Tag: Buildings

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Penn Station expansion creates new ‘grand entrance’ to NYC

New York City’s new Moynihan Train Hall was constructed within a historical post office building, across from Penn Station and directly above many of the station’s platforms and tracks.

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change?

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change? Emily Grubert, in a word, says, "No."

Slideshow: Design unveiled for maritime center to be built in Rotterdam’s harbor

The maritime center will be accessible via two bridges and will be more or less visible as the tide ebbs and flows up to 2 m in height.

Slideshow: Le Monde Group’s headquarters spans challenging site

The building’s two seven-story cantilevering volumes are connected by an archway that crosses a new public plaza.

Designing tall buildings for wind

A new ASCE Manual of Practice brings much-needed consistency to criteria for tall buildings specific to wind effects.

Florida aeronautical university flies high with new student union

Birds in flight inspired the design of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s new student union.

European museum will boast sculptural spiral stairway, observation deck

Work on the FENIX Museum of Migration in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has begun.

Slideshow: Foster + Partners unveils Guangming Hub master plan

Foster + Partners has released its competition-winning design for the Guangming Hub, a transit-focused development on a high-speed rail link in Shenzhen, China.

Swiss Alps resort plans upgraded mountaintop station, new cable car

The Titlis resort area in Switzerland has big plans, including a new, larger mountaintop station, a repurposed telecommunications tower with new levels for public use, and a second cable car.

Video: Tower design enables touch-free movement for occupants

Automation and tech synergy are key in the design of the 36-story-tall building in Hong Kong, where occupants will be able to move from sidewalk to workstation without touching a thing.