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Articles about "Global Real Estate"

  • East Farm Estate: A Gem On The Long Island Waterfront By Ryan Daley | August 13, 2013

    Situated on a 32.5-acre farm on the Long Island Sound, the East Farm Estate has as its centerpiece a 26,500-square-foot luxury residence. The primary home includes a greenhouse, workshops and an astronomical observatory. The 3,500-square-foot first floor terrace has been excavated to include an indoor pool and recreation spaces, which, along with all bedrooms and living spaces, are oriented toward the meadow and the harbor. 

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  • Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery By Joel Bennett | July 10, 2013

    A fifteenth century fishing village named Yujiapu is now the site of a historic architectural undertaking that is bound to stand as a monument to China’s newfound fondness for lavish, over-the-top development projects: Manhattan 2.0. Just outside the republic’s fourth most populous metropolis of Tianjin, construction is already well underway. Following a popular trend of building functional replicas of distinctly European cities and structures, the copy-cat development of the classic New York City skyline is apparently meant to serve as the “largest single financial center in the world”, according to a 2011 article in The Atlantic. If this monstrosity sounds a little too ambitious, you aren’t alone.

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  • NYC Keeping Up With Global Meccas? By Clemence Fontaine | June 25, 2013

    The luxury housing market is not expected to decrease any time soon, as a matter of fact it has grown much faster than mainstream housing markets. This phenomenon was witnessed in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008, when global financial markets and investments were found to be too volatile - real estate turned out to be a “safe haven” for international buyers. 

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  • Translating Green-Building Certification on an International Level By Gabrielle Hughes | March 14, 2012

    The promotion of green buildings has been a domestic trend for over a decade, and within the past two years, desire to achieve environmentally friendly recognition has reached global level. Buildings worldwide are utilizing U.S.-based processes to efficiently use energy and water resources, and drastically reduce waste and pollution. While many structures are reaching green certification with ease, following the framework of standards set up by the United States has proven to be problematic for some international projects.

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