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  • The Upper West Side, that bastion of liberal thinking and discretionary spending nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River on the island of Manhattan, is finally getting its own Apple Store.The retail outlet — Apple's 279th and the city's fourth — is scheduled to open Saturday [Nov. 14] morning. On Thursday [Nov. 12], the press got an early tour of the facility.It's a...
  • Growing up in the southwest suburbs, Sara Beardsley had a view of the Chicago skyline from her house. Today, she is transforming that skyline, but you won't find her work glorified on a $6 mug or gracing postcards.Most of her impact is invisible as she attempts to reduce one of the largest carbon footprints in Chicago -- that of Willis Tower. Beardsley, a senior architect at Adrian Smith + Gordon...
  • Glass buildings in Boston are often seen as shiny interlopers in a city that prides itself on its historic look and its natural materials: brick town houses, granite wharves, wood triple-deckers.Maybe that’s changing. Glass, like anything else, can be done well or badly. In two buildings that opened on Thursday, it’s done well. The principal designer of both was the same architect,...
  • Ifoapplestore.com, a site dedicated to Apple's retail endeavors, predicts that the new store will "mimic some of (Apple's) Fifth Avenue glass cube and basement retail space," as well some of the George Street storefront in Sydney, Australia. The site reports that the glass is 54 feet tall, 75 feet wide, and 30 feet deep and that when the plastic film is peeled off, the storefront will...
  • The Macao Pavilion is under rapid construction and has taken an initial shape, according to the website for the Shanghai 2010 Expo. The seven-story pavilion sits under the China National Pavilion and is shaped like a "rabbit lantern."Covering an area of 1,000 square meters, the main building of the pavilion is 19.99 meters high, symbolizing the return of Macao to Chinese Government rule...
  • A towering North Korean hotel which Esquire magazine once dubbed "the worst building in the history of mankind" has come back to life with a facade of shiny glass windows affixed to one side of the concrete monolith.But few expect the North will ever finish construction of its 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, started in 1987 and halted for 16 years because it could have bankrupted the...
  • At a building dedication ceremony held today to celebrate the completion of the Southface Eco Office, Southface executive director Dennis Creech announced that the Eco Office, a demonstration and training facility, has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It has also qualified for Energy Star and EarthCraft Light...
  • On one of the fields where students learn about agriculture, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will soon be planting a new kind of crop with a constantly renewable yield: 20 acres' worth of photovoltaic panels, the largest solar farm in the state.The 2.1-megawatt system, to be built by Beltsville-based SunEdison, will generate electricity for the 4,100-student campus in Princess Anne, Md...
  • Workers with CBO Glass installed glass panels Monday [Aug. 3] to begin enclosing the atrium of the Carousel Center mall addition in Syracuse [N.Y.].Work on the expansion, the first phase of the proposed Destiny USA complex, came to a halt in June after Citigroup stopped advancing money on a $155 million loan to the project, according to an Aug. 4 Syracuse.com report.
  • The last piece of glass cladding of the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai, is now ready and will be installed in the coming weeks.The 6-meter long glass, aluminum and steel piece--panel number 24,348--will be placed at the bottom of Burj Dubai's spire, according to a statement from parties involved in the project, stated a July 29 report on Bernama.com. 
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