Issue No.205 // 18 August 2009
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Goldman Sachs World Headquarters nears completion

As the notoriously private Goldman Sachs continues to keep the details of its New Headquarters Building near Ground Zero under wraps, permitting no one to speak on the record about the project, there is no denying what the eyes can see. The 43-storey glass and steel tower located on West Street between Vesey and Murray Streets is expected to open later this year. When it does, it will house more than 9,000 employees in 2.1 billion sq ft of space. Designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the LEED Gold building will have six high tech trading floors, thirty floors of office space and three floors of meeting and amenity space on the lower floors. In 2008 in one of the only interviews granted for the......more

Battle for the Barracks is back
10 new names in the mix for London's most controversial scheme: Ten new firms have been shortlisted by property investment company Qatari Diar for the controversial Chelsea Barracks residential project. The original design, developed......more

New island set for China
Burgeoning development promises new retail hub: By extending an existing canal system, the Yinzhou Fantasy Island Master Plan, developed by DeStefano and Partners will create a new retail hub in the heart of Ningbo, China. Unique to the Ningbo region......more

Fighting for the final Wright
Campaigners rally to transfrom the last Frank Lloyd Wright hotel in the world: It’s not a particularly busy city. One would imagine that not too much talk of Mason City goes on out-with its boundaries, and tourism is perhaps not helped by a severe dearth of......more

Radical simplicity
Herzog & de Meuron's reworked design for The Parrish Art Museum's new building has been unveiled: To be constructed on the 14-acre site in Water Mill, Herzog & de Meuron’s design embodies responsiveness to the indigenous landscape, an......more

Mero: green holiday hero
Sustainability touches down on holiday island: The development of an exclusive residential resort of 22,000 sq m is planned for Mero Beach on the west coast of the Commonwealth of Dominica. While the island is no stranger to holidaymakers, Mero Beach......more

Fishermans friend
Market beacon intends to bring fishery into the modern era: A competition held by the Bergen Municipality of Norway required the architects to create a new realm for the traditional profession of fishmongery and provide a modern market space for......more

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