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August 11, 2010

Elevator renovations come in many flavors, but most can be classified as modernizations, retrofits or restorations. Each approach offers its own set of challenges, but each now benefits from a number of novel...

August 11, 2010

Once the tallest structure in New York City's midtown area, the 1912 Candler Building is 24 stories of highly ornamented windows, balustrades and cornices, adorned with white terra-cotta tiles. The freestanding tower also...

August 11, 2010

In the late 1980s, Michael M. McCarthy, the fourth-generation owner of privately held McCarthy Building Companies, came to the somewhat melancholy conclusion that there would not be a fifth-generation McCarthy...

August 11, 2010

Like many other school districts, the Iredell-Statesville Schools in Statesville, N.C., were searching for a way to create a better learning environment for their students and save on energy at the same time....

August 11, 2010

Shanghai, an ancient city of more than 16 million people, is abundantly rich in heritage and culture. But until recently, the closest thing the city, known as the Pearl of the Orient, had to a music-specific concert...

August 11, 2010

Adolfson & Peterson Construction C 68 AECOM Technology Corp. EA 3 Affiliated Engineers E 6 Alberici Corp. C 41 Albert Kahn Associates AE 44 Alter Construction Group CM 15 Anshen+Allen A 17 Arquitectonica A 8 Arup EA 2...

August 11, 2010

A $33.5 million renovation of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington has not only enlarged the 70-year-old facility by 40%, but has made it substantially more...

August 11, 2010



The city of Phoenix has sprawling suburbs, but its outward expansion caused the downtown core to stagnate—a problem not uncommon to other major metropolitan...

August 11, 2010

A survey of 417 architects, engineers, building owners, and...

August 11, 2010