Issue No.139 // 29 April 2008
NYC Buildings Commissioner resigns

Change in office after prompt departure follows construction deaths

The resignation of New York City’s Building’s Commissioner Patricia Lancaster has prompted a call for change which may mean that the Commissioner’s successor need not be an architect or developer. Lancaster resigned following a series of fatal accidents including the collapse of a crane last month which killed seven people and injured 24 others. After the admission by Lancaster last week that permits had mistakenly been .......more

Menn's Peace Bridge scrapped
Christian Menn's design for a secondary bridge uniting America and Canada is scrapped to save threatened birds. Christian Menn's two-tower cable-stayed Peace Bridge design, chosen as the favoured.......more

Doughnut design wins over committee
A half-doughnut shaped design submitted last year as a regeneration of the 30 Old Bailey address in London has been approved by the City of London’s planning and transport committee. The plans ......more

Ten Tower beats property bust
Miami’s Ten Museum Park opens with 90% of apartments sold despite economic bust. A 50-storey residential tower designed by Chad Oppenheim of Oppenheim Architecture + Design has just opened .......more

Bulgaria's biggest build to commence
Tallest tower in Bulgaria will be built by 2010. Construction will shortly begin on Bulgaria's tallest office tower in the capital city, Sofia. Europe Tower, a 180m fully-glazed office tower designed .......more

WATERFRONToronto scores first private investment
John Campbell, President and CEO of WATERFRONToronto, this week welcomed a coalition development team as the first private sector investment and development partners in a $300 million sustainable.......more

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Matthew Freedman on NY changes
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