Archinect - News 2014-11-24T08:52:12-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112802717/geology-and-the-art-of-new-york-city-subway-construction Geology and the Art of New York City Subway Construction Alexander Walter 2014-11-03T13:27:00-05:00 >2014-11-05T17:40:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8e2e88c2d34fe6ab0bbd8e8b6a6c7e9.jpg" width="514" height="122" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Second Avenue Subway is the stuff of legend in New York City, the locomotive who cried wolf. Plagued by funding shortages, the project has been stop-and-go since the 1920s. Now construction is back to go; in late September, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) [...] requested $1.5 billion [...]. Michael Horodniceanu, head of construction for the MTA, has stated that the long-awaited line may be ready by 2029. In the meantime, the MTA is learning about, and acting on, geology.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104400610/nyc-can-t-afford-to-build-the-second-avenue-subway-and-it-can-t-afford-not-to" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC Can't Afford to Build the Second Avenue Subway, and It Can't Afford Not To</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110334101/report-highlights-vulnerability-of-amtrak-s-nyc-tunnels Report highlights vulnerability of Amtrak’s NYC tunnels Alexander Walter 2014-10-02T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:02:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c1cbfd5bff06b60b85958fa3bc6eebb.jpg" width="300" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new engineering report assessing the damage caused to the Amtrak-owned Hudson River and East River tunnels in New York City by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 recommends a phased process of maintenance works, which will require taking individual tunnel tubes out of service for extended periods.</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/88000436/editor-s-picks-344 Editor's Picks #344 Nam Henderson 2013-12-03T18:49:00-05:00 >2013-12-04T11:09:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5frs4u24ej16r161.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>eric chavkin penned a review of "Glen Small: Recovery Room" an exhibit at Assembly in Los Angeles, organized and curated by Archinect's own Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce. MightyMike (aka Michael Locke) commented "For local (Los Angeles) fans of Archinect, there's a wonderful example of Small's work in the Franklin Hills...the Leiberman House". For his part davidd felt "This review and Small's work seems to come from an ingroup/niche point of view".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>eric chavkin</strong> penned <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87160008/review-glen-small-father-of-green-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a review of "Glen Small: Recovery Room" an exhibit at Assembly in Los Angeles</a>,&nbsp;organized and curated by Archinect's own <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>.&nbsp;He concluded "<em>Despite the flaws the works of Glen Small offer so much that another architect could base an entire career on re-doing, modifying, repeating any one of his single works</em>".</p> <p> <strong>MightyMike</strong> (aka Michael Locke) commented "<em>For local (Los Angeles) fans of Archinect, there's a wonderful example of Small's work in the Franklin Hills...the Leiberman House, designed by Glen Howard Small, AIA c.1989 and completed by Anthony Eckelberry&nbsp; in 1995</em>".&nbsp;For his part <strong>davidd</strong> felt "<em>This review and Small's work seems to come from an ingroup/niche point of view</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t0/t02qer22c07e3bwc.jpg"></p> <p> Plus, in latest edition of the series <strong>Working out of the Box</strong>, Archinect spoke with with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86453128/working-out-of-the-box-mary-lynne-williams-moneta-ho-kushner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Microsoft Design Leads Mary-Lynne Williams and Moneta Ho Kushner</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/brianhenry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Henry</a>&nbsp;noted <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87216976/ohio-looks-at-banning-leed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a move by Ohio towards banning LEED</a>.&nbsp;<strong>katscan</strong> thought "<em>It sure is about time, I was wondering why stat...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87395942/crossrail-britain-s-biggest-archaeological-dig-will-transform-london Crossrail: Britain's biggest archaeological dig will transform London Archinect 2013-11-25T20:21:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:51:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/at49atcbosb6n01r.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Crossrail is not just about engineering: artists, designers and archaeologists are all involved in the &pound;15bn new railway. As the amazing tunnel-boring machines approach halfway, Rowan Moore dons his hard hat and goes below</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/74109275/how-engineers-are-building-a-new-railroad-under-new-york-city How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City Archinect 2013-05-28T15:13:00-04:00 >2013-05-28T15:14:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61a9cd78c543185dc46097910f7f7889.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The biggest public transit infrastructure effort in the US is almost completely invisible &mdash; unless you&rsquo;re 160 feet underground. The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Railroad to New York&rsquo;s Grand Central Terminal via a massive tunnel under the East River. Actually, that tunnel was the easy part; it was started in 1969. The hard part? &ldquo;We are building a brand-new railroad here,&rdquo; says Michael Horodniceanu, president of Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Beautiful photographs by Dean Kaufman. To view more of his photos from this story, <a href="http://julianrichards.com/kaufman/eastsideaccess/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">go to his website</a>.</p>