88 Blocks – Art on Main, an investment in Vancouver’s transportation infrastructure to enhance one of the City’s oldest
and busiest transit corridors, was launched today. Andrew Saxton, MP for North Vancouver and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board,
attended the launch of the first art showcase for the Main Street Transit and Pedestrian Priority Project.
“The Government of Canada is investing in public transit projects that will improve commuting times,” said MP Saxton. “This federal contributio shows that we can deliver results that are good for our public transit users, create jobs, and boost our economy.”
The $6M Main Street Transit and Pedestrian Priority Project will improve service reliability, reduce travel times and bus delays, shorten pedestrian crossing times, and improve pedestrian and cyclist safety. The public art is just one of many measures in a broad package of improvements.
[SOURCE: CNW Group | TRANSPORT CANADA | Federal government, TransLink and Vancouver improve city buses].
LJWorld.com reports “The office at 315 Houston St. will be managed by Janelle Phillips, a graduate of both Kansas State University and Kansas University. Phillips will be responsible for client development and project management.”
[SOURCE: LJWorld.com / Landplan opens office in Manhattan]
OregonLive.com reports “One of Portland’s most venerable architecture firms is closing its doors, another victim of a stumbling economy.
Sienna Architecture Co., founded in 1951….in October, Sienna downsized its downtown Portland office from 45 to 25 and retained only four of its nine Seattle employees” sadly now it is set to close its doors.
[SOURCE: OregonLive.com – Sienna Architecture will close its doors]
sfgate.com reports “With the inauguration of Barack Obama, the national conversation about an all-embracing sense on national purpose has begun. The idea that is emerging from many sources in different forms is to retool America – its cities, its industry, its infrastructure and its landscape……”
Read the great article by Daniel Solomon @ the SOURCE: SFGATE.com – We need a unity of purpose to rebuild America.
Design TAXI reports “Cornell University’s B.Arch. program in the university’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning received top ranking in the annual survey conducted by DesignIntelligence ( DI ).
The 2009 list marks the fourth time in the past five years that the Cornell program has been ranked No. 1 of the top 20 architecture programs in the United States. In 2008 the undergraduate program was ranked No. 3”
[SOURCE: TAXI Design Network – Design News – Cornell University Architecture Program Ranked No. 1 in USA]
WNED.org reports Buffalo “Plans for a $10 million waterfront hotel continue to face skepticism from city lawmakers.
The Common Council’s Waterfront Committee reviewed plans yesterday for the Wingate Inn, the hotel proposed to be built adjacent to Shanghai Red’s restaurant near the Erie Basin Marina”
SOURCE: WNED: Council Reviews Waterfront Hotel Plans (2009-01-15).