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People to Buildings: Don’t Waste Your Energy Almost 40 percent of the energy consumed in the United States is used by buildings, a fact that inspired the Center for Architecture’s fall exhibition, “Buildings = Energy,” a walk through the various ways designers, planners, and engineers can reduce energy consumption through smart design. In that vein,

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Building 7 at World Trade Center now fully leased

The controversial 52-story skyscraper just north of the World Trade Center has finally been fully leased. Developer Larry Silverstein announced Monday that MSCI, a provider of investment decision support tools, would occupy the remaining floors 47 through 49, the AP. Bernstein had long had troule attracting tenants in part because Seven World Center came under

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NY building costs rise and jobs drop

Declining vacancy rates seen as offering some hope of a possible pick up in construction down the road. Costs climb as much as 3.6% in year, while employment falls 3%.  Rising materials prices and higher wages set by new labor agreements are causing New York construction costs to rise for the second year in a

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Architecture Billings Index rises in August

The American Institute of Architects Latest from The Business Journals Architecture index back in black, reverse surprises economistArchitecture index back in black, reverse surprises economist Ripken bringing his baseball ‘Experience’ to local youth Follow this company ’ Architecture Billings Index rose in August after four straight monthly declines. The national index was 51.4 in August, following

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White House Appoints Teresita Fernández to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

President Barack Obama has appointed Teresita Fernández, a MacArthur Award winning visual artist, to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, a federal panel that advises the President, Congress and governmental agencies on national matters of design and aesthetics. Fernández lives and works in New York and is represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery. Members

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First Look: Rem Koolhaas’ Architecture For Architects At Cornell University

Cornell University’s new Milstein Hall for architecture studies, designed by Rem Koolhaas It’s not entirely finished yet, and it’s been under the radar in terms of press coverage. But Rem Koolhaas’ new Milstein Hall, tucked behind the Arts Quad at Cornell University, has opened for the new school year, providing much-needed studio space and meeting

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Richard Meier talks about the pleasure of creating public spaces

Watch inspirational video of Richard Meier talk about things that make architecture so exciting….(5:31 long) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPDHq7qgXXU&feature=player_embedded] Source: Architects Talk

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Then I Heard a Pop

Anthony Schirripa, Chairman of Mancini Duffy, an architectural and design firm in New York. I DECIDED at a young age to become an architect after watching my father, who had a small construction company. I wanted to learn the business, but he said that he didn’t want me to have calluses on my hands, and

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Studio 360: 9/11 Memorial Tour With Architect Michael Arad

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xBfiJkratE&feature=player_embedded#!] Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen and architect Michael Arad visit the new 9/11 Memorial in Lower Manhattan and talk about what inspired Arad’s design.  

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9/11 Memorial ‘to start a new chapter’ at WTC

In the decade since 9/11, lower Manhattan’s most visible tribute to the thousands killed there has been a pair of ethereal light beams that cut through the night sky on the anniversary of the terror attacks each year.   The glowing columns, echoes of the toppled Twin Towers, draw eyes upward, away from what has been

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