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Judge Halts Millennium Hollywood Skyscraper Project

Excerpt of an article from the LA Times: A judge on Thursday halted a developer’s plan to build two massive skyscrapers in the heart of Hollywood, ruling that the city of Los Angeles failed to fully assess how the $1-billion project would affect surrounding neighborhoods. Continue Reading

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Baltimore Area Glaziers Work to Get City Back up to Speed

While the city of Baltimore recovers from the devastating riots and protestor confrontations with police Monday evening, the area’s contract glaziers and retailers have been … Continue Reading

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On Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to Trade Center’s Top, Glimpse of Doomed Tower

Excerpt of an article from the New York Times: An imposingly realistic vision of the old 1 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the five special elevators servicing the observatory atop the new 1 World Trade Center. Continue Reading

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Constructive One-Upmanship

Excerpt of an article from The Economist: The world is in the middle of a skyscraper boom. Last year a record number of tall buildings were completed; and the record for the world’s tallest is being broken more regularly and more spectacularly than ever before, particularly in the Middle East. Man’s skyscraper drive has, in general, been tethered to his economic one. The height of the tallest building completed in each year has tended to go up and down in tandem with the economy. Continue Reading

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Non-Residential Construction Start Trend Graphs – March 2015

Excerpt of an article from CMD Group: Below are six graphs recording 12-month moving averages of CMD ’s non-residential construction starts. Continue Reading

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The Crane Industry is Sending an Exciting Signal about the U.S. Economy

Excerpt of an article from Business Insider: Here’s a great sign for the U.S. economy: the crane market is coming back to life. Continue Reading

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Workers Comp Sector Improves on Higher Pricing and Improved Underwriting

Excerpt of an article from BusinessInsurance.com: Higher pricing and improved underwriting are credited for workers compensation insurers’ better financial performance in 2014, after years of struggle. Continue Reading

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Get a Drone’s-Eye View of Apple’s Sprawling New ‘Spaceship’ Campus

Excerpt of an article from Digital Trends: Located just a five-minute drive from its current headquarters, Apple’s ‘spaceship’ campus is rapidly taking shape, suggesting the first workers will be walking through its doors in 2016 as planned. Continue Reading

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Cupples Names New President and Vice President

CH Holdings USA Inc. announced the promotion of Rick Hamlin to president of Cupples and Bill Trainor to vice president of operations. “Rick and Bill … Continue Reading

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Australia’s First High-Rise Apartments to be Constructed with Structural Steel

Excerpt of an article from Architecture & Design: A new 30-storey Meriton service apartment tower in North Sydney will become the first Australian high-rise residential building to have its floors constructed out of structural steel instead of concrete. Continue Reading

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