Yankee Stadium Is Opening but Not the Parks – Gotham Gazette

April 13, 2009,AEDT

Gotham Gazette, April 2009 reports “Parks officials recently led reporters on a tour of the new parks under construction. They said the new recreational facilities will be much better than those they will replace and incorporate requests made by residents at a series of public meetings.” SOURCE: Gotham Gazette

New York’s High Line: Sky-high urban jungle – Telegraph

April 13, 2009,AEDT

Telegraph reports “This summer…..the first phase of Hammond and David’s Friends of the High Line project will come to fruition with the opening of the High Line Park, a $170 million walkway-in-the-sky running from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street. Created by Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf and New York architects | Read More

Super skyscraper design takes it lying down — Shanghai Daily

April 13, 2009,AEDT

Shanghai Daily reports “THE new Vanke Center in Shenzhen, Guandong Province, is a “horizontal skyscraper” designed by maverick architect Steven Holl. Due to be finished in 2010, the building will be the new headquarters for China Vanke, one of the country’s largest real estate developers. It will also house apartments, | Read More

What the future holds for landscape architects –

April 9, 2009,AEDT

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce reports “Despite the slow economy, designers are looking forward to the new green economy and more public work. Landscape architects started seeing the impacts of the economic downturn last year……….” Read the full article at the [SOURCE: Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce – What the | Read More

West 8 wins Almere Hout Noord competition

April 9, 2009,AEDT

West 8 reports “The competition entry for Almere Hout Noord West 8 prepared for housing corporation Ymere was unanimously chosen by the municipal assembly of Almere as the winning design. Alderman Adri Duivesteijn of Almere stated: “We are convinced by the quality of the plans and like the idea that | Read More

Al Ain’s 20-year master plan revealed – The National Newspaper

April 8, 2009,AEDT

The National Newspaper reports “The Government today unveiled its master plan for Al Ain, a set of guidelines that will dictate development over the next two decades and help it mature without sacrificing the character of the city. Plan Al Ain 2030, developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council | Read More

Greenwich approves £1 billion Ferrier Estate regeneration- Architects Journal

April 8, 2009,AEDT

Architects Journal reports Greenwich Council has given the thumbs-up to Lifschutz Davidson(in collaboration with Gillespies) Sandilands’ masterplan for the £1 billion redevelopment of the 1960s Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke, south-east London. SOURCE: Architects Journal – Greenwich approves £1 billion Ferrier Estate regeneration

Michael Van Valkenburgh Video – WNYC – Cityscapes

April 6, 2009,AEDT

WNYC (New York Public Radio Station) and its Culture section on its website has recently given video cameras to some of New York  leading architects including Stephen Cassell, Liz Diller, Hugh Hardy and Michael Van Valkenburgh. Watch the great video from Michael Van Valkenburgh of the Brooklyn Bridge Park SOURCE: | Read More

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