Archinect - News 2014-07-22T09:39:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/55700826/the-world-s-first-city-for-robots The world's first city for robots Archinect 2012-08-21T20:17:00-04:00 >2012-08-21T20:19:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6ad889f065eb452f13a0695815e77142.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A science project of unprecedented scale begins this month in the New Mexico desert, as a technology firm breaks ground for a model metropolis. Washington-based Pegasus Global Holdings will build a town replete with schools, parks and an airport. But the intended residents are not people, but robots.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53639232/plans-to-build-1billion-ghost-town-in-new-mexico-desert-delayed Plans to build $1billion ghost town in New Mexico desert delayed Archinect 2012-07-16T13:21:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T18:59:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3b598dec8f6daa8292e93c070d83193.jpg" width="514" height="281" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pegasus, the company behind the scheme, had originally intended to build the huge, 15-square mile replica town near to Hobbs in the southwestern U.S. state but has postponed building work after struggling to find enough land for the project. The $1billion city (&pound;643million) with no residents had been billed as a testing ground for researchers developing products ranging from self-flushing toilets, intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/15872615/nm-mayor-i-was-quite-drunk-when-i-signed-those-1-million-contracts NM Mayor: I Was Quite Drunk When I Signed Those $1 Million Contracts Paul Petrunia 2011-08-05T13:26:01-04:00 >2011-08-06T19:38:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/5757d67f1415425db465cd305ada8a54.jpg" width="320" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to court documents, Resendiz admitted in a June 2010 deposition that he was drunk when he signed nine contracts with the architectural design firm Synthesis+ for $1 million worth of work.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Found via <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/15770365/ever-awakened-in-the-morning-with-a-hangover-and-1m-in-architectural-design-contracts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this discussion in the Forum</a>.</p>