The developer of the world’s tallest building seeking certification under the international Passive House program expects energy savings of 70% to 90% compared to a conventional building. Thanks to the 270-ft-tall building’s energy-efficient systems, designers of the 270-ft-tall Cornell Tech Residential—a 26-story dormitory for Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus in New York City—project savings of … Read more
The Imperial Palace Casino was built on the Back Bay in Biloxi, Miss., in the late 1990s. It was a permanently moored, three-floor floating vessel that sat upon nine hopper barges, which were welded together. However, after 2005, when Hurricane Katrina prompted state legislators to reverse a law that required all casinos to float on … Read more
Scaffolding at a mixed-use development in San Francisco was removed on June 10 from a statue of Venus that rises nearly as high as the Statue of Liberty. Designed by international architecture firm Arquitectonica, Miami, it comprises four high-rise buildings on the development, which fills an entire block. The one-acre inner piazza will house an … Read more
While school remained in session, McHugh rebuilt the school in phases over 2-1/2 years, with only the renovated 1920s-era auditorium and tower building, along with a relatively new aquatic center, remaining. The new portions include a 300,000-square-foot, three-story academic building, commons wing with library and athletic wing with 59,000-square-foot field house, fitness center and two … Read more
The unique curving suspension bridge is the result of a design competition held by the City in 2005 and will provide for impressive views of the skyline and Lake Michigan. The bridge features an A-shaped tower with a single suspension cable designed to support the bridge deck despite the difficulties presented by the curved design. … Read more
As part of Navy Pier’s massive Centennial Vision redevelopment project, McHugh constructed and installed the new Ferris wheel which, at 196 feet high, is almost 50 feet larger than the old wheel constructed in 1995. Designed and manufactured by Dutch Wheels in the Netherlands, the state-of-the-art DW60 model is the first and only one of … Read more
CHICAGO (WLS) — Streets in Chicago’s Loop have reopened after an old, retired gas main was ruptured by a construction crew Tuesday afternoon. Fire officials said construction workers struck a gas line near State and Randolph streets around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. A Level 1 hazardous materials response was called, which was later expanded to a … Read more
“Despite sluggish performance for Texas’ agriculture and oil-and-gas sectors, Texas land sales continued to be incredibly strong in 2015,” said Leslie Rouda Smith, chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors. “As our state’s population and economy have continued to grow, so has the number of Texans looking for getaway homes or development opportunities.” There were … Read more
President Obama and his family plan to move to a mansion in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood of Washington.
CNBC’s Rick Santelli is in Chicago with the latest on April new home sales.