April 16, 2013 - CTBUH: Shanghai Tower Reaches 500 Meters
The Shanghai Tower, which is still under construction, reached 501 meters (1,643 feet) April 11, surpassing the neighboring Jin Mao Building and the World Financial Center. Shanghai Tower is now the second tallest structure in China, and will become the tallest building when it reaches completion in 2014.
March 21, 2013 - Architizer: Barclays Center Wins Architizer+ Award
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York has won an Architizer A+ Awards in the entertainment category.
March 01, 2013 - Civil Engineering: The Art of Healing [PDF]
The 1.6-million-sf expansion of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. is this month’s cover story. Managing Principal Wayne Stocks and Vice President Zach Kates discuss the structural design challenges of the 205-bed Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and the 355-bed Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Tower.
February 13, 2013 - CAF: A Look Under Chicago's Block 37
Join Joseph Burns for a look beneath the skin of this complex project: the structure and foundations and how it was constructed. He will also explain provisions for a future train station to the airport beneath the block and future residential towers along Randolph.
February 07, 2013 - LA Times: Tallest building in the West to be built in downtown L.A.
Thornton Tomasetti is providing structural design services and performance-based seismic analysis of the new 73-storey tower at the Wilshire Grand development, to the engineer-of-record. The new tower in Los Angeles’ Downtown will be the tallest building in the Western United States and will include hotel rooms and offices sitting atop a low-rise base housing the building’s lobby, restaurants, retail, meeting space, and ballrooms. The project also includes five levels of subterranean parking.
January 15, 2013 - Metropolis: A New Way of Designing
This is the first in a series of posts that chronicles our evolving design process at Hickok Cole Architects in Georgetown, Washington, DC as we took on the challenge of proposing a vision for the Office Building of the Future.
January 04, 2013 - EDC: Not Your Garden-Variety Feature
While you might know the Barclay’s Center Plaza at Atlantic Yards as a newly opened sports and entertainment arena in Brooklyn, you might not know that it’s sporting a vegetative roof—at ground level.
December 25, 2012 - SF Chronicle: Transbay Transit Center work progressing
The new center will be roughly a quarter mile long and 70 feet high, with a spidery glass form extending above First and Fremont streets. The aboveground portion will serve bus passengers as well as provide shops, circulation areas and a rooftop park.
December 03, 2012 - ENR California: Award of Merit
A fast-tracked design-build delivery project, the 30,000-sq-ft interpretation of the traditional courthouse on the village green features one Magistrate Court and chamber, district clerk’s office, U.S. Marshals Service and U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services.
December 01, 2012 - Modern Steel: New Home for a New Era
Amon G. Carter Stadium, on the campus on Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, has been the home of the Horned Frog football team for over 80 years. During this time the stadium has undergone several renovations and additions to accommodate ever-growing crowds, and the most recent and substantial iteration opened in time for the school’s first year competing in the Big 12 Conference.
November 08, 2012 - Real Estate Weekly: Newark approves design for new bio-med facility
Architecture firm Francis Cauffman announced today that the city of Newark, New Jersey has approved its design for French company Biotrial’s new North American headquarters in Newark’s University Heights Science Park.
November 05, 2012 - Plus Mood: Juniper Networks “Lights the Way”
A case study on the interior build-out of Juniper Network’s showroom and collaborative center in Bridgewater, N.J. notes that Thornton Tomasetti was the structural engineering consultant on the job. Valerio Dewalt Train Associates was the architect.
October 31, 2012 - Railway Technology: Transbay Transit Center
Transbay Transit Center is a multimodal transportation centre under construction in San Francisco in the US. The project will replace the outdated Transbay Terminal and integrate 11 transit systems to operate in the city under one roof.
September 27, 2012 - The Verge: Inside the Brooklyn Nets' Barclays Center, the most high-tech stadium in sports
The most high-tech stadium in sports. That’s the pitch line for Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center, new home of the Brooklyn Nets.
September 06, 2012 - Star-Telegram: TCU dedicates renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium
TCU’s new Amon G. Carter Stadium took its first bow Thursday as the school paid tribute to the many who helped make the renovations a reality.
July 17, 2012 - ENR: Reshaping of Barclays Center Arena Made Possible By Collaboration, Digital Tools
Opportunity knocked for SHoP Architects on July 2, 2009. On that Thursday, Bruce C. Ratner, the beleaguered developer of the controversial Atlantic Yards sports village planned for Brooklyn, N.Y., made an offer that any architect would be crazy to turn down but almost as crazy to accept.
July 05, 2012 - Constructor Magazine: Finding the Net
Soccer fans are flocking to the $135.5 million Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan., which Turner Construction Co. of Kansas City, Mo., finished in 16 rather than 22 months and under budget.
June 12, 2012 - Flavorwire: The Most Beautiful Outdoor Theaters in the World
Flavorwire recently listed The Wild Beast Pavilion in Valencia, Calif., as one of the world’s most beautiful outdoor theaters.
May 21, 2012 - ENR: As Challenges Go, Iraq Stadium Geometry Is Iceberg's Tip
The centerpiece of the Al-Menaa project is a 30,000-seat stadium with a structural-concrete seating bowl covered by a 30,175-sq-meter, fabric-covered cable-stayed steel canopy structure.
May 21, 2012 - Autodesk: Rising to New Heights
Autodesk recently examined how BIM is transforming the Shanghai Tower into one of the tallest and greenest buildings in the world.
May 17, 2012 - TheStadiumBusiness Awards Winners
The Stadium Business Awards has named the Sporting Park in Kansas as the world’s best sports venue over the past year.
May 09, 2012 - BD&C: Rush University Medical Center Platinum Award
This fully integrated Building Team opted for a multi-prime contracting strategy to keep construction going on Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center, despite the economic meltdown.
May 01, 2012 - Architectural Record: A New Twist on Supertall
An American firm approaches the design of its 121-story, mixed used tower now rising in Shanghai as a vertical collection of neighborhoods.
April 13, 2012 - Tribune 242: Construction '1/3 Done' On Baha Mar
Construction work on Baha Mar’s $2.6 billion Cable Beach redevelopment is “one-third complete”, a senior executive said yesterday, after hitting a “significant milestone” with the installation of the last of 2,550 foundation pilings.
