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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University says it will soon begin a $55 million expansion of its business school building. The Nashville university says that it plans to begin work next month to extend the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management’s building by 50%, encompassing 48,000 square feet (4459.3 square meters). The Management Hall expansion includes a new street-level entrance, a café, classroom and collaboration space for students, a multipurpose room that fits every MBA student and a new fourth floor with an outside deck and event space. The Owen Century Partners committed more than $13 million to the project, with more alumni donations bringing the fundraising total to more than $20 million. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Tennessee, Associated Press
    Fashion brand Valentino owes its former landlords more than $207 million for breaking its Fifth Avenue lease nearly a decade early and leaving the place in shambles on its way out, new court papers allege. The design house lost a court bid last month to break its lease with its Manhattan landlord, 693 Fifth Owner LLC, by the end of the 2020 — citing problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The rental-space contract was slated to run through 2029. Now 693 Fifth alleges that Valentino — which was renting four floors of the building — used the pandemic as a pretext to try to break its lease. The landlord claims that the fashion brand was really just attempting “to mitigate market difficulties the House of Valentino had been suffering since well before the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit from Friday. Valentino left the floors sloppily...
    More On: valentino Digital Couture Week: See all the top fashion moments Valentino sues NYC landlord to get out of 5th Ave lease amid pandemic Best men’s shopping spots in NYC for 2019 Paris Fashion Week 2019: The most epic runway moments Fashion brand Valentino owes its former landlords more than $207 million for breaking its Fifth Avenue lease nearly a decade early and leaving the place in shambles on its way out, new court papers allege. The design house lost a court bid last month to break its lease with its Manhattan landlord, 693 Fifth Owner LLC, by the end of the 2020 — citing problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The rental-space contract was slated to run through 2029. Now 693 Fifth alleges that Valentino — which was renting four floors of the building — used the pandemic as a pretext to try to break its...
    The body of a missing San Francisco computer programmer has been discovered by police inside a small, hidden crawl space above his bathroom more than a month after his disappearance - as investigators say no foul place is suspected in his death., The San Francisco Police Department said in a press release on Wednesday that officers initially served a search warrant at 50-year-old Christopher Woitel's apartment in the Mission District on February 12, looking for evidence of a crime, but found no signs of forced entry and left.  Three days later, on Monday, investigators from the department's Special Victims Unit returned to the missing man's apartment on Guerrero Street, accompanied by a team from Crime Scene Investigations, and focused their second search on a small, three-foot-tall crawl space above the bathroom.    Inside, they located Woitel's body, which police wrote 'was hidden from plain view.' It's unknown as this time...
    BOSTON (CBS) – During the pandemic, the hustle in many of Boston’s busiest neighborhoods slowed to a stroll. Hotspots in once-jumping neighborhoods like the area near the TD Garden have gone dark. “It’s very empty,” explained Kaylie Hutchinson who lives in across the street from The Fours, a popular restaurant that shut down last fall. RELATED: Acton-Boxboro Girls Hockey Season Abruptly Ends Due To COVID-19 “Since last March, it’s very different,” she said. “Stuck in my tiny 800 square foot apartment with my boyfriend.” With fewer workers actually going into the office, a lot of people like Kaylie and her boyfriend, are feeling a bit claustrophobic working at home. It’s a problem developers have recognized, and they realize it’s an issue that will be with us long after the pandemic, so they are looking for ways to give city dwellers more space. “Part of the goal of any new development...
    A mile-wide asteroid twice the size of the world's tallest building will pass Earth in March and has been dubbed 'potentially hazardous' by NASA. The asteroid, named 231937 (2001 FO32), is unlikely to hit the Earth as it will be 1.2 million miles from the planet - five times further away than the Moon.  However, NASA dubs any space rock that comes within 93 million miles of us a 'Near Earth Object', which is three quarters of the 120 million-mile distance to Mars. The mile-wide by half a mile-long space rock will make its closest approach to our planet at about 16:03 GMT on March 21. It has been branded 'potentially hazardous' as it 'might' hit the planet at some point in the future of the solar system.   Asteroid 231937 is the largest space rock to 'come close' to the Earth this year and at 1.7km is more than twice the size...
    If you love your soon-to-be spouse "to the moon and back," why not get married someplace where you can have a reminder of just how far that is. The California Science Center in Los Angeles is offering two of its spaces for couples looking to hold a coronavirus-safe and striking wedding. The science museum’s Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Pavilion and Wallis Annenberg Building are available. The California Science Center in Los Angeles is offering two of its spaces for couples looking to hold a coronavirus-safe and striking wedding. (California Science Center) NYC’S NEW VEGAS-STYLE WEDDING CHAPEL OFFERS CORONAVIRUS-SAFE CEREMONIES The shuttle pavilion is home to the space shuttle Endeavour, according to the museum’s website. Other machines in the museum’s space gallery include the Apollo-Soyuz Command Module and the Mercury MR-2 and Gemini 11 space capsules. Meanwhile, the Annenberg Building is a venue not normally open to the public which...
    Amazon revealed plans Tuesday for the next phase of its headquarters redevelopment in Virginia, featuring a signature 350-foot helix-shaped office tower that can be climbed from the outside like a mountain hike. The head-turning helix building is the centerpiece of the proposal that also features multiple 22-story office buildings in addition to those already under construction as the company looks to accommodate 25,000 new workers over the coming years in the Arlington County neighborhoods across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital. The Seattle-based company said in a blog post that the building is designed to help people connect to nature. “The natural beauty of a double helix can be seen throughout our world, from the geometry of our own DNA to the elemental form of galaxies, weather patterns, pinecones, and seashells,” the company said. “The Helix at our Arlington headquarters will offer a variety of alternative work environments...
    Amazon HQ2 rendering showing the Helix, which includes work space, will also be open to the public select weekends every month.Courtesy: NBBJ Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the latest look at its second headquarters in Northern Virginia. The standout feature of the design proposal for HQ2 includes a unique structure, dubbed "The Helix." Amazon described the 350-foot-tall office tower as a "spiraling vertical forest" that features outdoor walkways with trees and plants that twist up to the top of the building. The shape of the building is meant to resemble a double helix and touches on "humanity's innate connection to nature," according to architecture firm NBBJ, which is designing the structure.Amazon unveiled new renderings of its Arlington, Virginia headquarters, which include The Helix, a uniquely designed 350-foot-tall tower.Courtesy: NBBJThe Helix will serve as an alternative workspace for Amazon employees, but it will also be open to the public on some weekends...
