Archinect - News 2017-09-26T16:15:00-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150026772/tampa-bay-braces-for-impact-of-the-storm-that-might-destroy-it Tampa Bay braces for impact of the storm that might destroy it Alexander Walter 2017-09-07T15:12:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T17:13:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oj/oj4pddank72xbfn7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oj/oj4pddank72xbfn7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oj/oj4pddank72xbfn7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oj/oj4pddank72xbfn7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Tampa Bay is mesmerizing, with 700 miles of shoreline and some of the finest white sand beaches in the nation. But analysts say the metropolitan area is the most vulnerable in the United States to flooding and damage if a major hurricane ever scores a direct hit. A Boston firm that analyzes potential catastrophic damage reported that the region would lose $175 billion in a storm the size of Hurricane Katrina. A World Bank study called Tampa Bay one of the 10 most at-risk areas on the globe.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Published more than a month ago, <em>long</em> before Hurricane Irma was even on anyone's forecast, this piece by <em>Washington Post&nbsp;</em>writer Darryl Fears tells the tale of Tampa Bay as a seeming paradise, with its 4 millions residents, hot real estate market, lofty development ambitions, construction boom &mdash; and the big storm that will, <em>maybe</em>, hit one day and put it all in peril.</p> <p>Now with Irma leaving a trail of destruction in the Northern Caribbean and heading straight for the Florida peninsula, Fears just sat down for an <a href="https://www.marketplace.org/2017/09/06/economy/hurricane-irma-could-cause-serious-damage-tampa-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with <em>Marketplace</em> host Kai Ryssdal: "[...] the big problem with this hurricane and with Tampa, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, is sea level rise. And sea level rise is not a big deal in and of itself because it takes so long to build. But when you add wind, you add surge, that creates a wave, just a wall of water."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149958706/the-national-building-museum-s-blockbuster-ball-pit-is-coming-to-tampa-next-month The National Building Museum's blockbuster ball pit is coming to Tampa next month Justine Testado 2016-07-19T18:35:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:54:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8l/8lq3ugu6sbhwzdst.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8l/8lq3ugu6sbhwzdst.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8l/8lq3ugu6sbhwzdst.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8l/8lq3ugu6sbhwzdst.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>How can anyone forget <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>'s giant monochromatic ball pit that took over the National Building Museum's Great Hall <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">last summer</a>? Following a wildly successful run that attracted a record-breaking 160,000 visitors,&nbsp;The BEACH is making a comeback at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida starting August 5. Plus, general admission is free!&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dx/dxtp9ao3gcnodmho.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c0/c0srymuj3b8tsqlo.jpg"><br><em>Photos by Noah Kalina.</em></p><p>It also looks like the installation is coming back bigger than before, spanning 15,000 square feet with a 75-foot-wide &ldquo;shoreline&rdquo;, and comprising 1.2 million of the antimicrobial plastic balls. The NBM version was 10,000 square feet, and its more than 650,000 plastic balls were reused in Hou de Sousa's <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4773/play-ball-get-a-glimpse-of-hou-de-sousa-s-winning-re-ball-installation-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design</a>&nbsp;of the Dupont Underground's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574011/the-beach-to-be-reincarnated-in-arts-competition-for-d-c-s-dupont-underground-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Re-Ball! competition</a>.&nbsp;No word as of yet if and how the Tampa installation will be recycled.</p><p>If you plan on diving into the ball pit at the arena, keep a close watch on your loose belongings when &ldquo;splashing&rdquo; around. The Tampa Bay Times writes&nbsp;that more than 1,000 items were lost at the...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/55231701/scientists-propose-more-realistic-vision-for-michael-maltzan-s-pier-s-underwater-garden Scientists propose more realistic vision for Michael Maltzan's pier's underwater garden Archinect 2012-08-13T15:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-14T01:03:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w3/w39vnud6qbnws007.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w3/w39vnud6qbnws007.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w3/w39vnud6qbnws007.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w3/w39vnud6qbnws007.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>This week, architects and city staff met with marine scientists for the first time and heard the verdict: Maltzan's dream of a Key West-style reef with corals and easily visible sea life would remain just that in Tampa Bay waters. Now the architect is going back to the drawing board, looking for more realistic ways to present the centerpiece feature of the Lens, as the replacement of the current Pier is known.</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>