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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Yale School of Management, Edward P. Evans Hall. All images: Foster + Partners.
January 24, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Edward P. Evans Hall, the new home of the Yale School of Management, has opened for business. The 242,000-sf facility...

A new report suggests strategies for effective multifamily residential developme
January 24, 2014 | Urban Land Institute / Enterprise Community Partners

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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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3 Civic Plaza, Vancouver, BC, paved the way for a partnership between ZGF and Co
January 24, 2014 |

ZGF has announced the formal establishment of a Vancouver, British Columbia, presence in partnership with Cotter Arch...

Photo: Icade via Wikimedia Commons
January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Proposed legislation to further regulate the building of micro apartments has triggered appeals from community activi...

 

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 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Pennsylvania Department of Education owes about $1 billion to numerous school districts for about 350 state-appro...

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Tests showed winds can cause photovoltaic panels to destroy waterproof membranes. 

January 23, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Some 1,500 concrete structures built in Los Angeles before 1980 could be vulnerable to earthquakes, according to Univ...

January 23, 2014 | National Institute of Building Sciences

The National Institute of Building Sciences honored its 2013 award winners at an Annual Reception and Awards Banquet...

January 23, 2014 | SMPS

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is accepting entries for its 37th Annual Marketing Communicati...

All images  Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture/photographs by Namgoong Sun
January 23, 2014 | Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The 50-story tower features a unique, angled building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) exterior designed to maximize th...

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January 22, 2014 | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The New School's vertical campus in Manhattan houses multiple functions, including labs, design studios, a library, a...

January 22, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The temporary pavilion for Russian telecom operator MegaFon will be wrapped with a massive digital "pin screen" that...

Photo: Tim Evanson via Wikimedia Commons
January 22, 2014 | AIA

The AIA's Architecture Billings Index dipped for the second consecutive month in December—the first consecutive month...

Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners, Comcast Corp.
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The British architect last week unveiled his scheme for the $1.2 billion, 59-story Comcast Innovation and Technology...

January 21, 2014 | Dur-A-Flex

Dur-A-Flex, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial and institutional seamless, resinous flooring, has...

At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 towers, according to a...

January 20, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The conference and exposition will take place September 29-October 1, 2014, at North America’s largest LEED Gold-cert...

This Usonian house will be moved to Arkansas to prevent flood damage. Images: Ta
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Numerous architectural experts have concluded that moving the Bachman Wilson House offers its best hope for long-term...

Twenty- and 40-ft shipping containers were used to create an office building for
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Australian firm Royal Wolf has put its money whe...

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is Frank Gehry's first project in Sydney. All ima
January 17, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney, will mark Frank Gehry's debut project in the...

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

The new version addresses recent changes in federal contracting.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Despite misleading media reports, January 1 did not mark a ban on the manufacture or import of 60-watt and 40-watt in...

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

There are 71 new LEED Interpretations, including 65 for Homes and Multifamily Midrise.

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, now includes climatic data for 5,564 locat...

January 16, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Recent winners of the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge include a brick made from bacterial byproducts an...

The Center for Energy Efficient Design, an award-winning ZNE learning laboratory
January 15, 2014 | New Buildings Institute

The New Buildings Institute's 2014 Getting to Zero Status report includes an interactive map detailing the net-zero e...

January 14, 2014 | Sherwin-Williams

Drawing influence from fashion, science, nature, pop culture and global traditions, Sherwin-Williams introduces color...

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