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Skyscraper Trends for 2015

Excerpt of an article from Sourceable: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has dubbed 2014 “the tallest ever” for skyscraper construction. Continue Reading

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Revealed: World’s Most Expensive Construction Markets

Excerpt of an article from Gulf Business: Switzerland topped the list of most expensive countries to construct in the world in 2014, followed by Denmark and Hong Kong, a new report has found. Continue Reading

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NY City Construction Costs on the Rise

Excerpt of an article from GlobeSt.com: Construction costs in Manhattan have risen 5% in each of the last two years, according to a report released today by the New York Building Congress. Continue Reading

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Curtainwall Mock-Up Bolsters Chicago’s Local 63 Training

The architectural and ornamental ironworkers union of Chicago (Local 63) has been around for more than a century, and over the last few decades, pre-glazed … Continue Reading

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Year of the Condo in New York City

Excerpt of an article from New York Times: At least twice as many new condominium units are scheduled to hit the Manhattan market this year as in 2014, the most since 2007. That means more choice for buyers and some welcome competition among developers. Continue Reading

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Top 10 Tallest Skyscrapers Completing in 2015

Excerpt of an article from Dezeen magazine: Here’s a look at the 10 tallest skyscrapers expected to complete around the globe this year, including China’s new tallest building, Rafael Viñoly’s super-skinny New York tower block and a pair of Russian high rises. Continue Reading

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U.S. Supertowers, Megaprojects Retake Center Stage

Excerpt of an article from Engineering News-Record: For the buildings sector, 2014 has been a year of starts, stops and milestones—some very high profile. Though at least a year late, tenants finally began moving into the 1,776-ft-tall One World Trade Center, currently the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The observation deck is expected to open in the spring. Continue Reading

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Crimean Authorities Try Twice, Fail to Blow Up Building

Residents in the center of the Crimean city of Sevastopol have been evacuated after two failed demolition attempts left a 16-story building teetering at a 70 degree angle on Friday. Continue Reading

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Chicago Construction, Glazing Industry Rolling Forward

The city that gave the U.S. its first skyscraper is back on track to build some more. The Chicago metro area has seen a big … Continue Reading

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Contractor Advises “Proactive” Approach in Seeking Talent

The supply and demand curve of talent in the building industry will further bend in the wrong direction if things don’t change soon. That was … Continue Reading

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