Abu Dhabi approves public park plans – Construction Week Online

Construction Week Online  reports “The parks will be located in residential areas and will create more than 60,000 square metres of public space, the municipality said.”

Construction of the parks is set to start in September 2009

[SOURCE: Design News from Construction Week Online – ‘Abu Dhabi approves public park plans’ ]

Vancouver improve city buses – CNW Group – TRANSPORT CANADA

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].

New Construction Schedule For Brooklyn Bridge Park – Brooklyn Eagle

Brooklyn Eagle reports “The Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. (BBPDC) this summer will build a stairway………The park’s designer, Michael Van Valkenburgh, has designed a descending crescent…..”

[SOURCE: Brooklyn Eagle – New Construction Schedule For Brooklyn Bridge Park]

Herzog & de Meuron plans London towers – Building Design

Building Design reports “Swiss practice is working with Shard developer on UK’s tallest residential development

Herzog & de Meuron is working with the developer behind the Shard, Sellar Property Group, on credit crunch-defying designs for the tallest residential development in the country”

[SOURCE:  Building Design – Herzog & de Meuron plans London towers ]

Landplan opens office in Manhattan – LJWorld.com

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]

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