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Mixed-Use | June 10, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project comprises nine towers in total.

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June 01, 2001 | By Karen L. Wagner

Elevator renovations come in many flavors, but most can be classified as modernizations, retrofits or restorations. E...

February 01, 2001 | By James Edward Sved

Once the tallest structure in New York City's midtown area, the 1912 Candler Building is 24 stories of highly ornamen...

May 01, 2006 | By Robert Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief

In the late 1980s, Michael M. McCarthy, the fourth-generation owner of privately held McCarthy Building Companies, ca...

When choosing an architectural coatings system, there are an abundance of qualities to look for. An architect or specifier desires a coating system that is sustainable and durable. Additionally, a coatings system must provide the aesthetic properties needed by the architect as well, not only at the time of initial coating, but for decades to come.

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April 01, 2004 | By Mindi Zissman, Products Editor

Like many other school districts, the Iredell-Statesville Schools in Statesville, N.C., were searching for a way to c...

March 01, 2005 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

Shanghai, an ancient city of more than 16 million people, is abundantly rich in heritage and culture. But until recen...

July 01, 2008 |

Adolfson & Peterson Construction C 68 AECOM Technology Corp. EA 3 Affiliated Engineers E 6 Alberici Corp. C 41 Al...

As architects design high-performing commercial buildings, supporting life safety via perimeter fire containment systems is critical. Specifying a tested, listed assembly that incorporates six essential design elements and withstands extreme testing conditions can help architects support passive life safety and optimize opportunities for egress during a commercial building fire.

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January 01, 2003 | By Gordon Wright, Executive Editor

A $33.5 million renovation of the U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington has not...

August 14, 2009 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

The city of Phoenix has sprawling suburbs, but its outward expansion caused the downtown core to stagnate—a problem n...

December 01, 2005 | Staff

A survey of 417 architects, engineers, building owners, and contractors by McGraw-Hill Construction Research & An...

July 01, 2008 |

Healthcare construction spending increased just 6% during the last 12 months but is expected to resume expanding at a...

April 01, 2009 | Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

On December 31, 1988, as employees at KCI were ringing in the New Year, they were also celebrating the purchase of th...

March 01, 2008 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

When Kansas City-based Zimmer Real Estate Services put the finishing touches on its LEED-certified EcoWorks at Southl...

August 01, 2008 | By Lenora Jane Estes, Editorial Intern

Turn and open. Sounds simple, but for decades Building Teams have been pushed to make door knobs, locks, and related...

February 26, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

If there were any doubts about the dangers of poorly anchored rooftop equipment during a hurricane, building consulta...

April 01, 2003 | By Dave Barista, Associate Editor

Rising 22 stories above one of Santiago, Chile's most high-scale commercial districts, the glass-and-steel corporate...

July 01, 2001 | By Mary Scoviak-Lerner

Trendsetting hotel design is more than theater; it is a sales and marketing tool. One look at hotels as varied as the...

September 01, 2001 | By Mindi Altman Zissman, Assistant Editor

From the incorporation of closed-circuit TV to the installation of access-control systems, technology has no doubt im...

September 01, 2005 | Staff

It is said that a roof is 10% of a project's cost and 90% of its problems. That may be an overstatement, but without...

February 01, 2009 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

Think children's hospital design, and what images spring to mind? Way too many bright, bold colors? An explosion of c...

October 01, 2003 | By Renee Young, Contributing Editor

Architecturally designed to conform to the landscape of the Pikes Peak region, The Broadmoor includes the best featur...

February 01, 2003 | By Larry Flynn, Senior Editor

A proliferation of specialty hospitals, predominantly cardiology, oncology, and orthopedic facilities, are adding fue...

July 01, 2008 |

Hotel construction just keeps booming. Job site spending has more than quadrupled since the beginning of 2004 and is...

April 01, 2007 | By Dave Barista, Managing Editor

Since 1993, Salem, Ore., has held the distinction of being the only state capital in the country to operate without c...

March 01, 2006 | By Jay W. Schneider, Senior Editor

What do a juggling unicyclist, a Celtic rock musician, a Yoda impressionist, and a certified hand-to-hand sword fight...

April 01, 2001 | By Richard Nemec

Protecting buildings against earthquakes is not a new concept. Techniques such as the use of shear walls and braced f...

March 01, 2001 | By Gordon Wright, Senior Editor

An asymmetrical "geode" is the signature feature of new 250,000-sq.-ft. building on the University of Minnesota campu...

October 01, 2007 | Annie Hartman, Editorial Intern

Chicago has about 1,900 miles of public alleys—more than any other city in the world. The Chicago Department of Trans...

June 01, 2004 | By Matthew Phair, Contributing Editor

Records of the public library in Southfield, Mich., go back 160 years, and they tell an interesting tale. In 1845, th...

September 01, 2002 | By Matthew Phair

No one will ever know exactly how many people died immediately from the impact of the plane crashes into the Twin Tow...

January 01, 2009 |

Senior associate Gensler, Los Angeles EDUCATION BA, BArch, Rice University PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS LEED AP ACCOMPLIS...

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