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The most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020

The most anticipated buildings set to shape the world in 2020

14/01/20

The past year in architecture has been filled with milestones, from the completion of Africa’s tallest building to the opening of Europe’s first underwater restaurant. We also watched in horror as Notre Dame burned, gained new “supertall” skyscrapers and lost industry giants like I.M. Pei and César Pelli. But at the dawn of a new […]

NY approves $51B MTA capital plan, its largest ever

NY approves $51B MTA capital plan, its largest ever

06/01/20

Credit: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Author: Kim Slowey Published Jan. 2, 2020 Despite recent political infighting that allowed it to pass unopposed, the New York City-area Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s historic capital program is moving ahead. The authority’s $51.5 billion 2020-2024 Capital Program, the largest in MTA history, includes $40 billion for New York City subway and bus projects […]

Gov. Cuomo signs NYC design-build legislation

Gov. Cuomo signs NYC design-build legislation

03/01/20

Credit: Flickr; Rob Boudon Author: Kim Slowey @kimslowey  Published: Jan. 2, 2020 Dive Brief: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Dec. 31 the New York City Public Works Investment Act, which authorizes some New York City agencies to use the design-build delivery method for certain capital projects. The New York State Assembly passed […]

By all measures, a construction boom is shaping up for 2018

By all measures, a construction boom is shaping up for 2018

10/01/18

Things are looking good for the construction industry in 2018  3:41 PM ET Fri, 5 Jan 2018 | 00:47 All signs and numbers point to a huge year for the construction industry. Even in December, with much of the nation frozen, the construction industry added 30,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For all of […]

Robots will take one in three construction jobs by 2040, experts warn

Robots will take one in three construction jobs by 2040, experts warn

03/11/17

ROBOTS could eliminate almost one in three construction jobs over the next two decades, experts predict. Mace, an international consultancy and building company, claimed that technological advances will mean human builders are replaced by machines. In Australia, the construction industry employs approximately 1,154,500 people in both full time and part time work, which is around […]

Construction boom producing jobs as far as the eye can see

Construction boom producing jobs as far as the eye can see

03/11/17

Economists call it the virtuous cycle. Those two words describe the boom in construction that is both supercharging the city’s economy and vexing anyone trying to navigate New York. The years 2016, 2017 and 2018 will rank as the three highest for construction spending in the city’s history, according to a New York Building Congress report. […]

New York City construction spending to hit $150B by 2019

New York City construction spending to hit $150B by 2019

03/11/17

Dive Brief: Construction spending in New York City is on track to reach $150 billion by the end of 2019, according to the New York Building Congress (NYBC). The growth represents a continuation of the building boom the city has seen during the past four years. Construction spending is expected to reach $45.3 billion by the end […]

One Vanderbilt’s steel superstructure finally rises above ground

One Vanderbilt’s steel superstructure finally rises above ground

03/11/17

The steel superstructure for what will eventually be NYC’s second tallest tower is now going up, new construction site photos by NyConstructionPhoto have revealed. Eventually this office tower will stand 1,401-feet tall, and have an observation deck located over 1,000 feet above ground—one of the highest in the city. Following a groundbreaking ceremony for the building last year, construction at the […]

WeWork's Brooklyn Navy Yard home at Dock 72 has topped out

WeWork’s Brooklyn Navy Yard home at Dock 72 has topped out

03/11/17

More than a year after construction got underway, Brooklyn Navy Yard’s massive new office building at Dock 72 has topped out. Once complete, this 17-story building will be home to creative and tech firms, most notably WeWork, which has signed on to 222,000 square feet of space at the building, and is co-developing the project along […]

Essex Crossing’s first phase nears completion as its last building tops out

Essex Crossing’s first phase nears completion as its last building tops out

03/11/17

As the Essex Crossing megaproject gears up to launch its second phase—comprising three residential and office buildings, along with retail projects like the Market Line—bits and pieces of its first phase are gunning for the finish line. Case in point: the building formerly known as site two, aka 115 Delancey Street, has now topped out. Developer Delancey Street Associates […]

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