April 02, 2012 - Structure Mag: Bellezza e funzione
This high-profile headquarters includes five nine-story wavelike buildings that total 1.05 million square feet (98,000 square meters), a 43-story tower that is 405,000 square feet (37,000 square meters), three parking/storage levels below grade and a plaza with an irregular footprint of 856 feet by 607 feet (261 meters by 185 meters).
March 30, 2012 - NY Daily News: Changing Brooklyn Forever
Even in midconstruction, there are moments touring the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights when you can’t help but feel extreme joy.
February 06, 2012 - Walls & Ceilings: Going to the Chapel
The article looks at our use of a curved steel frame double-wall system at the Cathedral of Hope, Interfaith Peace Chapel in Dallas, Texas.
January 09, 2012 - ABC: Rush University Medical Center opens new ER
Rush University Medical Center opened its new facility Friday morning on the Near West Side.
December 20, 2011 - Huffington Post: 11 Best Architecture Moments of 2011
The Vista Xchange Integrated Civic and Cultural Hub was named one of the 11 Best Architecture Moments of 2011 by the Huffington Post.
December 09, 2011 - SF Business Times: Fremont’s Washington Hospital completes utility plant
Washington Hospital Healthcare System said Friday it’s wrapped up work on a new central utility plant, part of a estimated $300 million expansion and seismic upgrade project outlined in late 2004.
December 07, 2011 - Structural Engineer: Form Meets Function
The Memorial comprises three major elements with an abundance of landscaping to integrate it with the historic cherry tree lined perimeter of the Tidal Basin.
December 05, 2011 - CTBUH: Three International Finance Center Tour Report
Seoul has recently become a financial capital in Northeast Asia, and now enjoys a status similar to that of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, and other Asian cities.
December 01, 2011 - Structure: NCSEA 14th Annual Awards
At their annual meeting in Oklahoma City, OK on October 22, NCSEA announced the winners of the 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards.
October 01, 2011 - Civil Engineering: Aerial Advancement
Detailed modeling & analysis of the numerous load cases enabled us to extend the service life of New York’s Roosevelt Island Tram.
September 01, 2011 - Civil Engineering: World's Tallest Building Must Be More Than Tall
When plans were announced last month to construct the world’s tallest building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, it was not surprising that much of the focus was on the sheer height of the structure.
July 07, 2011 - NY1: Barclays Center On Track To Open Next Summer
About half of the steel is now in place at the Barclays Center, as NY1 saw on a recent tour with developer Bruce Ratner.
July 06, 2011 - YouTube.com: A View of Winspear Opera House
The new Winspear Opera House in Dallas redefines the essence of an opera house for the twenty first century, breaking down barriers to make opera more accessible for a wider audience.
July 01, 2011 - Construction.com: Wild Beast Music Pavilion Video
Craig Hodgetts and Hsinming Fung discuss their new animal-like performance space for the California Institute of the Arts.
July 01, 2011 - Lodging: Baha Mar Marks Construction Milestone
Baha Mar, billed as the largest single-phase resort development in the history of the Caribbean, celebrated another milestone with the driving of the first of 5,700 pilings on yesterday.
June 30, 2011 - The Architect's Newspaper: In Detail > Penn Medicine
In what must be record time, the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (collectively known as Penn Medicine) have recently completed the second phase of the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.
June 19, 2011 - Kansascity.com: Impressive collection of sports venues
Sunil Gulati, head of U.S. soccer, summed up the general impression by calling it “the best stadium of its size on earth.”
June 01, 2011 - Health Facilities Management: Two Operations, One Roof
The design and construction of expanded facilities for the Children’s Hospital of Illinois and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, was such a significant development at the hospital that it was known as the Milestone project.
May 01, 2011 - Constructor: Pride Of The Penguins
The Pittsburgh Penguins may not win the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup this year, but the team still scored a big win with its new arena.
April 06, 2011 - ArchiScene: Villas in the Sky
Designed to become a strong local landmark Villa In The Sky tower by noted Henning Larsen Architects will span over 34 floors on a special location in the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyad.
March 30, 2011 - SEA-MW: 2011 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Gala
SEA-MW held its fifth annual awards gala at the Willard Intercontinental in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 26, 2011.
March 10, 2011 - YouTube.com: Seoul International Finance Center promo
A promo of the eight acre (5.4 million-square-foot) development in South Korea.
March 07, 2011 - Architectural Record: Construction of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center To Begin This Spring
When the wrecking ball came down on San Francisco’s 71-year-old Transbay Terminal bus station in December, it marked the end of an era—and the beginning of a new one. The drab concrete structure will be replaced with the long-planned Transbay Transit Center, perhaps the most ambitious transportation hub to be built in the United States in the past few decades.
February 01, 2011 - Structure: Beauty and the Beast
The new indoor-outdoor music pavilion on the CalArts campus in Valencia, California, is wild but welcoming, featuring a flowing, arched roofline.
February 01, 2011 - Sustainable Facility: Green Shipping
The new Fedex cargo facility features a massive green roof at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
February 01, 2011 - Civil Engineering: Steel City Sharp
Pittsburgh’s new ice hockey arena, the CONSOL Energy Center, is the first in the National Hockey League to achieve gold certification in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
January 24, 2011 - ENR: 2010 Best of the Best
While ensuring that waterproofing, vapor, wind loads and other Superdome repair needs were met, a metal-wall panel system with a structural sub-framing clip-attachment system was developed so a single wall panel can be removed from any location without disturbing the adjacent wall panels
January 20, 2011 - New Haven Independent: Gateway “Tops Out”
It was the 4,521st piece of steel (more or less)—and the final girder placed in Gateway Community College’s fast-materializing $198 million new downtown campus.
January 05, 2011 - Wired: San Francisco Sees A Transit Center Revitalizing Downtown
Even during a time of dwindling capital and stalling public works projects San Francisco is moving forward with plans for a $4.2 billion transportation center that could dramatically change how the city looks and travels.
December 07, 2010 - NHL: CONSOL Energy Center Named Best NHL Arena In Sports Business Journal Survey
CONSOL Energy Center has been named the “Best NHL Arena” in the sixth annual Sports Business Journal readers’ survey on the state of the sports industry.
