Tag: Design

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Then and now: NYC rebuilds iconic Fountain of the Fairs as a fog garden

Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the city’s borough of Queens has rebuilt the historical 1964 set of fountains, which will open when the weather warms.

Houston art museum makes light part of its architecture

The recently opened $476 million Nancy and Rich Kinder Building utilizes thoughtful engineering of its roof and facade to visually wrap itself in light.

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.

Optimizing safety through design

In the high-risk industries of civil engineering and construction, workers are often exposed to serious hazards. According to OSHA, one in five worker deaths in 2018 were in construction. The leading causes are a result of the “Fatal Four” – falling, being struck by objects, electrocution, and caught-in-between hazards. So how can you improve safety and the overall success of your projects?

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.

Civil Engineering magazine takes a fresh approach

Civil Engineering takes a new and fresh approach going forward.

Manhattan’s St. John’s Park is reimagined for recreational use

Architecture studio Ballman Khapalova has created a park design for the traffic circle that acts as the Holland Tunnel’s terminus in Manhattan.

Florida aeronautical university flies high with new student union

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