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    SAN ANTONIO – As San Antonio continues to grow you might have noticed a new building on Broadway just north of downtown that looks like it’s made of glass and wood. It’s called The Soto and it is one of the most technologically and ecologically high-end buildings in San Antonio. “It’s Good for the environment, not only in San Antonio but the whole world,” John S. Beauchamp of Hixon Properties said. The timber makes the building looks sleek, modern and cool, but it is so much more than that. “When you’re building out of mass timber you’re building out of young farm grown trees, taking carbon dioxide out of the air which is then being stored in the building -- our building actually has...
    A KEY witness in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann was considered so important Scotland Yard sealed off an entire hotel for his statement and swept the building for bugs. German drifter Helge Busching, 50, who The Sun revealed earlier this month, was the catalyst to the recent dramatic developments in the case when he tipped off cops three years ago with vital information. 2Maddie was taken from the Algarve in 2007 while on a family holiday with parents Kate and Gerry and her twin siblingsCredit: Handout 2Helge Busching was the catalyst to the recent dramatic developments in the caseCredit: Dan Charity - The Sun He told them convicted paedophile Christian B, who has been identified by German cops as...
    NORTH LAWNDALE — Village Leadership Academy students celebrated a historic victory recently after persuading the Chicago Park District Board to rename Douglas Park in honor of Frederick Douglass and Anna Murray Douglass. This is the first time a Chicago public park has been renamed, setting a precedent for the city to strip the names of other controversial historical figures from parks, streets, schools and libraries. It was a years-long battle starting in 2017 when the students, many of whom live in North Lawndale, first learned their neighborhood park was named not for abolitionist Frederick Douglass but for Stephen A. Douglas, who advocated for the expansion of slavery. Douglas, a Civil War-era senator from Illinois, is not known to have owned slaves...
    SAN ANTONIO – Just getting on stage takes a lot of courage; now imagine doing it by yourself in front of an audience. That’s what some local performers are preparing to do during this season at The Public Theater of San Antonio. Actor Rick Sanchez, who put on the first one-person show of the theatre season, says a lot goes on behind the scenes to perform solo. “(You have) to demand the stage for so long, and there’s nobody there to help you or to or to guide you or to interact with,” Sanchez said. “It just required a lot of attention and stamina for sure.” Sanchez was the lead actor for the “Buyer & Cellar” show that ran for...
    After successfully acquiring Paul George and Kawhi Leonard last summer, the Los Angeles Clippers have managed to turn themselves from an average team to a legitimate title contender in the Western Conference. With two All-Stars and a quality supporting cast, most people considered the Clippers as the heavy favorites to bring home the Larry O’Brien Trophy in the 2019-20 NBA season. Unfortunately, they failed to live up to expectations. Aside from failing to capture their first NBA championship title, the Clippers were even unable to advance to the Western Conference Finals after being upset by the Denver Nuggets in the second round. After suffering a huge disappointment, the drama has started to build around George and the Clippers. Aside from...
    The 2020 Emmys were on fire — almost literally. For one, it was the first mostly-virtual ceremony in the event’s 72 years, as it had to adjust to the pandemic. For another, Zendaya made history at 24 as the youngest woman to win the Best Actress in a drama prize — even if her fans railed against The Post for misinterpreting the word “upset” in our reporting on her surprise triumph over the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Laura Linney. But it also nearly burned down the venue, LA’s Staples Center. Host Jimmy Kimmel, 52, did a bit with Aniston, 51, where they sprayed an envelope with Lysol and set it on fire to “sanitize it.” Although they had...
    The 2020 Emmys were on fire — almost literally. For one, it was the first mostly-virtual ceremony in the event’s 72 years, as it had to adjust to the pandemic. For another, Zendaya made history at 24 as the youngest woman to win the Best Actress in a drama prize — even if her fans railed against The Post for misinterpreting the word “upset” in our reporting on her surprise triumph over the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Laura Linney. But it also nearly burned down the venue, LA’s Staples Center. Host Jimmy Kimmel, 52, did a bit with Aniston, 51, where they sprayed an envelope with Lysol and set it on fire to “sanitize it.” Although they had an...
    Residents slept inside a three-storey building on the outskirts of Mumbai as it collapsed early in the morning, killing at least 10 people, local sources said. Another 20 to 25 people are said to be trapped in the building in Bhiwandi – About 40 km (25 miles) from Mumbai – The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Monday that rescue workers were trying to locate and release them. An official told the AFP news agency that more than 40 emergency personnel, including a team of 30 rescued from the NDRF, were at the site of the building collapse. The NDRF tweeted that at least two people had been rescued alive. The accident happened around 3:40 a.m. local time (Sunday...
    Some people think they’ve hit a dead-end when the industry in which they’ve built their career downsizes, temporarily closes or shuts down. But “there’s no reason to lose hope,” said Kenneth Johnson, president of East Coast Executives, a recruitment firm based in Harlem. “Individuals in any industry can learn to pull out their transferable skills and use them to get a job.” The hard part is identifying what you have to offer. You’ll need to open your mind to how your skills could apply to jobs off your radar, and be willing to ask for help. The good news is that many people have done it successfully. Here’s proof. Acting out March 13 was a terrible day for 34-year-old Jay...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Walkers, bikers, runners and skaters took advantage Saturday of a new ‘car free’ route stretching from the east end of Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach. Officials said the Golden Gate Park Slow Streets project will provide the last link in a protected path for cyclists stretching from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. The route — part of a plan by the city to give residents safe, socially distanced exercise options during the COVID-19 pandemic — was unveiled Friday and goes into full effect this weekend. “Slow Streets has been a great program for San Franciscans during COVID, and this expansion will provide more room for our residents to get out, exercise,...
    A climber without any safety equipment tonight used his bare hands to climb up the tallest skyscraper in central Paris - before being arrested at the top. Videos posted on social media showed the unidentified man scaling the 689ft Montparnasse Tower on Friday evening, as emergency services including police cars and ambulances scrambled to the iconic building in the French capital. 'He set off from the bottom soon after 7pm and didn't stop,' said one of numerous onlookers who snatched pictures and video and posted them on social media. 'It looked incredibly dangerous, and some thought it might be a suicide attempt, but he just kept going.' The man wore a white T-shirt and shorts as he hauled...
    Late Thursday evening, a video was uploaded to Reddit’s PublicFreakout forum, showcasing a recent robbery at a Little Caesars. Employees recorded the burglar while he struggled to open a cash register. In the background, one staff member can be heard calling the police while the other staff member jokingly critiques the robber for his ineffective method. Hide The nearly one and a half minute clip is both suspenseful and hilarious. “That’s all you got, bro? $60, bro…,” an employee asks the robber who is still struggling to reach all of the money in the machine. After nearly a minute of trying to pull the register’s drawer completely open, the robber gives up. “That’s all you’re gonna take?” the employee asks...