    The Helix, an alternative workplace integrating work with nature, will be open to the public select weekends every month. Courtesy NBBJ/Amazon Designed with nature in mind, the office buildings are oriented to maximize natural sunlight, with 2.5 acres of public open space and a dog run available for community use. Courtesy NBBJ/Amazon Retail and restaurants will provide unique amenities and experiences for all who live, work, and visit the area. Courtesy NBBJ/Amazon Seen here from the Pentagon lagoon, the project will include three LEED Platinum office buildings, public green space, and The Helix, a unique building designed to integrate work with nature. Courtesy NBBJ/Amazon The pedestrian-focused design makes it easy to access the site via walking, biking, or public transit. Courtesy NBBJ/Amazon The project plans call for three retail pavilions, offering 100,000 square feet of new space for restaurants, shops and outdoor eating and...
    Issued by Question Gillamond | On 01/28/2021 at 1:04 pm | Updated 28/01/2021 at 13:15 A new 30-story skyscraper is coming to the city of London at 55 Crescher Street. Even though it is smaller than its neighbors, it will change the city and its shadow. The building will largely house offices, but shops, restaurants, an art gallery, as well as a 1,600-square-meter garden terrace are open to the public every day. With this lush space, this newcomer wants to compete with its neighbor Walkie Talkie and its famous Sky Garden. Younger but true pioneer, this new building is ecological. Composed as much as possible of recycled materials, it uses little energy as its cooling systems filter outside air and its green walls. An arborization project is planned to help reduce air pollution, Very important in London. The building will provide 500 seats for bicycles with...
    The leaseholder of a cluttered Oakland warehouse where 36 people died during a 2016 rave is reportedly scheduled to plead guilty on Friday. In exchange for a nine-year sentence, Derick Almena, 50, is expected to plead guilty to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter, families of several victims told the East Bay Times last week. Almena would avoid another trial with the guilty plea. His first one ended in a hung jury. It remains to be seen how much of a nine-year sentence Almena would actually serve, considering the time he’s already spent behind bars. Almena and the property manager, Max Harris, were charged roughly six months after a deadly blaze tore through the two-story illegally converted warehouse during a Friday night party in December 2016. The space was turned into a residence and event space for artists dubbed the “Ghost Ship.” Furniture, extension cords and other flammable materials were...
    More On: california California family offers $50,000 reward for locating boy swept out to sea California says batch of Moderna vaccines are safe following reports of illness CA rep pays tribute to trailblazer Shirley Chisholm by wearing her pearls I’ll be vaxxed: Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID shot The leaseholder of a cluttered Oakland warehouse where 36 people died during a 2016 rave is reportedly scheduled to plead guilty on Friday. In exchange for a nine-year sentence, Derick Almena, 50, is expected to plead guilty to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter, families of several victims told the East Bay Times last week. Almena would avoid another trial with the guilty plea. His first one ended in a hung jury. It remains to be seen how much of a nine-year sentence Almena would actually serve, considering the time he’s already spent behind bars. Almena and the property manager, Max Harris, were...
    When complete, Upton Place will include a six-story building and an eight-story building, and will include three courtyards, two rooftop spaces, a pool, yoga studio and fitness center. (Courtesy Donohoe Companies) A new nearly 700-unit apartment building and retail space is coming to the Cathedral Heights neighborhood in Northwest D.C. Donohoe Companies and partner Apartment Investment and Management Company have secured $174 million in financing for construction of Upton Place on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest and will break ground early next year. The 689-unit residential buildings will be at 4000 Wisconsin Avenue across from Sidwell Friends school. It will also include 100,000 square feet of retail space. Upton Place is adjacent to the former Fannie Mae headquarters, which is being redeveloped by Roadside Development as a Wegmans-anchored mixed use community called City Ridge. Upton Place will replace aging office buildings Donohoe developed in the 1980s, that were occupied by Fannie...
    ROGERS PARK — A portion of the defunct St. Jerome School building is getting a second life as the headquarters of a local — and growing — refugee education nonprofit. Anticipating an increase in demand for its services, Madonna Mission has moved from a two-room storefront at 7110 N. Sheridan Road to the former school building at 1706 W. Morse Ave. Madonna Mission, which provides tutoring and other programs for refugee adults and children, has taken over three classrooms and office space in the St. Jerome School building. The group moved to its new building Dec. 1. Moving to the school building gives Madonna Mission more space to expand its services and puts the nonprofit into a setting more fit for educational purposes, Executive Director Peggy Forbes said. “We’ve been searching a long time for a new space because we’ve had to turn people away,” Forbes...
    HOUMA, La. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Louisiana has been given a building that it plans to turn into a new tribal office and cultural center. A healthcare facility called The Oaks of Houma has moved about two miles (3.2 kilometers), and has given its original building to the United Houma Nation, which has about 14,000 members in six parishes, The Courier reports. “This is not only a historic moment for UHN, but a huge step forward in bringing tribal citizens together despite the many tragic events that have affected the communities this year,” the tribe's announcement said. The new center should open in the first quarter of 2021, and tribal elders are excited, said Principal Chief August Creppel. “There was once a time whenever they were not allowed access to public places or schools due to segregation in Terrebonne Parish, so this makes them thrilled to see...
    In Connecticut's largest office space lease this year, Nuvance Health Systems has rented a 220,000 square foot office space in Danbury, and will hire 500 employees.  Nuvance, formerly Western Connecticut Medical, is leasing a portion space at the newly named "Summit at Danbury" space for 12 years and may expand to 300,000 square feet in the facility.  The space, according to Nuvance, will include its executive headquarters, labs, clinical facilities and its back offices.  Before it was purchased by Summit Development, the building at 100 Reserve Road was called "The Matrix" and home to the Union Carbide world headquarters, under foreclosure and only 15 percent of the space was occupied.  After the $17 million dollar sale, the developer paid $20 million for improvements to the building, and plan to occupy 80 percent of the building before expanding and 100 percent afterward.  “The turnaround of this property that had been a...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The person who was killed in an intense fire at a Maple Grove business earlier this week has been identified as 52-year-old Michele Mary Hanson. Flames were spotted shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Hanson Implement and Storage on Bass Lake Road. By the time fire crews arrived, the building was burning fast and hot. Firefighters worked quickly, knowing there were people inside the burning building. Two others were rescued from the building. The building is a shop space for RV and boat storage and maintenance. A small office space was on the south end of the building, above that space was a small living quarters. Crews worked on putting out hot spots all night and into the morning. When they were able to get closer to what remained of the structure, they found the remains of Hanson. The medical examiner determined she died as a result...
    Welcome to 1015 Summit Ave., home to four of NYC’s least-expensive abodes for sale. According to listings portal StreetEasy, prices in the 38-unit building range from a $60,000 studio — which the site lists as the city’s cheapest apartment — to a $75,000 one-bedroom. At least six apartments there have listed since August, offering buyers a shockingly low-priced chance to own property in a city where people go broke to live in a shoebox. “The minute I saw the listing and I saw that there was an open house, I went,” said Jade Amaker, 45, who works in the continuing medical education office at Columbia University and lives in Harlem. In September, she visited a one-bedroom unit in the building, in Highbridge, The Bronx. Just a week later, she submitted her $79,000 offer and is on track to close in January. Amaker’s new home features refinished wood floors and natural...
