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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Mayor de Blasio has mnamed Rick Chandler as the Department of Buildings Commissioner.
Chandler is a professional engineer and assistant vice president of facilities at Hunter College.
He brings years of large-scale management experience and expertise in the building code and zoning resolution to the job.
Chandler served as a Borough Commissioner of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx from 1995-2002. As Commissioner, he will be tasked with ensuring the safe and lawful use of more than 975,000 buildings and properties in New York City by enforcing the Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution, …

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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Mayor Bill de Blasio last week announced a package of investments in Downtown Brooklyn aimed at bolstering the district as an economic, cultural and education hub.
Ten years after the area’s major rezoning, the administration is seeking to knit together Downtown Brooklyn’s parks, commercial strips and institutions.
Included in the package are redesigned street, opening the ground floors of city-owned buildings to retail development, opening new parks and improving existing ones, and collaborating with the area’s 11 major education institutions to position Downtown Brooklyn as a national leader in technology.
“This is one …

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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced that James H. Rowland has been named a partner
Rowland joined Zetlin & De Chiara in June 2006. He has more than 17 years of litigation experience, representing architects, engineers, contractors, owners, developers, and transportation and utilities corporation.
He has practiced in New York State and Federal Court, representing clients in matters concerning New York’s Labor Law and Federal Employee Labor Act claims.
Rowland serves as General Counsel to The Society of American Registered Architects, New York Council, and The American Institute of Architects, Staten Island.
He earned …

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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Lightstone Group announced the winners of its “Space Forward: Ideas Competition.”
Designed in conjunction with its branding partner CO OP, the competition was created to inspire designers and innovative thinkers to re-imagine their ideal work environment at 1407 Broadway, Lightstone’s Times Square South building undergoing an internal and external transformation.
The competition encouraged debate and conversation about how people want to work and interact in their workspace, and provided innovators with a platform to share their insights and creative ideas.
After review by a jury of industry thought-leaders in architecture, media, tech, …

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[24 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Mayor de Blasio has mnamed Rick Chandler as the Department of Buildings Commissioner.
Chandler is a professional engineer and assistant vice president of facilities at Hunter College.
He brings years of large-scale management experience and expertise in the building code and zoning resolution to the job.
Chandler served as a Borough Commissioner of Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx from 1995-2002. As Commissioner, he will be tasked with ensuring the safe and lawful use of more than 975,000 buildings and properties in New York City by enforcing the Building Code, Electrical Code, Zoning Resolution, …

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[23 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Somerset Development just announced a new name for the iconic former Bell Labs complex in Holmdel, NJ.

The two-million-square-foot building — now named Bell Works — is currently undergoing a more than $100 million adaptive reuse redevelopment that will transform the facility into a mixed-use center.
A pedestrian promenade is being created within the building’s existing Atrium that will serve as the central gathering space, connecting tenants and visitors to dining, entertainment, and health and wellness services, along with renovated office space and educational facilities, a hotel and conference center.
The building’s Atrium …

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[23 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

By Konrad Putzier
The owner of Grand Central Terminal threatened to sue over One Vanderbilt last week, putting a damper on an otherwise encouraging City Planning hearing on SL Green’s planned office tower.
As the Commercial Observer reported, Grand Central’s owner, Argent Ventures, sent two lawyers to the hearing to object to current plans that would rezone seven blocks on Vanderbilt Avenue between 42nd and 47th Streets to enable construction of the 1,350 s/f tower.
The attorneys claimed the city effectively seized Grand Central Terminal’s air rights by allowing SL Green to build …

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[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Over 300 corporate real estate professionals, architects, engineers, owners’ reps and service providers attended SHARE’s (Self Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer) 6th Annual Design, Construction & Real Estate Reception at the Hearst Tower on June 18, 2014.

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

 
By Thomas Z. Scarangello, chairman, NYBC
New York City’s historic ascent and current status as a premier global city of business, finance, culture, and communications have been driven largely by its ability to inspire and embrace innovation.
The design, construction, and real estate industry has been front and center in harnessing that pioneering spirit in shaping many of the City’s most defining characteristics—including the skyscrapers that dot our magnificent skyline and the extensive subway system, roads, tunnels, and bridges that link New York City to the rest of the region and the …

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[16 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
DeBlasio unveils new wave of projects to bolster Downtown Brooklyn growth

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a package of investments in Downtown Brooklyn that will ensure the district continues to grow.

Ten years after the area’s major rezoning, the administration is seeking to knit together Downtown Brooklyn’s parks, commercial strips and institutions.

Included in the package are redesigned streets, opening the ground floors of City-owned buildings to retail development, opening new parks and improving existing ones, and collaborating with the area’s 11 major education institutions to position Downtown Brooklyn as a national leader in technology.

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