One Vanderbilt project ahead of schedule

Construction on the building could reach the 30th floor by the end of the year One Vanderbilt is a long way from looking like its rendering but construction on the soon-to-be 1,401-foot skyscraper has made a significant deal of progress since kicking off last summer, putting it ahead of schedule for its anticipated completion date. […]

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New York tower by DS+R and rockwell group

‘Fifteen Hudson Yards’ — The residential tower designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group — has topped out in New York. the building which now stands more than 900 feet (274 meters) in the air, forms part of Hudson Yards — the 28-acre redevelopment program currently underway on Manhattan’s west side. […]

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UHY Global Report: Fluxus LLC is Pushing the Boundaries of Smart Home

Smart Buildings Reach of the Skies They are efficient, connected and cool – and construction is booming.     What’s the next “smart” thing? UHY International’s global report identifies smart buildings as one of the buoyant and essential industries set to grow significantly, around the world. Fluxus LLC is featured as one of the emerging […]

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Manhattan towers: the future of sustainable design?

A Dallas-based architecture firm has released a conceptual proposal packed with drone landing areas, micro homes and more   What if two soaring towers rose on the southern tip of Manhattan, packed with micro units, with greenery running up the height of the buildings, and armed with landing pads for flying cars? To some that […]

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Less Space, More Regulations

Targeting a diverse range of residents, micro-unit developments continue to encounter roadblocks related to building codes and zoning resolutions.     While relatively new to the United States, micro-unit housing is the norm in dense metropolises such as Tokyo and Hong Kong. Many of the pioneering micro-unit models in the U.S. provide multifamily housing solutions […]

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New Yorkers think the city is unaffordable

Renters are more likely to view the city as too pricey     StreetEasy has revealed its latest housing trends report, this one examining the idea of affordability and what it means to those that call New York City home. Partnering with independent market research firm YouGov, the listings website surveyed 1,000 New Yorkers across […]

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The first building of Halletts Point project

                                  The first of seven towers that are a part of the Halletts Point development project in Astoria is set to open this summer and new renderings have been released. A groundbreaking ceremony for the 2.5-million-square-foot development took place […]

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Emerging safety technologies on the rise

Use of emerging safety technologies on the rise among construction contractors, survey shows New York — Contractors in the construction industry are increasing their use of emerging technologies to enhance safety, and further growth is likely, results of a recent survey show. More than 330 contractors participated in the survey, conducted by Dodge Data & […]

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6 trends shaping smart hotels

From real-time guest feedback to AI-driven hyper-personalization, the hotel of the future will emphasize service, convenience, authenticity, and just the right amount of technology.  Ten years from now, a hotel stay will be a much different experience than today. Picture this: As you approach the property entrance, you see a massive art installation illuminated by […]

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New York Floating Housing Complex

  Seawalls and flood insurance are all well and good, but a New York architecture firm has designed a more ambitious (but probably less practical) solution for housing people amid rising seas. DFA’s proposal for a “floating” housing complex borrows from the often-mythologized floating cities concept that Next City has covered. But the complex would […]

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Save billions with sustainable surfaces

USGBC: Report says cities can save billions with sustainable surfaces Smart surface technologies would also cut greenhouse gasses while achieving transformative benefits like making cities cooler, more resilient, healthier and more equitable. A new report released Tuesday, Delivering Urban Resilience, authored by Capital-E, quantifies the range of costs and benefits for the adoption of citywide […]

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