December 05, 2010 - Yahoo!: China's skyscraper boom buoys global industry
The 121-story Shanghai Tower is more than China’s next record-setting building: It’s an economic lifeline for the elite club of skyscraper builders.
December 01, 2010 - Midwest Construction: Award of Merit
The project team built a new steel frame to hold an independent glass wall system around one of Indianapolis’ most recognizable buildings, replacing a surface damaged by storm winds.
December 01, 2010 - Structure: Excellence in Structural Engineering
At their annual meeting in Phoenix in October, NCSEA announced the winners of the 2009 Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards. This awards program annually highlights some of the best examples of structural ingenuity throughout the world.
November 30, 2010 - Read Media: Roosevelt Island Opens New State-of-the-Art Aerial Tramway System
The completely rebuilt Roosevelt Island Tramway opened today, following a nine-month modernization project which replaced the previous 33-year-old tram system. The new tram reduces travel time, permits both cabins to start on the side with highest demand during rush hour, and includes extensive safety measures.
November 23, 2010 - NBA.com: Steel Erected At Barclays Center At Atlantic Yards In Brooklyn
The erection of steel began today at the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, Bruce Ratner, Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, the developer of the arena, said today. The first components for vertical construction, including beams, girders and trusses, will be used for the main arena, façade support and the canopy.
November 09, 2010 - Charlotte Observer: Fayetteville area gears up for growth
Much of the state is still slogging through a slow-to-recover economy. But in Fayetteville, the broader region around Fort Bragg and even as far away as the Triangle, planners are bracing for an influx of about 40,000 people who are expected to come with – or follow – two major Army commands moving to Fort Bragg.
November 01, 2010 - Temecula thinks ‘big and historic’ with new civic center complex
The $66-million Temecula Civic Center is more than a big, new facility for the city. The development is also a tribute to the history of the area.
October 17, 2010 - LA Times: CalArts unleashes its Wild Beast
California Institute of the Arts’ long-awaited state-of-the-art performance space, the Wild Beast, is up and running, “humming from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with classes and performances,” says David Rosenboom, dean of the institute’s Herb Alpert School of Music.
October 07, 2010 - Health Facilities Management: Silicon Valley hospital embraces its environment
Revised state seismic regulations prompted the construction of a technologically advanced replacement facility at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, Calif., which is designed to support patients and families, create operational efficiencies and adapt to future needs
October 01, 2010 - Architectural Record: Milstein Family Heart Center
A beautifully daylit infill addition between a hospital and an office building harvests precious space for diagnostics, treatment, and surgery.
September 25, 2010 - NY Times: In Arabian Desert, a Sustainable City Rises
Back in 2007, when the government here announced its plan for “the world’s first zero-carbon city” on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, many Westerners dismissed it as a gimmick — a faddish follow-up to neighboring Dubai’s half-mile-high tower in the desert and archipelago of man-made islands in the shape of palm trees.
September 23, 2010 - post-gazette.com: Rave Reviews For Consol Energy Center
It was a perfect start for Penguins fans attending the first exhibition hockey game in CONSOL Energy Center Wednesday.
September 22, 2010 - Autodesk: Capitalize on green design
The Masdar Headquarters will be the world’s first positive-energy building, producing more energy than it consumes and surpassing the standards for LEED Platinum™ sustainable design certification.
September 14, 2010 - New York Construction: Project of the Year
Those winners include, of course, the top prize of Overall Project of the Year, which, this year, was claimed by the team that designed and built the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The project will be honored at the Best Of 2010 awards program in December.
September 01, 2010 - The Lane Report: Hub of the Horse Industry
The Kentucky Horse Park is ‘the center of the hub’ for regional, national and international equine organizations.
August 12, 2010 - SF Examiner: Ambitious Transit project takes off
After decades of planning, construction work on the Transbay Transit Center officially began Wednesday following a politician-heavy groundbreaking ceremony.
August 05, 2010 - NHL.com: CONSOL Energy Center Is First NHL Arena To Achieve LEED Gold Certification
CONSOL Energy Center has achieved LEED Gold certification, becoming the first NHL arena to reach that standard of sustainability, it was announced today by the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Sports & Exhibition Authority.
July 29, 2010 - NYTimes.com: To Pack a Stadium
How do you keep football fans as regular visitors to stadiums when the television coverage of every play is so good?
July 21, 2010 - ENR: Sheer Innovation
Designers of the 121-story Shanghai Tower, with its record-tall composite steel-and-concrete structure, are helping craft China’s first superskyscraper building code.
July 13, 2010 - YouTube.com: Great American Tower Tiara Topping Off
The tiara was placed on the Great American Tower at Queen City Square on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
July 08, 2010 - NYInc: 200 Fifth Avenue Celebrates Its 100th Birthday
With hundreds of guests and well-wishers on hand, 200 Fifth Avenue marked its 100th birthday on June 17th with a giant cake shaped in its likeness and a host of achievements to celebrate.
July 07, 2010 - Stadia: Peace Dividend
A new sports project in Basrah, southern Iraq, has the potential to heal the wounds of war and mark a new start for a city in desperate need of hope.
June 20, 2010 - Modern Steel Construction: Getting Across Campus [PDF]
“Getting Across Campus,” by Senior Engineer Joseph Shields, addresses how colleges and universities are using a variety of steel solutions in the design of pedestrian bridges.
June 18, 2010 - Real Estate Bisnow: Toy Story
There was plenty of buzz (but not of the Lightyear kind) last night on the roof of 200 Fifth Ave, formerly known as the International Toy Center. L&L Holding Co., the owner of the historic property, held a party to celebrate the building’s 100th birthday and completion of a $135M renovation.
June 01, 2010 - New York Construction: Gateway Progress
Consolidating the two campuses of Gateway Community College – the Long Wharf campus in New Haven and another in North Haven, Conn., began last December with the $140 million construction of a single downtown New Haven campus, scheduled to finish in May 2012.
June 01, 2010 - Constructor: The Music Of The Night
The complexity of the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is fully realized not just in the design and painstaking construction of its complex, one-of-a-kind components but also in the management of the process that brought it to fruition.
