List: 10 buildings that defined the past 10 years in NYC | Vote on 6 candidates for best building 2019 | Meeting set for Industry City rezoning plan
December 5, 2019
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List: 10 buildings that defined the past 10 years in NYC
One World Trade Center, One57, 432 Park Avenue and Via 57 West are among Curbed's 10 most important buildings of past decade. The buildings were among thousands developed during the city's post-recession building boom.
Curbed/New York (11/27) 
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Project Focus
Vote on 6 candidates for best building 2019
Curbed NY is seeking public input on the best completed building project in 2019. The list of six candidates includes the 53 West 53 skyscraper and the Hunters Point South Library in Queens.
Curbed/New York (11/27) 
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Meeting set for Industry City rezoning plan
Community Board 7 has scheduled a Monday meeting to weigh the merits of Industry City's plan to rezone its 16-building campus. The rezoning would allow for 900,000 square feet of new food and retail space, 600,000 square feet of educational facilities and two hotels.
Patch/Sunset Park, NY (12/3) 
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Clearer visualization presented for Chase HQ
A new visualization from ATCHAIN reveals the lines of the future headquarters for JPMorgan Chase at 270 Park Ave. The images show a series of adjacent rectangles that gradually recede like other Manhattan skyscrapers but do not show crossbracing as suggested in earlier images.
New York YIMBY (11/30) 
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Analysis: Artsy Soho, Noho overdue for rezoning
Demands for new zoning restrictions are the first hurdle that must be cleared if Soho and Noho are ever to become "normal" neighborhoods, according to a recent study. A key sticking point is the current designation of these areas as reserved largely for "joint living work quarters for artists," writes Eric Kober.
City Journal online (12/3) 
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Public space application filed for Rikers Island
City authorities have filed a land use application, marking the first step in a plan to turn Rikers Island into a public space. The city plans to transfer all inmates at Rikers to four new borough-based facilities by 2026.
Daily News (New York) (tiered subscription model) (12/2) 
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Innovation & Technology
What to look for in construction data, collaboration tech
Budget overruns are common in construction projects, and while technology can help keep costs in line, it might also overwhelm users with too much data. Kahua CEO Scott Unger breaks this problem down into parts and explains how investing in a network-based collaboration solution can tame data by eliminating issues of tech integration and data ownership.
Construction Business Owner (12/2) 
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Policy Watch
Is your first aid plan compliant with OSHA rules?
Rules set down by OSHA mandate that first aid be available quickly in all work settings, and failure to ensure workplace plans meet these criteria can put employers at risk of liability when injuries occur. Analyzing hazards at each worksite and creating written guidelines for first aid procedures can help shield employers from liability while creating safer workplaces.
EHS Today (11/29) 
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CCA Metro News
Javits Convention Center Expansion Project
Check out this video of the Javits Expansion Project. Union carpenters and contractors are proud to be building the 1.2 million square foot addition of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. This $1.7 billion expansion project will allow the facility, already the busiest convention center in the country, to continue competing for convention and exhibition business that creates $2 billion in annual economic activity and thousands of jobs in New York City.
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New Searchable Contractor Directory
Visit our new and improved searchable directory of union carpentry contractors in the New York City metropolitan area. It includes listings of 14 contractor associations and their members, contractors that have union agreements independently, and contractors with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. General building, concrete, wall and ceiling, millwrights, heavy construction, dockbuilders and timbermen, floor coverers, woodwork and cabinetry and more – it’s all in one place.
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