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All rise for Hearst
Dramatic images revealed of Hearst Tower interior
London based Foster and Partners' Hearst Tower has been officially opened this week. The striking design is also the first occupied office building in New York City to achieve the coveted Gold rating under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.The 46-story glass-and-steel world headquarters tower rising 597 feet from within its landmark six-story base on Eighth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets now houses 2,000 ..............more
 
The future is retail for Barcelona
Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona is making a massive cultural statement with the conversion of its iconic bull ring into a “destination” retail and leisure complex designed by London based Richard Rogers Partnership. The bull ring pre-dated the city’s famous grid layout and is still ..............more
 
Hitler's vision to be realised
A ghost of Hitler’s vision of totalitarianism may be resurrected. His KdF (Kraft durch Freude) programme sought to achieve “strength through happiness” and this was manifested in a vast holiday complex in the German Island of Rügen..............more
 
Award for Hamilton Architects
London based Hamiltons architects have won a life gold standard award for its mixed use development on a key site, the former Allied Brewery, which repairs the tight knit urban `fabric', creating a tremendous sense of place, and vibrant public realm with a mixture of uses ..............more
 
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