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Designs for three new office towers for WTC site unveiled
The much anticipated designs for three tall towers to be built on the East end of the WTC site were unveiled today at a press conference held on the 52nd floor of WTC 7, the first of five towers to be built at the site. The event was hosted by real estate developer Larry A. Silverstein and the Port Authority of New York New Jersey. All three architects for the buildings, Sir Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers and Fumihiko Maki were in attendance...............more
 
Kurokawa in St Petersburg
St Petersburg has announced the winner of the international competition for a new football stadium for Zenit Football Club. The winning scheme, proposed by a Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa will replace the 1950's Kirovsky stadium on Krestovsky island. This spaceship-like stadium ..............more
 
Fully utilised
As urban development sites become ever scarcer and energy and sustainability demands creep up the agenda, so forward thinking governments are seeing an opportunity to integrate culture into infrastructure projects. At the cutting edge of eco technology, London based Grimshaw has innovatively fused an energy efficient desalination plant with a theatre, possibly setting a benchmark for eco regeneration. ..............more
 
Top Indian
Bombay architect Prem Nath has been elected as winner of the country's "top architect award". Organised by Construction World, a leading Indian publication for building construction, architecture and engineering, the jury of prominent analysts from India comprising of professionals, Construction Industry leaders, estate consultants, developers ..............more
 
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