Crystal Fountains wins Masdar design contract – ConstructionWeekOnline.com

ConstructionWeekOnline.com reports

Water feature specialist Crystal Fountains has secured the contract to design and build the water displays of the headquarters of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, Commercial Outdoor Design can reveal.

SOURCE: ConstructionWeekOnline.com – Crystal Fountains wins Masdar design contract

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Ann Arbor moves ahead on city hall art project – Ann Arbor News – MLive.com

Ann Arbor News – MLive.com reports

“Ann Arbor elected officials Monday OK’d a $77,000 fee for German artist and landscape architect Herbert Dreiseitl to develop a proposal for a three-part art installation on the city hall property.

The project is the first undertaken by the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission.”

[SOURCE: Ann Arbor News – MLive.com – Ann Arbor moves ahead on city hall art project]

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America’s Worst Intersections – Forbes.com

Forbes.com reports

Which bottlenecks in 100 USA cities will slow you down the most.

SOURCE:Forbes.com – America’s Worst Intersections

World Landscape Architect Editor: The cost and pollution that these bottlenecks cause must surely outweigh the cost of rectifying or at least imporving these bottlenecks

Recession & Recovery Special Report – Architectural Record

Architectural Record has a special report on Recession & Recovery

“How architects can survive the economic crisis—from revamping your resume to getting government contracts.”

[SOURCE: Architectural Record | News | Economy]

Downtown Alliance Wants To Bring Life to Water Street – Tribeca Trib

The Tribeca Trib reports that the Downtown Alliance in Lower Manhattan (NY) is looking into animating Water Street as more companies move out and the street lacks activity at night and on weekends.

The Downtown Alliance has hired Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners and FxFowle Architects, to examine conduct a study on the street and then produce ideas and concepts on how the Alliance can reinvigorate the street.

SOURCE: Tribeca Trib – Downtown Alliance Wants To Bring Life to Water Street

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