Will China’s Ban on Importing Waste Affect Your Recyclables?

August 18, 2017 by  
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The recycling industry got some big news last month when the World Trade Organization announced that China is intending to stop importing 24 different types of solid waste by the end of the year, including commonly accepted curbside recyclables…

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The fate of global corporations in an anti-globalist world

June 13, 2017 by  
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Is the post-war ascendance of multinational corporations irreversible?The world’s roughly 80,000 multinational corporations (MNCs), long dominated by U.S., European and Japanese firms, have been joined by a growing number based in China, India, Brazil and other emerging economies. MNCs are the engine of a quarter of total world production and their global supply chains represent about half of world trade. MNCs have played a major role in driving a tenfold increase since 1979, now totaling $16 trillion, roughly the size of entire U.S. GDP.

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat talks with NYC’s 911 Memorial designer Michael Arad

September 10, 2015 by  
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No other event stands out in America’s recent collective memory as clearly as the attacks on the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. This one event changed us, and the world, forever. To memorialize such trauma requires a tremendous sensitivity, skill and humility. A healthy dose of courage is necessary too, particularly given how polarizing the 9-11 memorial project has been from the very start. Architect Michael Arad’s design for the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan was chosen out of 5,200 submissions, and officially opened at Ground Zero in downtown New York City, on the 10 year anniversary of that horrific day. We had the great privilege to chat with Michael Arad about his iconic design for the 9-11 Memorial in NYC and his architectural work in general. Read on for an insightful discussion about one of the most important memorials in United States history. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Inhabitat talks with NYC’s 911 Memorial designer Michael Arad

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Burj Khalifa architects selected to design Burj 2020, the world’s tallest commercial tower

June 19, 2015 by  
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Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) have been named by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) as the firm that will design the Burj 2020. The new tower is set to surpass New York’s One World Trade Center as the world’s tallest commercial building. The Burj 2020 will be a “world-class destination” that “will set new levels of efficiency and urban sustainability,” according to a statement by the DMCC. Read the rest of Burj Khalifa architects selected to design Burj 2020, the world’s tallest commercial tower Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “Adrian Smith” , “AS+GG” , “Gordon Gill” , adrian smith and gordon gill architecture , burj 2020 , burj khalifa , Dubai Architecture , dubai expo 2020 , worlds tallest commercial building

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Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus WTC Transit Hub – opening soon

May 7, 2015 by  
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Lowe’s follows in Home Depot’s footsteps and pledges to phase out phthalates from flooring

May 7, 2015 by  
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Chalk another one up for the environment. Fresh on the heels of Home Depot’s announcement to ditch phthalates in all of their flooring by the end of the year, Lowe’s has revealed plans to do the same. The home improvement retailer has pledged to eliminate the family of ortho-phthalates, which have been linked to developmental and reproductive problems, after finding that 48% of their flooring samples tested positive for the toxic chemical. Mike Schade, director for Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families , urged other retailers to do the same, saying, “We welcome and thank Lowe’s for their commitment to transition away from unnecessary toxic phthalates in flooring. We urge Lumber Liquidators, Ace Hardware and Menards to follow suit in phasing out these chemicals that are harmful for children’s health.” + Lowe’s + Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families image via Shutterstock Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eliminating harmful chemicals , Home Depot phthalates , lowes , Lowes eliminates phthalates , Lowes phthalates , Lowes toxic chemicals , phthlalates , vinyl flooring phthalates

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Plans for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center Are Looking Bleak

March 13, 2014 by  
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The plan to build the F rank Gehry-designed World Trade Center Performing Arts Center is looking bleak. The project currently has less than half of the funds it needs for construction , and there has been speculation over whether Gehry is even involved with the project anymore. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrew cuomo , BAM Fisher theatre , bam! , bill de blasio , BRIC House , Brooklyn Academy of Music , Frank Gehry , governor andrew cuomo , Mayor Bill de Blasio , PATH Train , World Trade Arts Center , World Trade Center Performing Arts Center , WTC Arts Center , WTC Performing Arts Center        

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Elegant tresARCA Home Takes Cues from Nevada’s Raw Desert and Glitzy Vegas

March 13, 2014 by  
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See Inside One World Trade Center as It Prepares for Its 2014 Opening

January 23, 2014 by  
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It’s been a long and arduous road, but the construction of One World Trade Center is finally headed for the home stretch . The tower is scheduled to open some time in 2014, but CNNMoney recently got a peek inside . Read on to see some snaps from their tour and let us know what you think about the building’s interior design in the comments below. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1 wtc , 1 wtc interior , Architecture , conde nast , freedom tower , Freedom Tower Sneak Peek , green interiors , Inside the Freedom tower , Jordan Barowitz , marble , New York. , observation deck , one world trade center , One World Trade Center Sneak Peek , skyscrapers , The Durst Organization , theaters , world trade center , World Trade Center Complex        

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Spire Installed on One World Trade Center, Making it the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

May 12, 2013 by  
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A 408-foot silver spire was installed on top of One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan on Friday, bringing its official height to 1,776 feet and making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Since the tower was first announced, a debate has raged over whether or not it truly is the tallest. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat — the authority on such matters — because the WTC’s spire is ornamental and not functional, it was counted in the building’s official height, edging out Chicago’s Willis Tower . READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1 World Trade Center , freedom tower , manhattan , new york city , New York. , NYC , One World Trade Center spire , Skidmore Owings and Merrill , skyscrapers , SOM , tallest buildings , world trade center , WTC , WTC spire        

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