    A GIGANTIC asteroid is set to zip past Earth this week, according to Nasa space debris trackers. The rock is travelling at over 56,000 mph (90,000 kph) and at up to 820 metres (2,690ft) long is bigger than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the world's tallest building. 2 According to Nasa's near Earth object tracker, the asteroid, called 2000 WO107, will perform its nerve-shredding flyby on Sunday. Luckily, it's not expected to hit our planet, passing at a safe distance of 2.6million miles (4.2million km). That's about 11 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, which may sound like a fair gap but is actually pretty close in space terms. Nasa classes anything that passes within 120million miles of our planet a "Near Earth Object" (NEO). 2Fortunately, the asteroid is not projected to hit our planetCredit: Alamy The space agency tracks thousands of them all year round to...
    Relativity Space Relativity Space wants to use enormous 3D-printers to revolutionize the way rockets are built – and CEO Tim Ellis told CNBC that the company now has a "war chest" of capital to do so. "We're excited to announce a $500 million Series D funding round at a valuation above $2 billion from top tier blue chip investors," Ellis said. Tiger Global Management led the round, which was joined by fellow new Relativity investors Fidelity, Baillie Gifford, ICONIQ Capital, General Catalyst, XN Capital, Senator Investment Group and Elad Gil. Additionally, existing Relativity shareholders Bond Capital, Tribe Capital, K5 Global, 3L Capital, Playground Global, Allen & Company, Mark Cuban and Spencer Rascoff also participated in the round. Relativity's valuation climbed to $2.3 billion after this round, CNBC reported last week. That makes Relativity the second most valuable private space company in the world after SpaceX, according to Pitchbook. Notably, Pitchbook's ranking does...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Construction is underway near PNC Park to build a parking garage. Crews began working on Friday in Gold Lot 4. It is taking away some parking spaces for now in order to have a lot more in the future. Workers are building a 6-story garage with 445 spaces for cars, 26 spaces for bikes and a “flex space” that can be used for food trucks. It should be ready in September, just in time for the next football season. Work on another project, a 9-story mixed-use building next door, is supposed to begin in the spring.
    No One is Forcing the Golden State Warriors to Spend All This Money in This Economy This Is the Hair Oil Jennifer Garner Swears by for Repairing Thinning Hair Cyberspace Trumps Closet Space Among Gen Z Apartment Hunters © Provided by Millionacres Cyberspace Trumps Closet Space Among Gen Z Apartment Hunters Investors buying or building apartments take note: It’s cyberspace, not closet space, that matters most to a fast-growing cohort of your prospective tenants. "More than any other cohort, 62% of Gen Z renters believe apartment technology is extremely or very important. So much so that they’re willing to sacrifice space for digital features," RENTCafe.com concluded after surveying 2,500 users of its online listing site. High-speed internet topped the list of all sought-after amenities, and smart-home technology, like smart locks and thermostats, as well as energy-efficient appliances, ranked higher than an extra bedroom, RENTCafé said in a blog titled...
    UPTOWN — One of the most prominent and historic buildings in Uptown is getting a second life as an upscale apartment tower. The Bridgeview Bank building at 4753 N. Broadway will be redeveloped into 176 apartments by Cedar Street, a prolific development firm that has built hundreds of apartments in Uptown in recent years. The city’s Permit Review Committee in early November approved Cedar Street’s plans for the landmark bank building, which include adding a rooftop amenity deck and converting the bank’s lobby into a coworking space. After receiving approval from the committee, Cedar Street is likely to start on the redevelopment project as soon as building permits are issued, said Tressa Feher, chief of staff to Ald. James Cappleman (46th). Cedar Street has applied for a permit to begin the redevelopment, but it has not yet been issued, city records show. A representative for Cedar Street...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A restaurant owner on Treasure Island is leading an effort to help local students struggling with remote learning by giving them a locally-built study desk to call their own. Two and half years ago, the restaurant Mersea opened on Treasure Island to serve its working-class residents, many who live in crowded project housing. When the pandemic hit, co-owner MeeSun Boice read about a man building student desks for his community and she approached some local carpenters about it. “And I thought, ‘we are a community, we’ll pay the materials if you’ll partner with us,'” Boice said. “Two days later they had prototypes ready. All of a sudden, the whole shop got excited.” Sunday morning they delivered the first 20 desks. The final design is light and sturdy, with the message “You can do anything” on the front and “Carpe Diem, The Treasure Island Family” on the...
    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Augusta University will spend $7.4 million on labs, offices and study areas in a building on its downtown campus. The work will complete the fourth floor of the university's College of Science and Math Building, which is under construction and set to be completed in May. The university had planned to leave the fourth floor unfinished because of budget constraints, but now wants to move ahead. The Board of Regents approved the university to spend up to $10 million on the project on Wednesday. Augusta University will spend its own money to complete the 29,000 square feet (2,700 square meters) of space, which will hold science teaching labs, biomedical research labs and support areas, faculty offices, and student study spaces. The space will host programs that are relocating from Augusta University's Summerville campus. The university says new labs will help it recruit new research faculty. Copyright...
    By The Associated Press A theater complex in Laconia and a town hall in Rye have been named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Colonial Theatre complex, built in 1914, is being honored for its architecture and its role as a center of entertainment and commerce. The complex's most prominent feature is the theater’s 1930s marquee, which is topped by a two-story blade-style sign that spells out “Colonial.” The theater’s entrance and lobby still have a pair of twelve-light mahogany-stained birch doors with brass hardware, Vermont marble wainscoting, terrazzo floors and ticket booths with arched windows. The theater space still has its original layout. Changes included converting the theater space into a five-screen multiplex in the 1980s and alterations to the layout of the office and residential spaces. The Rye Town Hall was originally a 1½-story church built by the Methodist Society in 1839 It was turned into...
    EDGEWATER — A nonprofit social services group is moving out of its Edgewater offices and is trying to sell the building. Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, also known as C4, has listed its offices at 5710 N. Broadway. The nonprofit organization’s leaders want to sell the three-story brick building for $3.5 million, said broker Brenton Schrader of HSA Commercial Real Estate. C4 will consolidate into its Uptown offices at 4470 N. Clark St. and will look to cash out of the Edgewater building, Schrader said. Selling the building will allow the group, which provides counseling and mental health services to in-need populations, more resources to achieve its mission, he said. “They have more space than they need,” said Schrader, who is listing the building with fellow HSA broker Michael Havdala. “It just makes sense to consolidate, monetize this property and move on.” The building at 5710 N. Broadway...
