Buildings With Sections That Seem to Hover in Midair

Cantilevered towers help deal with space limitations in New York City. They start narrow at the street but expand as they rise, more lollipop than traditional wedding cake.

#architecture, #buildings-structures, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zoning

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A Rogue Climber Running From the Law Was Fleeing His Own Trauma

A former paratrooper became an “urban explorer,” scaling the tops of bridges and buildings to help ease his PTSD. He now faces criminal charges in several states.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #buildings-structures, #content-type-personal-profile, #depression-mental, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #trespassing, #veterans, #wright-isaac-b-1995

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Can the Pandemic Rescue Britain’s Shopping Areas? This Town Hopes So.

In a British coastal town, a major landlord is giving away free rent for two years as part of a redevelopment plan.

#bournemouth-england, #buildings-structures, #debenhams, #great-britain, #legalgeneral-group-plc, #poole-england, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail, #shopping-centers-and-malls

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Reconstructing the Neighborhood Burned in the Tulsa Massacre

Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.

#ancestry-com, #archives-and-records, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

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Helmut Jahn, ‘Convention-Busting’ Architect, Dies at 81

He helped redefine Chicago architecture with his postmodern designs of the Thompson Center and the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport. But he was also known worldwide.

#architecture, #buildings-structures, #chicago-ill, #deaths-obituaries, #jahn-helmut, #real-estate-commercial

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After Pandemic, Shrinking Need for Office Space Could Crush Landlords

Some big employers are giving up square footage as they juggle remote work. That could devastate building owners and cities.

#boston-properties-inc, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corporations, #dimon-james, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #property-taxes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #recession-and-depression, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #sl-green-realty-corporation, #stocks-and-bonds, #telecommuting, #united-states, #urban-areas, #workplace-environment

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The Haunted House of Soviets Gets a New Life

Residents of Kaliningrad, Russia’s westernmost region, search for meaning in a building many see as an egregious architectural mistake. “It’s ugly, but it’s ours.”

#architecture, #buildings-structures, #kaliningrad-russia

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Napoleon’s Brother Lived in N.J. Here’s What Happened to the Estate.

The site in Bordentown once harbored Joseph Bonaparte, a former king. A new partnership has ensured that its history won’t be forgotten.

#bonaparte-joseph-1768-1844, #bonaparte-napoleon, #bordentown-nj, #buildings-structures, #new-jersey, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas

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Effort to Climb Skyscraper in Wheelchair Captivates Hong Kong

Lai Chi-wai fell short of his goal of ascending a skyscraper by rope. It hardly made his feat any less impressive.

#buildings-structures, #content-type-personal-profile, #disabilities, #hong-kong, #lai-chi-wai, #rock-climbing, #wheelchairs

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Caligula’s Garden of Delights, Unearthed and Restored

Relics from the favorite hideaway of ancient Rome’s most infamous tyrant have been recovered and put on display by archaeologists.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #buildings-structures, #caligula-12-41-ad, #capitoline-museums, #museums, #roman-civilization, #rome-italy, #your-feed-science

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Baltimore Building Explosion Injures at Least 10

The explosion happened on the 16th floor of the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company building. The cause was not immediately clear, but the utility said it was likely a construction accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #baltimore-md, #buildings-structures, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues

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Jacob’s Pillow Theater, Site of Dance Festival, Destroyed in Fire

“It looked like what a bomb must look like when it goes off,” the organization’s executive director said.

#becket-mass, #buildings-structures, #dancing, #doris-duke-theater, #fires-and-firefighters, #jacobs-pillow-dance-festival

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A Cape Town Apartment That Speaks to the Past

In their pied-à-terre in an iconic Art Deco building, a pair of siblings restored original details, including ones that force a confrontation with the country’s fraught history.

#architecture, #art-deco, #buildings-structures, #cape-town-south-africa, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Rescuers Race Against Time to Find Survivors After Quake in Turkey

After the deadly tremor rocked the country’s western coast, razing buildings in the city of Izmir and killing dozens of people, hope began to fade for some of those still trapped under the rubble.

#buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #earthquakes, #izmir-turkey, #rescues

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Crane Accident in Midtown Manhattan Sends Debris Falling

The material that rained down from a tower terrified passers-by, though no one was injured. The building will be the second-tallest residential skyscraper in the city.

#accidents-and-safety, #billionairesrow-manhattan-ny, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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New York Nightmare: Man Plunges Through Sidewalk Into Rat-Filled Hole

“Rats crawling on him, he can’t move,” said the brother of the man, who was rescued after about 30 minutes and remains hospitalized in stable condition.

