A 1.1-mile bridge carrying 160,000 vehicles per day on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway through an industrial district—and over a long-polluted waterway—might not be the first place to look for green design and construction approaches.
The bustle across Columbia University's emerging Manhattanville Campus is offering a rare window on a mega-development that has not only reshaped a neighborhood but has also become a showcase for innovation.
Superstorm Sandy's direct hit in 2012 on Broad Channel in Queens made the coastal community a poster child of the storm's devastation, with nearly every house on the tiny island in Jamaica Bay swamped by several feet of water.
An office complex in the suburbs is seldom the setting for highly rigorous site logistics, team collaboration and design management efforts. But the sweeping 1.2 million-sq-ft construction program Novartis Pharmaceuticals undertook in East Hanover, N.J., was no ordinary suburban affair.
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.