Design of National 9/11 Museum Weaves a Path Through the History of Ground Zero

May 22, 2014 by  
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After a tumultuous journey filled with all kinds of obstacles, the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum finally opened its doors to the public on Wednesday. Designed by Davis Brody Bond, the cavernous underground space is organized around a central “Ribbon,” which leads visitors through the tragic events of September 11th as well as the city’s recovery since then. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 911 memorial , 911 memorial museum , davis brody bond , ground zero , ground zero memorial , ground zero museum , last column , september 11 , survivor’s stairs , world trade center , world trade center memorial , WTC

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Naomi Paul Handcrafts Minimalist Flat Pack Pendant Lights from Crocheted Knits

May 22, 2014 by  
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September 11 Memorial Museum Ribbon Cutting Takes Place in New York City

May 15, 2014 by  
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After overcoming numerous obstacles from financial woes to flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York was finally able to cut the ribbon on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum this morning. President Obama was joined by 9/11 survivors, victims’ families and responders in Lower Manhattan to dedicate the museum ahead of its official opening next week. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 9/11 Museum , 911 memorial museum , 911 memorial museum dedication , barack obama , eco design , green design , National September 11 Memorial & Museum , Sept 11 , snohetta , sustainable design

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Hong Kong Officials to Torch Over 61,000 Pounds of Illegal Ivory Seized From Smugglers

May 15, 2014 by  
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Just four months after officials pulverized $10 million worth of ivory from its stockpile, China is once again taking a public stand against poachers and those who smuggle such items. In Hong Kong, officials began the year-long process of burning 28 tonnes (approximately 61,000 pounds) of ivory tusks and other goods seized from smugglers. Destruction of the ivory was approved by a government committee on endangered species which was on the receiving end of intense pressure from conservation groups. Read the rest of Hong Kong Officials to Torch Over 61,000 Pounds of Illegal Ivory Seized From Smugglers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blood ivory , burning illegal ivory , destruction of illegal ivory , elephant conservation , endangered wildlife , illegal ivory in China , illegal ivory in Hong Kong , illegal ivory trade

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites—How to Live in Harmony with the Natural Environment

May 15, 2014 by  
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Welcome back to Green Building 101. In our last post, we touched upon how to select an environmentally responsible location for your new abode, and in this piece, we’ll begin to discuss ways you can improve upon any home site. The “Sustainable Sites” section of USGBC ‘s LEED for Homes program outlines various “green” opportunities for reducing the negative impact your home has on the environment. Most of these principles can be implemented at any time, whether you’re still in the design process or if you’ve been in your home for years. Here are a few measures you can take to create a more sustainable site : Read the rest of GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites—How to Live in Harmony with the Natural Environment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , “sustainable architecture” , erosion , green architecture , Green Building 101 , green roof , green roofs , GreenBuilding 101 , indigenous plants , landscape design , LEED for Homes. USGBC , LEED-H , native environment , native flora , native vegetation , pergola , rainwater , shade , Sustainable Sites , Trees , water issues , water runoff , water table

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