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 04, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Architect Christian Salvati's new structure is just the first step in bringing shipping container construction to New...

February 03, 2014 | Hines

The architect's "rotating cubes" scheme for the 300-unit residential tower beat out design submissions by eight other...

February 03, 2014 | Inside Video Series
The conclusion of "Inside" Valspar illustrates how the company leverages three key values - speed, consistency...

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 03, 2014 | Inside Video Series
This episode of "Inside" Valspar focuses on the teamwork required - from the chemistry lab all the way down to...
January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The free tool, called Build, allows Chrome users to create virtual 3D structures using any shape and color in the LEG...

sorg architects, d.c., churches, sorg
January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Sorg Architects unveiled a design scheme for 40 condos in a six-story building, which will wrap around an existing hi...

 

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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January 31, 2014 | NAIOP

new report released today by the NAIOP Research Foundatio...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

LEED v4 projects will be the first to experience the new LEED Online platform with streamlined documentation and proc...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

This McDonald's, which is combined with a fuel station and recreation areas, was awarded the Best Commercial Building...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Energy Department has finalized new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixtures, which are used in...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it would extend the comment period for a proposal that would r...

January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Using LEED certification as a marketing tool is perceived by developers to be a successful tool, and this has pushed...

Photo: conergy.us
January 31, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Center for Environmental Innovation in Roofing’s PV Taskforce is releasing the first public draft of PV Racking a...

nbbj, computational design
January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff 

In an ideal world, every office employee would have a beautiful view from his or her desk. While no one can make that...

Kansas City is among the metros participating in the new City Energy Project, an
January 30, 2014 | City Energy Project / NRDC

Organizers say combined initiative could cut as much climate-change pollution as generated by 1 million cars every ye...

January 30, 2014 | SAFTI FIRST

When the Cincinnati Art Museum embarked on an $11 million renovation, the architects wanted the entrance and main sta...

Image: Oosoom via Wikimedia Commons
January 30, 2014 | Lee Asher and Chris Bodnar, CBRE Healthcare

Despite the shake up stemming from the Affordable Care Act, 2014 will be an active year in healthcare capital markets...

January 30, 2014 | BD+C Staff

A grand atrium, reaching some 30 stories, highlights the contemporary, bright-white design scheme unveiled this week...

Photo: Greg Goebel via Wikimedia Commons
January 29, 2014 | AIA

AIA's Consensus Construction Forecast, a survey of the nation’s leading construction forecasters, is projecting that...

Central components to the plan include the addition of meeting, research, and te
January 29, 2014 | University of Notre Dame

The $400 million Campus Crossroads Project will add more than 750,000 sf of academic, student life, and athletic spac...

Joshua Flowers, AIA, is among the 18 winners of the 2014 AIA Young Architects Aw
January 29, 2014 | AIA

Three recent BD+C "40 Under 40" winners are among the outstanding young architects recognized by the AIA.

January 28, 2014 | Star Building Systems

A new white paper from Star Building Systems outlines the benefits of metal buildings for public and private school b...

The Honeycomb building will overlook the marina on one side and a plaza on the o
January 28, 2014 | BIG

BIG + HKS + MDA have unveiled the design for the new Honeycomb building and adjacent plaza in The Bahamas –...

Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,
January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction forecast for the worldwi...

The Spring Learning Centre in Hong Kong was one of two Best of Category winners
January 28, 2014 | International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association released the winners of its 4th Annual Global Excellence Awards. Here's...

January 28, 2014 | Leopardo Companies

The new mixed-use headquarters includes a museum, broadcast studios, conference facilities, office spaces, and, oh ye...

Renderings and plans courtesy New Wave Architecture
January 27, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Forget the rock climbing wall. A developer in Iran is building a rock climbing hall. That's right, an entire...

January 27, 2014 | Advanced Arch Grilles
Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian is dedicated to performance, and the team is pleased to announce new partn...
Photo: Pacific Northwest Regional Architecture via Wikimedia Commons
January 26, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The expansion of a tax-abatement program for green roofs under New York state law doubles the previous maximum benefi...

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