Construction on Calatrava’s Chicago Spire Could Resume Thanks to New Investment

February 12, 2014 by  
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Back in 2008 we wrote about Calatrava’s spiraling Chicago Spire , which was to become America’s tallest structure and the second tallest in the world. Since then, construction on the soaring 2,000-foot-high tower has been stalled due to the financial crisis, leaving a 76ft by 110ft hole in a major waterfront location where a record-breaking building should have been. All that could change, however, if developers come through on their promise to inject new funds into the project. Read the rest of Construction on Calatrava’s Chicago Spire Could Resume Thanks to New Investment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Atlas Apartment Holdings , building developers Chicago , Calatrava Chicago Spire , Chicago tower , financial crisis Chicago , Shelbourne Development Group , spiraling tower chicago , tallest towers , tower bankruptcy , US tallest buildings , world tallest buildings        

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Eye-Catching Shipping Containers Atop Converted Silos Provide Cheap Student Housing in South Africa

February 12, 2014 by  
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Skye Halifax Green Skyscrapers To Be the Tallest Towers in Nova Scotia

October 12, 2011 by  
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The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is renowned for its natural beauty and fisheries, but it isn’t as well known for its skyscrapers. After all, the tallest building in Halifax, the capital city, has just 32 floors. That could all change if developer United Gulf Developments Ltd. gains approval to build Skye Halifax , a pair of curved, 48-story towers that are planned for downtown Halifax. The towers, designed by Toronto-based architectsAlliance , are meant to resemble the sails of a ship in a nod to the city’s maritime history. Read the rest of Skye Halifax Green Skyscrapers To Be the Tallest Towers in Nova Scotia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architectsAlliance , canada , geothermal , Green Building , green roof , high rises , leed certified , Nova Scotia , Skye Halifax , skyscrapers

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Modern Cocoon Fireplaces Have a Thermal Energy Rating of 75%

October 12, 2011 by  
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Now that fall is well underway, Cocoon Fires have launched their ultra modern fireplaces, which offer an environmentally friendly alternative to coal-guzzling fires. Featuring an immaculate curved spherical form, these sleek fireplaces are not only a unique concept, but have a thermal energy efficiency rating of more than 75%. Read the rest of Modern Cocoon Fireplaces Have a Thermal Energy Rating of 75% Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cocoon fires , energy efficient fires , environmentally friendly fires , green fires , italian fire design , modern fires , steel fires

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