May 25, 2010 - NFL.com: New Meadowlands Stadium Nabs Superbowl 48
NFL owners voted Tuesday to put the 48th Super Bowl in the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands Stadium that this season will become home to the New York Jets and New York Giants. It’s the first time the league has gone to a cold-weather site that doesn’t have a dome, and those places couldn’t even bid on the big game until now.
May 20, 2010 - RIBA: International Award Nominees
The UK Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai by Thomas Heatherwick Studios, Timberyard Social Housing in Dublin by O’Donnell & Tuomey and the Anchorage Museum in Alaska by David Chipperfield Architects are the three contenders for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the best international building by an RIBA member.
April 08, 2010 - NFL.com: New Meadowlands Stadium getting ready for soft opening
When Mark Lamping talked about a truly soft opening of the New Meadowlands Stadium, the chief executive of the $1.6 billion home for the Giants and Jets wasn’t kidding.
April 08, 2010 - NYTimes.com: New Stadium, a Football Palace, Opens Saturday With Lacrosse
If the trend in baseball stadiums is intimacy, in football, it is grandeur. And the New Meadowlands Stadium, the home of the Jets and the Giants, is certainly imposing.
April 07, 2010 - YouTube.com: Inside the Future Home of New York Jets, Giants
Mark Lamping, President and CEO of the New Meadowlands stadium, takes the Associated Press on a tour of the future home of the New York Jets and New York Giants.
April 05, 2010 - CNN: Ballparks, not ballrooms, locale of choice for campaign fundraisers
When President Obama threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ season opener on Monday, he kicked off not only a new baseball season but also a new round of fundraisers at Nationals Park.
April 01, 2010 - New York Construction: Head Above Water
An article about the state of the New Jersey construction industry, “Head Above Water,” notes the near completion of the New Meadowlands Stadium. Vice President Armindo Guimaraes Monteiro discusses our use of Revit on the project.
March 24, 2010 - RIA Novosti: Mirax Group resurrects skyscraper project
Mirax Group will continue the construction of a Moscow skyscraper set to be one of the tallest buildings in Europe, an executive said on Wednesday.
March 11, 2010 - NY1: Groundbreaking For New Nets Arena
Despite years of protests and lawsuits meant to stop it, ground is being broken on the new arena for the Nets in Brooklyn today. Work has been going on at the Atlantic Yards site in Prospect Heights since last fall, but those involved say today’s groundbreaking marks the next phase in construction of the 18,000-seat Barclays Center.
March 09, 2010 - NY Observer: Inside the Barclays Center
Now that Atlantic Yards is all but cleared for construction, Forest City Ratner is showing off what the interior will look like.
February 11, 2010 - Architect's Newspaper: Unveiled > Federation of Korean Industries Tower
This nearly 800-foot-tall tower’s pleated curtain wall is more than just an intriguing design gesture.
January 28, 2010 - World Architecture News: San Francisco Transbay Transit Terminal seals $171 million cash injection
San Francisco’s ambitious $4billion Transbay Transit Center Project can now move forward following the closure of a $171 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan deal for the project.
January 19, 2010 - Cincinnati.com: Topping out for Great American Tower
Hundreds of contractors and local leaders crowded together at the corner of Third and Sycamore streets Tuesday to look on as the final steel beam was lifted into place for The Great American Tower at Queen City Square.
December 17, 2009 - UDaily: University plans new interdisciplinary science, engineering building
The 194,000-square-foot facility will be a place where teaching, learning and research come together in an integrated way, with the research providing content for the curriculum and with students learning through exploration of real-world problems, according to architects Ayers/Saint/Gross of Baltimore.
December 15, 2009 - Civil Engineer: Bel Canto
A modern interpretation of a traditional performance venue, the design of the new Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House in Dallas, emerged from the close cooperation on the part of engineers, architects and acoustical and theatrical experts that enabled them to overcome such noise and vibration challenges as the structure’s proximity to a major freeway and its location directly beneath the flight path of a Dallas airport.
November 30, 2009 - Huffingtonpost.com: Sin City's Biggest Bet Ever
Sin City is pinning its biggest bet ever — $8.5 billion — on a 67-acre, six-tower complex of striking hotels, gourmet restaurants, swank shops and a single casino that starts opening Tuesday in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.
November 26, 2009 - NBC: Cal Arts Wild Beast Roars
Architects and the dean of the music department collaborate on a dream addition to the Cal Arts campus.
November 24, 2009 - NY Post: CityCenter cometh
Colossal doesn’t begin to describe CityCenter, that $8.5 billion complex opening on Las Vegas Boulevard next week, which looks to shake up the Strip at a time when the last thing it needs is more competition.
November 09, 2009 - Inhabitat: Comcast Center Tallest LEED Certified Building in US
Located in downtown Philadelphia right above the Suburban rail station, the Comcast Center has been awarded the title of “tallest LEED certified building in the US” after earning a Gold Certification for LEED-CS (Core & Shell).
November 05, 2009 - Chicago Tribune: Rush University Medical Center Nears Finish
Rush University Medical Center is declaring the end of the first phase of a $1 billion campus renovation with the opening this month of its orthopedic building.
October 29, 2009 - The Economist: Lights down, curtain up
While other cities are tightening their belts, Dallas is polishing its buckle
October 17, 2009 - Indystar.com: Final costs of airport terminal remain on budget
Three decades in the planning and three years in construction, the final costs of the new passenger terminal and other midfield developments at Indianapolis International Airport remain pegged on budget at $1.07 billion.
October 01, 2009 - Modern Steel: Winter Winner
A new addition to Colorado’s Crested Butte resort braves the weather, as well as building height restrictions.
September 22, 2009 - CalArts: Innovative New Music Pavilion
The Wild Beast, an ingenious new structure on CalArts’ campus, transforms from outdoor performance space to air tight concert and classroom venue.
September 22, 2009 - ABC7: Inside Silicon Valley's new "smart" hospital
Silicon Valley has a new and improved hospital. The media got a preview of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View on Tuesday. Seismically speaking, it is one of the safest hospitals in Northern California. It is also billed as a “smart” hospital.
September 14, 2009 - MGM CityCenter Development Wins Three Coveted Design Certifications
More than three months before it opens, the $8.5 billion CityCenter development has received three Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council.
