Я думаю я создам тред Строительство в Америке. Как отдельный от всего остального. Сюда буду сносить по всем городам кроме ВТЦ в НЙ.
Gehry Gets Intimate with Hell's Kitchen Signature Theater Company
In the olden days, Frank Gehry "couldn't get a Big Apple commission off the ground" (in the words of Julie Iovine), but Gehry's now clocking in his third NYC project, this one for the Signature Theater Company set to open February 2012 in the Related Companies-backed Hell's Kitchen Mystery Tower (440 W. 42nd St). The theater occupies the first four floors at the base of the tower and has, so far, "only spent $6 million over the original $60 million cost." Some stats:
· It occupies an entire city block on 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenue
· It is the largest non-profit performing arts center built in New York since Lincoln Center.
· The 70,000-square-foot space will contain three theaters of "different character and configurations," including a proscenium modeled after an opera house, a flexible courtyard space, and an end stage theater.
And straight from the horse's mouth, sayeth Gehry: "I wanted to create a space that celebrates and enhances the intimacy between the performer and the audience."
http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2011/09/15/whats_happening_with_the_st_vincents_redevelopment_right_now.phpWhat's Happening With the St. Vincent's Redevelopment Right Now
On the last episode of the redevelopment of St. Vincent's, a judge had approved the bankruptcy sale of the site to Rudin Management and North Shore-LIJ Hospital. The Journal has an update on where things stand now with the project, a useful refresher for anyone who's forgotten the last few twists in this long saga. The main piece of news: the Rudins have gotten $525 million in construction financing, so this thing could actually happen.
What's going on and when: The redevelopment of St. Vincent's into 450 luxury condos will break ground early next year—pending City Council approval, which may shrink the plan—and be finished by the end of 2015. Rudin plans four new condo buildings, the conversion of four historic buildings, and the construction of five townhouses and an elementary school. Meanwhile, the soon-to-be retrofitted O'Toole Building will "look very similar to the facade of the Guggenheim Museum" when finished.
.Here Now, Renderings of the "Low Line", an Underground LES Park
Sunday, September 18, 2011, by Bilal Khan
Calling all fans of urban renewal projects who might be suffering from High Line anticipation withdrawal! New York reveals plans for a proposed underground park called the "Low Line" in the Lower East Side. Thought up by satellite engineer turned architect James Ramsey, PopTech exec Dan Barasch and money manager R. Boykin Curry IV, it's essentially a plan to convert an unused trolley terminal on Delancey Street into an underground park, illuminated by "remote skylights" which is "a system that channels sunlight along fiber-optic cables, filtering out harmful ultraviolet and infrared light but keeping the wavelengths used in photosynthesis." Ramsey goes on to say “Technology enables us to create an appealing green space in an underserved neighborhood...We’re channeling sunlight the way they did in ancient Egyptian tombs, but in a supermodern way.” Well then. We are very excited, although some of the renderings do resemble a mall-like atmosphere. The plan faces its first obstacle this Wednesday when Community Board 3 takes a look at the plan. Of course, we'll keep you up to date on what could just very well be a new obsession