PHOTO COURTESY OF Pacifica honolulu High-rise condo tower re-emerges from bankruptcy. Pacifica Honolulu, a 46-story project that was mothballed for more than a year after its first developer went bankrupt, opened as planned early this month. Last year, San Diego-based developer OliverMcMillan resurrected the $284-million project, first called Moana Vista. Ledcor Construction, working with Architects Hawaii Ltd., Gensler Architects and Baldridge Associates Structural Engineers, finished the job that was begun by the first general contractor, Hawaiian Dredging Construction, which lost its construction loan when the project was at the 27th floor.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan