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7-11 convenience store in historic west palm beach bank. The First Federal Savings and Loan building with its metal finishes and ample windows was admired as a “modernistic commercial” design with art deco flair when it opened near downtown West Palm Beach in 1959.

7-11 convenience store in historic west palm beach bank

A Sunday grand opening in June of that year welcomed the community for coffee, games and 4% interest rates. Photos: Historic West Palm Beach. High anxiety: super-rich find supertall skyscraper an uncomfortable perch. About six years ago, the supertall residential tower 432 Park Avenue offered rich buyers something other buildings could not: a chance to live atop Manhattan’s famed skyline and far above their millions of fellow New Yorkers below.

High anxiety: super-rich find supertall skyscraper an uncomfortable perch

But some of the hugely wealthy residents who have since moved into the 1,396ft structure have reportedly found that living in the western hemisphere’s “tallest residential tower” had unsettling drawbacks – potentially attributable to its great height. According to the New York Times, some of 432 Park’s residents are sparring with its developers over issues such as “millions of dollars of water damage from plumbing and mechanical issues; frequent elevator malfunctions; and walls that creak like the galley of a ship”. This building, which opponents had compared to a “middle finger” to the rest of the city due to its controversial height, seemed to now be giving some of its own residents the same cheeky gesture. There’s also “wind sway”. Penthouses and poor doors: how Europe's 'biggest regeneration project' fell flat. Every morning, when Nadeem Iqbal wakes up and walks into his living room, he has a view of a miraculous world first.

Penthouses and poor doors: how Europe's 'biggest regeneration project' fell flat

A crisp oblong of crystal clear water now hangs in the air between two apartment buildings opposite his balcony, a liquid blue block suspended against the sky with the gravity-defying quality of a Magritte painting. This is the Sky Pool, the latest addition to the luxury residential enclave of Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms, south-west London – one absurdist step beyond the private cinema, indoor pool, gym and rooftop lounge bar. It was dismissed as a “crackers” PR stunt when the plan was unveiled by Irish developer Ballymore in 2015, a fantastical aquarium of captive high net worth individuals for the rest of us to gawp at from far below.

Surely it would never materialise. Urban Planning and Water Bodies: Florida’s Aquatic Land Cover. Urban Planning and Water Bodies: Florida’s Aquatic Land Cover 2 days ago Share FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMail.

Urban Planning and Water Bodies: Florida’s Aquatic Land Cover

Hayri atak proposes striking, sinuous 'sarcostyle tower' for the new york skyline. I Knew The Vessel Was Going To Have a Suicide Problem. Visitors at the Vessel in Hudson Yards.

I Knew The Vessel Was Going To Have a Suicide Problem

Photo: Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images On January 11, a young man ended his life by jumping off the Vessel, the freestanding observation structure in the middle of Manhattan’s Hudson Yards. Historic photos of Cape Coral, Florida. Vintage Photos: Jacksonville Terminal train station - The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL. How Would They Chop 20 Floors Off 200 Amsterdam Ave. in NYC? The building at 200 Amsterdam pokes up above the neighbors.

How Would They Chop 20 Floors Off 200 Amsterdam Ave. in NYC?

(For now.) Photo: Gary Hershorn/Corbis via Getty Images Now that the 52-story tower at 200 Amsterdam Avenue is almost done, it may soon have to be partly undone, like a construction film running in reverse. If the appeals court that will hear the case starting Wednesday upholds a judge’s ruling that the building is illegally tall, the crews now putting on the final touches will have to start unraveling the top 20 or so floors, breaking freshly installed glass, slicing through new steel beams, and grinding down recently poured concrete.

If the never-used bathroom fixtures can’t be salvaged, they may have to be smashed, at considerable risk to the workers. Austin, Texas just voted for a transportation revolution. Design studio annvil realizes the first experimental urban vertical garden in latvia. Dalston Curve Garden is an urban oasis on Hackney's disused railway. This video tour published as part of our collaboration with Open House London explores Dalston Curve Garden, a community green space hidden within one of London's most built-up boroughs.

Dalston Curve Garden is an urban oasis on Hackney's disused railway

The short movie, made by Jim Stephenson of Stephenson/BishopFilms, is one of a series of video tours of overlooked and unusual places in the city commissioned by the festival as part of its 2020 programme. Dalston Curve Garden was built in 2010 as a free-to-enter neighbourhood oasis on the old Eastern Curve railway line in Hackney, which had been disused since the 1950s. It was designed by architect Muf and landscape architect J&L Gibbons in collaboration with Hackney Council, local residents and community groups in response to a lack of green space in the Dalston area. A Netherlands City Street Is Now a Canal for Boats. Tiny Homes Village to open in December. The uniformity of the tiny homes is broken up by external paint of different colors.

