Action movies can be shameless about motivating their heroes. Often, the vengeful and breathless lead will turn to the camera and coolly announce, "OK, now it's personal."

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August 11, 2010

When tasked with transforming an early 1920s Italian Renaissance bank building into a fully functional library for the Rhode Island School of Design, the Building Team for RISD's Fleet Library found itself at odds...

August 11, 2010

Last year, we noted that business was good for the great majority of firms in Building Design & Construction's Giants 300. Happily, we can report that the AEC industry outlook should remain positive through the...

August 11, 2010

While Boston Red Sox fans had to wait 86 years between World Series Championships, they at least had Fenway Park all to themselves for every game. But the Celtics and Bruins, legendary Beantown franchises with...

August 11, 2010

Joel Garreau's widely read 1991 book Edge Cities described a phenomenon that has had a profound impact on U.S. development — the advent of fast-growing areas adjacent to major cities. The following stories describe...

August 11, 2010

When Disney, the new owner of The New Amsterdam Theater on Times Square in New York City, wanted to know the condition of the theater's roof, a moisture survey was performed. Results of the survey...

August 11, 2010

In the high-rise building development market, time is money. The faster buildings can be designed and constructed, the quicker owners and developers can secure tenants and start to generate revenue.

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August 11, 2010

Awash in the harsh sun of the Saudi Arabian desert, the gleaming 984-ft.-tall Kingdom Centre shimmers like a mirage as it towers over the Riyadh skyline. Rising from an elliptical base, the almond-shaped tower is...

August 11, 2010

From its opening in 1918 to well into the 1980s, the 400,000-sf Chester Waterside Station churned out electric power for industries and homes in and around Chester, Pa.

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August 11, 2010