    A security guard at a federal building for the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York City pointed a gun at protesters in a shocking threat caught on video. On Wednesday a protest to abolish ICE unfolded in Manhattan following a whistleblower complaint that immigrant women detained in Georgia allegedly received hysterectomies without consent. Demonstrators gathered inside the Jacob K. Javits Federal building at 26 Federal Plaza to decry the allegedly forced gynecological procedures where they raised their fists, chanted in unison and blared blowhorns. Video from the protest shows the moment a female security guard brandishes a gun and points it directly at the protesters. A female security guard at the Javits Federal building in...
    A Massachusetts inspector found in March that the elevator that killed a university lecturer had a stop-switch problem, according to information released by the Office of Public Safety and Inspections.  Boston University lecturer, Carrier O'Connor, 38, was crushed to death Monday evening while trying to load a bed frame and a mattress into the elevator of her 1920s building at 1140 Commonwealth Avenue in Allston. At the time of the accident, management at the building confirmed that the elevator had been inspected recently.  And according to the Boston Business Journal, which obtained the report from the inspections office, an inspector found a stop-switch problem with the elevator on March 26 during the elevator's annual inspection.  According to the violation notice,...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The NBA head coaching carousel never stops spinning. Despite the New York Knicks (Tom Thibodeau), Brooklyn Nets (Steve Nash) and Cleveland Cavaliers (J.B. Bickerstaff) all filling their vacancies over the last few months, the league still currently has six job openings. As something of a Russell Westbrook whisperer (or at least, as close as one can get to assuming that title), Donovan is used to building an offense around a superstar who can’t shoot. That might help him to some degree in Philadelphia, since neither Ben Simmons nor Joel Embiid is a capable...
    Mother Jones Illustration/Shuttershock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on October 26, 2016. Donald Trump has a long track record of pushing officials in New York and other cities to yield to his demands, but he doesn’t always get his way. Take the case of an old building in Los Angeles that he bought a stake in, where the local school board thwarted Trump’s attempt to build yet another massive tower. The building was the Ambassador Hotel, a rundown property most...
    A Boston University lecturer had just moved into her apartment and was moving a bed frame and mattress when the building's elevator crushed her to death. Carrie O'Connor, 38, was taking her belongings to her apartment in the 1920s building on Monday evening when the accident occurred.  Authorities said she became trapped in the doorway of the first floor and the elevator, according to a police report, obtained by the Boston Globe.  O'Connor was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was extracted by Boston firefighters.  In the report, police wrote that O'Connor's 'mattress and frame were also removed from the scene and held in the garage area'. The items are being held at this time 'as evidence,' police...
    Beirut faced fresh misery today as a third fire broke out in the space of a week in a city still reeling from the catastrophic port explosion which killed nearly 200 people last month.  Black clouds of smoke were pouring from the futuristic Zaha Hadid-designed shopping centre today on the main road that passes by the port in central Beirut.  The cause of the fire is not clear, but firefighters doused the bright red flames with water hoses fired from a crane into the smouldering facade of the building.  Three fires in the last week have brought fresh anguish to a city still in shock from the August 4 blast that devastated Beirut and unleashed a wave of outrage at...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Six people were injured in a high-rise fire in The Loop early Tuesday morning. The building, located near Maggie Daley Park, caught fire sometime after 12:30 a.m. The fire started on the 32nd floor and it appears to be electrical in nature, but the cause is unknown. While responding to the fire, five firefighters became stuck in an elevator. Two people who lived on the 32nd floor of the building are in the hospital in serious to critical condition. Most of the people injured are suffering from smoke inhalation. A resident’s pet died in the fire.
    The number of New York  parents asking that their kids only attend class remotely this year has jumped past 40 percent just days before the start of the new COVID-19-battered academic year, the Department of Education said Monday. A total of 422,190 — or 42 percent — of city kids have now opted for the format, new numbers show. The remote-only requests have risen by 158,000 in the past four weeks, according to DOE figures. That compares to the 579,698 students — or roughly 58 percent — who are now planning to  alternate between attending class inside their school’s building and remote instruction. That’s down sharply from 74 percent in mid-August. Mayor de Blasio has staunchly backed a partial...
    A new documentary premiering Sept. 15 on PBS will ensure that you never look at construction the same way again. Produced and directed by Texas filmmaker Chelsea Hernandez, Building the American Dream tells the story of Texas’ deadly construction industry through the tragedies and triumphs of immigrant and mixed-status families, some of whom lost loved ones on the job. Viewers learn about the toxic stew brewing in Texas—its anti-union lawmakers, desperation to attract business, and limited regulations—that puts undocumented workers in the crosshairs, forcing them to battle harsh working conditions with almost no workplace protections. Hernandez started kicking around the idea for the documentary when she returned to her hometown of Austin in 2009 after living in New...
    A sign for Michigan State University is seen near the campus in East Lansing. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Officials from Michigan State University voted to drop the name of a human resources building after determining that the namesake belonged to the Ku Klux Klan.  The building's namesake, Stephen S. Nisbet, contributed years of service to the university. The decision to drop Nisbet's name came amid objections from family members who say they were shocked by his possible KKK affiliation. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Michigan State University announced on Friday that a campus building believed to be named after a Ku Klux Klan member will be renamed. University officials discovered a KKK membership card at Central Michigan University...
    A couple who has amassed over 7.7 million followers on YouTube is facing criticism for their extravagant gender reveal party in Dubai. The vloggers, known as the Ansala family, lit up the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, to reveal that their baby on the way will be a boy. Anas and Asala Marwah posted a 15-minute video on their YouTube channel Tuesday, showing their behind-the-scenes preparation and the event itself. RECENT VIRAL GENDER REVEAL PARTIES SHOW INJURY, OPULENCE The last few minutes of the video show a 10-second countdown in pink and blue lights on the side of the Burj Khalifa, before the mega skyscraper is lit up in blue with the words: “It’s a boy.”...
    The CEO who was caught on camera viciously beating his four-month-old puppy has apologizes for losing his temper and taking 'unreasonable and unjustifiable action' as his brother has defended him and insisted he was simply disciplining the pooch for peeing on a rug. Jeffrey Previte, 46, was slammed this week after DailyMail.com published footage of him thrashing and choking his dog Bici outside his apartment in the Seychelle Condominiums building in Santa Monica, California. In an apology to colleagues and friends, Jeffrey wrote: ' I want everyone to know that I truly regret my actions on August 22, 2020. Words can't fully describe how sorry I am for what happened.  'I lost my temper and took unreasonable and unjustifiable action...
    Jerry Jeudy may see bigger role after Courtland Sutton’s injury Game-changing monster trucks thatll take you back Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Credit: Marvin Meyer / Unsplash What you think matters LeBron James is obviously a great basketball player, but it turns out he’s savvy about business and understands how to build wealth, too. For example, he’s friends with Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, Bill Gates and many other successful moguls.  In other words, he has leveraged his brand and name to meet with...