Tiny Homes Village to open in December

Completion of the Tiny Homes Village is now scheduled for early December. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If all goes as planned, the first group of men and women will find themselves living in Albuquerque’s first Tiny Homes Village by early December. Ground breaking on the cluster of transitional housing units for people who are homeless was held in March and the project was supposed to be completed by October. Because of COVID-related supply line issues, that completion date has now been pushed back to early December, said Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley, who spearheaded the effort. “It’s coming together nicely,” O’Malley said Thursday, “but the delay was unavoidable.” India's Overlooked Concrete City of Oz.

Piero Lissoni designs conceptual New York skyscraper as "self-sufficient garden-city" Italian architect Piero Lissoni's studio has designed a conceptual skyscraper in New York as a self-contained community and vertical urban farm that would provide an example of living in the post-Covid era.

Piero Lissoni designs conceptual New York skyscraper as "self-sufficient garden-city"

Lissoni Casal Ribeiro, the architecture arm of Lissoni's studio, imagine Skylines to be a self-sufficient skyscraper by providing its own energy and resources as well as facilities for occupants to live, like school, sports facilities and a hospital. The studio said the idea of self sufficiency within a building has become even more important in light of the global coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Put tiny businesses back into residential neighborhoods. The Great Tulsa Remote Worker Experiment. The first class of hand-picked remote workers moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in exchange for $10,000 and a built-in community.

The Great Tulsa Remote Worker Experiment

The city might just be luring them to stay. TULSA, OK — Obum Ukabam sits suctioned to his laptop in the middle of an open-plan coworking space, quietly typing. With its vaulted ceilings, rows of elbow-to-elbow workbenches and a Spotify-Chill playlist, the office exudes a vibe you might find in many a major U.S. city. And Ukabam could do his job from any of them. This particular office, though, happens to be in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Empty and eerie: the cities that went silent before lockdown – in pictures. Plural designs reveals ‘everlasting forest by GC’ pavilion for bangkok design week 2020. Plural designs has unveiled the ‘everlasting forest by GC’ pavilion for bangkok design week 2020, a space reflecting on human adaptation and cohabitation with nature. the project demonstrates the relationship between manmade structures and their surrounding environment including buildings, green spaces, and daily life objects, whose resources and waste are all sustainably managed and utilised. the core principle of this project is the BCG model which includes bioeconomy, circular economy, and green economy. all images courtesy of plural designs this question resonates with the relationship between human and nature, which requires a new perspective in order to change the ways things work in terms of the thinking process, production, and application. there needs to be an interdependence between human and nature from the beginning until the end, which will form a way for a sustainable co-existence between the two.

Project info: Henry Ford built a Midwestern-style town in the Amazon. In 1927, Henry Ford decided to build a plantation in the Amazon to supply rubber for his auto company. The result was Fordlandia, an incongruous Midwestern-style town in the tropical rainforest. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll describe the checkered history of Ford's curious project -- and what it revealed about his vision of society. We'll also consider some lifesaving seagulls and puzzle over a false alarm. Show notes. Explore Ancient Athens 3D, a Digital Reconstruction of the Greek City-State at the Height of Its Influence. Today any of us can go Athens, a city with flavorful food, pleasant weather, a picturesque setting, reasonable prices, and a decent subway system. That is to say, we can enjoy Athens as it is, but what about Athens as it was? As one of the oldest cities in the world, not to mention a developmental center of Western civilization itself, its history holds as much interest as its present reality.

Despite all the historical research into ancient Greece, we lack a fully accurate image of what Athens looked and felt like at the height of its power as a city-state. But thanks to the last dozen years of work by photographer and visual effects artist Dimitris Tsalkanis, we can experience Athens as it might have been in the form of Ancient Athens 3D. "Tsalkanis traces the evolution of sites like the Acropolis throughout the ages, the rise and fall of the city walls, the Agora, which served as center of city life, and various temples, libraries, and other fortifications.

" Nuns offer up convent as wetlands to fight flooding in New Orleans. A community of nuns have donated their convent in New Orleans to create the Mirabeau Water Garden wetlands and improve the city's system for flood prevention. The transformation of the 25-acre Catholic convent is being developed by Waggonner & Ball and Carbo Landscape Architects to reduce pressure on the low-lying coastal city's existing drainage system, as climate change makes flooding an increasing threat.

Once complete, the Mirabeau Water Garden will become "one of largest urban wetlands" in the USA, according to Waggonner & Ball, with the capacity to naturally absorb and store approximately 6.5 million gallons of floodwater. (1) Woven City image video (long ver) Where Are All the Trash Cans in Japanese Cities? For two decades, it was the lament of inexperienced visitors to Japan: Where are all the trash cans? It’s a cruel trick, in a way: In a country with innumerable vending machines, there’s often nowhere to put one’s wrappers or empty bottles.

Public waste bins and garbage cans were largely removed from Japanese cities following the 1995 sarin gas attacks, forcing residents to adopt some of the world’s more disciplined waste disposal techniques. Tempe, Arizona, housing development bans residents from having cars. All around the world, cities are contending with traffic, pollution, and pedestrian danger related to cars.

