January 30, 2005 


Eads Bridge Metrolink Re-Use

St. Louis: The Eads Bridge was one of the first ever built across the Mississippi, and it's one of the most beautiful, both in terms of grace and engineering. With the coming of freeways, however, the bridge fell into disrepair... [read on...]

Posted at 06:33 PM
Category:
Transit

 January 24, 2005 


Village Homes - A Better Suburbia

Davis, CA: I have been meaning to post something about Davis' Village Homes neighborhood for ages, but never got around to it. So, I'll just link to Architecture Week's lengthy highlight this week, and tell you a little bit. Basically... [read on...]

Posted at 01:01 PM
Category:
Urban Planning

 January 19, 2005 


Unbuilding

Milwaukee: An astonishing amount of material is landfilled every year from demolition sites. This is not only wasteful and potentially hazardous, it's also an often overlooked business opportunity. A couple in Milwaukee demonstrates that you can avoid the hassel of... [read on...]

Posted at 11:45 PM
Category:
Environment

 January 16, 2005 


MKE Amtrak Station Opens Tuesday

Milwaukee: In a nationally significant move, Amtrak is scheduled to open a new station at Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport on January 17th. It's a great move for a lot of reasons, but the idea is to capitalize on Chicago's frustration with... [read on...]

Posted at 11:08 AM
Category:
Transit

 January 15, 2005 


Downtown Brookly Plan

New York: Downtown Brooklyn's impending rennesance seems to have reached critical mass. The city has released a massive 10 year plan calling for as many as 15 towers and 3,000 new housing units in the immediate area. It's a potentially... [read on...]

Posted at 03:39 PM
Category:
Urban Planning

 January 14, 2005 


Chicago Bike Station

Chicago: Another amazing feature of Millenium Park in Chicago is a fantastic bike station for up to 300 bikes. For a small membership fee, commuters have access to secure 24-hour bike parking, showers and lockers, a bike sharing program, and... [read on...]

Posted at 11:02 AM
Category:
Cycling

 January 13, 2005 


Iceland Goes Oil Free

Reykjavik: Iceland's geothermal riches have made it a leader in alternative energy for years, but now, by tapping deeper into that free energy source, Iceland aims to be completely oil free by 2050. Actually that's a pretty long way off,... [read on...]

Posted at 10:38 AM
Category:
Environment

 January 12, 2005 


Crown Fountain - Chicago

Chicago: Millenium Park in Chicago, with it's Frank Gehry designed amphitheatre as the prime attraction, is pretty darn cool. But the neatest thing I saw there is a fountain by Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa that consists of two enormous towers... [read on...]

Posted at 12:05 PM
Category:
Design