    Anasala Family revealed their child's gender on Dubai's Burj Khalifa. anasala family I أنس و أصالة /YouTube Anasala Family, a family YouTube channel with over 7 million subscribers, revealed their upcoming child's gender on the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world that's located in Dubai. On social media, people speculated that the family had paid approximately $100,000 USD for the reveal. The family's management team told Insider that the family "didn’t pay any amount to any entity to make this happen." Gender reveal parties have come into the spotlight recently after one that involved a faulty smoke machine sparked the El Dorado Fire in California, which has burned more than 13,500 acres, per ABC7. Visit Insider's...
    As Bruce Karstadt sat on the front porch of his apartment building, gazing across the street at the locked-down American Swedish Institute and longing to get back inside, he learned something that surprised him. COVID had closed ASI’s campus, shutting the doors on the palatial Turnblad Mansion and the sleek Nelson addition and leaving the large parking lot empty. Except, as the president and CEO noticed, “It was empty of cars, but it was really pretty full of vibrant activity. “There were Somali families there with their kids who were learning how to ride a bicycle or rollerblade. Every now and then, you’d see someone giving parking lessons to someone who must have been preparing for a driver’s test. It...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Southern California’s Jewish community is set to ring in the Jewish New Year with a new twist on an ancient tradition. On Sunday, Sept. 20, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles along with IKAR will hold its first-ever “Shofar Wave”, which will involve placing people on various street corners around L.A. and asking them to blow the shofar – a ram’s horn used like a trumpet – to mark Rosh Hashanah. Traditionally, synagogues across the city and the world would be packed for what is one of Judaism’s high holy days, when religious leaders say synagogue attendance would be at its highest. Ultra Orthodox Jewish man blows the Shofar during a protest against the building...
    Shocking video shows the CEO of an LA environmental consulting firm mercilessly attacking his puppy in a luxury condominium building in footage exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com.  Jeffrey Previte, 46, was caught on security camera thrashing his defenseless  four-month-old dog Beachy and grabbing the whimpering hound by the throat at his apartment in the Seychelle Condominiums building in Santa Monica, California. In the video taken on August 22, the off-duty CEO can be seen yanking the dog off the floor by the scruff of its neck and violently jerking the animal through a door before giving it a hard smack. A concierge, who has asked to remain anonymous, heard the dog's cries from his seat at the building's front desk and...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current President—on July 13, 2016. The construction of Trump Tower may have been Donald Trump’s greatest achievement, but it was a disaster for the city’s artistic legacy. To build his skyscraper, Trump first had to knock down the Bonwit Teller building, a luxurious limestone building erected in 1929. The face of the building featured two huge Art Deco friezes that the Metropolitan Museum of Art wanted to preserve. The museum asked Trump...
    SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio city staff and the city council are expected to move into a renovated historic City Hall building by December 2020. Assistant City Manager Rod Sanchez says there have been a few delays along the way, but growing pains are expected when you deal with bringing an 1800s-era building to 2020 standards. “That building has a great rich history, but it really hasn’t been touched for almost 90 years. The building itself is about a hundred thirty years old,” Sanchez said. Renovations by Guido Brothers Construction Company started back in the summer of 2018 and were initially expected to take around 18 months from start to finish. The city council approved a budget of $38 million...
    (CBS Miami) — The Miami Dolphins last won the AFC East in 2008. The division has belonged to the New England Patriots for over a decade, with the Buffalo Bills making a little noise last season. The New York Jets have been an afterthought, albeit an interesting one. But this season could be different. For starters, the AFC East is wide open. Tom Brady is no longer the Patriots quarterback. And it’s unclear whether the duo of Bill Belichick and Cam Newton, who will take over, will be as effective. The Bills, coming off a wild card appearance, are legitimate contenders. And the Jets should show some improvement. Most importantly, the Fins have made the right moves to set themselves...
    Last week, Westword celebrated — in what passes for a celebration these days — its 43rd anniversary in a new headquarters that’s a far cry from the space where we created our first weekly issue, which hit the streets on September 1, 1977. Our office then was on the second floor of a Victorian storefront at 1439 Market Street, right above a waterbed/hologram store, in a run-down part of downtown that had yet to be dubbed LoDo. Almost a century earlier, the space had been home to a brothel. Which, then and now, can sometimes seem like a far more respectable business than a newspaper. But don’t tell that to our new landlord: the Colorado State Land Board. Related Stories Westword...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on October 17, 2016. If there’s one thing Donald Trump really doesn’t like, it’s being called out. British journalist Selina Scott found that out the hard way when she challenged his false claim that he wholly owned the Empire State Building. In 1995, Scott interviewed Trump for a British television documentary. Scott and her producer, Ted Brocklebank, used the song “It Ain’t Necessarily So” in the background of the film to...
    Rochester police chief to retire amid Daniel Prude death protests Virtual Kitchen, founded by ex-Uber execs to help restaurants with delivery, raises $20 million Savvy Americans do this to earn an extra $1,394 per month in retirement Ad Microsoft New Car Gadget Magically Removes Scratches & Dents Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As fate would have it, 9-11-01 was one of the most picture perfect days weather-wise. For me, it started out glorious because I was the 3 a.m. reporter assigned to cover the primary election and had scored a nice interview with Peter Vallone, who was City Council Speaker and was making a bid to become mayor.Once the morning show and cut-in wrapped up, we went over to a small diner on 21st Street in Queens to eat and plan our next report at noon. As soon as we finished, the phone rang and a breathless producer said: Run to the World Trade Center, a plane crashed into the building.The team of Dean DiGenero, John McCurdy and...
    Black Lives Matter protesters tore down a police barricade in Rochester, New York, last night after the death of Daniel Prude. Meanwhile similar rioting was quelled by police in Los Angeles who fired pepper balls at demonstrators after they launched concrete and bricks at deputies.  Demonstrators in Rochester were filmed taking down steel barricades put up outside the City Public Safety Building which was guarded by riot police last night. It follows similar action by protesters over the weekend, praised by the Democrat mayor for their 'spirit,' in response to video which recently emerged of Prude's death. Police shoot pepper bullets, tear gas, flashbacks to disperse crowd in #SouthLA pic.twitter.com/pfMnKZX8x8— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) September 8, 2020 Demonstrators in...
    Authorities have released new video of a shootout that happened inside the lobby of a New York City apartment last month as the surge in local gun violence edges into autumn.  The Big Apple saw at concerning spike in gun-related violence as at least 10 people were shot over Labor Day Weekend.   In one instance, a 62-year-old Brooklyn resident was shot dead on Monday morning while walking his dogs near his home. Just two hours before that, a six-year-old boy and his mother were among three others who were shot during a festival in the same borough. Surveillance footage from the New York Police Department showed an incident that happened on August 25 inside the Marlboro Houses in the Gravesend...
