Christopher Hawthorne, Architecture Critic for the Los Angeles Times writes
Reporting from Dubai, United Arab Emirates — If a city can be spectacularly quiet, this waterfront city-state has certainly qualified in recent months. Hundreds of abandoned construction cranes languish above Dubai’s gated communities and beach-side developments and, most dramatically, up and down Sheikh Zayed Road, its high-rise spine……………….
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times – Dubai development may be down, but it’s not out
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AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that a joint venture of which it is a part has been awarded a design-services contract worth US$82 million for the Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited’s Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Terminus project, which will connect to the high-speed rail network in Mainland China.
SOURCE: Businesswire.com – AECOM Joint Venture Wins US$82-Million Design Contract for Hong Kong High-Speed Rail Terminus
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New York Times has published a Infrastructure Edition of its Magazine.
Included in this edition is a look at the proposed High-Speed Rail in California, the gap in Infrastructure spending in the Economic Stimulus Bill, the Remaking of Paris, and a short piece on James Corner’s home and if your and a landscape architect and read the first line of the James Corner’s interview you will nod your head in agreement!
Design Week reports
“German landscape architect Topotek 1 has been selected as the preferred design team to work on the external spaces of the Imperial War Museum North in Salford.
More than 50 architects and landscape architects entered the Royal Institute of British Architects competition, with Topetek 1 seeing off fellow shortlisted practices KLA, White Arkitekter AB, Patel Taylor and Field Operations……………”
read more at the SOURCE: Design Week –German firm to work on Imperial War Museum North exterior
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The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith and environmental charity Groundwork London are behind the remarkable garden, which is now open to the public. The garden was developed from a sketch on a paper napkin into a futuristic oasis of subtle lighting, sustainable timber decking, low planters, seating, shrubs and trees. Designed by RHS Gold award winning landscape architects, Adam White and Andrée Davies, the garden fits in perfectly with the Lyric’s own community-involvement programme and for those living in the Ashcroft housing estate right next door, will be a much needed green retreat in a heavily built up part of London.
Images provided courtesy of Groundwork
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Standing on a newly renovated stretch of an elevated promenade that was once a railway line for delivering cattle — surrounded by advocates, elected officials and architects who made the transformation happen
SOURCE: After Years of Advocacy, Newly Renovated High Line Opens – NYTimes.com
James Corner Field Operations
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
For the full design team go to the Highline website
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Check out more photos of the Highline from i’mjustsayin’s photostream on flickr and the HIGH LINE flickr group
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