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Reconstruction & Renovation

Mall property redevelopments could result in dramatic property value drops

Photo courtesy Pixabay

   

October 26, 2020 | PETER FABRIS, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Retail conversions to fulfillment centers, apartments, schools, or medical offices could cut va...

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New guidelines for replacing windows without removing exterior brick veneer

Photo: Pexels via Pixabay

   

October 26, 2020 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The guidelines cover residential and light commercial buildings of less than four stories above...

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Commonwealth Pier west view

Renderings courtesy CItyscape Digital for Pembroke

October 19, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

CBT, in collaboration with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects designed the project.

Cook County Hospital renovation

Image © Dave Burk | SOM

September 30, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project is the first phase of a proposed $1 billion redevelopment plan for the area in Chic...

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Texaco’s century-old headquarters is now a luxury apartment community

An authentic 12-foot-long illuminated Texaco sign in The Star’s Prohibition-style speakeasy basement, which features a golf simulator, a theater, climate-controlled storage lockers for residents, a dog wash facility, a dog run that uses a network of underground tunnels, and poker, pool, and ping pong tables. Photo: Lauren Parsons

    

August 24, 2020 | Mike Plotnick, Contributing Editor

After sitting vacant for nearly three decades, the former home of Texaco, Inc. has been convert...

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Interior_stantec_posproduction_stars Reconstruction could be COVID-19’s silver lining

The BEAT is a 695,000-sf repositioning of a three-story office and industrial building in Dorchester, Mass., that once housed the headquarters for the Boston Globe. The space is being transformed into a modern hub for creative office, laboratory, and retail uses. Its multistory atrium will serve as a central gathering place with a food hall.

    

August 21, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Existing buildings are being adapted to the ‘new normal’ for health and wellness.

Harold Simmons Park jail building reimagining

Courtesy Weiss/Manfredi

August 20, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Weiss/Manfredi was selected as the design architect for the project.

Upriver Studio Lovvy
June 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be located in Saugerties in upstate New York.

Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center by Robins & Morton.

Isolation pods being installed at Miami Beach convention center, which is being converted to a field hospital by 250 workers under the direction of contractor Robins & Morton.

   

April 09, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

COVID-19 alert: Robins & Morton to convert Miami Beach Convention Center into a 450-bed fie...

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77 Greenwich in New York City architect FXCollaborative

77 Greenwich in New York City combines spaces for a school and residential tenants. These “hybrid” buildings are becoming a more attractive option in this land-scarce metro. Renderings: FXCollaborative

   

March 03, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

“Found money” for owners looking to monetize their air spaces, says FXCollaborative, which has...

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550 Madison privately owned public space

All renderings courtesy Snøhetta

January 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project previously gained approval from Manhattan Community Board 5 in December.

The silent giant: Reconstruction sector makes big impact on firms

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November 06, 2019 | David Barista, Editorial Director

More than a quarter of AEC firms that participated in the 2019 Giants 300 survey earned at least...

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New Lasker Rink and Pool after renovation

All renderings courtesy Central Park Conservancy

October 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The project will be the largest the Central Park Conservancy has ever undertaken.

Enoch Pratt Free Library exterior

All photos: Joseph Romeo Photography

September 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Beyer Blinder Belle led the project.

Courtesy Pixabay

June 05, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

France’s Prime Minister Édouard Philippe originally wanted to hold an international competition t...

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All photos courtesy Apple

May 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building was the city’s first public library.

All Photos: Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.

April 24, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Phase one of the project has recently completed.

April 05, 2019 | By Carlos Trevino, Project Manager, Andres Construction Services, Dallas

The 18-story Corrigan Tower in the Dallas’s historic downtown district is now a thriving 150-unit...

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Robie House Living Room

Robie House Living Room. Photo: James Caulfield

March 27, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The AIA designated the Robie House as one of the 10 most significant structures of the twentieth...

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The Durham Innovation District, within six blocks, has a number of new construction projects either recently completed or underway. Image: Durham Innovation District, courtesy of Longfellow Real Estate Partners

February 21, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Its buildout has included converting old tobacco warehouses into offices and labs.

Great Hall skylight and interior after restoration

All images © Amtrak, courtesy Goettsch Partners

February 07, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Goettsch Partners designed the project.

LPA Blog Cover
January 02, 2019 |

With some facilities, a little creativity can save money and salvage a building worth saving. ...

Dana Hall renovation and reconstruction

Rendering courtesy Leers Weinzapfel Associates

November 26, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Leers Weinzapfel Associates designed the project.

Vanke Times Center interior hanging sculpture

Photo: Yuzhu Zheng

August 22, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects designed the project.

The Park Avenue lobby within the Waldorf Astoria is one of the hotel's spaces that is a designated landmark. The iconic hotel is undergoing a complete reconstruction that is scheduled for completion in two years. Image: courtesy of Anbang Insurance Group

August 21, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The refurbished hotel will feature fewer, but larger, guest rooms.

NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

   

July 17, 2018 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

The ambitious redevelopment proposal for a former Ford automotive plant creates tension.

Eight landscape architects are involved in the $3 billion Water Street Tampa project in Florida. Image: Strategic Property Partners

July 17, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This $3 billion waterfront neighborhood will also include three hotels.

One Delisle is a 522-ft-tall tower with 263 residences that Slate Asset Management is proposing to build on one of 10 properties it has bought in midtown Toronto. Image: Norm Li, Courtesy of Studio Gang

July 06, 2018 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building’s hexagonal façade will provide passive solar heating and cooling.

The Willis Tower in Chicago
May 08, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Otis will handle the upgrades.

Courtesy Albert Duce, Wikimedia Commons

May 02, 2018 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The vacant building has been at the center of many renovation proposals since it closed in 1988....

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