    During a “reparations rebellion” protest in London, Extinction Rebellion and BLM climate change activists demanded that financial institutions pay reparations for their role in the slave trade. On Friday, the eco-warrior group took to the streets of the City of London for a so-called ‘Walk of Shame’ to denounce the historical ties to slavery between the Bank of England and other British financial institutions. In a Breitbart London exclusive video, one activist called for money in offshore accounts to be taken and handed out as reparations. The XR activist went on to suggest that the British Museum return all the artefacts that were “stolen” and transform the building into the “British Museum of Slavery and Empire”. Later in the protest,...
    FRANK LAMPARD'S pull power and transfer guru Marina Granovskaia being the best in the business was the combined factor of Kai Havertz joining Chelsea. It is absolutely undeniable; Lampard IS the main attraction for new players joining Chelsea. 5Kai Havertz has started training with ChelseaCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5The playmaker joined Chelsea in an initial £62m dealCredit: Getty Images - Getty Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva, and Havertz all revealed how a conversation with Lampard convinced them to sign. It’s easy to see why – these players grew up falling in love with the sport and watching the best players in the world at the time. When they turn professional themselves and get the opportunity...
    Rescue teams began searching for a survivor Thursday Mar Michael area Near the center of the bombing after discovering a deep movement into the rubble on Wednesday. The thought that one more person might have survived the bombing was a glimmer of hope in the downtrodden city. Like much of Lebanon, there is widespread dissatisfaction with the corrupt government and frustration with the struggling economy. Those hopes were shattered on Saturday when the Chilean team said no one was alive beneath the rubble of the lead search and rescue efforts. “Unfortunately, today, we can say that there is no sign inside the building,” Francisco Lermonta, head of the Chilean rescue team Tobos, told reporters at a news conference. Previously, the...
    As protests swept through a south Minneapolis neighborhood, flames and destruction found their way to the home of Native American nonprofit MIGIZI. The organization’s 2-year-old building was reduced to rubble. The fire was a setback but not a roadblock for the organization. Binesikwe Means, lead media instructor at MIGIZI, said the community came together for a healing event after the fire. She said, “We did everything to be able to find a place of healing for our community and then we went back into moving mode. We have to continue. MIGIZI is so much more than a building. Although our building went down, it doesn’t mean as an organization that we were going to stop serving our youth, so we...
    Entertainment : ‘La que se avecina’ closes cycle in Mirador de Montepinar after 170 episodes. The Telecinco comedy, produced by Contubernio, will experience an authentic revolution with the move that the residents will make to a new building. A drastic change that will provide a breath of fresh air to this long-lived fiction and a restart that will allow the introduction of visual and plot novelties. FormulaTV has spoken with the creator, screenwriter and executive producer Alberto Caballero to find out all the details about this surprising move. Although still in a state of gestation, the fiction he could shoot his new adventures in a real community, since they are studying the possibility...
    New York — Police said three men were shot in an apartment building in Santa Ana and the attacker is believed to be still inside. Three men were wounded by gunfire in a luxury apartment building Wednesday afternoon in Santa Ana, Orange County, the police reported. The shooter has not been caught. pic.twitter.com/YnoBsFAih4 – Mrs. Brown (@ M_Brown9293) September 2, 2020 Santa Ana police responded to 9 MacArthur Place for a report of a shooting with multiple victims around 3:15 p.m. Santa Ana PD is working a shooting scene at 9 MacArthur place which is a high rise apartment complex. Police say at least 2 people are wounded in unknown condition. Also unknown...
    The owner of a Minneapolis salon set on fire during riots over George Floyd's death in May, said recently that rather than helping her rebuild her business, state and local officials opted to tear down the building and stick her with the bill. "I haven't gotten anything, not a penny," Flora Westbrooks, the owner of Flora's Hair Designs, told "Fox & Friends" on Thursday after host Peter Doocy asked her how much aid she had received from the government. Instead, the city of Minneapolis tore down the building and charged Westbrooks for it — at a whopping cost of $200,000. "[The] bill is going to be over $200,000 just for tearing things down and putting up a fence there,...
    If this headline seems very familiar, that's because it is. 2020's Ridiculously Resilient Ridge of heat in the Western U.S. is back for an encore this weekend, and in some areas the heat will be even more intense than the historic heat wave just weeks ago, when Death Valley reached the highest temperature ever reliably measured on Earth: 130 degrees Fahrenheit. The Los Angeles National Weather Service issued a strongly worded statement to Southern Californians on Wednesday warning of an "exceptionally dangerous event" — explaining that it will be even hotter than the recent mid-August heat wave.  "Temperatures this high, and this widespread, are rarely ever seen in the area. All daytime outdoor activities should be limited or cancelled," the...
    The difficulty will ramp up the higher you go, and on every 10th level, you’ll enter a boss battle. Should you overcome that foe, you’ll get a reprieve. You’ll be able to start future runs at one floor higher than that (i.e. the 11th floor, the 21st and so on), so you won’t need to complete the entire thing in one go. As noted by Kotaku, Summit draw sfrom the Underground mode from the first game, which saw players battle through a New York subway system that had randomized elements. It also sounds reminiscent of The Raid, an excellent 2011 martial arts film in which an elite police squad fights through a high-rise building run by a drug...
    Chadwick Boseman’s hometown is already working on a statue dedicated to the late actor—but it will not replace the Confederate monument that still stands in the town square. After the actor’s tragic death from colon cancer, fans began signing a petition calling for Anderson, South Carolina, where Boseman was born and raised, to replace the Confederate statue that claims the soldiers who fought for the South “were in the right” with one dedicated to Boseman, the town’s most famous resident. More than 60,000 people have signed it so far, although it’s unclear how many of the signatories hail from Anderson itself. A representative for Anderson Mayor Terence Roberts’ office told TMZ Thursday that the city has already chosen an artist and...
    Turkish authorities razed to the ground the historic St. Georgios Christian church late Wednesday, an iconic structure known as the “Hagia Sophia of Bursa.” The Greek Orthodox Church of St. Georgios had been restored and transformed into a cultural center by the Nilüfer Municipality in Bursa. The municipality took over the church in 2006 and invested some 2 million Turkish lira in restorations, reopening it as the Özlüce Cultural House. Seven years ago, however, an Islamic organization called the regional Directorate General of Pious Foundations filed a lawsuit to gain ownership rights over the church and in 2013 proprietorship was assigned to the İnesiye Village Mosque Foundation. After the transfer, the building received no regular maintenance and was allowed to...
    BUCKTOWN — Controversial TV show “Windy City Rehab” returns to HGTV this month — but its legal woes are far from over. Of the 15 properties owned by “Windy City” star Alison Victoria Gramenos, only eight have received final city approval, according to Department of Buildings records. Four properties await final inspections while three others are tied up in active court cases with city administrative hearings. View a map of all 15 properties — and check each one’s legal status — here: The new season will include five 90-minute episodes premiering 9 p.m. Sept. 15, according to an HGTV news release. It’s not clear which properties will be featured in the upcoming season. HGTV would not release that information...
