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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ airport terminal opens in Winnipeg

“Canada’s greenest airport” to be LEED certified Canada’s greenest airport terminal, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in collaboration with Stantec, opened Sunday at the Winnipeg  James Armstrong  Richardson International  Airport. The terminal, which draws design inspiration from Manitoba’s vast prairies and sky, will be the first freestanding airport building in Canada to be LEED

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Frank Gehry Turns to Asia for Architecture Projects as U.S. Growth Slows

Frank Gehry, designer of Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, is seeking projects in Asian countries including China and India as slower U.S. growth crimps development in the world’s largest economy. The architect said he’s competing to plan a museum in one of China’s fast-expanding metropolitan areas, as well as a “very spiritual kind of

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British billionaire Richard Branson opened the world’s first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert – designed by Foster + Partners and URS

British billionaire Richard Branson opened the world’s first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the new home for his company, Virgin Galactic. The eccentric businessman, with usual flair, sported a black jacket and waves of hair flying as he inaugurated the building by breaking a champagne bottle against a hanger building, while rappelling down the side

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Harlem arts/culture center back on track

After a multi-month effort, financing is secured to build a 20,000-square-foot African and Hispanic arts and culture center in ground-floor space on West 116th Street. A long-planned African and Hispanic arts and culture center in Central Harlem is a go after all. Developer, Full Spectrum of NY, and its partner, My Image Studios Inc., recently

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A Modern Masterpiece, No Longer Used, Will Soon Disappear at Kennedy Airport

While ABC has conspicuously begun to celebrate the early jet age, the Port Authority has begun to tear it down. Terminal 6 at Kennedy International Airport — a crisp island of aesthetic tranquillity by the master architect I. M. Pei — is being demolished. The boarding gates are already piles of rubble.  The main pavilion,

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Boost to real estate and construction 9-12 months away?

Architects, along with land planners and civil engineers, are involved in the beginning stages of a project, so they are among the first to feel a recession — and a recovery. It’s too early to say whether a recovery is at hand. But the downward spiral could be over, some industry experts say. “It seems

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