Orange County Great Park

November 30, 2007,AEST

In another small step toward the construction of the Orange County Great Park, Irvine will spend $14 million during the next year and a half to spruce up the area around the tethered orange balloon ride that opened this summer | Read More

AIA – Green Building Report

November 30, 2007,AEST

‘Cities with Green Building Programs Have Increased More Than 400% since 2003’ American Institute of Architects report spotlights geographic breakdown, case study examples and recommendations for local program development Washington, D.C., November 28, 2007 — Since 2003 the number of | Read More

Wall Street 9/11 Memorial Fountain

November 29, 2007,AEST

What could be simpler than a glass bowl? Actually, when it is the nine-foot bowl of an outdoor fountain, just about anything could be simpler. “It proved to be a lot more difficult in the execution than anybody imagined,” said | Read More

Day of reckoning comes for Washington Square Park

November 29, 2007,AEST

GREENWICH VILLAGE. Robert Moses had to quit trying to remake Washington Square Park after decades of protest. Yet the Bloomberg administration is now closing in on Moses’ goal by keeping its redesign under wraps for nearly three years. The last | Read More

Belt Collins buys Colorado firm

November 27, 2007,AEST

Architecture and consulting firm Belt Collins Hawaii Ltd. said yesterday it has acquired Colorado landscape architecture firm Shapins Associates. Shapins, founded 18 years ago, has 12 employees in its Boulder, Colo., office and is currently handling between 50 and 60 | Read More

The politics of remembering Ground Zero

November 26, 2007,AEST

NEW YORK – Michael Arad achieved the dream of many architects: He won the competition to design the memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001, in Manhattan. If he had thought, somewhat naively, that his plans would be implemented | Read More

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