Alabama Engel Realty Co. is planning to develop Apartments at CrossPlex, a residential complex situated at 2331 Bessemer Rd. in Birmingham. Davis Architects Inc. is the designer of the project, which has been valued at between $10 million and $15 million. Engel Realty Co., Attn: Phyllis Kelsey, 951 18th St., Birmingham, 32505. DR#16-00563139.
District of Columbia Valor Development is planning to construct the Ladybird Residential Development at 4330 48th St., N.W., formerly the site of a SuperFresh grocery store, in the American University Park neighborhood. The Ladybird development will be a 230-unit complex, with underground parking and ground level retail. Torti Gallas Urban Inc. is the designer of the project, which is valued at between $25 million and $50 million. Valor Development, Attn: Will Lansing, Project Manager, 4619 41st St., N.W., Washington 20016. DR#15-00645570.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.