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Monday, 15 April 2019 08:45

World's most expensive city to build

San Francisco has recently turned into the most expensive city to build in the world.

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The 25th anniversary edition of the Armory Show, scheduled to take place on March 7, 2019, has to deal with significant structural flaws in New York's Pier 92.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 20 February 2019

An uninhabited 5-story building internally collapsed on December 21, 2018.

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  • Date occured Friday, 21 December 2018

The proposed towers could survive 6ft(!) of sea level rise at Manhattan’s Pier 40

New York City, like other older urban communities, is largely serviced by a combined sewer system where storm water and wastewater are carried through a single sewer line to the city’s 14 treatment plants. These facilities can manage and treat all the wastewater produced in the city on a dry weather day (1.3 billion gallons on average) and also have the capacity to clean more than twice the dry weather flows on a rainy day. But during intense precipitation events, the storm water exceeds this capacity and overflows can be discharged into local waterways. In an effort to improve water quality, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is building rain gardens, designed to absorb polluted storm water that would otherwise end up into the sewer system.

On Tuesday, July 19th, in New York City, a crane collapsed causing few injuries and disturbance. The accident happened at midday in the Tappan Zee Bridge, while cars were crossing the bridge. "Fox news U.S. " mentioned that five people are injured and two cars crashed trying to avoid the falling crane. The injuries aren't serious but after the event, long delays inconvenienced the drivers.

Monday, 27 July 2015 02:06

WTC Awarded 2015 Best Tall Building

One World Trade Center (WTC) was awarded the 2015 Best Tall Building Award for the U.S. from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). WSP, a global engineering and professional services organization, served as structural engineer for the 104-story office tower on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 12:01

Historical Building Of Kodak Demolished

The building 53 at the Industrial Park of New York collapsed, putting an end to an entire era of analogue photography that gave way to the digital era.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 22 July 2015
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The first 3D printed estate in the United States is set to be complete by the end of 2017. The ambitious project is being undertaken by New York City architect Adam Kushner, alongside partners including 3D-printing pioneer Enrico Dini and his D-Shape firm. The estate will feature a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, carport and a 2,400 square foot house in upstate New York.

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  • Date occured Friday, 19 June 2015
Monday, 08 June 2015 00:00

Crane Drops A/C Unit 30 Stories

A heating and air-conditioning unit weighing several tons fell 30 stories to the ground last Sunday. The incident occurred in Midtown Manhattan after the unit came untethered from a crane lifting it to the roof of an office tower at 261 Madison Ave. Seven people were injured including 5 passers-by and two construction workers.

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  • Date occured Monday, 08 June 2015
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