TSB: What’s the status of the proposal to move City Hall? Image courtesy Massachusetts Turnpike Authority The Big Dig became the longest and most expensive construction highway project in U.S. history, totaling nearly $15 billion. Following its completion in 2003, the old elevated highway was razed and, in its place, The Rose Fitzgerald Greenway network of parks was constructed View images of threatened historic buildings in Boston. View images of the "Big Dig" and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. KS: There are several components to it. The first one is an evaluation of the entire portfolio of municipal buildings. There are
The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), the agency responsible for planning and economic development in Boston, is presiding over a major urban transformation. Despite the economic slowdown, cranes dot the city’s skyline with roughly 65 large projects under construction and dozens more in the pipeline. Also moving forward is the integration of the Rose Kennedy Greenway—a mile-long stretch of parks and civic amenities taking shape along the route of the old elevated Interstate 93—with surrounding city blocks. Photo courtesy Boston Redevelopment Authority John Palmieri, director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (left). Kairos Shen, Boston’s chief city planner and BRA director of
We recently checked in with Michael Strogoff, FAIA, a California-based management consultant and former chair of the advisory group for the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community, about how the new health-care law will impact firms, individual architects, and health-care architecture. Strogoff anticipates critical shifts for the market in the coming years, as demand grows for outpatient facilities and lags for multi-billion dollar hospital complexes. Image courtesy Michael Strogoff Related links Building Types Study: Health Care Architects, Industry Experts React to Supreme Court’s Ruling on Affordable Care Act SURVEY RESULTS: Architects and Design Professionals Weigh in on New Health-Care Law LM:
The renowned Spanish engineer and designer is the subject of an exhibition opening today at Russia's Hermitage Museum—the institution's first retrospective devoted to a contemporary architect. Calatrava speaks candidly with Architectural Record about the show, his work, and the criticism he often faces.
Bob Berkebile, FAIA, principal of Kansas City, Missouri-based architecture and planning firm BNIM, has worked for decades to promote sustainable design. He is founding chairman of the of the AIA’s National Committee on the Environment (COTE) and was instrumental in the formation of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and it’s LEED rating system. Berkebile also played a key role in the development of the Living Building Challenge. The BNIM-designed Omega Center for Sustainable Living in Rhinebeck, New York, is one of two projects to be named the world’s first Living Buildings. Architectural Record: Since its inception LEED has grown