Monthly Archives: August 2011

New office tower by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects lights up Singapore

Ocean Financial Centre, rated LEED Platinum, opens on prime waterfront site Ocean Financial Centre, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ newest completed office tower, opened Wednesday with a dramatic light show while crowds watched near Marina Bay. As 120,000 LEDs built into its curving glass-and-metal exterior wall sparkled, the 43-story tower lit up the sky. Tharman Shanmugaratnam,

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Washington Monument may be tilting from quake jolt

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake that was centered in Richmond, Virginia and felt as far as New York City and New England. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly reported at 2:30 pm that their bureau received information from a producer saying that a Captiol Hill Police officer was saying the Washington Monument may actually be tilting as

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MGM Makes It Official: Files Demolition Request for Norman Foster’s Unopened Las Vegas Hotel

MGM Resorts has finally made it official and have filed a demolition request for Norman Foster‘s unopened Harmon Hotel in Las Vegas, something they’d hinted at last month, and before then back in the fall of last year, and had likely started considering way back in 2009 when construction defects were discovered too late and

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Living Architecture in Europe

How Tomorrow Is Built Today As Europe continues to battle economic and environmental gloom and doom, nations across the continent are re-evaluating how to build the cities of tomorrow with tight budgets and green mindsets. “We are at a key moment, where we as architects must become activists. We must innovate and help to find

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US architects salaries stagnant, AIA survey finds

Latest US billings index and employment figures also gloomy US architects’ pay is “stagnant,” according to a new American Institute of Architects (AIA) survey. The average salary for senior design or project management staff is $94,900 (£58,773), compared with $98,800 in 2008 and $85,800 in 2005. The average salary for architects/designers is $71,600, unchanged from

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Seal Team 6 tragedy

God bless the fallen Seal Team 6 members and their families. This is a sad sad day.

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Saudi Arabia plans world’s tallest tower

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s investment vehicle, Kingdom Holding, has announced that an associate company will partner with the country’s Bin Laden Group to build a tower near Jeddah that would replace Dubai’s 828m Burj Khalifa as the world’s tallest building. The associate company, Jeddah Economic Co, signed the SR4.6bn ($1.23bn) contract with the

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In homage to the heat wave

Photos: World’s Most Amazing Hotel Pools Swimming is almost beside the point at these 15 pools found at gorgeous, unexpected properties around the world. Each of these hotels is working hard to outdo the next, often at fantastic expense. Your lust list for decadent summer fun begins here. View the slide show  

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