    When astronauts return to the moon in the next decade, they will do more with the dust than leave footprints on it. A British company won A European Space Agency deal To develop the technology to convert lunar dust and rocks into oxygen, it leaves aluminum, iron and other metal powders to build with lunar construction workers. If this process can work well enough, it will lead to extraction facilities on the moon that produce oxygen and valuable materials on the surface, rather than transporting them into space at great cost. “Anything you take from Earth to the Moon is an extra weight that you don’t want to carry, so it saves you a lot of time, effort and money if you can produce these items in situ,” said executive Ian Meller, director of metallysis, located in Sheffield. Analyzes of rocks brought from the moon reveal that 45% of oxygen...
    ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Construction has begun on the new Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives, and officials say the project could be completed as early as January. The museum is being built into half of the former Limestone County Event Center in Athens, The Decatur Daily reported. The renovated 20,000-square-foot facility will offer a larger space for the museum’s growing collection, a library, meeting space and gift shop. The other half of the building will be available for event rental. It will seat up to 300, Sandra Thompson, the museum’s director, told The Decatur Daily. The museum first opened in the early 2000s with just two small rooms in a 100-year-old former L&N freight depot across the parking lot from the event center building. It has expanded to become the top tourist attraction in Limestone County. The cost of the project is $750,000, Thompson said. Around $900,000 has been raised...
    So the Rangers’ offseason business is essentially complete with Friday’s signing of Brendan Lemieux to a two-year deal for an annual cap hit of $1.55 million per that leaves them with enough remaining space so that potential bonus payments on entry-level contracts shouldn’t have a deleterious impact on the opening roster. That is perhaps the most pertinent takeaway of this signing that took place on the cusp on the winger’s scheduled arbitration hearing. The Blueshirts avoided hearings with all four of their restricted free agents who had filed, with the combined average annual value of $13.275 million necessary to extend Lemieux, Ryan Strome, Tony DeAngelo and Alexandar Georgiev probably amounting to from $700,000-to-$1 million less than management had budgeted. If the Blueshirts did not necessarily address their organizational lack of depth down the middle or their identity, which leans too far to the talent end of the meter at...
    UPTOWN — An Uptown resident is dedicating his podcast to honoring the memory and sharing the history of the Preston Bradley Center. Ben Tompkins started the Uptown Community Podcast late last year as a way to document the neighborhood and people and places that make it special. The podcast had a focus around the Preston Bradley Center and the churches and service organizations that call the nearly 100-year-old auditorium home. “I want to extend the coexisting that happens in the Preston Bradley building with the rest of the Uptown community,” Tompkins said last year. Now, with the Preston Bradley Center for sale, Tompkins will use his podcast to highlight the building’s history in Uptown and the work of the building’s namesake, Rev. Preston Bradley. Bradley funded the Peoples Church, a progressive Christian congregation. After using different buildings in Uptown, Bradley had the center built in 1925 at...
    NASA has announced that it's partnering with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a floating Moon base for astronauts. The base will be known as the 'Gateway' and aims to facilitate long Moon expeditions by being a home away from home. 2Gateway will act like an astronaut base camp that orbits the Moon like the International Space Station orbits EarthCredit: NASA Johnson Eventually, the floating base could even help humans reach Mars by being a stop off point. Nasa Administrator Jim Bridenstine said: "This partnership leverages the outstanding cooperation established by the International Space Station as we push forward to the Moon. "Gateway will continue to expand NASA’s cooperation with international partners like ESA, ensuring the Artemis program results in the safe and sustainable exploration of the Moon after the initial human lunar landing and beyond." Longer missions will mean we can explore more of the lunar surface than...
    RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The Rutland Regional Medical Center is now using a new $24 million building that provides much-needed space for health care providers. The Rutland Herald reports officials held a ribbon cutting on Monday for the Thomas W. Huebner Medical Office Building. The groundbreaking for the facility was in April 2019 and the building was put into use in September. Huebner was the hospital's long-time president. He retired in March 2018. Current President Claudio Fort says the hospital had been out of room for its most busy practices, orthopaedics, ears nose and throat and psychiatry. The 37,000-square-foot, two-story building alleviates that challenge. “We were seeing patients in substandard space,” Fort said. “There wasn’t enough room for two wheelchairs to fit through the hallway and literally, patients had to go outside of the facility to go to the other part of the facility to go to the bathroom.” Copyright...
    Following Tuesday's historic touchdown on the asteroid Bennu, NASA has released never-before-seen images of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft kicking up rocks and debris on the space rock's surface. The images are from the point in time when OSIRIS-REx approached and touched down on the surface of Bennu, which is more than 200 million miles from Earth.  "The spacecraft’s sampling arm – called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) – is visible in the lower part of the frame," NASA wrote on its website. "The round head at the end of TAGSAM is the only part of OSIRIS-REx that contacted the surface during the sample collection event. In the middle of the image sequence, the sampling head positions itself to contact the asteroid’s surface head-on."  Captured on Oct. 20 during the OSIRIS-REx mission’s Touch-And-Go (TAG) sample collection event, this series of 2 images shows the SamCam imager’s field of view at...
    NATO is building a new space hub to track Chinese and Russian weapons it fears may try to 'shoot down satellites', its secretary general said yesterday. Jens Stoltenberg warned the two countries were developing anti-satellite systems. His comments came as General Sir Patrick Sanders, the head of the Ministry of Defence's Strategic Command, said Britain 'is under direct threat, certainly in the cyber domain'.  NATO is building a new space hub to track Chinese and Russian weapons it fears may try to 'shoot down satellites', its secretary general said yesterday (stock image used) The UK was not 'fit for information age warfare' because defence forces were outdated, he added. The space centre will be at the Ramstein air base in Germany and will gather information about possible threats to satellites.  Mr Stoltenberg said: 'Satellite systems keep our world running in ways many barely realise. Commerce, weather forecasts, mobile phones...
    NOKIA and Nasa have big plans for the Moon. The US space agency and the mobile network provider want to team up to build a 4G network so astronauts can text on the lunar surface. Get ready for liftoff...We’re teaming up with @NASA, @Int_Machines and heading to the Moon. ???? ???? Learn more about how we’re building and deploying the first ever cellular network on the lunar surface here: https://t.co/mJRVVoz3gv pic.twitter.com/X2bYhZ80P7— Bell Labs (@BellLabs) October 19, 2020 Nokia’s Bell Labs are now working on adapting the 4G tech we have on Earth to make it work in space. It's reportedly received $14.1million (£10.9million) to do this. Nasa said: "Inspired by terrestrial technology, Nokia proposes to deploy the first LTE/4G communications system in space. "The system could support lunar surface communications at greater distances, increased speeds, and provide more reliability than current standards." 1The aim is to have the network ready...
