Archinect - News 2015-11-29T18:11:41-05:00 Labor violations affirmed in latest report of NYU Abu Dhabi construction Justine Testado 2015-04-21T20:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-21T20:26:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An independent investigation into the construction of New York University&rsquo;s Abu Dhabi campus has found that despite the school&rsquo;s best intentions and efforts, about one third of the workforce at the site &mdash; roughly 10,000 workers &mdash; was not covered by the school&rsquo;s labor guidelines, and thus faced unfair and exploitative practices [that were reported in previous allegations].</p></em><br /><br /><p>To add to that, construction of the NYUAD main campus is nearly complete and the workers have already moved on to other jobs.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abu Dhabi: Saadiyat Guggenheim Stalls</a></li><li><a title="High Culture and Hard Labor" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Culture and Hard Labor</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Memorial for the Workers Dying While Constructing the Qatar World Cup Stadium</a></li></ul> The Rise and Fall of Manhattan’s Density Alexander Walter 2014-10-31T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:23:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="913" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1910, Manhattan reached a peak population of 2.2 million, from which it has never since rebounded, even after modest growth in the past three decades. Angel&rsquo;s research found that today, Manhattan&rsquo;s population density is down a surprising 40% from 1910.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Slaves of Happiness Island: Abu Dhabi and the Dark Side of High Art Donna Sink 2014-08-05T15:43:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T18:52:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;You know how Ford said you can have any car you like as long as it&rsquo;s black? In the UAE they can make whatever you want, as long as it&rsquo;s a building. They can&rsquo;t make free speech or human rights&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>A heartbreaking and personal story of construction labor conditions in the UAE, illustrated with hand drawings showing how literally trapped the workers are.&nbsp; It's ironic and sad that this news item will share the same space with a contemporary article about building a cage-less zoo in Denmark.</p> Quantifying Community: Hudson Yards to Partner with NYU’s CUSP Alexander Walter 2014-04-24T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:26:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What is said to be the largest private real estate development in US history is set to become the country&rsquo;s first &ldquo;quantified community&rdquo; as well. Hudson Yards, a 17 million-square foot [...] development on the far west side of Manhattan, will be embedded with technology to monitor environmental conditions, energy production and usage, and traffic flows among its soon to rise towers. The developers are partnering with New York University&rsquo;s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A Digitally Inspired Veil, Intended to Save Lives, Appears at N.Y.U. Library Archinect 2012-08-20T17:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T23:30:31-04:00 <img src="" width="480" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among facets that critics may seize upon &mdash; and, this being N.Y.U., there will certainly be critics &mdash; is that the screens express technology&rsquo;s new primacy, all but obscuring traditional forms of scholarship behind a cascade of random data. Critics may also discern a feeling of defeat in having to undertake such a fundamental alteration in the hope of saving students&rsquo; lives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>