NYC construction salaries averaged $80K in 2016: report

NYC construction salaries averaged $80K in 2016: report

05/07/17

The average number of construction workers in New York City soared to 146,200 last year, marking the first time employment in the city has exceeded 140,000 in at least four decades, according to a new report. Specialty trade workers, a group that includes plumbers and electricians, accounted for a majority — 93,900 — of the […]

Portland tower becomes first timber high-rise to gain planning consent in the US

Portland tower becomes first timber high-rise to gain planning consent in the US

12/06/17

A 12-storey building proposed for Portland’s Pearl District has received the go-ahead from planners, paving the way for it to become the USA’s first high-rise wooden structure. The Framework Building, designed by Lever Architecture to be built from mass timber, was approved for construction by the State of Oregon and the City of Portland this […]

Oak View Group officially selected to renovate KeyArena

Oak View Group officially selected to renovate KeyArena

12/06/17

City will move forward with OVG’s proposal Plans to renovate KeyArena just took one big step forward: Oak View Group has been officially selected to re-build the Seattle Center venue. Oak View Group was the only proposal left at the table after Seattle Partners, which includes AEG, pulled their bid over the weekend. At a […]

San Francisco’s tallest building, the Salesforce Tower, puts final beam in place

San Francisco’s tallest building, the Salesforce Tower, puts final beam in place

25/05/17

Topping-off party featured spiritual blessing, cedar tree tradition, and tour of the very top floor. “And now we bless this edifice, the Salesforce Tower.” Not something one expects to hear at the topping-out celebration for the (newly minted) tallest building in San Francisco, but that’s just what happened during Thursday’s celebration of the Salesforce Tower. […]

SF built homes for new residents twice as fast as rest of state in 2016

SF built homes for new residents twice as fast as rest of state in 2016

25/05/17

We doubled the state average, even as population swelled to 874,228. California’s Department of Finance reported this week that the state and its major metro center continued growing in population in 2016, including to 874,288 people in San Francisco as of January 2017, a net gain of more than 9,300 for the year. The same […]

LA’s skyline has the third-highest number of cranes in the nation

LA’s skyline has the third-highest number of cranes in the nation

25/05/17

As 2016 came to a close, 29 cranes were employed throughout Los Angeles, assisting with major construction projects. That’s down from 40 earlier in the year, but enough to give LA the third-most crane dotted skyline nationwide. First place went to Seattle, as the Seattle Times reports. The Emerald City had a whopping 62 cranes […]

Academy Museum’s giant glass sphere will begin to take shape in June

Academy Museum’s giant glass sphere will begin to take shape in June

25/05/17

The much-delayed museum should be ready to open by 2019. Construction on the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures finally got underway in March of last year, after years of planning and pushback from a litigious group of community members. Now, work is finally set to begin on the most anticipated (and controversial) part of the […]

Southblock will bring 507 apartments to Hollywood Boulevard

Southblock will bring 507 apartments to Hollywood Boulevard

25/05/17

It’s the sister project to the completed Eastown across the street. Southblock—a large apartment building on Hollywood Boulevard—is expected to open in the second quarter of 2018, a rep for the construction firm Morley Builders tells Curbed. Construction has been underway since early last year at the intersection of Argyle, next to the W Hotel […]

LA to host 2022 Super Bowl because of stadium delays

LA to host 2022 Super Bowl because of stadium delays

25/05/17

LA was supposed to host the 2021 Super Bowl. Don’t print bootleg Super Bowl 2021 t-shirts just yet. Less than a week after the Rams announced their Inglewood stadium will open almost one year later than originally planned, NFL team owners have voted unanimously to give Los Angeles the Super Bowl in 2022—not in 2021, […]

Sunset Boulevard hotel design unveiled in new renderings

Sunset Boulevard hotel design unveiled in new renderings

25/05/17

93 rooms and a restaurant on the ground floor. Back in February, plans emerged for yet another Hollywood hotel, joining the increasingly ridiculous number already on the way to the area. Now, Urbanize LA has spotted a presentation reviewed by the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council that sheds a little more light on the project. […]