Auto dealerships get new purpose – azcentral.com

azcentral.com reports

“Think big. That’s what urban planners, real-estate developers and business leaders say Scottsdale should do when it tackles the revitalization of its aging automobile row known as Motor Mile.

“This is an instance of ‘make no small plans,’ ” said Bill Sanderson, whose Cleveland-based development company has found a still-risky niche in turning outdated spaces around the country into new communities.”

[SOURCE: azcentral.com - Auto dealerships get new purpose]

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Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi – Building

Building.co.uk reports

“The world’s biggest flatbed delivers diamond-shaped glazing panels for the RMJM-designed Capital Gate building

Monster glass panels for Abu Dhabi’s ‘leaning tower’ development have arrived on what the project team claims is the world’s biggest flat bed truck.

The panels are for the Capital Gate building, which architect RMJM recently submitted for the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘world’s most inclined building’.”

[SOURCE: Building.co.uk - Giant glass panels arrive for the leaning tower of Abu Dhabi]

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City will revamp Place d’Armes, downtown squares – The Gazette

The Gazette reports

“The city has earmarked $20 million for the redesign of Place d’Armes in Old Montreal and the restoration of Dorchester Square and Place du Canada this year.

Cardinal Hardy/Teknika-HBA – the urban landscape architects responsible for the recent reconfiguration of Norman Bethune Square near Concordia University and the design of Place d’Youville in Old Montreal – have begun work on plans to revamp the two public spaces.”

SOURCE: The Gazette – City will revamp Place d’Armes, downtown squares

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San Jose approves urban market – Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal:

San Jose Business Journal reports

“The San Jose City Council on last Tuesday agreed to fund an urban market on the western part of downtown with $6 million”

[SOURCE: San Jose Business Journal: San Jose approves urban market]

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Auckland firm to design $3b bridge – NZ Herald News

NZ Herald News reports

“An Auckland engineering firm has won the contract to design a US$1.5 billion ($2.9 billion) Bangladesh bridge.

Maunsell AECOM NZ Newmarket office scored the job for the Padma Bridge, which is to be Bangladesh’s largest and connect the south-west region with the country’s capital Dhaka.”

[SOURCE: NZ Herald News - Auckland firm to design $3b bridge]

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