September 07, 2009 - World Architecture News: Lifting the curtains
Texas wouldn’t be the premier location when one considers a foray into the world of the arts, or at least it wouldn’t have, until now. Billed as the most significant cultural complex in America since New York’s Lincoln Centre, the $354-million Dallas Centre for the Performing Arts is set to open next month to complete the city’s 25 year vision for the 68 acre arts district.
September 04, 2009 - NY Daily News: Iconic facade comes down
Even Babe Ruth would have trouble recognizing the old Yankee Stadium now. The beloved ballpark’s iconic facade – the white scalloped frieze that ran above the scoreboard and billboards – is being pulled down as demolition kicks into high gear.
September 01, 2009 - GoStructural: Nation’s tallest LEED-certified building relies on high-performance slag cement
Soaring 58 stories and 975 feet above downtown Philadelphia, the new Comcast Center, which was recently awarded LEED Core and Shell Gold Certification, now has the distinction of being the tallest certified green building in the United States.
August 12, 2009 - Modern Steel: Ruth's New Digs
“Ruth’s New Digs,” (starting on page 28) covers our work as structural engineer on Yankee Stadium in New York.
July 28, 2009 - NY Real Estate Journal: Blythedale Children's Hospital Begins New Chapter
Blythedale Children’s Hospital began a new chapter in its 118-year history as hospital executives and trustees joined with government officials and invited guests on June 19 for the groundbreaking of a $63.5 million modernization project.
July 14, 2009 - Architect's Newspaper: Eleven Times Square
All architecture, to a certain extent, is a response to the demands of external forces and interior programming. Eleven Times Square, however, a new speculative office tower designed by FXFowle now nearing completion on 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, goes further than most structures in deferring to its surroundings while catering to the needs of tenants.
July 01, 2009 - Modern Steel: Russia Rising
Brad Malmsten provides an update on our work on Moscow’s Federation Tower, the tallest building in Europe, on page 34.
July 01, 2009 - Continuing Education Center: Literal and Sustainable
An increasingly common approach to all-glass facades is to use multiple types of glass with varying performance characteristics. Such a strategy was employed by New York City–based Audrey Matlock, AIA, for the design of the Chelsea Modern, a 47-unit residential building on a tight midblock Manhattan site.
July 01, 2009 - GoStructural: Cutting-edge Design Delivered
When the most storied franchise in sports decides to replace the most historic ballpark in baseball, challenges would be expected at every level—political, budget and schedule, fan expectation, and historical reverence. To meet these challenges, the New York Yankees and developer Tishman Speyer assembled an all-star design team. The result is a new Yankee Stadium that respects its rich history, while achieving a facility with cutting-edge design and fan amenities.
June 01, 2009 - Design-Build Dateline: The Need For Speed
It’s certainly not your average building project by any stretch of the imagination – a 2.2 million square foot, open-air sports facility with a contract value in excess of $1 billion, boasting 82,500 stadium seats and 217 luxury suites, and utilizing 3,000 pieces of precast concrete and 23,000 tons of structural steel during construction
May 20, 2009 - SFGate: Transit Oriented Development
San Francisco is a world-class city, but we have always missed one thing – a real, world-class train station. That is about to change. After years of planning, we are ready to break ground on a new, multi-modal, state-of-the-art public transit facility – the Transbay Transit Center – which will connect regional bus lines, including AC Transit, with BART and Caltrain and eventually, California High Speed Rail.
May 18, 2009 - Structure Magazine: Adapative Reuse of Soldier Field
The award-winning adaptive reuse of Chicago’s historic Soldier Field tackled complex geometry and steel construction innovations within a 20-month construction schedule, making it one of the NFL’s fastest built stadiums.
May 01, 2009 - Constructor Magazine: BIM At Its Best
Contractors have heard a lot of lofty claims about building information modeling in recent years: millions of dollars in savings, months of schedule gains and greater quality control. Now, as the technology gains broader acceptance in the contracting world, many of those promises are turning out to be real payoffs.
May 01, 2009 - Modern Steel: BOK Center Winner in IDEAS2 Awards
Practically in the center of the country, the city of Tulsa, Okla. seems as good as any a focal point for the new $178 million, 18,500-seat Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) Center, and there’s even more incentive for teams and musicians to drop in.
May 01, 2009 - Architectural Record: Raises The Bar
At a 975-foot height, Comcast Center is Philadelphia’s tallest building—a distinction that should last at least as long as the recession.
May 01, 2009 - Civil Engineering: Modern Building Marries Sustainability, Historical Relevance
A 15,400 m2 project currently underway in London’s Strand Conservation Area, a historically important district in the city of Westminster, will bring modern design and engineering to a prominent structure without in any way detracting from its historical character.
April 29, 2009 - ENR: New Yankees Home Scores Big
The main lesson learned by the construction manager who recently completed a pioneering four-year, BIM-enabled project to build a replacement ballpark for the New York Yankees is “the more trades modeling, the merrier,” says James Barrett, manager of virtual design and construction for Turner Construction Co., the CM at-risk.
April 28, 2009 - Architect Magazine: Positive Energy
If things go according to plan, it won’t be long before Masdar City in Abu Dhabi is the undisputed pacesetter for sustainable design practices.
April 28, 2009 - AEC Daily: World's First 'Positive Energy' Mixed-Use Building
Masdar announced today that it has chosen Chicago architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) to design its headquarters in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City, the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste city fully powered by renewable energy.
April 27, 2009 - KEYT: What's Right In Santa Maria?
A town known for it’s strawberries,broccoli and it’s original recipe tri-tip barbecue, now comes a new building that may attract more people to the center of Santa Maria than have ever come to the area.
April 19, 2009 - Sports Business Journal: Major League Arenas
Pittsburgh’s developing Consol Energy Center lies in the shadow of Mellon Arena, but the road for the NHL Penguins to secure their planned new home was anything but short.
April 02, 2009 - NYT: Two New Baseball Palaces, One Stoic, One Scrappy
Yankee Stadium is the kind of stoic, self-conscious monument to history that befits the most successful franchise in American sports.
April 01, 2009 - Modern Steel: Physically Fit
“Physically Fit,” highlights Thornton Tomasetti’s work on the Wesley Brown Field House at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The article was co-authored by Mark Tamaro, Matthew Horne and Calvin Austin.
