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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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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“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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Crossrail Ltd (CRL) has confirmed the appointment of an Arup/Atkins team to undertake one of the largest and most important elements of the Crossrail project – the detailed design of the major twin tunnels to be bored beneath Central London.
SOURCE: Arup – Crossrail appoints Arup/Atkins team to design Central London twin bore tunnels