    A proposal to turn a Revolutionary-War-era manufacturing building into an apartment complex has been filed in the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor. Developer Douglas Backman has proposed renovating the 50,000-square-foot Steelcraft Building in Millbury into a mixed-use building with two adjacent apartment buildings, according to documents filed with the town’s planning and development department. The renovation is expected to cost $50 million. The development is called Singletary Arms and would include 197-198 residential units, 2,400-square-feet of restaurant space, and 10,000-square-feet of office/workshare space. Singletary Arms is being proposed off West Main and Burbank streets in the Bramanville Village District, which was specially created to spur redevelopment, Backman said. The Steelcraft Building sits on a 12.5-acre plot and was built during the Revolutionary War period as a paper mill. Later on, the building was also home to the Mayo Woolen Factory. Now, it hosts a medical equipment manufacturer. In...
    A proposal to turn a Revolutionary-War-era manufacturing building into an apartment complex has been filed in the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor. Developer Douglas Backman has proposed renovating the 50,000-square-foot Steelcraft Building in Millbury into a mixed-use building with two adjacent apartment buildings, according to documents filed with the town’s planning and development department. The renovation is expected to cost $50 million. The development is called Singletary Arms and would include 197-198 residential units, 2,400-square-feet of restaurant space, and 10,000-square-feet of office/workshare space. Singletary Arms is being proposed off West Main and Burbank streets in the Bramanville Village District, which was specially created to spur redevelopment, Backman said. The Steelcraft Building sits on a 12.5-acre plot and was built during the Revolutionary War period as a paper mill. Later on, the building was also home to the Mayo Woolen Factory. Now, it hosts a medical equipment manufacturer. In...
    Technology firm MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR) is looking to shed some or all of the space at its Tysons headquarters after cutting its workforce and making other changes due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to sources. The company has retained commercial real estate brokerage Newmark Knight Frank (NASDAQ: NMRK) to help it explore its options. Within the past week, the commercial real estate brokerage listed 24,000 square feet of MicroStrategy space on the sixth floor of 1850 Towers Crescent Plaza as available for sublease, according to CoStar Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP). That’s just part of the 166,000 square feet the company agreed a decade ago to lease in the 295,000-square-foot building. But that listing is not likely to be the last from MicroStrategy. A source familiar with the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the company will likely shed all of its space in the building....
    WEST LOOP — The Plumbers Local 130 union will unveil plans for a six-story office building and a seven-story parking lot Monday. The union will present its plans for the property at 1341 W. Randolph St. during a virtual community meeting at 6 p.m. The meeting is being hosted by the West Loop Community Organization and Ald. Walter Burnett (27th). The union, which owns the site, wants to build a six-story office building and a seven-story parking garage with 502 spaces, according to a zoning application. The construction would sit alongside the union’s two-story auditorium and training center. The parking garage would include 14,726 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and an outdoor patio, according to paperwork filed with the city. The area has seen many developments with few parking spots, and neighbors have long called on Burnett and city planners to require projects to include more parking. ...
    CookFox Architects, a firm in Manhattan that works on sustainability and green spaces in designing buildings, is a showcase for biophilia, with its office building in Midtown equipped with three rooftop terraces.CookFox Architects Even as the coronavirus pandemic worsens in the U.S., stay-at-home orders in some areas have loosened and companies have sent some workers back to offices with social distancing restrictions, temperature checks and plexiglass sneeze barriers. These new health precautions amid Covid-19 are new for offices. But architects and office designers have long worked on innovations to make corporate space healthier and better for the environment — projects they say will be in higher demand even as millions work from home and corporations rethink their need for future office space. "When you go back, when I go back, people will look at office buildings differently," said Joseph Allen, director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard T.H....
    With NASA getting ready to land a spacecraft on the asteroid Bennu in just a few short days, the mysterious space rock is already revealing some of its secrets, including the presence of carbon-bearing materials. Several studies were published on the matter in the journals Science and Science Advances, noting that carbon-bearing, organic material is “widespread” on the surface of the asteroid. This includes the area where NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will take its first sample from, known as Nightingale, on Oct. 20. “The abundance of carbon-bearing material is a major scientific triumph for the mission. We are now optimistic that we will collect and return a sample with organic material – a central goal of the OSIRIS-REx mission,” said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona in Tucson, in a statement. During the early days of the Solar System, as planets were being formed, debris flew...
    With NASA getting ready to land a spacecraft on the asteroid Bennu in just a few short days, the mysterious space rock is already revealing some of its secrets, including the presence of carbon-bearing materials. Several studies were published on the matter in the journals Science and Science Advances, noting that carbon-bearing, organic material is "widespread" on the surface of the asteroid. This includes the area where NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will take its first sample from, known as Nightingale, on Oct. 20. “The abundance of carbon-bearing material is a major scientific triumph for the mission. We are now optimistic that we will collect and return a sample with organic material – a central goal of the OSIRIS-REx mission,” said Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx principal investigator at the University of Arizona in Tucson, in a statement. During spring 2019, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured these images, which show fragments of asteroid Vesta present on asteroid...
    LOGAN SQUARE — A coffee bar and lounge with beer on tap could be coming to the corner of Diversey and Drake avenues in Logan Square. Mark Pallman, the owner of the Charles Bradley mural building at 3520 W. Diversey Ave., is seeking to open a spot called Consignment Lounge on the ground floor. In addition to serving coffee and beer, Pallman plans to fill the space with the vintage finds and “weird oddities” he comes across at auctions and estate sales. He’ll put them all up for sale, hence the name Consignment Lounge. The lounge would function like a coffee shop, but with a rotating selection of beer on tap, Pallman said. Pallman said he’s not planning to keep the business open past 10 p.m. “I’m not aiming to create a place that’s super crowded with a line out the door,” he said. “I want to create a space that’s...
    A cargo-delivery rocket that can deliver weapons and hardware to anywhere in the globe within an hour is being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX for the US military. The system would allow materials to be transported the 7,500-odd miles from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the US-run Bagram airfield in Afghanistan in under an hour. In contrast, a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III — a military transport aircraft the US owns a 233-strong fleet of, that can fly at maximum of 590mph — would take 15 hours.  The rocket will be able to carry an 80 ton payload, similar to that of a single C-17 — and proof-of-principle tests are expected to begin next year. A cargo-delivery rocket that can deliver weapons and hardware to anywhere in the globe within an hour is being developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX for the US military. Pictured, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is launched into orbit carrying a payload...
    SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As California grapples with a housing crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, one program is seeking to change the look of affordable housing.The Hollywood Community Housing Corporation is just weeks away from opening its 30th building, which is located on Central Avenue in South L.A. Seventy-four units have been set up for low income families, people leaving homelessness and homeless veterans.MORE: Long Beach hoping micro-units can combat housing crisisEMBED More News Videos As home prices surge in Southern California, some cities are making a push for micro-housing. "It's really meeting a person exactly where they're at, and then figuring out the sort of strategy for either delivering the services directly, or partnering with other service agencies who can who have a specialty and are in the neighborhood to address somebody's needs," said Sara Letts, executive director of the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.The units don't...
    PACIFIC PALISADES (KABC) -- A home with an ocean view sounds wonderful if you can afford it; for many it is part of the California dream. Now there are a few more residences on the market in a new development in Pacific Palisades. One Coast is a development that features 53 luxury residences with ocean views at the iconic intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Pacific Coast Highway. Bree Long, senior vice president, sales and marketing for etco homes, says there is a certain type of buyer for these homes."They are primarily driven by the view experience and wanting to have that feeling when they wake up in the morning that they've arrived," said Long.That view is going to cost you. Prices for the townhomes at One Coast start at over $2 million. Ecto homes says it's one of the few new building locations with ocean views still available in Southern...
    Alden Philbrick has lived in Old Town Alexandria for 35 years, but never like this. The founder and CEO of Oxford Finance LLC has filed plans to convert the historic Bank of Alexandria building at 133 N. Fairfax St. into a large single-family home over office space once it changes hands early next year. The work will also include significant repairs to the building’s exterior, as the historic cornice stone is degraded and the base stone is highly eroded, among other issues. Over the course of its 200-plus years, the Bank of Alexandria building has served as a bank, of course, but also as Green’s Mansion House Hotel, as a hospital for Union soldiers during the Civil War — it was the setting for the PBS show “Mercy Street” — as apartments and as office space. Philbrick and his wife Amy earlier in 2020 won the right to buy...
    LOGAN SQUARE — Two businesses — a brewery and a co-working space for parents — aim to open in the newly-renovated Armitage Theatre building next year. The businesses had planned to open much earlier, but they were delayed by the pandemic. Odious Cellars, the brewery and taproom, lost its business loan after the lender redirected the money to coronavirus relief efforts. And Hive Space, the co-working space, hasn’t been able to move in because construction has taken longer than expected. Despite the setbacks, the owners of the respective businesses are still on track to open in the building at 3545-59 W. Armitage Ave. — just not for several months. “We’re definitely going to get it open. It’s just a matter of when, not if,” said Odious Cellars founder Reeve Joseph. Joseph makes barrel-aged sours, which take months and sometimes years to produce, depending on the desired end result. One of Joseph’s...
    According to the Real Estate Board of New York’s recent Q2 report, residential sales prices are down 13% year-over-year. Sales volume, meanwhile, has fallen off a cliff to the tune of a 43% year-over-year drop, an all-time record since REBNY started tracking that figure in 2006. Simply put, it’s a terrible time to sell an apartment. It’s a great time, though, to buy one. And what are would-be buyers looking for in a world turned inside out by the coronavirus pandemic? In a word, space. A bit of green space, some extra indoor space, maybe a parking space — everyone is looking for a little elbow room. People are “stretching from a one-bedroom to two-bedroom or a two-bedroom to a three-bedroom,” says Stephen Kliegerman, president of Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing. Barring that, he notes, they’re finding new uses for alcoves or foyers or other spots that might once have...
    WEST LOOP — Residents have long called for developers to add more parking to office and apartment buildings across the West Loop. Now, a new proposal looks to address some of the parking shortages created by the neighborhood’s boom. Plumbers Local 130 union wants to build a six-story office building and a seven-story parking lot at 1341 W. Randolph St., according to a zoning application. The new construction would sit alongside the union’s two-story auditorium and training center. The seven-story parking garage would include 502 parking spaces, 14,726 square feet of commercial space and an outdoor patio, according to paperwork filed with the city. The proposed office building would have 205,000 square feet.  The site at Randolph and Ada streets is owned by the union and currently houses a surface parking lot for 249 cars. RELATED: Free West Loop Parking Spots Will Vanish In 2020 — And Parking Prices Will Rise...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Parents are furious after a free “day program” for students bit the dust on the very first day. “There were moms literally in tears, on the phones with their bosses, begging to not lose their jobs because they had to call off,” said Melonie Lamond. The Neighborhood Learning Alliance, a local non-profit, told KDKA that it wanted to create a safe space for students to do virtual learning. But parents gave the spot a failing grade. “It was very disappointing,” said parent Koral Agliori. (Photo Credit: KDKA) First-grader Colton will spend his days at home after his mom took one look at the place. “I didn’t know what to do or how to approach the situation. We needed to leave,” said Agliori. She signed her son up for the free program hoping it would be similar to the after-school program provided last year by his elementary school....
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- With just two months to go before Election Day, the presidential nominees are hitting the campaign trail. But COVID-19 is adding a new twist to political traditions, including phone banking.At Manny's, an event space in San Francisco's Mission District known for hosting political events, they're taking a page from nearby restaurants and moving their phone bank operation literally to the streets. The owner Manny Yekutiel has commissioned cubicles -- which he's dubbed "victory booths" -- to be built right on Valencia.VIDEO: What Californians need to know about mail-in voting, casting your ballot in-person this NovemberEMBED More News Videos When it comes to casting your ballot, some things are different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what you need to know. "We've continued to do our part even in the face of the pandemic and now we have a plan to use space outside Manny's...