April 01, 2009 - Metals In Construction: Multiple Personalities [PDF]
With the completion of Eleven Times Square, at Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street, one of the final pieces of the Times Square redevelopment project will be in place. The redevelopment has transformed the once-seedy district into an international landmark of theater and glitz.
March 21, 2009 - Palm Beach Post: New City Center Opens
Talk about amenities: The city’s first meeting place had a convenient ground-floor jail. But West Palm Beach’s new $154 million City Center, on Dixie Highway across Banyan Boulevard from where that rickety “calaboose” hosted prisoners and pols in 1894, will have far more features that the first one didn’t.
March 21, 2009 - Palm Beach Post: City Center Slideshow
The Palm Beach Post ran a slideshow of the building alongside its New City Center Opens article.
March 13, 2009 - Morgan Hill Observer: Courthouse Opens
The state-of-the-art, two story, six-courtroom courthouse cost approximately $50 million, and was a collaborative effort between the Superior Court of California, the County of Santa Clara and the City of Morgan Hill.
March 10, 2009 - New York Construction: Discussing Stadiums & BIM
Building Information Modeling has become as ubiquitous as the idea of “green.” Given the economic recession that has cooled the area’s building boom, BIM has become the industry’s next great hope.
March 06, 2009 - Morgan Hill Times: Courthouse Opens
The new 73,000-square-foot facility at 301 Diana Ave. will be a “vast improvement” for court patrons and employees who have been housed in a complex of temporary trailers at the San Martin Courthouse on Monterey Road, according to Carl Schulhof of the Santa Clara County Superior Court.
March 01, 2009 - Discovery Channel: Built From Disaster
Built From Disaster is a six part documentary series about man-made structures – and how engineers and designers across the world have learned the lessons from tragic disasters of design.
February 07, 2009 - LA Times: CalArts is adding a Wild Beast to its menagerie
Apparently the California Institute of the Arts has a penchant for naming its performing arts venues after animals. First came REDCAT. (OK, it’s technically the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater at Walt Disney Concert Hall, but who actually calls it that?) Now the cutting-edge arts school is looking into the jaws of the Wild Beast, a new music pavilion soon to open on the school’s Valencia campus.
January 27, 2009 - New York Construction: Meadowlands Construction Photos
The online edition of New York Construction recently published a series of construction photos of New Meadowlands Stadium, for which Thornton Tomasetti is the structural engineer.
January 22, 2009 - Business Week: A New Building for the Ross School of Business
Students and faculty at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business have spent the last few weeks settling into a gleaming new $145 million state-of-the-art building on the Ann Arbor campus.
January 22, 2009 - World Architecture News: Ground broken for Singapore's new icon
Singapore is three months closer to the realisation of a remarkable landmark on the island.
January 01, 2009 - Modern Steel: Inside Out
Architect Renzo Piano made his mark along with his partner Richard Rodgers, in the design of the renowned Pompidou Centre in Paris.
January 01, 2009 - Modern Steel: Newsworthy
The New York Times building exemplifies the idea of transparency in reporting by wearing part of its structural frame on the outside.
December 10, 2008 - ENR: High-Rise Fever
Until recently, no buildings in Moscow surpassed the 240-meter Moscow State University—the tallest of the city’s “Seven Sisters” towers built at sites throughout the city during Stalin’s era. But a few years ago, Russia’s new wealth from natural resources started an upward rush.
December 02, 2008 - Structural Engineer: Innovative Use of Conventional Structural Principles
Many different applications of concrete were used in the design of the tower within a framework of uncomplicated detailing and repetition of elements explain Tanya de Hoog, Les Postawa and Ben John of Thornton Tomasetti.
December 01, 2008 - New York Construction: 2008 Project of the Year
Despite a young, charismatic mayor, a rich history, and close proximity to New
York City’s business districts, Newark has been long considered a textbook example of urban blight. Newark’s biggest construction project in decades – the
$375 million New Jersey Devils hockey arena, completed in October 2007 – is
now seen as a symbol of the city’s rejuvenation, not least of all by the people directly involved with it.
November 01, 2008 - Civil Engineering: Ahead of the Times
For nearly a century, the New York Times Company and its most celebrated newspaper had been headquartered in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. But when the media giant outgrew its site and the surrounding area underwent extensive commercial redevelopment, the firm’s owners decided to construct a new headquarters building. Their goal: a structure in which the levels of technical and architectural sophistication would mirror the firm’s leading role within the media industry.
November 01, 2008 - Modern Steel: The Two Towers
If there is one staple in health-care design, it is that program takes priority. The functionality of the building to serve its doctors and patients is the primary design goal. This idea is resonant in the structural design for the Johns Hopkins Hospital New Clinical Building.
October 01, 2008 - New York Construction: Aggressive Building Programs
Contractors consider the health-care market a valued component of their portfolios because it often remains strong while other segments of the economy falter.
September 19, 2008 - Medical News Today: Academic Hospital Of The Future Breaks Ground
September 25 will mark a new era in hospital building and design as Rush University Medical Center celebrates the groundbreaking for its new hospital designed “from the inside out.”
September 01, 2008 - Civil Engineering: Indianapolis Airport Reinvents Itself
For most airports, increasing capacity means adding a new terminal or expanding an existing one. This fall, however, passengers flying into and out of Indianapolis will be passing through not just a new terminal but a completely new airport.
August 30, 2008 - Tulsa World: Inside The BOK Center
This page is dedicated to Tulsa’s BOK Center, which is a $178 million, 18,500-seat facility funded through the Vision 2025 initiative. Here you will find a video tour of the building, the latest headlines about the project’s development and opening, an up-to-date events calendar and much more.
August 28, 2008 - Baseballparks.com: 2008's Ballpark of the Year
There are lots of ways you can use the word “natural.” Like “There’s nothing artificial in this. It’s all natural.” Or “This setting really shows the natural beauty of the area.” Or “The official nickname of the state of Arkansas is ‘The natural state.’” Or “That baseball player has great skills. He’s a natural.”
Well, Arvest Ballpark, the home of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball team, can lay claim to all of those meanings of “natural.” And then some. That’s why it is BASEBALLPARKS.COM’s Ballpark of the Year for 2008.
