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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December 17, 2013 | USGBC

The Lady Bird Johnson Middle School in Irving, Texas, was named a winner of USGBC's annual award, along with nine oth...

BBG-BBGM's New York and Shanghai employees join HOK; BBG-BBGM in Washington, D.C
December 17, 2013 | HOK

HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, announced today that architecture and interior des...

December 17, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Smart classrooms, DNA-based medical care, and wired cities are among the technology-related innovations identified by...

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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December 17, 2013 | Kahn

Cobb is the tenth president in the firm’s 118-year history. As President, Cobb is responsible for ensuring that all o...

December 17, 2013 | CBRE Group

CBRE Group, Inc. announced today that two of its senior executives, Chris Bodnar and Lee Asher, have been named Healt...

December 17, 2013 | AISC

Twenty years ago the Northridge Earthquake shook California and the results surprised designers throughout the U.S. A...

 

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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December 16, 2013 | Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)

Overall, construction materials prices fell 0.5 percent in November and are up only 1.1 percent year over year, accor...

December 16, 2013 | AIA

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, executive director of the Virginia Center for Architecture, was inaugurated as the 90th...

December 13, 2013 | GRW

GRW is expanding its capabilities through the recent acquisition of Chapman Technical Group, a 36-person West Virgini...

December 13, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a dual fire-CO detector to an aspiration-sensing fire alarm, BD+C editors present a roundup of new fire and life...

December 13, 2013 | AIA

The research looks at the health of eight U.S. cities and lays out a path for translating the research into meaningfu...

December 13, 2013 | Holcim

Thirty specialists from around the world challenge the question of (higher) costs related to sustainability of the bu...

December 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Starting January 1, 2014, architects who apply for an occupational license in Texas will have to share their fingerpr...

December 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Buildings in tornado-prone areas should be constructed to withstand strong winds just as hurricanes are factored into...

The new prototype's open, social lobby space was designed to create a comfortabl
December 11, 2013 | Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

The extended-stay hotel prototype reduces development costs by 46% for franchisees and enhances the overall guest exp...

December 10, 2013 | BD+C Staff

From a crowd-funded smart shovel to a why-didn’t-someone-do-this-sooner scheme for managing traffic in public restroo...

Pedia-Pod was clad in architectural wall panels in varying shades of blue, creat
December 10, 2013 | Laurie Robert, Vice President, NRB

Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia was the site of a unique display—Pedia-Pod, a modular pediatric treatment room design...

Tower Pinkster Titus Architects specified a silicone-glazed curtain wall for ene
December 10, 2013 | BY C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett

When it comes to selecting fenestration systems—particularly glass facades and door systems—a number of factors come...

Cumberland Universitys Learning Commons was created with a limited budget throu
December 10, 2013 | Wendell D. Brown, AIA, LEED AP, Earl Swensson Associates

In this era of scaled-down budgets, maximized efficiencies, new learning methods and social media’s domination of fac...

The panels of La Mtaphone were selected for their acoustical as well as structu
December 06, 2013 | BD+C Staff

La Métaphone, a concert hall in Ognies, France, is a 1,980-sm facility with the unique characteristic of being a stru...

Sowwah Square, Abu Dhabi
December 06, 2013 | Goettsch Partners

Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has been named the 2013 Firm of the Year, as conferred by the Chicago chapte...

December 06, 2013 | Accell

Accell’s Powramid boast easy access to multiple adapter-friendly power outlets, a patented desktop design and innovat...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

Houston, Salt Lake City, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles are five cities that are leading the way on preparing for c...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 500,000 sf, 14-story One Angel Square in Manchester, England, is being promoted as "the most environmentally-frie...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The low-lying city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands is a world leader in storm resiliency with policies that impact bu...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

In 2009, more legislation authorizing design-build project delivery passed than in any year in Design Build Institute...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)—the code that serves as the model for states’ codes—has underg...

December 04, 2013 | HOK

Dubai has been chosen as the site of the 2020 World Expo. HOK led the design team that developed the master plan for...

December 04, 2013 | BD+C Staff

The Philadelphia City Council has held a series of hearings on a bill aimed at boosting the city's safety regulations...

The new office follows a number of significant projects SmithGroupJJR has design
December 04, 2013 | SmithGroupJJR

SmithGroupJJR, the oldest architecture and engineering firm in the U.S., has opened an office in Shanghai, China. The...

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