Last year, Memphis International Airport (MEM) handled 4.2 million tons of cargo – more than any other airport in the world for the 17th year in a row. Memphis-based FedEx Corporation accounted for all but 2% of the volume. To move that kind of tonnage, FedEx needs big cargo planes. To service the planes, it needs a big hangar. A 146,257-square-foot hangar, to be exact.
Soaring 58 stories and 975 feet above downtown Philadelphia, the new Comcast Center, which was recently awarded LEED Core and Shell Gold Certification, now has the distinction of being the tallest certified green building in the United States.
Blythedale Children’s Hospital began a new chapter in its 118-year history as hospital executives and trustees joined with government officials and invited guests on June 19 for the groundbreaking of a $63.5 million modernization project.
All architecture, to a certain extent, is a response to the demands of external forces and interior programming. Eleven Times Square, however, a new speculative office tower designed by FXFowle now nearing completion on 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, goes further than most structures in deferring to its surroundings while catering to the needs of tenants.
When the most storied franchise in sports decides to replace the most historic ballpark in baseball, challenges would be expected at every level—political, budget and schedule, fan expectation, and historical reverence. To meet these challenges, the New York Yankees and developer Tishman Speyer assembled an all-star design team. The result is a new Yankee Stadium that respects its rich history, while achieving a facility with cutting-edge design and fan amenities.
An increasingly common approach to all-glass facades is to use multiple types of glass with varying performance characteristics. Such a strategy was employed by New York City–based Audrey Matlock, AIA, for the design of the Chelsea Modern, a 47-unit residential building on a tight midblock Manhattan site.
It’s certainly not your average building project by any stretch of the imagination – a 2.2 million square foot, open-air sports facility with a contract value in excess of $1 billion, boasting 82,500 stadium seats and 217 luxury suites, and utilizing 3,000 pieces of precast concrete and 23,000 tons of structural steel during construction
San Francisco is a world-class city, but we have always missed one thing – a real, world-class train station. That is about to change. After years of planning, we are ready to break ground on a new, multi-modal, state-of-the-art public transit facility – the Transbay Transit Center – which will connect regional bus lines, including AC Transit, with BART and Caltrain and eventually, California High Speed Rail.
In 1992 a study commissioned by the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) confirmed the need for a new midfield terminal complex. In 1996, the annual passenger volume exceeded seven million for the first time, and the following year a new Terminal Master Plan Update for the airport put forth a new terminal project, in preference to expanding the existing terminal.
The Hyde Park Center of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business opened in September 2004, uniting a dispersed community of faculty and students previously located in five buildings throughout the Hyde Park campus.