New York Build Industry News

SHoP’s skinny Midtown supertall is halfway to the top

The building now stands just over 700-feet tall and will eventually rise to 1,428 feet Midtown’s skinny supertall designed by SHoP Architects has now reached halfway to the top, YIMBY reports. The building is currently a little above 700 feet, and will eventually soar to 1,428 feet. When we last checked in with the building, the development had […]

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Zero-energy buildings see big boost

Dive Brief: Sixty-seven commercial buildings were verified as net energy in the U.S. and Canada in 2017, with another 415 in construction or in the evaluation process, according to a New Buildings Institute study titled “2018 Getting to Zero Status Update.” That’s a 26% increase in verified buildings and a 40% increase in the emerging category […]

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Safety walkarounds for owners and management

New OSHA fact sheet: Safety walkarounds for owners and management Washington — Demonstrating a commitment to worker safety, and getting a firsthand look at whether safety and health programs are working. These are two of the reasons business owners and managers should personally conduct periodic walkaround inspections, OSHA states in a recently released fact sheet. The […]

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How GDPR Will Affect Everyone in Construction

GDPR in Construction A lot of construction businesses, especially those who aren’t using construction tech and tools, still believe that GDPR will not affect them. They overlook the fact that how they handle employee data may be subject to GDPR scrutiny. Most modern construction businesses do not employ workers directly and personal data about individual […]

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Don’t Let Your Next Building Be Your Last

Lessons From the Latest Bjarke Ingels Documentary What if the one thing that makes BIG “BIG” was suddenly stripped away right at the apex of its potential? That’s the question posed by the trailer for Kaspar Astrup Schrøder’s documentary BIG TIME, which ominously illustrated a possible problem with Bjarke Ingels’ health. Schrøder’s documentary highlights the intense journey of Bjarke Ingels, the founder […]

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GAD + chelsea atelier’s park proposal

The ‘park avenue park’ proposal calls for the creation of a new natural landscape for park avenue in new york city based on the topographical and ecological features of a savanna. GAD and chelsea atelier’s design is based on the implementation of a biophilic architecture strategy intended to take advantage of the genetic predisposition of […]

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RB Systems envisions super-slender cylindrical skyscraper for New York

Design studio RB Systems is following the trend for super-slender towers in New York with a speculative proposal for a 400-metre skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, which would be supported by spiralling steel cables rather than columns. Potentially soaring above all of the neighbouring high-rise structures, the tube-like office building would be built on a currently vacant site at […]

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Why the World Needs More Women in Construction

How Women in Construction Positively Impact Profits and Collaboration The construction workforce is evolving in many positive ways, especially as it actively embraces diversity and technology. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most male-dominated industries in the world. Out of the over 10 million construction workers in the US, a little less than one million are […]

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Dash Marshall’s Tribeca lofts

New York architecture studio Dash Marshall has turned two Tribeca residences into one home connected by a hanging, blackened steel spiral staircase. Raft Loft combines two single-storey apartments on the ground and first floor of an industrial building in the Lower Manhattan neighbourhood. Dash Marshall renovated, reconfigured and merged the two existing residences to create […]

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Snøhetta-designed hotel on Roosevelt Island

The building, part of Cornell Tech’s campus, will open in 2020 Cornell Tech’s new campus on Roosevelt Island opened to plenty of fanfare last September, but the $2 billion campus is far from being finished. Construction has officially kicked off on the Graduate Roosevelt Island hotel, a project billing itself as the “premier hotel on […]

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NYC Apartment Construction Highest In 30 Years

CoStar Group reports that the city has the most units under construction in the US, and will continue this trend if its economy stays strong. NEW YORK CITY—New York has more than 60,000 units under construction and that’s the most out of any city that CoStar Group tracks. Even with the Big Apple growing at […]

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