Archinect - News 2016-10-27T14:42:59-04:00 Construction of Heatherwick + Signe Nielsen-designed Pier 55 to begin this summer Justine Testado 2016-04-29T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T00:52:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work will go ahead to construct an &ldquo;elevated island park&rdquo; in the Hudson River off Manhattan after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from environmental and civic advocates. The $130m park, which has been given the go-ahead by the US Army&rsquo;s Corps of Engineers, will be based on the Hudson River... Judge Joan Lobis, who threw out the lawsuit, said: &ldquo;A significant purpose of maintaining event spaces in the park is to generate funds for the ongoing upkeep of the park, which is surely a park purpose.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Diller Pledges $130M for Futuristic Offshore Park on the West Side</a></p> A Bobbing Forest will soon float in Rotterdam's harbor basin Alexander Walter 2015-12-23T14:20:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T22:36:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We all want our cities to be greener, but it is often quite hard to grow trees in a concrete environment. So, why not turn to waterfronts or lakes to place trees? Rotterdam will get its first &lsquo;bobbing forest&rsquo; in 2016: a collection of twenty trees that are floating in the Rijnhaven, a downtown harbor basin. [...] After experimenting with a sample tree last year, an entire floating forest of twenty trees is scheduled to be &lsquo;planted&rsquo; on March 16, 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's official: trees are good for your health</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rotterdam considers paving its roads with recycled plastic</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Follow the yellow wooden road into Rotterdam's new Luchtsingel pedestrian park</a></li></ul> World’s First Solar-Powered Floating Island Opens in Seoul MikeChino 2011-05-31T18:16:28-04:00 >2011-05-31T18:49:15-04:00 <img src="" width="537" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The citizens living off the Han River in Seoul, South Korea inaugurated the world&rsquo;s largest floating island just last week. The stunning structure includes a 700 seat convention hall, restaurants and arcades &mdash; all powered by solar energy. When the development is completed, a trio of islands will be linked together by twenty-three weather-proof chains.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>