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Articles about "Innovative Construction"

  • The Ozone’s Savior: Wood Construction By Samantha Martinez | March 10, 2015

    On the search for more environmentally friendly materials - canadian architect, Michael Green, has taken the movement to the next level with wood-based construction.

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  • Coming Soon: A Swimming Pool in the East River By Aby Thomas | October 10, 2012

    New York has seen several ground-breaking architectural concepts in its history, and the newest entry into this glorious pack is the idea that one could have a floating pool in the middle of New York’s East River. This may seem crazy, ridiculous even, but that is exactly what the creators of +POOL intend to make. +POOL will be an Olympic-sized swimming pool in the middle of the East River, filled with over 500,000 gallons of river water that will have been filtered and decontaminated with some very innovative technology practices. This means that while most New Yorkers would be wary of swimming in the East River, they needn’t have to worry about the water in +POOL.

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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art to Renovate Outdoor Plaza By Gabrielle Hughes | February 08, 2012

    Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art houses some of the world’s finest paintings, sculptures and drawings, and newly developed plans to renovate the exterior will make the institution a work of art in itself. The museum's last alterations took place nearly 40 years ago, and the iconic outdoor plaza situated along Fifth Avenue is this project’s primary focus. Various transformations along the four-block space are expected to significantly enhance the Upper East Side neighborhood.

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  • AIDS Memorial Design Vetoed by Development Company By Justin Spees | January 31, 2012

    On Monday the AIDS Memorial Park coalition selected a winning design for an AIDS memorial to be built in St. Vincent’s Park next to St. Vincent’s Hospital. But Rudin Management, the development company that owns the park, said in a statement today that it would instead go with its own design. “Our neighborhood park design … allows for a commemoration of both those affected by the AIDS epidemic and of St. Vincent’s Hospital for its 160 years of service to the community and its steadfast commitment to care for those suffering from HIV/AIDS,” Rudin Management CEO Bill Rudin told the Real Deal earlier today.

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  • World Trade Center Steel Contractor in Big Financial Trouble By Daniel Muhlenberg | January 19, 2012

    One World Trade Center, the symbol of America's recovery from the terrorist attacks of September 11th, has taken much longer than expected to complete. Now it might take even longer still. DCM Erectors, the steel firm contracted to fabricate and pull up steel at One World Trade Center, is struggling to keep their head above water, so much so that Port Authority officials in Clinton have been quietly paying their subcontractors for months.

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  • Passive Houses Give 'Green' New Meaning By Daniel Muhlenberg | December 09, 2011

    The term ‘green’ gets thrown around a lot these days, but, as with any catchphrase, its meaning is questionable. One could say that they’re ‘green’ because they unplug their cellphone charger when they leave their apartment in the morning, and they wouldn’t necessarily be wrong (although they would be pushing it). When we’re honest with ourselves, most of us recognize that we think of being ‘green’ as a matter of small concessions here and there, but nothing drastic. Leave it to the Europeans to change that: the passive house movement is the first green technology that radically alters the way we consume energy.

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