    Vincent Jackson, Vice President of The Callaloo Group.Charitypoloclassic/Facebook Tampa Bay is quickly becoming a hotbed for several upcoming food hall concepts coming to the area in the next few months. Don’t forget to add The Historic Manhattan Casino’s food hall to your list when it opens early October. The landmark is getting a facelift two years after its grand reopening with restaurants Callaloo and Pipo’s To Go. “We’re creating more of a destination. This space will have more uses than what we started with previously,” Vincent Jackson, Vice President of The Callaloo Group, tells CL. Jackson, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneer who stayed invested in the community, along with partners Mario Farias and Ramon Hernandez, is transitioning the space into a destination that works as a launching pad for smaller, local businesses. The transformation began earlier this year with a partnership with Leigh Fletcher and Tina Fischer of co-working...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As people worry about re-entering the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, new techniques are being used to keep employees safe and healthy.ABC7 I-Team Consumer Investigator Jason Knowles took an exclusive tour of a local office space which is taking several steps to prevent the spread of the virus.The developer of the 12-story Fulton Market office building said the pandemic struck during construction, which meant major changes done quickly. He said he looked at what hospitals are doing to stop the spread of COVID-19 and then turned to technology to create a workplace with the virus, the flu and other illnesses top of mind."This gives you the opportunity to have a completely hands-free operation," said Bob Wislow, chairman and CEO of Parkside Realty, of his foot operated elevators.He said elevator buttons are the germiest place in a building."Everybody touches them. We believe this is the world's first hands-free...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he’s looking for a new place to live after his Pearl District condominium building has been the site of repeated demonstrations, including on Monday when crowds demanded he resign and people set fires and broke windows. In an email Tuesday from Wheeler to other residents of the 16-floor high-rise tower, the mayor said it would be “best for me and for everyone else’s safety and peace” that he finds a new home. He assured them that police are taking their safety concerns seriously and invited them to a meeting Thursday that will include himself and officers. “I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and the fear that you are experiencing due to my position,” according to a screenshot of the email sent to The Oregonian/OregonLive. “It’s unfair to all of you who have no role...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis plans to spend $4.8 million to temporarily rent an office building and adapt it to replace the police precinct headquarters burned during unrest that followed the death of George Floyd. A City Council committee on Thursday approved spending $3.6 million to sublease the building for three years and $1.2 million to renovate it. The building is about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from the 3rd Precinct headquarters that burned May 28 after officers were ordered to evacuate. Officers and staff have been working remotely and at the Minneapolis Convention Center since then. City Council member Cam Gordon said that renting temporary space will give city leaders time to figure out what to do with the old headquarters, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. “One of the things I think this lease will give us is some space and some breathing room in terms of what...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The city of Minneapolis plans to spend $4.8 million to temporarily rent an office building and adapt it to replace the police precinct headquarters burned during unrest that followed the death of George Floyd. A City Council committee on Thursday approved spending $3.6 million to sublease the building for three years and $1.2 million to renovate it. The building is about a half-mile (0.8 kilometers) from the 3rd Precinct headquarters that burned May 28 after officers were ordered to evacuate. Officers and staff have been working remotely and at the Minneapolis Convention Center since then. City Council member Cam Gordon said that renting temporary space will give city leaders time to figure out what to do with the old headquarters, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. “One of the things I think this lease will give us is some space and some breathing room in terms of...
    Six months into a pandemic economy, rifts in American inequality are deeper than ever. The picture is especially dystopian in Silicon Valley, where hundreds of thousands have filed unemployment claims while their Big Tech neighbors are minting millions of dollars a day. “Here in San Jose, you have a company like Zoom, which has seen its market cap grow exponentially, and just down the street you have families who not only don’t have broadband internet but are very likely to have lost a job,” says Jeffrey Buchanan, public policy director at Working Partnerships USA, a local community-labor organization. “The haves and have-nots have always been here in the Valley, but it’s only gotten that much worse.” Last month, Buchanan and his team issued a report on one of the impacts of this economic disparity. While tech companies have seen skyrocketing profits—and many of their employees have skipped off to Monterrey...
    Amazon has announced plans to add 3,500 new corporate employees in six cities, including 2,000 in a new flagship New York City office, in a move that bucks the trends of companies and residents fleeing urban centers amid the pandemic and rising crime. The company said on Tuesday that it will expand its 'tech hubs' in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, Phoenix, and San Diego, and open a new office in Manhattan's Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue building. Due to the pandemic, Amazon is urging all of its employees who are able to work remotely to do so until at least January 8, an insider told DailyMail.com. But the expansion plans signal that the online retail giant anticipates a return to normalcy someday, and is betting on a big presence in cities as a core part of its strategy. It comes as many other companies including Facebook and Twitter make aggressive plans...
    By JENNY BERG, St. Cloud Times ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — When crews broke ground last August on Cathedral High School’s first new building in half a century, no one anticipated the record-breaking rainfall or the rubble and ash that’d be discovered in the soil. Most of all, no one could have predicted that a year later, the world would be enveloped in a pandemic. “This new building is coming at the perfect time to be able to give Cathedral extra space. The whole idea of this building was to be able to have flexible space, more collaboration space, room to spread out,” said Marit Ortega, director for the Campaign for Cathedral. That is advantageous for learning. It’s also advantageous for safety, especially if students are required to be 6 feet apart or rooms are required to be at 50% capacity. “It is coming at the perfect time for us...
    Zappos — the Amazon-owned online shoe retailer — appears to be launching a brick-and-mortar location. Sources said that Zappos has leased the three-level, roughly 16,000-square-foot corner of 19 Union Square West at 15th Street that was previously home to American Eagle and its concept-store spinoff, AE Studio. In addition to word of the deal from nearby brokers, Zappos is also shown as a tenant in a brochure for a neighboring property distributed by Newmark Knight Frank. No other details were immediately available. ABS’ Real Estate Partners’ Mark Turgesen, whose firm represented the landlord, declined to comment. ECCO joining Brooklyn Navy Yard It isn’t the biggest lease at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, but it’s a cool one. Danish footwear and leather goods retailer ECCO has taken 7,000 square feet for a design and prototyping studio at the Yard’s Building 212, its first studio space outside Denmark. Building 212 is one...
    If anything reflects long-range faith that the city will recover from the pandemic crisis, it’s the counterintuitive commitment to new eating venues even though nobody knows when indoor dining will again be permitted. The latest example: RXR Realty just landed a 13,000-square-foot lease for a sprawling food hall at the Starrett-Lehigh Building. Tenants of the massive, Art Moderne-style structure at 601 W. 26th St. — such as Ralph Lauren, McGarry Bowen, Johnson & Johnson and OXO — will finally have an array of choices without having to walk several long blocks. The hall is leased to 16” on Center or 16OC, a well-established, Chicago-based hospitality collective outfit that specializes in creating new food and beverage venues in far-flung neighborhoods. The Zagat Survey included founders Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden among “Superheroes of the Chicago dining scene.” Starrett-Lehigh is their first New York City venture. In case you’re stumped, “16...
    By JILL SCHRAMM, Minot Daily News MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Whether it’s the history, the solid building construction or simply a love for downtown, developers are taking interest in Minot’s core district. Multiple renovation projects are in the works. At 21 E. Central Ave., a three-story building with about 6,000 square feet on each floor is being converted into office space, with remodeling of the first floor for a potential tenant such as a food and beverage business. Building owner Kevin Black plans to locate his business, Creedence Energy, on the second floor. Ryan and Jessica Ackerman with Aksal Group have completed some remodeling of their properties along First Street Southeast but continue to develop the buildings into future leasable space. The building at 18 2nd St. NE, where Escape Point has been located on the second floor, is undergoing renovation of its first floor to make additional business space...
    The New York Daily News is getting rid of its office. The Daily News revealed on Wednesday that it is closing its Lower Manhattan office building in New York City, according to the New York Times. Staffers were given until Oct. 30 to clear their desks. "With no clear path forward in terms of returning to work, and as the company evaluates its real estate needs in light of health and economic conditions brought about by the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close the office,” Max Reinsdorf, a spokesman for Tribune Publishing, which has owned the paper since 2017, said. Reinsdorf also did not explicitly say whether the publication intends to open a new office space. “As we progress through the pandemic and as needs change, we will reconsider our need for physical offices,” he added. “We will keep employees informed of decisions as they are...
