Bjarke Ingels Group has designed a mixed-use development which, if it comes to fruition, would put the proposed Miami Produce Center on stilts and place a garden on the roof. The project would encompass roughly 1.3 million square feet and would include residences, offices and hotel space.
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Job growth in Connecticut has slowed down in part "because people didn't believe Connecticut would do what it would take to turn its transportation program around," says Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is pressing for more transportation funding. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont has indicated possible receptiveness to truck tolls, and the Republican nominee, Bob Stefanowski, opposes tolls.
Charles Fall, a Democrat from Staten Island, N.Y., running for the state legislature, has created a seven-point transportation plan. It calls for two-way tolling on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and suggests that the legislature take up a "broad" congestion pricing proposal.
City transportation authorities across the country are getting mixed results from partnerships with ride-sharing companies and other transportation providers, with some seeing success in effectively extending the reach of public transportation and others seeing fewer benefits. A DePaul University study found that such partnerships are increasing and can supplement areas where train or bus service does not exist.
Connecticut has almost finished a $330 million project to add a travel lane and expand the shoulders of Interstate 84, which officials say will make a 2.7-mile stretch of the highway safer. Three eastbound lanes are expected to open this week, and Gov. Dannel Malloy says westbound lanes should open in September.
The Spiral, a $3.2 billion office tower in the Hudson Yards development in New York City, and the $1.6 billion Washington State Convention & Trade Center Expansion were the two largest construction starts in July, according to ConstructConnect. The company compiled a complete list of high-value starts, with the caveat that large projects can potentially distort construction market projections.
Contour Crafting Corp. has signed a $3 million Department of Defense contract to create a large-scale 3D printer that could be used to rapidly construct buildings for areas affected by natural disasters. The company is performing in-house testing on the technology and preparing for field tests.
The West Virginia Parkways Authority is using toll revenue to fund a 30-year project to use accelerated bridge construction for new concrete decks on most of the 116 West Virginia Turnpike bridges that were slated for replacement. The technique will allow each job to take seven to 12 days instead of six to eight months.
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