    The AT&T building in Nashville, Tennessee. Shutterstock Every state has a skyscraper that locals hate.  Some buildings are considered ugly because they have weird design quirks, like the AT&T Building in Nashville and the ultra-thin Wells Fargo building in Salt Lake City.  Others are too bland and thus considered eyesores, like One Shell Square in New Orleans, Louisiana, and SunTrust Plaza in Richmond, Virginia.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. All across the country, there are tall and striking buildings ... but not all of them are visually appealing.  Just like every state is home to an ugly building, every state has an ugly skyscraper. Scouring local online forums, architectural critiques, and news articles, Insider went state...
    Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk has visited Germany to discuss his new European Tesla factory after overtaking Mark Zuckerberg to become the world's third richest man with his $115billion (£86.4billion) fortune.   Tesla is building an electric car plant just outside Berlin, and is scheduled to meet German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier today during a visit to discuss the plans.  Additionally, the billionaire entrepreneur visited biotech firm CureVac yesterday, which is in the later stages of developing a potential vaccine for coronavirus.  Musk's visit comes a day after he overtook Zuckerberg to become the world's third richest man, with a net worth of $115billion, prompted by the sudden Tesla stock surge of 12 per cent on Monday, Bloomberg reported.    Elon Musk,...
    The Chicago skyline. Scott Olson/Getty Images Every state has a highest building, whether it's an 11-story apartment building or a super tall skyscraper reaching well over 1,000 feet. We ranked the highest buildings in all 50 states ahead of National Skyscraper Day on September 3. The tallest building is 15 times larger than the smallest. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. While tall buildings are concentrated in the larger cities in the US, every state has to have their own tallest building. We found the largest building in each state using data from The Skyscraper Center, a database maintained by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. To celebrate National Skyscraper Day, keep scrolling to see...
    Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell looks at Mayor Ted Wheeler during a press conference on August 30, 2020. Nathan Howard/Getty Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell released a statement on Tuesday, calling on elected officials to "do their part to draw a line in the sand and hold people accountable."  Lovell's statement came after another night of riots in the city, in which protesters threw burning newspapers at a storefront on the bottom of the mayor's apartment building.  Lovell didn't specify who he meant, but the local district attorney has been criticized for not prosecuting low-level offenders arrested at the protests.  Protests have been held nightly in the city since the police killing of Black man George Floyd in...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current President—on July 26, 2016. Once upon a time, it was pretty simple for a die-hard sports fan to get season tickets for her favorite team. She put her name on the waiting list and forked over the cash for the tickets whenever she got to the top of the list. Now it’s a bit more complicated—and a lot more expensive. Some pro teams, especially football teams, make fans pay for what’s called...
    Ted Wheeler: Understanding the battle between Trump and Portlands mayor Who Was Edna Lewis? 6 Things To Know About The Grande Dame Of Southern Cuisine Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Credit: Marvin Meyer / Unsplash What you think matters LeBron James is obviously a great basketball player, but it turns out he’s savvy about business and understands how to build wealth, too. For example, he’s friends with Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, Bill Gates and many other successful moguls.  In other words, he has leveraged his brand and name...
    The residential building Prabhukunj, where playback legend Lata Mangeshkar lives, was sealed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday as a precautionary measure amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The singer and her family are safe. The Mangeshkar family released an official statement that reads: “We have been inundated by calls all evening enquiring whether Prabhukunj is sealed.”When Padmini Kolhapure Was Called from School to Help Lata Mangeshkar Record a Song for Satyam Shivam Sundaram. The statement further read, “The Building Society and the BMC have sealed it from the onset of the epidemic as we have senior citizens at home and in the building, and it is mandatory to take these precautions. Even our usual festive Ganesha celebrations were...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY REGAN MILES According to a 2011 Cornell study, the Empire State Building is the most photographed building in the world. A poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects named it “America’s Favorite Building.” Built in the year 1930 and towering at an incredible 1,454 feet, the Empire State Building is a beloved staple of the New York City skyline. As the city moves forward with its Phase 4 reopening plans, now might be a better time than ever to safely visit one of the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks with your family. On a clear day, visitors can see six states from the...
    Beijing — The discovery of the coronavirus in the bathroom of a vacant apartment in southern China is being taken as evidence that the pathogen spread up through sewage pipes after a toilet was flushed in another unit. The finding is adding to concerns over the virus' ability to spread in tiny airborne particles in enclosed spaces, and not just in the same room, or even on the same floor. The Chinese still remember the SARS virus outbreak caused by a man who visited the Amoy Gardens apartment building in Hong Kong 17 years ago. His visit to one apartment eventually left more than 300 people in the building sick, and the virus, similar to the one that causes COVID-19, is...
    Two muggings that took place inside Manhattan apartment buildings have been caught on surveillance footage as the New York Police Department asks the public for help in finding the suspects amid a sharp spike in citywide crime. One video shows a young man wearing a baseball cap wandering inside the lobby of a Manhattan residential building on Wednesday at around 1:45pm. An 86-year-old woman is seen waiting for the elevator in the hallway as the man stands next to her with a cell phone in his hand. When the elevator door opens, the woman begins walking toward it. That’s when the man is seen reaching for her necklace and yanking it off of her neck after a brief struggle. ...
    WEST RIDGE — RefugeeOne has helped newly arrived refugees resettle in Chicago, often finding them housing and jobs in the nonprofit’s home base of Uptown, for more than three decades. But the center of refugee life in Chicago has shifted from Uptown — where development and gentrification have driven up housing prices — to neighborhoods like West Ridge, Rogers Park and Albany Park. Forced to leave its longtime Uptown offices to make way for redevelopment, RefugeeOne has moved into the West Ridge community, thanks to the help of a donor who gifted the group an office building. “In the last 10 years, Uptown has become more expensive,” said Jims Porter, advocacy manager for RefugeeOne. “It’s been years since...
    A young boy in China has been rescued by neighbours after his mother threw him out of a window while they were trapped in a blazing building. Footage captures the heart-stopping moment the parent dropped the five-year-old from the three-storey flat before he was caught by the heroic residents with bedsheets. The child is said to have survived unscathed. His mother was also saved after she climbed down to the second floor through a pipe and jumped onto the covers, reports said. Footage captures the heart-stopping moment the parent dropped the five-year-old from the three-storey flat before he was caught by the heroic residents with bedsheets in China The incident occurred when the residential building in...
    SPARE THE AIR: Through SundayThankfully, our numerous fires continue to belch less smoke as they find less to burn and firefighters continue their amazing work to contain them. Widespread poor air quality unlikely moving forward. Most likely areas for unhealthy air reside across North Bay, South Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains.VIDEO: Meteorologist Mike Nicco has your AccuWeather forecastLIVE: Track air quality levels impacted by smoke from Bay Area wildfiresClouds cover fewer neighborhoods this morning and drizzle almost nonexistent. Temperatures settle into the lower to upper 50s during our commute.Faster sunshine and a slower sea breeze create an environment for warmer temperatures this afternoon.Weekend and Beyond:High temperatures dip a couple of degrees tomorrow but return to above-average levels Sunday through Tuesday....
