Can animals live in high-rise blocks? – BBC NEWS

BBC NEWS reports

“A high-rise tower for animals in the industrial heartland of Leeds is offering a unique solution to the decline of urban wildlife. Can it work?

Rising 40 feet (12 metres) above canals once lined with textile mills and factory chimneys could soon be another kind of tower – a high-rise for all creatures great and (mainly) small.”

read more @ the SOURCE: BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Can animals live in high-rise blocks?

On Second Thought – Metropolis POV

Metropolis reports

“How should we greet the news today that the Frank Gehry–designed arena for the Nets in Brooklyn has officially been scrapped in favor of a cheaper scheme by Ellerbe Becket, the Kansas City, Missouri, firm specializing in convention centers and sports complexes?”

read the full article @ the SOURCE: Metropolis POV » On Second Thought

Wavedeck curves, dips on waterfront – National Post

National Post reports

“The whimsical wavedeck bridge under construction at Lower Simcoe Street will be open for public use next Thursday, says Adriaan Geuze(West 8), the Dutch mastermind behind the city’s gradually improving waterfront……”

read the full article at the SOURCE: National Post – Wavedeck curves, dips on waterfront

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West Harlem Piers Park opens in NY City

“Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Governor David A. Paterson, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert C. Lieber today joined community leaders and elected officials to celebrate the opening of West Harlem Piers Park. The $20 million, two-acre park connects West Harlem to the Hudson River greenway and features a docking pier, a fishing pier, bicycle and pedestrian paths and landscaped open space.”

SOURCE: City of New York

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Re:Vision – Dallas announces Winners

The following winners of Re:Vision Dallas have been announced

Atelier Data & MOOV – Lisbon, Portugal

David Baker and Partners Architects and Fletcher Studio – San Francisco, CA

Little – Charlotte, North Carolina

Re:Vision – Dallas stated that

“The winners of Re:Vision Dallas have created plans that challenged us, engaged us and inspired us.

And their ideas, from local materials and vegetated screens to integrated greenways, will shape how people will live and work here in the future. Take a look at this visionary thinking. And watch how  ideas become reality in the months ahead.”

Go to the SOURCE: Re:Vision – Dallas website to see the winners designs

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First phase Pegaso Park completed – West 8

West 8 report

“The public space for the new business area Pegaso Park, West 8 designed for Inmobiliaria Urbanitas, has recently been completed. For the first time in Spain, the public space defines the quality of a business development for offices, retail, hotels and service buildings. The concept consists of various public spaces which create a clear address for the new enterprises and, at the same time, give the entire space a distinct identity, using the tools of landscape and urban design.”

SOURCE: West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture / news / First phase Pegaso Park completed

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$10 Million Gift for High Line Project – ArtsBeat Blog – NYTimes.com

NYTimes.com reports

“The media mogul Barry Diller and the fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg have made a $10 million challenge grant to the High Line, the former elevated railway along the Hudson River that is being converted into a landscaped walkway. “I fell in love with the project, with the place,” Ms. Von Furstenberg said in a telephone interview. “It’s a beautiful green ribbon that will travel from Gansevoort to the Javits Center.”…..”

read the full article @ the SOURCE: NYTimes.com – $10 Million Gift for High Line Project

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