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that Facebook did not receive any “tailored incentives” to lease out the Farley Post Office building in Manhattan, a deal that was announced last week. The mayor has touted the project as a sign of the city’s re-emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic and that New York will remain a place for companies to do business and for people to work. It comes amid fears that the virus, increased crime, high tax rates and greater acceptance of remote working opportunities may result in an exodus of talent. “I have a huge critique of some of the things that Facebook has done, and I have a big concern in general about companies that have such a big impact on our public discourse and our privacy, and I think a lot has to change,” de Blasio told reporters Tuesday. “But that...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Facebook’s growing presence in New York City will include the entire James A. Farley Building in midtown Manhattan now that the social media giant plans on leasing all of the office space inside the former post office, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday.  The “major” investment is the first large new lease for the post-COVID-19 era, said de Blasio, and will boost the total number of Facebook employees in New York City to 10,000.  De Blasio described the social media giant’s decision to expand within the over 100-year-old building as a “vote of confidence” in the future of the city. It is unclear what tax breaks or incentives the tech company will receive as a result of the expansion.  “It will be a part of our economic rebirth,” de Blasio...
    Lunatic hiding in plain sight: The bitter tale of a woman-hating lawyer who killed a rival and a judges son Banks are begging for spare change: How long coin shortage could last Save space by building this simple cutting board rack inside any door You’re in your kitchen, preparing to make a delicious dinner. You pick up your favorite knife and go to grab a cutting board from the pile in your pantry. There are too many. It’s like a loose deck of cards. They clatter to the floor. A toe-crushing waterfall of wood and plastic. Everything turns black and white. You’re in the bad part of an infomercial. A child screams. You scream. Panic. © Provided by Popular Science Easy access. But there truly is a better way: Build a storage rack on the inside of a kitchen cabinet door. By turning this normally unused space into something...
    Sending an observatory into space is typically handled by a rocket. You cram the spacecraft into a payload bay, fire it into space, and then deploy it in orbit around Earth. For NASA’s ASTHROS observatory, the space agency has come up with an entirely different strategy for getting its hardware to the edge of space: a very, very large balloon. ASTHROS — which is short for Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter wavelengths — includes some high-tech instruments for observing space, but first, it has to break free of much of Earth’s atmosphere. To make that happen, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is designing a balloon that stretches 400 feet wide, which is roughly the size of a football stadium. The mega-balloon will carry ASTHROS to an altitude of nearly 25 miles. As NASA explains, that’s right in a sweet spot between the upper limit of...
    By KEITH RIDLER, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. wants to build nuclear power plants that will work on the moon and Mars, and on Friday put out a request for ideas from the private sector on how to do that. The U.S. Department of Energy put out the formal request to build what it calls a fission surface power system that could allow humans to live for long periods in harsh space environments. The Idaho National Laboratory, a nuclear research facility in eastern Idaho, the Energy Department and NASA will evaluate the ideas for developing the reactor. The lab has been leading the way in the U.S. on advanced reactors, some of them micro reactors and others that can operate without water for cooling. Water-cooled nuclear reactors are the vast majority of reactors on Earth. “Small nuclear reactors can provide the power capability necessary for space exploration...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY SUSAN DE VRIES A new building in Williamsburg long-rumored to become a future home for a Trader Joe’s is just about complete. The six-story building located at 200-206 Kent Avenue, which extends down the length of the block from Metropolitan Avenue to N. Third Street, will house offices, retail space, and parking in the basement and on the second level.  A Trader Joe’s will most likely open in the building’s glassy ground floor, according to rumors that began circulating in 2015. The grocery store chain has not yet announced publicly that they will move into the space.  Above the first floor is a parking garage, which is covered in a perforated metal cladding exterior. While the original filings said the third floor would contain an outdoor terrace and office space, a leasing...
    After years of planning for new offices, residences and entrepreneurial space, demolition is underway at the northwest corner of University Avenue and Dale Street in St. Paul, the longstanding home of Big Daddy’s Old Fashioned BBQ. The $23 million redevelopment project, led by the Neighborhood Development Center, will create the Frogtown Entrepreneur Center, a five-story mixed-use building at 663 University Ave. W. The building will house NDC offices, a retail incubator space, a training facility and 40 units of affordable housing. The affordable units will be managed by Wellington Management and occupy most of the building’s top three floors. Retail and food services will sit on the ground level, and NDC’s training center and offices will occupy two or three levels at the east end of the building. As for Big Daddy’s, which announced plans last year to relocate, it remains unclear if they plan to reoccupy the site once...
    Gigi Hadid and sister Bella have splurged an incredible $16 million on three luxurious Manhattan apartments in the last five years. Twenty-five-old Gigi - who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik - dropped $9.8 million on two condo units in New York City's trendy Noho district over the past five years, with the first apartment being purchased in 2015 for nearly $4 million. 22 The Hadid sisters live streets away from each otherCredit: Getty Images - Getty The two-bed, two-and-a-half bathroom unit has a chef's kitchen with high-tech appliances, along a private master bathroom decked out in marble slabs from floor to ceiling, a floating tub and glass-enclosed shower. The home also has heated wood floors, perfect for cozy New York winters. The casement windows allow in bright light while the living room follows a contemporary monochromatic palette. The second condo - purchased in 2018 for $5.8...
    SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. The H. E. Butt Foundation will begin construction next month on a nearly 10,000-square-foot office and programming space in San Antonio. The single-story development at 140 W. Sunset Road will include an office for the Kerrville-based foundation, as well as meeting spaces for community outreach initiatives. The foundation known for camps and retreats in the Hill Country began doing community outreach in San Antonio three years ago, focusing on programming and initiatives for children and families, as well as training for other nonprofits. The organization, which currently rents an office just north of Alamo Heights, decided to cement a permanent space close by. “We work closely with many nonprofits, congregations and other partners, and want to create a space that allows us to steward that property well and enhance our...
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah’s city government will remain the owner of a historic building next door to City Hall after plans fell through to sell the property to a private developer for $7 million. A divided city council narrowly approved the sale of the downtown Thomas Gamble Building last fall to a Texas-based firm that planned to transform the property overlooking the Savannah River into a hotel with surrounding office space. Mayor Van Johnson said the deal failed to close and therefore the building will remain city property, WTOC-TV reported. The mayor said he would like to see the building return to its former use as offices for city employees. TOP STORIES Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history Asphyxiation not the cause of George Floyds death: Autopsy Two crises: Protests could fuel coronavirus resurgence, officials warn The city is now leasing office space for those...
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