August 01, 2008 - PanStadia: Nationals Park
Thornton Tomasetti’s Mark Tamaro, Jeffrey D’Andrea and Lucas Nisley describe the design-build process for the new Nationals Park in Washington DC.
August 01, 2008 - Structural Engineer: Changing the Way We Deliver Stadiums
“Changing the Way We Deliver Stadiums,” is the cover story about our work on the Washington, D.C. Nationals Ballpark, Yankee Stadium, and the New Meadowlands Stadium.
July 28, 2008 - Civil Engineering: Towering Feet
The Plaza 66 Tower 2, in Shanghai, China, posed a number of engineering challenges, among them determining solutions for poor foundation conditions in an area that sees seismic activity and typhoons, evaluating settlement effects on the new tower and the existing tower on-site, designing a curved bridge to connect the two towers, and constructing a complex steel roof lantern with two-way slopes.
May 29, 2008 - USGBC: A Grand Slam for Washington
“Every resident of the District of Columbia should be proud that we have not only the greatest ballpark in the country but also the greenest.”
- Adrian M. Fenty, mayor of Washington, DC
May 01, 2008 - Civil Engineering: Are You Ready For BIM?
The periodical’s cover story, “Are You Ready for BIM?” features the Washington, D.C. Nationals Stadium with a special report on how the Thornton Tomasetti D.C. office used BIM.
May 01, 2008 - National Geographic: Ken Maschke and Taipei 101
Richard inside Taipei 101, with a model of the massive building.
April 29, 2008 - NYT: Memories Amid a Makeover
The International Toy Center always sounded like just about any child’s definition of heaven. But very few children — and not that many more grown-ups — ever got inside the two great fortresslike showroom buildings on the west side of Madison Square Park.
April 01, 2008 - Modern Steel: A Capitol Investment
The Washington Nationals Ballpark made the cover of the April 2008 ASCE issue, and the story, “A Capitol Investment,” was written by Mark Tamaro, Jeff D’Andrea and Lucas Nisley.
April 01, 2008 - BD&C: A Brave, New BIM World
Three-dimensional information, such as that provided by building information modeling, allows all members of the Building Team to visualize the many components of a project and how they work together. BIM and other 3D tools convey the idea and intent of the designer to the entire Building Team and lay the groundwork for integrated project delivery.
March 07, 2008 - Learning By Design: St. Edmond’s Academy [.pdf]
The new 42,000-square-foot upper school addition at St.Edmond’s Academy includes
a three-classroom cluster for each grade level, as well as science and music rooms, a chapel, and a field house.
February 01, 2008 - Moscow Times: Towering Ambitions
What with demand for housing and offices seemingly as far as ever from being saturated and land plots in permanently short supply, it’s clear that the real estate market is going to drive Moscow upwards.
January 18, 2008 - DASNY: Buffalo Life Sciences Buildings Win Leed Silver Certification
The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), the University at Buffalo, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute today announced that UB’S New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and Roswell Park’s Center for Genetics and Pharmacology have been honored by the nation’s leading evaluator of environmentally sustainable buildings.
January 14, 2008 - Building: News-Making Tower
The New York Times Building in Manhattan, New York, is the best in clever and yet subtle architecture but its designers have bucked the trend and not tried for LEED accreditation, opting instead to build for user comfort. Does this bode well for skyscraper design in the 21st Century?
January 01, 2008 - Modern Steel: Small Footprint, Big Results
Not long ago, the block between 17th and 18th Streets on JFK Blvd. in downtown Philadelphia was a parking lot. But thanks to positive market conditions and an increased demand for top-tier commercial development in this vibrant office district, the site was ripe for a world-class office building.
January 01, 2008 - Nurses World: Sacramento Approves New Heart Center
Despite strong community opposition, the Sacramento City Council gave Mercy General Hospital the green light to build a new cardiac center in what is now a residential area.
January 01, 2008 - California Construction: Sacramento Market Report
Though Sacramento’s economy, like practically all other California cities’, will not rebound sufficiently this year to offset the housing construction decline, economists and planners in the city expect a flat year of growth and modest growth in some construction segments.
Two major healthcare projects are underway and soon to be underway that will mean, of course, construction jobs.
December 05, 2007 - ENR: Baseball Park in Nation’s Capital
With only 23 months to complete all the bases, the team building the 85%-complete D.C. Major League baseball park is getting very close to hitting
construction’s equivalent of a grand slam off a 100- mph pitch. If it opens April 1 as planned, the $611-million for the Washington Nationals will break the speed record for major-league ballpark construction.
December 01, 2007 - Structure Magazine: A Walk Around The Block
With a rich history dating back to the early 1800s, the Block 37 section of the Downtown Loop district has seen periods of activity and dormancy. Vacant since 1989, Block 37 is once again ready to become a central focus for downtown Chicago.
October 15, 2007 - Construction Data: Thornton Tomasetti's Renovation of Dallas Presbyterian Hospital
Thornton Tomasetti has recently completed the structural engineering of a $151-million expansion and renovation of the Walnut Hill campus at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. This major expansion includes a 512,000-square-foot inpatient bed tower, which will create specialized units for central sterile radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiopulmonary, and laboratory. The expansion also includes the design of a new 397,000-square-foot parking structure to accommodate the demands of the new facility.
October 15, 2007 - Texas Contractor: Structural Engineering Complete
Thornton Tomasetti has recently completed the structural engineering of a $151-million expansion and renovation of the Walnut Hill campus at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
October 01, 2007 - BD&C: A Shot of Sustainability
Seven years ago, officials at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital took a hard look at Prentice Women’s Hospital, knowing full well that, after 25 years of service, their Gold Coast jewel was delivering many more births than it could handle. It became clear that it was time for a new, grander women’s hospital, one with updated technology and advanced clinical services, to keep up with the competition in the hotly contested Chicago women’s health market.
September 01, 2007 - BD&C: The Art of Reconstruction
The Old Patent Office Building in Washington, D.C., completed in 1867, houses two Smithsonian Institution museums—the National Portrait Gallery and the American Art Museum. Collections include portraits of all U.S. presidents, along with paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings of numerous historic figures from American history, and the works of more than 7,000 American artists.
September 01, 2007 - Chicago Hospitals: Health and Healing
Can the design of a building enhance patient care and promote healing? That was a key goal in the development of the new Prentice Women’s Hospital soon to open on the Northwestern Memorial campus in Chicago.