    A disturbing video has emerged out of Chicago, showing a robber violently dragging an 85-year-old woman and slamming her to the ground to steal her purse outside a condominium along the Magnificent Mile.  The cowardly attack took place just after 10.30am on Tuesday as the victim was walking with a cane toward the back entrance of her condo building in the 100 block of East Grand Avenue, which is around the corner from the main entrance in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue, better known as the Magnificent Mile.  As surveillance video from the building's parking garage shows, a man in a baseball cap and a plastic bag in his left hand follows the elderly woman as she approaches...
    Thanks to a sustainable building material made from local soil, using a 3-D printer to create a loading structure, a group of researchers has presented a way of building houses without using concrete and its associated large carbon footprint. The researchers will present their results today at the Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). 3D load structure Making concrete is responsible for approximately 7% of carbon dioxide emissions according to the International Energy Agency and cannot be recycled. As explained Sarbajit banerjee, principal investigator of the project: Some researchers have turned to additive manufacturing, or layer-by-layer construction of structures, which is often done with a 3-D printer. That advance has begun to...
    Anti-police rioters in Seattle attempted to trap officers inside a precinct by sealing the door with cement and setting the building on fire, KTTH reported. Unrest in Seattle has been on going since late May, when George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Department officers, but it may have been further inflamed by the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Video of the Blake shooting went viral over the weekend. According to KTTH, some protesters brought quick-dry cement to the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct. As other rioters vandalized the building, some of them mixed up a cement solution and applied it to the door, as well as destroying the key card reader on the door. At...
    On the second night of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump resorted once again to the favorite trick in his bag: a televised surprise.  An impromptu naturalization ceremony put on as part of the Tuesday night festivities was, as a political matter, an attempt to show a softer side of a president with one of the most anti-immigration records in recent memory.  It also appeared to be a finely tuned bit of trolling: the act itself was likely a violation of federal law that prohibits government employees from using taxpayer resources for political purposes (though the White House insisted it wasn't). And it gave Trump and its legions of devoted fans a reason to tweet American flag emojis and make...
    566 coronavirus cases reported at University of Alabama in less than a week Papa Johns growth streak continues into August as it sees North America same-store sales up more than 24.2% LeBron James said he knew Kobe Bryant was in the building when the Lakers held an early 24-8 lead on Kobe Bryant Day © Harry How/Getty Images LeBron James also recorded a 30-point, 10-assist performance, the first by a Laker in the playoffs since Bryant dropped 38 and 10 in May of 2010. Harry How/Getty Images LeBron James felt the presence of late NBA icon Kobe Bryant during the Lakers' big first-round playoff win against the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night. After Los Angeles took an early 24-8...
    LeBron James also recorded a 30-point, 10-assist performance, the first by a Laker in the playoffs since Bryant dropped 38 and 10 in May of 2010. Harry How/Getty Images LeBron James felt the presence of late NBA icon Kobe Bryant during the Lakers' big first-round playoff win against the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night. After Los Angeles took an early 24-8 lead on 8/24 — dubbed "Kobe Bryant Day" since it includes his two jersey numbers — James said he thought the late Lakers legend was "in the building" supporting his team. James' 30-point, 10-assist performance was the first by a Lakers player in the playoffs since Bryant dropped 38 and 10 in May of 2010. "It's a beautiful,...
    LeBron James felt “blessed” to star on Mamba Day as the Lakers took a grip on their Western Conference first-round series against the Trail Blazers. Mamba Day represents August 24th, or 8-24. Kobe Bryant wore jersey numbers 8 and 24 during his career with the Lakers. The day honors Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January. On the court, James was his usual self, grabbing a double-double with 30 points and 10 assists for the Lakers in their 135-115 win that established a 3-1 series lead. NBA PLAYOFFS: Bracket | Schedule | Explaining the bubble “It’s a wide range of emotions. I am extremely proud of my team, the way we played tonight.” James said. “[I am] extremely blessed and...
    Since 2017, Pasternack's Art Hub, a Lakewood pawn shop turned cultural center, has been home to orphaned arts cooperatives and galleries that could no longer afford rent in Denver but wanted to stay in business. Now, owner Scott Pasternack — who comes from a long line of Colorado arts supporters and created the Art Hub at the request of the 40 West Arts District after shuttering the pawn shop in 2015 — has decided to sell the building at 6851 West Colfax Avenue. Currently, that building houses Next Gallery, Kanon Collective, Core New Art Space, Edge Gallery and Flourish Creative Spaces and Galleria — all reliable tenants with multi-year leases, Pasternack says. They make the building a First Friday gallery...
    LeBron James felt there was a different kind of presence in the air Monday night as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 135-115 in Game 4 of their first-round series. As the NBA celebrated Kobe Bryant Day and remembered the Lakers’ legend, Los Angeles took a 24-8 lead over Portland in the first quarter of the game. KOBE, GIGI BRYANT TO BE HONORED BY LAKERS BEFORE PLAYOFF GAME “OK, he's here in the building,” James said he thought at the moment when Bryant’s jersey numbers he wore throughout his career appeared on the scoreboard. James finished with 30 points and 10 assists in 28 minutes of the Lakers’ victory over the Trail Blazers. Los Angeles took a...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current President—on July 21 2016. Donald Trump being Donald Trump, he more than once aspired to build the world’s tallest skyscraper. In 1984, it looked like he might get his chance. That July, Trump told the media he was eyeing a soon-to-be-constructed section of landfill on the East River in Lower Manhattan as the site for a 150-story tower. “New York City deserves to have the tallest and greatest building in the world, and I would be...
    New Delhi (CNN)Rescue workers in western India are hopeful that they can save 19 people still trapped under the rubble of a five-story apartment building that collapsed Monday evening in the state of Maharashtra.State and federal first responders are using specially trained dogs to help dig through the remains of the structure, which is located in Raigad district's Mahad city, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) south of Mumbai, and believe that it's possible survivors still remain. The building collapsed at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday. The third, fourth and fifth floors were all "completely collapsed," according to Anupam Srivastava of India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), but officials are hopeful that air pockets in the parking lot and on the...
    The husband of a New York architect who was killed by falling masonry in midtown Manhattan has filed a lawsuit against the city and the building's owners.   Erica Tishman, 60, was killed by the damaged brickwork at 729 Seventh Avenue on December 17. On Monday Steven Tishman alleged in Manhattan Supreme Court that the owners of the building and the city knew of the risk eight months prior to the incident, but did nothing to fix it. As a result of the negligence by the owners and the city, 'the defendants robbed Erica Tishman of her life, they robbed Steven Tishman of his wife, they robbed three children of their mother and a grandchild of his grandmother,' the court papers allege.  Tishman...