While cities have taken various efforts to curb cars on the road, a new housing development in Tempe, Arizona, is trying a novel approach: banning residents from bringing their own cars altogether. How a small Texas city rewrote the rules of development. A small town outside Austin, Texas, took a big step toward becoming a more sustainable and walkable community.

SelgasCano's Second Home Hollywood revealed in Dezeen video. Second Home Hollywood, the first US location from the British co-working company, is revealed in this captioned video produced by Dezeen for Second Home. Hutong Bubble 218 by MAD gives "new life" to ageing Beijing hutong. Heatherwick studio's '1000 trees' development takes shape in shanghai. Elevated 360° pathway lets you cycle through the trees in belgium. Sugawaradaisuke combines living space + community café in 'light surface house' in tokyo. Japanese architecture studio sugawaradaisuke seeks to rearrange the balance between living, working, and community in light surface house, a project that combines a private residence, a workspace and a public café. located in sunamachi, one of the most popular shopping streets in tokyo, where buildings traditionally pack shops, workplaces, a semi-outdoor doma space and the owners’ living spaces in one, the house comprises a gradational relationship between public and private zones. all images by daisuke sugawara ‘this project shows us a potential of how to rearrange life, work and community for the future society in an individual house,’ explains sugawaradaisuke.

NKBAK builds brick building for stylepark next to cemetery in frankfurt. Utopia, Abandoned. Arch Studio reconnects a series of Beijing houses with rooftop walkways. Chinese practice Arch Studio has completely rebuilt a group of old brick and concrete structures in Beijing, joining them together with a "folding" circulation route that reimagines their flat roofs as walkways. Zaha Hadid Architects carves out Niederhafen River Promenade in Hamburg. Photos: HISTORIC PHOTOS: Look back through time at Plant City - The Ledger - Lakeland, FL. Suburb in the sky: how Jakartans built an entire village on top of a mall. Are white hipsters hijacking an anti-gentrification fight in Los Angeles? In a forgotten town by the Salton Sea, newcomers build a bohemian dream. Waugh Thistleton proposes sustainable waterborne village to revive Bergen. URBANUS completes SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT in shenzhen. Avignon et Provence. D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments. It hasn’t gone as planned.

Photos: Photos: CityPlace through the years - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL. UN floating city can withstand Category 5 hurricanes - Business Insider. 10 Stories About the Things You've Found While Moving. China's amazing horizontal skyscraper nears completion. The Duel: Has modern architecture ruined Britain? Using Computer Simulation to Figure Out the Best Type of Traffic Intersection.

FORMZERO introduces urban farming in malaysia with 'planter box house' Minneapolis Just Ended Single Family Zoning. They're the First Major American City to Pull it Off. Backyard is Airbnb’s foray into homebuilding — and selling. - The Washington Post. Edgar Allan Poe's Cottage Is Just Sitting There in the Bronx. Paul rudolph's LOMEX proposal for a new york city that could have been. Imagining the impossible: The futuristic designs of Vincent Callebaut. Dezeen.

SF-s-appalling-street-life-repels-residents-13038748. Jalopnik. Before-and-after photos show Cleveland's abandoned homes that now sell for less than $90,000. Atlasobscura. This Seattle man won the constitutional right to live in his truck. The Tragedy of the Commons. Barack obama shares plans for presidential center in chicago. Highland Park's new bike-share law lets town round up and auction off 'urban litter' Sustainable city block offers life on the lake in Amsterdam.

35 Times Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences. Pompeii Had Some Intense Rush Hour Traffic Too. Salon. WeWork Coworking and Office Space. Hurricane Harvey: Houston's flooding made worse by unchecked urban development and wetland destruction — Quartz. Houston Is Drowning—In Its Freedom From Regulations. Houston's Flood Is a Design Problem - The Atlantic.

Modular floating islands could solve extreme poverty, refugee crises and pollution. Watch Elon Musk's Boring elevator hide a car underground. Artificial floating islands could expand liveable space at sea. China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution. FixList. The Data Scientist Taking on America's Urban Decay. Atlasobscura. Inside a top secret underground Cold War nuclear facility in Chongqing, China. Theconversation. Walking Past the White House: You Look So Good and You Talk So Fine. Theconversation. How Seattle Killed Micro-Housing. How Lady Buggs Farm Is Bringing Healthy Food and a New Urban Landscape to the Rust Belt. The Insanely Ambitious and Corrupt Plot to Grow L.A. How Cincinnati Salvaged the Nation’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood. Pier55 by heatherwick studio in new york given go-ahead. Theconversation.

Conferences, Urban Design, Books, New Urbanism, Urban Development. ZED Pod would turn parking lots into sustainable communities. AB Mumbai FSI Conundrun Revised June 2013 kk ab1. Holdouts: The Solitary Resisters of Real Estate. The Spite House, an Architectural Phenomenon Built on Rage and Revenge. Theconversation. The Case for More Traffic Roundabouts. Why boring cities make for stressed citizens – Colin Ellard.