#accidents-and-safety, #belmont-bronx-ny, #bronx-nyc, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc, #rats, #sidewalks, #st-barnabas-hospital

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It Might Become the Scariest Part of Your Commute: The Elevator

Touch-free buttons, foot pedals, holograms — New York City buildings scramble to make the ride up feel safer.

#buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elevators-and-escalators, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city

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Stairwell Collapse in Houston Leaves 3 Workers Dead and 1 Injured

The 15-story building had been inspected hours before the accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #building-construction, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #marathon-oil-corporation, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood

With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry.

#building-construction, #buildings-structures, #forests-and-forestry, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wood-and-wood-products

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Snapped Poles, Shredded Roofs: A Long Road to Recovery After Laura

Hurricane Laura ravaged southwestern Louisiana, leaving weary residents to assess the toll and map a way forward. Some communities may be four weeks away from even getting power back.

#buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #wind

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Earthquake in North Carolina Is Strongest in the Area Since 1916

The earthquake near the border with Virginia was the strongest in the region since 1916, the authorities said.

#buildings-structures, #earthquakes, #north-carolina, #virginia

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New Genoa Bridge Inauguration Is Bittersweet

Built in less than two years to replace the collapsed Morandi bridge, the new span is already a point of pride for Italy. But residents fear it will not be enough to revive their aging port city.

#accidents-and-safety, #architecture, #autostrade-spa, #bridges-and-tunnels, #buildings-structures, #genoa-italy, #infrastructure-public-works, #piano-renzo, #politics-and-government, #restoration-and-renovation, #roads-and-traffic, #viaducts

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Macron Drops Idea of a Modern Spire for Notre-Dame

The French president had floated the idea of replacing the fire-ravaged cathedral’s 19th-century spire with a “contemporary architectural gesture.” Few were in favor.

#architecture, #buildings-structures, #fires-and-firefighters, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation

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239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.

#buildings-structures, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #united-nations, #workplace-environment, #world-health-organization, #your-feed-science

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3-Story Building in Brooklyn That Housed Gym Suddenly Collapses

The building’s owner had been fined at least eight times for violations, most recently for a “dangerously bulging” side. There was no immediate word of injuries.

#accidents-and-safety, #brooklyn-nyc, #buildings-structures, #buildings-department-nyc

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A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

Tech, catering and design companies are rushing to sell employers on fever scanners, box lunches and office floor-planning apps for social distancing. But it’s too soon to tell if they will work.

#airport-security, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gensler-architecture-firm, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #pricewaterhousecoopers, #real-estate-commercial, #science-and-technology, #secure-identity-llc-clear, #security-and-warning-systems, #sodexo, #software, #steelcase-inc, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Office Towers Are Still Going Up, but Who Will Fill Them?

Developers around the country are grappling with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic as tenants cancel plans and workers fear returning to the office.

#buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Fire Destroys Warehouse at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco

One firefighter was injured in the four-alarm blaze at Fisherman’s Wharf early on Saturday morning, officials said.

#accidents-and-safety, #buildings-structures, #fires-and-firefighters, #fishermans-wharf, #pier-45, #san-francisco-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #ss-jeremiah-obrien-ship

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The U.S. Is Getting Shorter, as Mapmakers Race to Keep Up

Scientists are hard at work recalibrating where and how the nation physically sits on the planet. It’s not shrinkage — it’s “height modernization.”

#blackwell-juliana-p, #buildings-structures, #california, #davis-james-l, #earth, #florida, #global-positioning-system, #gravitation-and-gravity, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #navigation, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #satellites, #texas, #united-states, #your-feed-science, #zilkoski-david-b

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An Ode to the Humble Balcony

It is private, yet public; exposed, yet secluded. It offers company without the demands of intimacy, and we should never take it for granted again.

#architecture, #balconies-and-terraces, #beirut-lebanon, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #urban-areas

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The Hidden Feats That Built New York’s Towering Skyscrapers

The ingenuity of engineers helped build landmarks like Black Rock and the new supertalls. Our critic takes a virtual tour with Guy Nordenson.

#1-world-trade-center-manhattan-ny, #architecture, #att-inc, #buildings-structures, #cbs-corporation, #eiffel-gustave-1832-1923, #engineering-and-engineers, #fuller-buckminster, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #johnson-philip, #manhattan-nyc, #mies-van-der-rohe-ludwig, #national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture, #noguchi-isamu, #park-avenue-manhattan-ny, #piano-renzo, #saarinen-eero, #skidmore-owingsmerrill, #steel-and-iron, #wind, #woolworth-building-manhattan-ny, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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