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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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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The 300-acre National Harbor mixed-use district is situated on the Potomac River
April 09, 2014 | Julie S. Higginbotham, Senior Editor

AEC firms, developers, and investors worldwide are bullish on hotels. Our hospitality Giants share what’s new in this...

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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Photos and renderings: courtesy PGAV Destinations and Chimelong Ocean Kingdom
April 09, 2014 | PGAV Destinations & Guinness World Records

With its seven salt and fresh water aquariums, totaling 12.87 million gallons, the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park...

Installation of steel deck (here, from manufacturer New Millennium Building Syst
April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Building Teams have been using steel decks with proven success for 75 years. Building Design+Construction consulted w...

April 09, 2014 | Arup 

Hodkinson has spent his professional career at Arup and brings more than 40 years' experience in large-scale projects...

 

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 09, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

Green Building Initiative President Jerry Yudelson presented a keynote talk on April 8th at the ASHRAE High-Performan...

April 09, 2014 | BD+C Staff

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

Phase Three of the Battersea Power Station Development is designed by Gehry Part
April 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Phase 3 of the massive redevelopment of the London landmark will include more than 1,300 residential units, a 160-roo...

April 08, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named to the class of 2014, 10 make their living as engineers.

All renderings, plans: courtesy Payette and Northeastern University
April 08, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building is designed to maximize potential of serendipitous meeting...

Wyatt Frantom, Associate and Senior Architectural Designer, Gensler, Los Angeles
April 07, 2014 | Julie Higginbotham, Senior Editor

Of the up-and-coming AEC professionals to be named 40 Under 40 winners by the editors of Building Design+Construction...

Photo: Feelart via FreeDigitalPhotos.net
April 07, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard answers such questions as: Should the measurements of a building’s area used in the equation to derive e...

Photo: courtesy LBNL
April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A new report from LBNL says that white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs at “cooling the globe.”...

April 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The district’s intent to use natural features to absorb stormwater reflects an urban trend that other cities includin...

April 04, 2014 | SchenkelShultz Architecture

As the centerpiece of the 45-acre campus, which is its first phase of a planned 215-acre mixed-use development, the 1...

Photo: courtesy CBRE Healthcare
April 02, 2014 | Mike Denney, Managing Director, CBRE Healthcare

A growing number of healthcare organizations are moving to an integrated real estate model in an effort to better man...

The rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C
April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett, Contributing Editors

Aligning thermal breaks and applying air barriers are among the top design and installation tricks recommended by bui...

ESIF merges three very specialized components: an ultra-energy efficient workpla
April 02, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility takes top honors in R&D Magazine's 48th annual lab design awards. 

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April 02, 2014 | Autodesk

The Autodesk InfraWorks 360 family of offerings now includes enhanced roads and highways capabilities, better represe...

April 02, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan, Contributing Editor

This course covers life cycle assessment, color selection, emissions, durability, resilience, corrosion resistance, s...

April 01, 2014 | Georgia-Pacific

Thanks to Georgia-Pacific LLC’s acquisition of Temple-Inland Building Products, its Georgia-Pacific Gypsum division i...

Renderings: courtesy H&S International
April 01, 2014 | BD+C Staff

When completed, PhoenixMart will be one of the largest single-level trade centers in the U.S. 

April 01, 2014 | USITT
Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center, a prep-school performing arts center on Maui in Hawaii, received the United Stat...
March 31, 2014 | Plaza Construction

EKO Flood Protection created a flood prevention solution for one of New York City's largest office buildings, 55 Wate...

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March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Solar panels may soon be installed on the face of Big Ben in London as part of the U.K.'s initiatives to reach its gr...

March 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Even before the St. Denys-du-Plateau Church was converted into a library, it was an unusual building, with a towering...

Having the correct model views loaded and visibility settings adjusted prior to
March 31, 2014 | David Barista, Editor-in-Chief

Process mapping, split models, and streamlined coordination meetings are among the timesaving techniques AEC firms ar...

Channel glass creates a curving faade. Photo: Technical Glass Products
March 30, 2014 | Technical Glass Products This is sponsored content

The new Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre features a 1,400-sf serpentine channel glass wall that delivers dram...

March 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram hopes that the temporary installation, once funded, will encourage the public to thi...

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