Archinect - News 2014-09-02T08:22:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/75180220/task-force-created-to-prepare-new-yorkers-for-extreme-weather Task force created to prepare New Yorkers for extreme weather Archinect 2013-06-13T15:01:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T22:37:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgfxqzgpi8ekjqpi.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> New York City must take urgent steps to protect New Yorkers and its buildings from the next extreme weather event, according to a report released today by the Building Resiliency Task Force at a press conference.</p> <p> In the devastating aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn charged the task force with giving recommendations to improve the resiliency of city buildings and maximize preparedness for extreme weather conditions like high winds, high temperatures and flooding. Urban Green Council led the 200+ member task force.</p> <p> Highlights of specific suggestions:</p> <ul><li> Create stronger buildings&mdash;require new and replacement doors and windows to be wind resistant; anchor homes to their foundations; design sidewalks to capture storm water.</li> <li> Ensure reliable backup power&mdash;make it easier for buildings to use backup generators and solar energy; require buildings to keep stairwells and hallways lit during blackouts; add hookups for roll-up generato...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house Fox River Flash Flooding Surrounds the Farnsworth House Archinect 2013-03-13T21:00:00-04:00 >2013-03-15T06:34:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26363b781c5f0d33cefaee9712cdc4b7.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Above freezing temperatures and continued rainfall has left the Fox River that runs next to the Farnsworth House in a state of rising flood waters today, March 11, 2013. The house is fully surrounded by river water, but neither the lower deck nor the upper deck has yet to be breached.</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>