For those in NYC be sure to check out the event below; the book (and subsequent competition) look to be a great survey of high-density living in urban spaces, something I’ve mentioned before and should be of interest to anyone designing in the city.
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives is set to pass legislation that would allow trade sanctions to be imposed on China as compensation for its supposedly undervalued currency. This vote comes a week after President Obama, in a private meeting with Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, was reported to have made it very clear that the United States is, indeed, prepared to take forceful actions if China doesn’t budge on this critical issue. Unfortunately, forcing such a currency realignment would be a blunder of historic proportions…
A 5-part lecture and discussion series exploring the history and future development of UC San Diego’s built environment, at the UC San Diego campus and San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art. Begins on 30.09.2010.
click the pic below to go to my august 2009 post in my old/original blog with links to a couple sfgate articles.
Construction began Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco’s new state-of-the-art, multi-modal transportation hub designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Scheduled to open in 2017, this landmark glass-and-steel structure will connect the city and the Bay Area via 11 public transit systems. Notably, the Transbay Transit Center will be the San Francisco station for California High Speed Rail and the first new high-speed rail station in the United States. Conceived as “the Grand Central of the West,” the building is designed in the spirit of the great train stations of the world. The highly sustainable and accessible building is distinguished by dramatic light-filled spaces and a 5.4-acre rooftop park.