An award-winning senior housing in New York City’s Mott Haven neighborhood in Bronx shaped zoning laws to allow greater mass, height, and street-level articulation. The design also made use of materials to integrate with the historical architectural context.
Two new buildings are now part of Columbia Business School’s campus in Manhattanville neighborhood, N.Y., both designed in a layer cake format, with a system of varied glass exterior walls to align with different programming needs, let in natural light, and views of the city, and foster creativity, innovation, and communication.
Williamsburg Bridge is set to undergo a revitalization aimed at improving traffic flow across the major East River crossing between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Global construction and development firm, Skanska USA, will lead the $167 million overhaul.
An audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli found NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) needs to be more aggressive in its oversight, inspections, and use of enforcement powers to ensure violations are corrected, in helping prevent construction-related accidents, injuries and fatalities.
Completion of Phase-I of the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project has equipped lower Manhattan’s Asser Levy Playground area with a 97.5-m (320-ft) long floodwall and a 44,996-kg (99,200-lbs.) floodgate, along with upgrades to the park and landscape to help them better absorb flooding impact.
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