One World Trade Center is Set to Open in 2014

January 2, 2014 by  
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We’ve got a lot to look forward to in the new year, including the opening of the long-awaited One World Trade Center . The tower’s construction has faced many obstacles over the past few years, but developers say it will finally be set to open some time in 2014. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1 World Trade Center , 1 world trade center opening , 1 wtc , eco design , green design , lower Manhattan , one world trade center , Skidmore Owings and Merrill , sustainable design , Tallest Building in the United States , WTC        

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See the First Section of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to Open to the Public (PHOTOS)

November 1, 2013 by  
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The first section of the nearly $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub is now open to the public. Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the World Trade Center West Concourse is a study in white, and gives New Yorkers the chance to experience Calatrava’s famous articulated ribs on a daily basis. The new 600-foot-long passageway replaces a temporary pedestrian bridge over West Street and allows commuters to get from the WTC PATH Station to offices on the far West Side without having to walk up to street level. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Brookfield Place Pavilion , lower Manhattan , mixed use buildings , oculus , path , santiago calatrava , world trade center , world trade center pathway , world trade center transportation hub , WTC , WTC PATH Station , WTC West Concourse , WTC Western Concourse        

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SunGlacier: A Solar-Powered Leaf That Makes Ice in the Desert

November 1, 2013 by  
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DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe – Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

November 1, 2013 by  
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Woolen sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, and any accessory you can think of can be spruced up with the addition of some needle-felted appliqués. The elbows on cardigans are popular to decorate, as are pockets, hems, and necklines, and with the variety of roving colors that are available, you can go absolutely wild with any hue your heart desires.  This DIY project does require some time and some special equipment, but it’s a great project for a chilly weekend spent indoors.  Read the rest of DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe – Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY , diy felt appliques , felting , how to felt , how-to , needle felting , winter , wool , woolen clothes , woollen clothes        

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Maxwan Architects’ House G is a Sun-Filled Retrofitted Barn Retreat in the Netherlands

November 1, 2013 by  
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President Obama Issues Executive Order to Prepare the United States for Climate Change

November 1, 2013 by  
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In a decisive action some feared would never come, President Obama today signed an executive order that will begin to prepare the United States for the impacts of climate change . The order comes just one year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the eastern coast, bringing death and devastation to waterfront communities, including the country’s most populated metropolis, New York City . That storm, and the drought, wildfires, floods and other extreme weather that has occurred since, were a wake up call for much of the nation. Today, President Obama’s executive order acknowledges that climate change is real, it’s happening now, and if we are to survive, we must begin to prepare our cities to withstand an uncertain future. Unfortunately, the order seems resigned to dealing with the symptoms of climate change rather than stopping a major cause: i.e. fossil fuel extraction and consumption. Read the rest of President Obama Issues Executive Order to Prepare the United States for Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , climate change preparedness , Drought , executive order , extreme weather , floods , global warming , government , infrastructure , obama , president , renewable energy        

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How ‘Soft Infrastructure,’ Like Wetlands and Green Roofs, Could Help Protect NYC from Future Storms

August 26, 2013 by  
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As the climate changes and sea levels rise, cities that were previously thought to be relatively safe are looking more and more vulnerable — just ask anyone in New York who lived through Hurricane Sandy. Last year, a group of architecture firms united to tackle these issues with innovative green design. Instead of calling for the installation of giant Rotterdam-style floodgates , the designers called for more ” soft infrastructure ,” which involves using natural resources like coastal marshlands and building more sustainable infrastructure like green roofs. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ARO , artificial wetlands , dlandstudio , hurricane irene , Hurricane Sandy , lower Manhattan , ltl architects , Matthew Baird Architects , nArchitects , resilience , resiliency , resilient design , rising currents , SCAPE , soft infrastructure , wetlands , YC        

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RFP for NYC’s Flood-Protecting Seaport City Puts It a Step Closer to Reality

August 26, 2013 by  
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If you thought New York City was just playing around when it proposed building a mini city onto the side of Manhattan to protect it from future storms , check this out. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg issued a request for proposals for the Seaport City project to study its feasibility. Click here to learn how and when to submit to the request. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , eco design , green design , hurricane sandy nyc , mayor Bloomberg climate change , mayor bloomberg seaport city , new york resiliency plan , nyc climate change report , nyc flood map , NYC flood zones , NYC flooding , nyc future climate change , nyc future hurricanes , nyc future storms , nyc resiliency plan , nyc sea levels , NYC Storms , resilience , resiliency , resilient design , safeguarding manhattan , seaport city , seaport city nyc , storm surge protection Manhattan. Superstorm Sandy , stronger more resilient new york , sustainable design        

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PHOTOS: Anne Militello’s Light Cycles LED Art Installation Unveiled at the World Financial Center

January 23, 2013 by  
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This year, winter in NYC will be all the more beautiful with this stunning new light installation by artist  Anne Militello  located in  Brookfield Place World Financial Center . Opened just last night, Light Cycles transforms a ten story glass pavilion into a dazzling light sculpture that can be seen sparkling from as far away as New Jersey. We checked out the opening of the installation yesterday — hit the jump to see our exclusive photos! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anne Militello , battery park , Brookfield Place World Financial Center , eco design , green design , LED art , LED light installation , light art , light art installation , Light Cycles , lower Manhattan , new york city , sustainable design , winter garden , world trade center

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PLEASE HELP: Desperate Lower Manhattan Struggles For Water, Food, Communication

November 2, 2012 by  
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