Category Archives: Infrastructure

Ground Zero, Rebuilt

Sunday, September 11, 2011 will mark ten years since our nation was tragically struck by terror.  In the wake of the disaster, Ground Zero has re-emerged with a new memorial museum, transportation hub, and a 1776 foot tower, among other buildings set … Continue reading

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And the Winner Is…

Photo: MVVA/HNTB Team Who knew roadkill in America is an $8 billion dollar problem?!  Thus, born out of necessity (aptly referred to as an emerging critical priority) according to organizers, comes the ARC: International Wildlife Crossing Infrastructure Design Competition.  The … Continue reading

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A Hole Lotta Problems

Photo: Contra Costa Times It’s a little bumpy out there isn’t it? I’m referring to those pesky potholes that have littered roads throughout California.  These unnerving and annoying holes are a consequence of heavy rains in past weeks.  In response … Continue reading

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Mega-Burden

The world’s population is exploding. By 2040, two in three people will live in cities, and the world’s urban population will grow from 3.5 billion to 5.6 billion. The number of “megacities” – urban areas with more than 10 million … Continue reading

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Who Needs Land When You Have Water?

Photo: DeltaSync The Dutch are experimenting with floating buildings.  The Netherlands, sitting largely below sea level, is highly susceptible to flooding.  In an act of preparation for the effects of global climate change, a 10,764 square-foot domed structure has been … Continue reading

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Going Big

Photo: Ryan Budhu – One World Trade at night Hidden beneath the controversy surrounding the proposed mosque near ground zero lies the foundation of One World Trade Center.  Formerly referred to as Freedom Tower, One World Trade Center stands to be the … Continue reading

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Football to Downtown, Not So Fast

Has AEG shown up too late for the party? Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) led by President and CEO Tim Leiweke wants to take part in bringing the next NFL franchise to Los Angeles, or so it seems.  Both Leiweke and businessman Casey Wasserman, … Continue reading

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