    A small, rainbow colored meteorite discovered in Costa Rica last year may be harboring the building blocks of life. The cosmic rock was once connected to washing machine-sized asteroid that fell to the Earth on April 23, 2019, scattering across two villages – La Palmera and Aguas Zarcas. The asteroid was a remnant of the early solar system and the meteorite, called Aguas Zarcas, could be made of complex carbon compounds. Scientists believe it could contain complex organic compounds because it is made of the same dust from the early Milky Way that was found in a separate meteor that exploded over Murchison, Australia in 1969, which was found to have amino acids. However the team hopes to find proteins...
    Melania Trump stepped out Monday to unveil the “Building the Movement” art exhibit and talk about “the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment and the women’s suffrage movement.” “The Ratification of the 19th Amendment and the women’s right to vote was a turning point in the history of women’s rights in the United States and stood as an example to the world,” the first lady explained during her remarks in front of the White House, per a pool report. (RELATED: Ivanka Turns Heads In Gorgeous Yellow Plaid Skirt Suit) REUTERS/Al Drago “This exhibit creates a platform to encourage parents to engage with their children on the important conversations taking place around equality – giving young people an...
    Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyBlack-and-white print of the exterior of St. Paul’s Grand Opera House, ca. 1885.The St. Paul Grand Opera House, built in 1883, was considered by many to be the most beautiful opera house in the Twin Cities area. Built as a replacement for the original St. Paul Opera House, the Grand Opera House included new interior design features, electric lighting, and safety enhancements. These upgrades, along with improved railroads, made the venue a desired destination for national touring companies and faithful St. Paul audiences alike. William F. Davidson (1825–1887), a riverboat owner and St. Paul philanthropist, was one of several developers who built entertainment venues in St. Paul in the late 1800s. Davidson’s projects included the...
    A police precinct was set on fire and protesters pelted cops with rocks and bottles during a protest in Portland last night prompting authorities to declare a riot and deploy tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.  Footage from the scene shows a fire burning an awning at the north precinct late Sunday night and protesters chanting 'burn baby burn' while police tried to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher.   Police ordered demonstrators to clear the area, saying that rocks and glass bottles had been thrown at officers, as well as lasers pointed their direction.  Further clips show police in riot gear marching towards the scene of the gathering. Pictured: Rioters, some holding riot shields, hold the line...
    At 90, labor leader Dolores Huerta still works to make a difference. ‘You can’t do it all by yourself.’ Dollar Generals push to fill stores with fresh produce and frozen-food options gives the chain a big box feel Transfer VHS Tapes, Film, and Photos to Digital Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Credit: Marvin Meyer / Unsplash What you think matters LeBron James is obviously a great basketball player, but it turns out he’s savvy about business and understands how to build wealth, too. For example, he’s friends with Warren Buffett, Ray Dalio, Bill Gates and many...
    Mother Jones Illustration/Shuttershock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones' newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files”—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current President—on August 24, 2016. “Forty Wall Street is a special building,” Donald Trump declared in The Art of the Comeback, his 1997 book. And he’s right—but not in the way he  probably meant. Trump devoted an entire chapter of that book to bragging about his acquisition of 40 Wall Street, now called the Trump Building at 40 Wall Street, a 72-story office tower he called “perhaps the most beautiful building in New York.” In his telling, Trump...
    (CNN)The arrest of Trump's ex-campaign chief and former White House advisor Steve Bannon, and three others, on federal charges that they defrauded those who donated to a nonprofit called -- wait for it -- We Build The Wall -- has added one more big name to the list of Trump-adjacent figures who have found trouble with the law. Michael D'AntonioFor years it's seemed like a parade of conmen has trailed the President and that prosecutors have tried to pick them off one-by-one. Federal authorities allege that Bannon and others broke their promise to direct millions of those donated dollars to the cause of securing the border with Mexico —the cause Donald Trump rode to political prominence in 2015....
    The nightly violent riots that have transpired for nearly three months continued overnight in Portland, Oregon, where three people were arrested as rioters targeted the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in that city while chanting “Abolish Police” and “No KKK.” Police declared an illegal assembly at ICE headquarters there, according to Oregon Live: “The goal right now is to disrupt the peace,” said Erandi Jones-Vega, 17, addressing the crowd from the bed of a blue Chevy pickup leading the march as it wound through the neighborhood. “If you’re here right now you need to be loud. You need to be exhausted. Because we’re exhausted.” Among the chants heard on the route: “My neck. My back. We gonna take these...
    The idea of a building like the Astrodome once seemed as foreign as sending a man to the moon.  But when Major League Baseball awarded an expansion franchise to Houston in 1960, a band of visionaries united to construct an never-before-seen structure dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World." In the new Fox Nation series "American Built," Fox News host Steeve Doocy explores the vision, design, and ingenuity behind five extraordinary projects that capture the American spirit. In the episode "American Built: Astrodome," Doocy sits down with renowned architects, engineers, and historians who explore how the first multi-purpose, domed sports stadium came to be Conceived by Roy Hofheinz, a former Harris County judge and mayor of Houston, and built by architects Hermon Lloyd and W.B. Morgan, the Astrodome opened on April 9, 1965. It hosted...
    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A 407-unit apartment complex project poised to be one of the densest and tallest residential developments in the city is moving closer to actually being built after making several design changes. First proposed in 2018 as a 412-unit, 116-foot tall residential building on a 2.5-acre site at 400 Logue Avenue to replace a dilapidated suburban office park in the city’s East Whisman neighborhood, the project is likely to go through even more changes before it reaches the city council. But the building — now revised to stand 95-feet tall — is not the only high-density housing project the city is taking on: A 583-unit apartment complex on San Antonio Road is under construction, as are the 623-unit apartments...
    “In France, we build more with concrete and stone than with wood,” he said. “When I learned about Japanese building culture, I realized how fantastic structures could be built with wood. This material that we considered an old material, without innovation, was actually super smart. This excited me. “ In 2016, Boitouzet founded the materials science company Woodoo in Paris, France, which modernizes wood to give it new properties. Its aim is to transform the construction industry by replacing steel with wood, for example. Unlike other building materials, such as stone or concrete that contains sand, wood is a renewable resource, making it an attractive sustainable building material. Building more with trees could also help curb the construction industry’s large...
    Donors have given Brian Kolfage, the wounded veteran behind the viral GoFundMe "Trump Wall" campaign, permission to transfer at least $7 million to his new plan to privately fund and build a southern border wall, according to Kolfage and another source familiar with the effort. President Trump has asked Congress for more than $5 billion to build the same project, but Kolfage says he can do it for half the cost. Kolfage first launched the "Trump Wall" campaign in December, and $20 million was pledged from more than 300,000 people. His original goal was to raise $1 billion and hand over the money to the federal government to subsidize the cost of the wall. But last Friday, Kolfage changed course and announced...
