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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February 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Target's new San Rafael, Calif., location was built on the site of the former San Quentin prison dump. 

February 27, 2014 | DraperDNA

DraperDNA first to offer unique balance between traditional fundamentals and innovation to leaders in the B2B buildin...

February 27, 2014 | Coffman Engineers

In February, Coffman Engineers, a mid-sized, multidiscipline engineering firm, kicks off a series of events celebrati...

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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This CFD model depicts thermal stratification within a conference room to assess
February 27, 2014 | Jason Pfeiffer

From right-sizing mechanical systems to understanding the impact of design alternatives, CFD offers a host of benefit...

February 27, 2014 | PPG Glass Education Center

Glass is heat-treated for two reasons: the first is to increase its strength to resist external stresses such as wind...

February 27, 2014 | METALCON International

Visitors to the 24th METALCON International, slated for October 1-3 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, will...

 

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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February 27, 2014 | Viega

Viega offers the only press fitting to transition from copper to PEX tubing, eliminating the need for solder or threa...

February 27, 2014 | PPG Industries

PPG Industries’ flat glass business has received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a dynam...

February 27, 2014 | Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors

Integrity from Marvin Windows and Doors continues to lead in the Remodel & Replace market with the introduction o...

February 27, 2014 | WAC Lighting

Well-layered, warm ambient illumination is achieved with WAC Lighting’s new Slice and Dice LED flush mounts. These hi...

February 27, 2014 | Metal Construction Association

Two Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), one for Metal Composite Material Panels and one for  Roll Formed Steel...

February 27, 2014 | Bluebeam Software

The latest version of the company’s flagship solution better enables users in document-intensive industries to digita...

PocketCake's VRSCA (for Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly) is three
February 27, 2014 | PocketCake

The company's Virtual Reality Simulation Converter Assembly is three times more powerful than the average high-perfor...

February 26, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR Senior Vice President Phil Tobey, FAIA, FACHA (and a long-time member of BD+C's Editorial Boar...

February 26, 2014 | Allegion

Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today announced its 2014 lin...

February 26, 2014 | Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “Roots to Rooftops”...

Photos courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project features nontraditional classrooms for collaborative learning, an arts and music wing, and a technologica...

February 26, 2014 | PocketCake

Founded in 2012, the development firm offers custom virtual reality simulations for the price of a typical architectu...

Renderings courtesy Blackney Hayes Architects
February 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project includes the construction of two new stadiums and a retractable roof over the existing Arthur Ashe Stadiu...

Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD University
February 25, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Emporis lists its top 13 higher education buildings from around the world. Do you agree with the rankings?

Hudson Spire
February 25, 2014 | MJM + A Architects

Design architect MJM + A has released an updated design scheme for the planned 1,800-foot-tall, superthin skyscraper....

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides practical guidance for building and sustaining an effective online pres...

February 24, 2014 | McCarthy Building Companies

The facility is intended to be "the most sustainable laboratory in the world," and incorporates natural ventilation,...

February 24, 2014 | Benjamin Moore

This white paper from Benjamin Moore provides an overview of the properties of color and light, along with practical...

February 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In Houston, plans are being finalized for the first freestanding American building built to house and conserve modern...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital will take advantage of the region's prevailing breezes to cool the spaces. 

Rendering: Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES)
February 21, 2014 | Thulasi Narayan, LEED AP, Paladino and Company

This course, worth 1.0 AIA LU/HSW, explores how to increase project value through energy modeling, as well as how to...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The U.S. Green Building Council has introduced “Education @USGBC” a new educational platform.

Kneiphof; Wikimedia Commons
February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA’s proposal to postpone the compliance date for crane operator certification by three years was made official on...

February 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Among the suggestions were rooftop solar energy systems and cool roofs, which could be encouraged by policies from lo...

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