Architects, structural engineers, facility managers and contractors working with masonry structures would do well to consider more than building codes when developing new designs. In fact, real-world structural failures and the...

August 11, 2010

Stroll through the heart of virtually any major city in the U.S. and you'll see a slew of new condominium developments dotting the streetscape, from ultra-luxury high-rises to market-rate loft conversions....

August 11, 2010

At 4.2 million sf, Chicago's Merchandise Mart is the largest commercial building in the U.S. and one of the biggest multistory structures in the world. And, if all goes as planned, the Mart will soon get another...

August 11, 2010

Following tangled legal disputes and competing development proposals that led to 25 years of neglect, the Old Albuquerque High School (AHS) campus has been revitalized to include 69 loft apartments, two community...

August 11, 2010

The Joule Hotel in Dallas, designed by local firm Coburn & Smith, was constructed in 1927 as the Dallas National Bank Building. Originally one of the finest examples of gothic revival architecture in Texas, it...

August 11, 2010

For decades, the growing needs of Zurich University were met by structures erected on the outskirts of the city. In recent times, however, attempts have been made to increase the density of the existing facilities in...

August 11, 2010

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August 11, 2010

Since late last year, Milwaukee — a city more renowned for beer and brats than for culture — has been basking in the worldwide attention it has received from a 140,000-sq.-ft. addition to its art...

August 11, 2010

In the minds of many Americans, the civil rights movement died on April 4, 1968, when a shot rang out from a bathroom window in the rear of a run-down Memphis boarding house, killing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King,...

August 11, 2010