    There are no laptops at meetings in the Pentagon. There are no whiteboards, either. No connectivity, and almost no diversity. I love the Navy and Marine Corps, but as a civilian executive, this 1950s environment is what exasperated me most about working there. These problems damage the speed and quality of our military planning and decision­making. If we don’t correct them soon, we will jeopardize our national security. Take connectivity. Even though my office was in the E-Ring, the cynosure of American military power, I had no Wi-Fi access. To call someone, I had to use a hard line. To access the internet, I had to jack my computer into the wall. This was not the result of heightened...
    Portland police declared a riot for a second night running last night as protesters tried to smash into an ICE building on the 84th day of violence in the city.  Cops fired pepper spray to disperse the crowds after protesters pounded on the window of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement complex and spray-painted expletives on the walls.   Footage showed one man breaking a window at the federal building while riot police faced down demonstrators outside and protesters lit fires in the streets.  Police claimed protesters were throwing glass bottles and 'softball-sized rocks' and shining lasers at federal officers leaving the ICE building, while two people were arrested before the crowd was finally cleared after 1am.  Portland's police chief yesterday pleaded...
    A disturbing video has shown New York firefighters dragging three bloodied burns victims into the lobby of a Brooklyn building and leaving them lying there without treatment for several minutes.   FDNY firefighters pulled Joshua Scurry, 25, his 53-year-old mother, Tawanna Scurry, and his girlfriend, 24-year-old Tiffany Jemmott from a burning apartment in Crown Heights on July 22.  Shocking surveillance footage from inside the apartment block shows the two women were left on the wet floor of the lobby for several minutes without medical treatment as firefighters repeatedly step over their lifeless bodies, while the man was dragged along the floor out of the building.  Former firefighters have slammed the lack of urgency from the rescue team in getting the victims...
    Registration is now open for world’s largest event for green building and sustainability leaders WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Connect are proud to announce that Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will headline the 2020 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Figueres will deliver the keynote address during the opening session on Tuesday, November 10. This year’s virtual Greenbuild experience will take place November 10-12 with three virtual summits focused on green business, resilience and global health and wellness, taking place September 10, October 1 and October 22 as a lead up to the main event. Registration is now open. “Greenbuild is...
    RCR reveals Austin Dillons Junior Johnson-inspired No. 3 throwback We Tasted 5 Fast-Food Vanilla Ice Creams—This Was the Best Amazon is investing $1.4 billion to expand into 6 cities outside of Seattle, and it may be a sign that tech companies are reconsidering the future of the office © Elaine Thompson/AP Elaine Thompson/AP Amazon announced that it's expanding its physical offices in six "tech hubs" around the country and adding 3,500 jobs. The expanded offices will be based in Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and San Diego. Amazon is investing $1.4 billion in building out those offices, it said.  Amazon's office hubs follow a larger trend of tech companies reconsidering how and when employees return to the...
    The numbers: Home-building activity has staged a significant turnaround from the coronavirus-related slowdown. U.S. home builders began construction on homes at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.496 million in July, up 22.6% from the previous month and 23.4% from a year ago, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The pace of home building is now 7% down from the pre-coronavirus high. Permitting activity occurred at a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 1.495 million, up 18.8% from June and 9.4% from July 2019. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected housing starts to occur at a pace of 1.252 million and building permits to come in at a pace of 1.33 million. What happened: Increases in both single-family and multifamily starts contributed...
    The Capitol building, then and now. Photo 12/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images, Terraxplorer/Getty Images The US Capitol was designed by William Thornton, and Congress met there for the first time in 1800. The building underwent several restorations and expansions as more states joined the Union and the government grew. The current structure spans 4 acres and includes the House and Senate chambers and congressional offices. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The US Capitol in Washington, DC, houses the entire legislative branch of the US government — the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as their members' congressional offices.  Since President George Washington laid the building's cornerstone in 1793, many architects have helped...
    As a graduate social work student, advocacy is a big part of my work. I recently read a MinnPost article, “The fence restricting access to the Minnesota State Capitol isn’t coming down anytime soon after all,” written by Peter Callaghan, and it raised some concerns for me. The fence around the Capitol is an impediment to the people and it is keeping us out of our own house. I understand that precautions are necessary at this time due to the global pandemic to reduce risk for personnel who work in the Capitol building and the public visitors. However, I find the fence to be a very literal barrier for the citizens of this city to feel that they are involved...
    New York police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection the death of a teenager who was stabbed three times before he was set on fire in the Bronx.  Adones Betances faces murder and manslaughter charges in the death of 18-year-old Winston Ortiz, who died after the Wednesday attack in Highbridge Betances was described as being the brother of the victim's 15-year-old girlfriend. It is believed that Betances took issue with the age gap in the couple's relationship, ABC 7 reports.  Adones Betances, 22, was arrested in connection to the murder of 18-year-old Winston Ortiz ABC 7 Privacy Policy NYPD say Ortiz identified his attacker when they arrived to the scene of the Wednesday attack in Highbridge...
    (CNN)It was a real whodunit when a stash of beer and gum from the 1980s was discovered behind the walls of the Mystery section at a Washington library.Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Walla Walla Public Library has been closed to the public since March and has since taken the time to do some renovations, library director Erin Wells told CNN.During the demolition three weeks ago, five full cans of Hamm's beer and an opened pack of Godzilla Heads gum was found in a disintegrated paper bag, Wells said. Facilities Maintenance Specialist, Luis Cuellar found the odd treasure when he removed a seven foot tall corner panel on some open top shelving believed to be original to the 1970s...
    The Chrysler building, now an iconic part of the New York City skyline, represents an era of concentrated economic growth, industrial power, and an architectural turning point for the country, but roadblocks stalling the race to build the world's tallest building nearly destroyed the project entirely. In a new Fox Nation series "American Built" released this week, Fox News host Steeve Doocy explores the vision, design, and ingenuity behind five extraordinary projects that capture the American spirit. CHRYSLER BUILDING UP FOR SALE In the episode "American Built: Chrystler Building," Doocy sits down with the grandson of Walter Chrysler, renowned architects, engineers, and historians who describe the sacrifice and soul that went into the iconic Art Deco-style skyscraper, located on the East Side of Manhattan....
    A teenager has died hours after he was set on fire inside a Bronx apartment block during an argument with another man. Winston Ortiz, 18, was stabbed three times before being doused with gasoline and then having a lighted match thrown at him around 3pm on Wednesday afternoon, leaving him in critical condition. Police have revealed that the suspect entered the building just before Ortiz did and then carried out the brazen attack. Winston Ortiz, 18, died after he was stabbed and set on fire in a horrific attack in a hallway in a Bronx apartment building Neighbors rushed out of their apartment and were able to put out the flames using buckets of water before EMTs arrived. ...