Urban Design

Chicago witnessing more residential tower construction than any other US city

The city’s ongoing construction boom is producing many tall new buildings<p>Chicago’s construction boom is nothing new. However, the Second City can claim first place when it comes to the number of active tower cranes constructing new apartment buildings.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, Chicago …

Urban Planning

A giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for New York City could be the longest building in the world

Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record.<p>His firm, Oiio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the "Big Bend" that aims to become, what Oikonomou calls, "the world's longest building" (if you …

Urban Planning

This Skyscraper Could Ruin New York's Skyline

The proposed "Big Bend"—the world's longest building—would straddle Billionaires' Row<p>The tallest building in the world? Been there, done that. But what about constructing the <i>longest</i> building? That's a feat one architectural firm hopes to achieve via the "Big Bend," a new kind of skyscraper that …

Urban Planning

From warehouse to penthouse: Finkl site, industrial corridor ready for makeover

A construction boom of apartment towers, office buildings, retail spaces, roads, bridges, parks and trails is envisioned for a 3.7-mile stretch along the Chicago River that once was dominated by manufacturers.<p>A recently released proposal, backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, aims to address a long-brewing …

Urban Planning

L.A. City Council backs plan to knock down Parker Center, build office tower

Over the objections of preservationists, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to demolish the LAPD’s Parker Center and replace the former police headquarters with a $483-million office tower for city employees.<p>The council voted 12 to 0 to raze the 1955 building designed by architect Welton …

California

MVRDV densifies Netherland’s Hague city with tetris-looking residential towers

<b>MVDRV</b> <b>has unveiled its latest residential development for Netrherland's Hague city, offering over 500 apartments with a tetris-looking form.</b> Developed …

Urban Planning

The ridiculous reason why Phoenix will soon pass Philly in population

Philadelphia is going to lose out this year. We’re going to fall down a notch on one of those the top 10 lists that is actually about real …

Urban Planning

Gowanus rezoning needs protections for low-income tenants, say locals

A new coalition has been formed to protect the rights of low-income tenants<p>A proposed rezoning of Gowanus has prompted local residents to demand protection for low-income tenants in the neighborhood, <i>DNAInfo</i> reports. The city launched a zoning study of the neighborhood in October last year, and …

Urban Planning

Oceanside to replace 88-year-old Coast Highway Bridge

An old Coast Highway bridge that has carried travelers across the San Luis Rey River in Oceanside for nearly 90 years could be on its last legs, …

Urban Planning

5 Rude Awakenings You'll Experience Moving to the Burbs

You moved to the suburbs for a reason. You didn’t go there naively. You knew it would be different. It was clear from the start that you would …

Urban Planning

Major Chinook Centre expansion could include towers, parkade and street-level storefronts

Cadillac Fairview, which owns the mall, is expected to bring plans to council this spring<p>The owners of Chinook Centre are planning to build out and …

Urban Planning

Where’s the growth coming next? Just follow the beer

If you wanted to invent a foolproof system for tracking which neighborhoods are soon-to-be hotbeds for revitalization, gentrification and the M-word …

Urban Planning

Stapleton will get a new school, a bridge span and a fire station through complex financial deal

Denver Public Schools will pay for construction of a Northfield fire station — at least initially — as part of a complex Stapleton financing …

Urban Planning

SEPTA Stations Expand Bike and Ride Program

<i>"Cycling is extremely popular in Philadelphia and we saw, even during the cold weather, the racks at Tasker-Morris were filled to capacity,"</i> <i>said</i> …

Urban Planning

You’re Not High, This Trippy U-Shaped Building In NY Is Real It’ll Soon Be The World’s Longest

The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and the former World Trade Center - the magnificent erections that take you back to 90% of all …

Urban Planning

Why Lying Is So Easy for Trump

Political pundits, staggered by Donald Trump’s exaggerated boasts, false promises, and outright lies, have offered various theories for what’s wrong …

Urban Planning

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Blackbirds

The great white hoop: Five years of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

It's been five years since the first cars rushed across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, but if you're hoping for a verdict on its success or failure, …

Urban Planning

NY Studio Imagines ‘World’s Longest Skyscraper' in Midtown

Watch Live TV<p>NYC Architecture Studio Imagines ‘World’s Longest Skyscraper’ in Midtown<p>An architecture studio has presented a striking U-shaped …

Urban Planning

Citizen Jane, a documentary film about Jane Jacobs

Citizen Jane: The Battle for the City is a documentary films about Jane Jacobs and her legendary battle against Robert Moses for the soul of New York …

Jane Jacobs

Rehab of old Columbia Iron Works building planned in Forest Park Southeast

Missouri Foundation for Health would move its offices there from downtown in the latest project for the fast-changing neighborhood.

Urban Planning

Elevator endeavor hits new heights

ON the morning of March 2, the residents of Nujiangyuan in Changzheng Town, Putuo District, celebrated the installation of new elevators with fanfare …

Urban Planning

3 Top Architects Selected to Design Community-Oriented Housing Library Developments in Chicago

The City of Chicago and the Chicago Housing Authority have announced the selection of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Perkins + Will and John Ronan …

Urban Planning

Panel talks challenges, opportunities in repositioning real estate outside the CBD - Charlotte Business Journal

Dodson likened it to the High Line in New York, but in reverse: The objective is to create scalable development in the context of the natural …

Urban Planning

New powers demanded by councils to stop drivers parking on pavements

Town Hall chiefs want new powers to stamp out inconsiderate parking on pavements by selfish motorists.<p>They fear drivers who mount the kerb to park …

Parking

U Street’s Grimke School development team chosen

Community Three Development and CulturalDC will head the project<p>Finally, after many years of waiting, the development team who will head the redevelopment of U Street’s Grimke School has been chosen. UrbanTurf reported that the team is Community Three Development and CulturalDC.<p>The project, located …

Urban Planning

Miami Development: Resorts World’s 36-story downtown tower to include hotel, residential

Part of a proposal to redevelop the Omni transit terminal<p>Included in Resorts World’s plans to redevelop the Omni transit terminal in downtown Miami is a mixed-use building with retail, restaurants, and entertainment, according to The Next Miami, in addition to a 36-story tower above the station …

Urban Planning

As one Hyde Park hotel prepares to dig-in, a second is planned nearby

A demolition permit has been issued for the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue<p>True to the developers’ word to begin construction shortly, a seven-story boutique hotel slated for Chicago’s Hyde Park is moving closer to reality. This week, the joint project from Olympia Companies and Smart …

Urban Planning

11 towers, 209 storeys: A glimpse at what could be coming to a skyline near you

This is a story about storeys: 209 of them, to be exact.<p>From the large-scale redevelopment of an aging shopping mall to a new retirement complex in …

Urban Planning

Gensler, Nikken Sekkei and SOM will compete to develop new urban settlement at Colombo Port City

<b>3 invited participants will compete for the a competition for the Financial District & The Marina in the Port of Colombo city.</b> CHEC Port City Colombo …

Urban Planning