4 ways cold-climate cities can make the most of their waterfronts

Lower Yonge project in Toronto. Image: Chris Foyd courtesy Perkins+Will

Smart and Resilient Cities | May 28, 2015 | Noah Friedman | Perkins+Will’s Ideas + Buildings

Though cold-climate cities pose a unique challenge for waterfront development, with effective planning waterfront cities with freezing winter months can still take advantage of the spaces year-round.

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The Obama Administration has pledged $1 billion in federal funding to protect the New York City region from flooding...

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Morton Buildings is notorious for its status as a titan in the American construction community. That status was not lost on the ownership of an exclusive country club, when it decided to choose Morton to spearhead a complete overhaul of its facilities.

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In urban and even suburban markets, real estate is about the "live, work, play," with close proximity to mass transit...

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June 05, 2014 | Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

This is the first time the Guggenheim Foundation has sought a design through an open competition. Anonymous submissio...

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June 04, 2014 | Bernie Markstein, Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data

This year's unusually difficult winter took its toll on construction activity. Nonetheless, first quarter spending fo...

 

Whenever putting down the foundation for the building, the installation of the embedded anchor rods must be precise. Misplacing them with a variance greater than 1/4” means your columns will be out of plumb...

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The transaction creates one of the largest providers of lifecycle building consultancy services that will include, ri...

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June 04, 2014 | Nichiha

The design team for the Third North apartment complex specified Nichiha’s Illumination Series architectural panels in...

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A joint venture between Barton Malow, Brasfield & Gorrie, Mortenson Construction, and New South Construction will...

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The Century Spire, Daniel Libeskind's latest project, has just broken ground in Century City, southwest of Manila. It...

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BUILDINGChicago is a major conference and trade expo serving architects, engineers, contractors, property owners, rea...

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The Green Parking Council, an affiliate of the International Parking Institute, has launched the Green Garage Certifi...

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Ten of 16 nonresidential construction subsectors posted increases in spending in April, according to the latest U.S....

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The elevated station will be a key portal within All Aboard Florida’s rail system, the nation's only privately owned,...

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New program urges firms to explore ways to prevent jobsite falls, which are a leading cause of death and injury for c...

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Incorporating internship and examination requirements into university education, the regulatory organization looks to...

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Dubbed CityHome, the system integrates furniture, storage, exercise equipment, lighting, office equipment, and entert...

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Cities around the U.S. are taking notice of New York's highly popular High Line elevated park system. Both Chicago an...

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New Orleans-based HRI Properties recently completed the purchase of one of the most storied buildings in downtown Dal...

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Funded through Kickstarter, iSketchnote uses a smart pen to instantly digitize hand-written notes and drawings.

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The wood-industry advocacy group reThink Wood has released "...

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New York City developers are using rooftop wind turbines in an effort to attract buyers by highlighting a building’s...

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Architect Butch Grimes, who examined the wreckage after a half-mile tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Ala., believes toughen...

CBRE's global headquarters in Los Angeles is the world's first WELL-certified co
May 29, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The standard is the first protocol of its kind that focuses on improving human wellness within the built environment...

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In Sernecke's competition to design Sweden's tallest skyscraper, five finalists have been selected: Manuelle Gautrand...

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For some building owners, a new measurement standard could mean that their building would shrink in size and lose val...

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May 29, 2014 | JLL

In pursuit of enhanced customer experiences, retailers are using Big Data, interactive technology, and omni-channel s...

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