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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Sasaki's MyCampus interactive mapping program
April 23, 2014 | Chris Sgarzi, Sasaki Associates

Advanced methods of data collection, applied both prior to design and after opening, are bringing a new focus to the...

April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The American Institute of Architects' Committee on the Environment has selected the top ten examples of sustainable a...

B2 rendering, copyright SHoP
April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

At 32 stories, the B2 residential tower at Atlantic Yards has been widely lauded as a bellwether for modular construc...

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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Archibot, by Han Seok Nam courtesy ArchDaily
April 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Archibot is intended to take technical data and translate it into full-scale physical markings on construction si...

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons
April 23, 2014 | AIA

The March ABI score was 48.8, down sharply from a mark of 50.7 in February. This score reflects a decrease in design...

April 23, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST This is sponsored content

For a recent renovation of a stairwell and exit corridors at Ridgewood High School in Norridge, Ill., the design team...

 

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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April 22, 2014 | KTGY Group

The new $44 million community is situated on eight acres, directly adjacent to the local Park-n-Ride, and a quick wal...

April 22, 2014 | Gypsum Association

The Gypsum Association has released GA-227-13, “Recommendations for the Prevention of Ceiling Cracking.” The publicat...

The terminal is expected to serve 150 million passengers per year. Renderings: c
April 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In partnership with the Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, Grimshaw Architects has revealed its pla...

According to DBIA's new report, design-build requires more than a good contract
April 21, 2014 | DBIA

Design-build requires more than a good contract and appropriate risk allocation, says the DBIA. Everyone from the own...

Embodying the theme little mountains, the 35,000-sf museum will be located in
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff
Embodying the theme “little mountains,” the 35,000-sf museum will be located in a former college laboratory buildin...
The Aon Center in Chicago was first designated a BOMA 360 building in 2010. Phot
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In the first quarter of 2014, the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International certified 66 properti...

Photo: Albert Herring via Wikimedia Commons/Flickr
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that distinct portions of a mixed-used building may be treate...

Photo: Chmee2 via Wikimedia Commons
April 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company, faces $2.3 million in proposed fines from th...

For an 1893 academic building in the Collegiate Gothic style at Bryn Mawr (Pa.)
April 16, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Building Teams must focus on a number of key decisions in order to arrive at the optimal solution: repair the windows...

April 15, 2014 | Holcim

The fourth cycle of the USD 2 million International Holcim Awards competition attracted more than 6,000 projects and...

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, Mich. Photo credit: Justin Macono
April 15, 2014 | AISC

Zaha Hadid's Broad Art Museum and One World Trade Center are among the projects honored by the American Institute of...

David Chipperfield Architects has won the Nobel Center architectural competition
April 15, 2014 | Nobel Center

The distinctive building, with its shimmering vertical brass elements and glass façade design, beat out two other fin...

The "first fuel": Avoided energy use from energy efficiency in 11 IEA member cou
April 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Avoided energy use attributable to energy-efficiency investments has resulted in a contribution outstripping the annu...

April 15, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Hadid's design, which will become the fifth hotel tower in the City of Dreams entertainment hub, features a latticed...

ECO Modern Flats is a wellness-oriented apartment complex in Fayetteville, Ark.,
April 14, 2014 | Urban Land Institute

Sustainable and wellness-related design strategies embody a strong return on investment, according to a report by the...

The new College of Engineering expansion was designed by Perkins+Will and Moment
April 14, 2014 | McCownGordon Construction

The facility will consolidate instructional, research, and office space from across campus into a flexible environmen...

April 11, 2014 | Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Two blocks of offices will be centerpiece of new cultural and lifestyle district in the West Bund Media Port.

Renderings: courtesy PortAventura Resort
April 11, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Clad in the carmaker's signature "Ferrari red," the hotel will resemble the grill and hood of one of its iconic cars....

David Uffelman is the new President of Foulger-Pratt Contracting.
April 10, 2014 | Foulger-Pratt Contracting

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April 10, 2014 | CertainTeed Ceilings

CertainTeed Ceilings' campaign strives to bring sound acoustics to workplaces, schools, and healthcare facilities....

April 10, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, nine make their living as contractors.

April 10, 2014 | Bluebeam

Bluebeam is holding the second annual Bluebeam eXtreme Awards at the 2014 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference in Hollywood, C...

Paul Erb, VP, will assume responsibility for McCarthy Building Companies' new Si
April 09, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies Inc.

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