September 01, 2007 - Structural Engineering & Design: A conservationist vision for cutting-edge research
The intent of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus was to offer an environment that would stimulate researchers to exchange ideas.
August 31, 2007 - SFGate: Kaiser begins work on cancer center
Kaiser Permanente breaks ground today on a new cancer center that the HMO expects to attract about 100 patients a day for radiation treatment.
August 01, 2007 - New York Construction: New Generation of Sports Facilities
Stadium and arena projects worth nearly $3 billion are currently under construction in the New York City metropolitan area, and another $1 billion is under consideration.
June 03, 2007 - DallasNews.com: Intimacy of Winspear Opera House
Already rising four stories out of the ground in a concrete horseshoe, the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts’ Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House is starting to take shape.
February 01, 2007 - Structure Mag: Constructability Drives Structural Design at Ford Field
This article focuses on the application of constructability to solve tough challenges that required resolution during the construction of Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions.
February 01, 2007 - Structure Magazine: The New Nationals Ballpark
In February 2006, the Washington DC Sports and Entertainment Commission authorized Clark/Hunt/Smoot A Joint Venture to construct a $611 million ballpark for the Washington DC Nationals baseball team, to be completed for opening day of the 2008 season.
January 01, 2007 - Colorado Construction: Alpine Boom
Crested Butte is retooling its image and finding a new market for development, which is coming at a fast pace in this formerly sleepy ski resort.
October 09, 2006 - Business Week: The Russian Towers
Not too many years ago, Moscow’s skyline consisted of little more than the onion domes of the Kremlin and the Gothic spires of the Stalin-era buildings known as the Seven Sisters. But today, a forest of cranes dominates a 250-acre stretch along the Moscow River, where the 93-story Federation Tower — soon to be Europe’s tallest — is rising.
September 18, 2006 - ArcSpace: Janelia Farm Research Campus
The first of its kind, the Janelia Farm Research Complex transforms accepted patterns of scientific research and typical designs for lab buildings.
April 28, 2006 - NYT: Hospital Breaks Ground
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital broke ground yesterday on a cardiac center that hospital officials said would greatly expand its research capabilities and contribute to battling cardiovascular diseases
September 01, 2005 - New York Construction: Gravity Defying
The 52-story tower will have large amounts of exposed steel elements supporting an innovative curtain wall, requiring an intensive fabrication and installation effort.
With its shimmering skin of high-quality clear glass and ceramic rods that will appear to change color as light hits from different angles, the 1.6-million-sq.-ft. New York Times building has a chance to become an icon of New York City’s skyline.
July 26, 2005 - Moscow Times: Bridging Past, Future
St. Petersburg native Sergei Tchoban doesn’t think his design for Europe’s tallest building will violate Moscow’s vertical integrity.
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July 01, 2005 - Modern Steel: High-Tech High Rise
Completed March 2004, ABN AMRO Plaza houses over 4,000 employees in Chicago’s
first high-rise building designated as a technology center.
June 02, 2005 - Architectural Record: Tallest in Europe
The high-profile public ceremony in Moscow on February 9 officially set off construction on the “Federation” towers in the city’s future financial district. The “Federation” will be the kernel of the planned Moscow-City, an area four kilometers northwest of the Kremlin where most government and business activity will be relocated by 2010.
May 01, 2005 - BD&C: Extra-Inning Win
victory for the Padres over the visiting San Francisco Giants. The day also represented a hard-earned win for the ballpark’s Building Team, whose members, including 67 of the 68 subcontractors, stuck together to finish the project despite a 16-month halt in construction.
January 01, 2005 - Sacmag.com: Expanding Health Care Options
The biggest project under way is the new Alex G. Spanos Heart Center, part of a $150 million expansion of Mercy General’s cardiac services.
November 01, 2004 - Architectural Record: Green Grows Up
Tall buildings are getting greener. Or green buildings are getting taller. Either way you slice it, the sustainability movement in the U.S. has gone large-scale and skyward, and nowhere is this more apparent than in New York City.
July 01, 2004 - Modern Steel: Field Goals
Bringing Chicago’s historic Soldier Field into the 21st century meant fitting a full-size, modern stadium into a 600’-wide space on a 20-month schedule.
February 01, 2004 - TFM: PNC Park Hits A Grand Slam
Despite political and financial wranglings, Pittsburgh’s new baseball field comes in on time and on budget.
September 30, 2003 - NYT: The Scrimmage of Old and New
The new football stadium at Soldier Field in Chicago is an uncannily accurate portrait of a great American city in changing times.
September 01, 2003 - New York Construction: Steel Grid Visible
At a news organization, truth is the top priority. The design of a signature, headquarters property for The New York Times Co., one of the most prominent news organizations in the world, required truth as well.
May 01, 2003 - BD&C: Breaking the Mold
One notable exception to this sad state of affairs sits northwest of the Loop in the River North neighborhood, a growing residential area with light-industrial roots. The 25-story Erie on the Park, with its steel chevron braces, parallelogram shape, and remarkable transparency, is as eye-catching as the views of the city it offers.
April 14, 2003 - ENR: "Paperless" Project
Shoehorning a football field and seating bowl, complete with suites, into the horseshoe-shaped perimeter bay of a narrow venue built 80 years ago for track and field was enough to drive many toward distraction.
January 29, 2003 - NYT: Fort Worth Museum Frames Art in Wide Open Spaces
Drawn by rave reviews in the press and by word of mouth, devotees of art and architecture are streaming here to visit the new home of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
December 02, 2002 - ArchNewsNow: Creating an Arbor for Art
Just how was Tadao Ando’s design for Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth translated into a concrete reality? The engineers explain the solutions that range from the exotic to the purely functional.
November 01, 2002 - Prism Magazine: A Museum of Substance
The architect of a new $55 million art museum in Fort Worth is winning praise for his groundbreaking use of concrete, but much of the credit goes to engineers who have developed new ways to use the age- old material.
May 01, 2002 - Modern Steel: Brace Yourself
Steel framing provides flexible layouts in this recent mid-rise residential condominium project in Chicago. The building facade features exposed steel elements that mirror the structure behind the sleek steel and glass curtain wall.