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10 of the best new affordable hotels in New York City

From bargain-price rooms in midtown Manhattan to swish boutique hotels in Brooklyn and Queens, our top 10 makes it possible to explore NYC to the max<p>In an elegant brick building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill, this excellent budget option opened following the success of sister hotel, The Pod. It trumps …

New York City

Portland Approves New Comprehensive Plan

Luke Hammill reports: "The Portland City Council on Wednesday marked years of work trying to answer that question, unanimously passing a new road map …

City Politics

Here's what cities will look like in 30 years

Ian Pearson, a futurologist with an 85% accuracy track record, helped put together a report on what we can expect in the year 2045.<p>Pearson compiled the report with Hewden, a construction-equipment rental company, that shows "what can we expect to see over the next 30 years in the construction …

Artificial Intelligence

Stackable neighborhoods could be the way of the future for cities

In 2015, Czech libertarian politician Vit Jedlicka called the Free Republic of Liberland into existence. And now a New York architecture firm has …

Why we're obsessed with tall buildings - CNN Style

In partnership with<p>Written by David Nicholson-Cole, The Conversation<p>David Nicholson-Cole is and assistant professor in Architecture at the University of Nottingham. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writer. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration …

construction starts on vo trong nghia's FPT university

<b>construction work has begun in vietnam at the site of FPT university, a new educational campus designed by vo trong nghia architects.</b> the scheme is …

200 Amsterdam Avenue Revealed, the Upper West Side's Soon-to-be Tallest Building

The lower blocks of the Upper West Side have given rise to a sprinkling of skyscrapers in recent years, from the Fordham redevelopment to 200 West …

Sex, Sand and 'Crazy Medicine': People Tell Us About Their Awkward Holiday Romances

How dodgy ice cubes led to marriage, Grindr led to heartbreak, and why you should never smoke a red pill in Laos.<p>I don't tend to go on many holidays, and with Brexit looming ever closer, that won't be changing any time soon. But at least when I do, they are often fuelled by a pure faith in …

Montreal named Intelligent Community of the Year

Montreal has been named 2016 Intelligent Community of the Year in recognition of its Smart City plan, which was introduced in 2011. The honour was …

Smart Cities

Vancouver developers shutting out regular buyers with insider condo sales

Major condo developers in Vancouver are shutting out average buyers by selling their most affordable new units privately – to clients of select realtors and "family and friends" – before their advertised sale dates, The Globe and Mail has learned.<p>The typical sales contracts also allow those …

LAVA's hangzhou masterplan includes zhejiang gate towers

<b>LAVA’s masterplan for hangzhou includes twin zhejiang gate towers</b><p><b>in 2014, LAVA was commissioned by shimao property group to masterplan a mixed-use</b> …

Skyscrapers

The top 25 cities for the future

By 2050, approximately two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities, up from just over half right now.<p>That demographic shift means that it's especially important for urban centers to start preparing for the future through infrastructure improvements, technological innovation, …

Smart Cities

Check Out the Manhattan Skyline in 2020! New Development Sales to Hit $8.4B This Year

As part of their Manhattan New Development Report, CityRealty has released a trio of skyline renderings that show how the city will appear in 2020 — …

New Atlas

Adam Williams July 13, 2018<p>Vo Trong Nghia Architects has long professed a desire to add more greenery to Vietnam's cities and this is reflected with …

Dubai project to build tower 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa now under way

The project to build the new super-tall tower set to be 100 metres higher than Burj Khalifa is now under way, with Aurecon appointed as engineer and …

Skyscrapers

Renderings Surface for Central Park Tower, 217 West 57th Street

YIMBY has chronicled the evolution of 217 West 57th Street, aka Nordstrom Tower and officially dubbed Central Park Tower, since it was clearing …

Sony Playstation 4 Neo Will Have Great Graphics Like High End PC

One of the key reasons behind Sony’s decision to launch PS4 Neo is to try and prevent high-end users from abandoning PlayStation and heading to PC …

AND Office Tower / HPP Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> With its 110 metres, the AND tower rises out of the new Kozyatağı financial district located in the …

How much you have to save per day to put a down payment on a house in 15 major US cities

It's never too early to start saving.<p>Ideally, you'll want to make a 20% down payment — anything lower and you will have to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI) , which is a safety net for the bank in case you fail to make your payments.<p>We looked at the median price of homes in 15 major metro …

Real Estate

A beloved L.A. tower — and the winged 'army' that stood guard — is gone but not forgotten

For years the Richfield Building dominated the downtown Los Angeles skyline, an art-deco neon-topped masterpiece that is still considered one of the city's most beloved buildings.<p>But in 1969, the new downtown — with its modern high-rises — meant the end for the Richfield Building. It was torn down …

Time-lapse shows rainstorm sweeping through GTA

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Think tank: Nuclear powers seek to modernize weapons

The number of nuclear warheads is falling, but governments are updating their arsenals and delivery capabilities, a Stockholm-based monitor has said. …

Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson win £600m Hong Kong contracts

A Hong Kong-based joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jardine Matheson has been awarded two contracts worth almost £600m to build a new office tower and a residential block.<p>Gammon Construction will redevelop Somerset House in Taikoo Place, one of Hong Kong’s business districts, after winning a …