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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The complex will feature a 729-key resort hotel and serviced apartment tower, a
February 21, 2014 | Goettsch Partners

Topped with glowing beacon that will be visible for miles in any direction, the Rosewood Sanya tower is the centerpie...

Photo: Structurlam
February 20, 2014 | Kris Spickler

A CLT expert clears up several common misconceptions and myths surrounding the use of wood as a building material....

February 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The desk is built from plywood and one continuous sheet of resin, and can serve all 145 office employees at once. ...

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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February 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Guinness World Records verifies the concrete pour as the largest ever

February 19, 2014 | AIA

After consecutive months of contracting demand for design services, AIA's Architecture Billings Index inched up nearl...

February 19, 2014 | Sefaira

Sefaira, the leader in software for high performance building design, today announced that its performance based desi...

 

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 19, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The robots build by observing thier environment and then obeying a set of traffic rules programmed by researchers....

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This AIA/CES class offers insight in areas including policies and codes surrounding insulated metal panels, contribut...

The building site is located in a historic area of Philadelphia, which factors i
February 18, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Philadelphia Art Commission has suggested some significant changes to the design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects,...

Ann&RobertH.LurieChildren'sHospital, Chicago
February 18, 2014 | Mortenson Construction

Providers are excited about opportunities to address long-term health issues in the U.S., but worries about the trans...

February 18, 2014 | CertainTeed Ceilings

The system’s unique perforated surface reduces reverberation time and increases speech intelligibility—an ideal solut...

February 17, 2014 | SmithGroupJJR

Carl Roehling, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, president & CEO of SmithGroupJJR, has been appointed to serve on the Joint Com...

February 17, 2014 | Firestone Building Products

Annual Awards Recognize Firms for Excellence in Commercial and Industrial Roofing Installations

17 John was designed by Winka Dubbeldam.
February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Want to own a piece of Manhattan hotel real estate? Developer Rodrigo Nino is inviting individual investors to put up...

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using weather forecasts to predict outdoor temperature changes can lead to significant energy savings, exceeding 10%,...

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The project is $100 million over budget and has missed its scheduled completion date.

February 17, 2014 | Green Building Initiative

The Green Building Initiative™ (GBI) announced today that between Feb. 13 and April 15 it will provide free access to...

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

OSHA says the rules will protect workers and prevent 700 fatalities annually. Others say the rules would hurt busines...

February 17, 2014 | Stanley Consultants

The purpose of National Engineers Week is to call attention to the contributions that engineers make to society, and...

February 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

State and city officials are pushing for increased bonding capacity to pay for the storm shelters.

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Vendor-neutral publication examines aspects of the popular power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric.

Mohamed A. ElGawady, associate professor of civil, architectural and environ
February 14, 2014 | Missouri S&T

Research could lead to blocks that use waste material and have seismic and insulating benefits.

The pinwheel is driven by hidden microphones and connected motors.
February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The proposed design for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History features a 10-foot pinwheel that can be activated by...

February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Mill Junction will house up to 370 students and is supported by 50-year-old grain silos.

February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Rupp Arena will get a 40-foot high glass façade and a new concourse, but will retain many of its iconic design elemen...

RMIT University's Design Hub, Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Neal Jennings
February 14, 2014 | BD+C Staff

In this special five-part report, Building Design+Construction explores how Building Teams throughout the wo...

Husqvarnas DXR140 demolition robot in action. The robot shown here is controlle
February 14, 2014 | C.C. Sullivan and Adam Sullivan, Contributing Editors

Building Teams across the globe are employing advanced robotics to simplify what is inherently a complex, messy proce...

February 13, 2014 | LargaVista

The site is located at the gateway to the booming SoHo retail market, where Class A office space is scarce yet highly...

February 13, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The bunker, which sat empty for over 60 years after WWII, now uses sustainable technology and will provide power to a...

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