designed in such a way that th...

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