Many believe the end of storefront retail is on the horizon, for some it is probably true, others it is only the beginning. The retail shops that will fail will be the ones who do not embrace online shopping and next day shipping, the ones who thrive will not only embrace buying online but make… Read More The Future of Storefront Retail will Surprise You
I find the anti-car Car-Free Movement both progressive and isolating. On one hand I think the overall city experience would be better if you had to cross green spaces rather than roads, but since I don’t live in the city parking would be a nightmare to get to these utopian blocks. Below is a video that… Read More A Car-less City
Tower’s tuning fork design conquers tight site Bordered by train tracks and water, a narrow 2.5-acre plaza in Chicago is finally being developed; Innovative, core-supported structure and record-setting cantilevering columns maximize the site; Small footprint flares from 6,000-sq-ft floorplates at base to 29,000-sq-ft floors on upper 46 levels. They came, they saw… they took a… Read More Squeezing Skyscrapers In
RoyalsReview.com In 1966, Jackson County commissioned a report on the feasibility of constructing a new stadium in Kansas City. The Athletics played in Municipal Stadium, shared with the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL. Built in 1923, the stadium went through several expansions. In 1966, capacity for baseball was 32,560 which was 7,500 fewer seats… Read More History of Kauffman Stadium: ALMOST Built in the Heart of Downtown Kansas City
Developers often reap better returns from building condos than from rental apartments. This is because condo prices are far more responsive to market moves than rents are, so in a strong market a developer can sell out of condos at rising prices faster than it would take to lease up an entire apartment building and… Read More Why Are Developers Not Building Condominiums Anymore???
After catching a glimpse of Donald Trump’s “town hall” in New Hampshire today, the most captivating subject was not the Magnificent Trump Wall he is going to have Mexico fund, but it is that Trump does in fact own some of the most luxurious hotels and commercial real estate in the states, trump would agree.… Read More Forget Politics, Donald Trump’s Pipeline Real Estate Projects Are WAY More Exciting
Whether its putting together a house in 3 hours, building a five story building from a 3D pinter, or how about a 57 story building in 3-weeks. China has done it. Prefabrication is the way of the future its cheap, efficient, and quick. It still kinda blows my mind we still build buildings one brick… Read More China’s Construction Industry Knows How to Get Things Done FAAASSSTTT!!
Original Post A Polish architect by the name of Krysztof Kotala has released designs for an audacious project with his design firm, 8+8 Concept Studio: a tennis facility located entirely underwater just off the coast of Dubai, where spectators could choose to watch the games below them, or the sea life above them through a… Read More Underwater Tennis Court Concept
Mike Burke the runner up in the Kansas City Mayoral election is leading the charge to develop the $300 million, 800-room downtown convention center hotel. The site is planned for the northeast corner of Wyandotte and 16th Street, across the street from the Kansas City Convention Center and catercorner to the Kauffman Center of Performing… Read More Largest Hotel Development in Downtown KC Since 1985
Original Post Curbed.com Today, April 22, 2015, is Earth Day and throughout the day Curbed is going to be bringing you news from the worlds of sustainable design, architecture and general innovation awesomeness. The E+ Highland Street townhouses in Boston, MA—All photos courtesy of the AIA Earth Day comes once a year, but rest assured… Read More Earth Day Edition: Stylish 2015 Sustainable Buildings