Silicon Valley has a new and improved hospital. The media got a preview of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View on Tuesday. Seismically speaking, it is one of the safest hospitals in Northern California. It is also billed as a “smart” hospital.
More than three months before it opens, the $8.5 billion CityCenter development has received three Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Texas wouldn’t be the premier location when one considers a foray into the world of the arts, or at least it wouldn’t have, until now. Billed as the most significant cultural complex in America since New York’s Lincoln Centre, the $354-million Dallas Centre for the Performing Arts is set to open next month to complete the city’s 25 year vision for the 68 acre arts district.
Even Babe Ruth would have trouble recognizing the old Yankee Stadium now. The beloved ballpark’s iconic facade – the white scalloped frieze that ran above the scoreboard and billboards – is being pulled down as demolition kicks into high gear.
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.