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School for Visual Arts Offers Visual Appeal
Comprising two long, stacked volumes that are turned with respect to one another, the new school of visual arts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham keeps gallery space and educational facilities distinct—but connected.
Auckland Ring Road Dives Underground
The Waterview Connection, the last link in a ring road around Auckland, New Zealand, has begun tunnel-boring operations that will reach depths of 45 m.
Research Examines Effects of Cool Roofs
A research team finds that a wide-scale deployment of green and cool roofs could combat the heat island effect in urban areas and might even alter precipitation levels.
Small Bridge to Make Big Impact
Manchester, England, plans to build the first network arch bridge to be used on a rail line in the United Kingdom as part of its plan to significantly upgrade the rail system in Northern England.
Buildings to Bookend Notre Dame Stadium
Notre Dame will add classrooms and student recreation facilities to its campus without expanding its footprint by appending three new structures onto its highly regarded football stadium.
Los Angeles Forum Achieves a Turnaround
Following years of disuse the venerable Los Angeles Forum has been given a new life with an upgraded roof structure and refinished interior. Its reopening was celebrated with a giant working turntable on its roof.
Investment in “Clean” Energy Rising
The investment in “clean” energy technologies is on the rise in emerging economies across the globe, according to a recent National Science Board study.
Angled Facade Boosts Energy Efficiency
The Federation of Korean Industries building, in Seoul, South Korea, features a high-performance curtain-wall system that deflects sunlight and generates energy.
Johns Hopkins, MWH Formalize Research Alliance
A research alliance between the Center for Water and Health at Johns Hopkins University and the engineering firm MWH Global is intended to provide students with a broader outlook on issues related to water and engineering while enhancing the company’s existing research capacities.
Team Forecasts Costa Rican Earthquake
Analyzing GPS coordinates and geomorphic observations, a research team successfully identified the locked portion of a subduction zone in Costa Rica, forecasting the location and size of an earthquake.
Danish City Reclaims Harbor Site
The city of Aarhus, in Denmark, is redeveloping an industrial harbor site into a pedestrian-friendly area so that residents can reclaim the harbor as part of the city center.
Viewing Tower to Redefine Miami Skyline
Constructing a 1,000 ft tall observation tower on a jetty in Biscayne Bay, in Miami, Florida, will present significant challenges, including hurricane-force winds.
New Study Predicts Drought Ahead for Southern Europe
Significant drought conditions will develop across much of Europe before the end of the 21st century, brought on by a combination of climate change and man-made pressures on water supplies, according to new and unsettling research from the European Commission.
Dual Skating Rinks Grace Historic Brooklyn Park
Two connected ice skating rinks have been added to Prospect Park in Brooklyn. The rinks’ low profiles and multiple possible uses pay respect to the park’s original landscape architects, Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.
Los Angeles Revamps Mass Transit System
Once thought of as the most car-centric city in America, Los Angeles has been adding mass transit lines for years, and has plans for more. In the meantime one system—the Blue Line—will be upgraded with new rails, new and refurbished cars, and track and power line replacements.
Researchers Make Biocrude Oil from Algae
A new process extracts a greater amount of energy from algae than previously possible and show promise in producing an economically feasible alternative to fossil fuels.
L.A. Passes “Cool Roof” Ordinance
In a bid to combat its urban “heat island effect,” the city of Los Angeles has passed an ordinance that requires all new or renovated residential structures to install solar reflective roofing.
Investors Plan Las Vegas Extreme Sports Resort
A developer and an architect have imagined an active entertainment complex at which younger visitors can engage in such sports as skateboarding, motocross, rock climbing, and zip lining. If they build it, will the hipsters come?
Business School Design Combines Curves, Views
The winning design of a new school of business at Northwestern University features four curvilinear wings, each with its own unique views of Chicago and Lake Michigan, united by a central gathering space.
Solar Array Planned for Staten Island Park
Before the end of his final term as mayor of New York City, Michael R. Bloomberg announced that the city’s largest solar array would be installed at Fresh Kills Park, on Staten Island.
Rockefeller Foundation Cites 11 Most Resilient U.S. Cities
The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the first 33 of its list of the 100 most resilient cities in the world. Winners face a range of natural and man-made challenges; what unites them is their determinations to meet these challenges with strategies that will help them not just survive but thrive.