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A street view and rendering of 251 West 14th Street (Credit: Google Maps, Pizzarotti)

Lawsuits, liens pile up for developer of stalled Chelsea project

After entering the New York market with a bang in 2013, Italy-based construction firm Impresa Pizzarotti has become entangled...

Lawsuits, liens pile up for developer of stalled Chelsea project
Researchers and their “living concrete”

How “Living concrete” could revolutionize building construction on earth, and in space

Could this be the building block of real estate life on Mars? Researchers at the University of Colorado have turned light-eating bacteria into the...

How “Living concrete” could revolutionize building construction on earth, and in space
Charney Construction and Development's Sam Charney and 45-03 23rd Street in Long Island City (Credit: Charney Construction, Google Maps)

Charney Construction & Development branches out

UPDATED, Jan. 17, 2020, 4:49 p.m.: Charney Construction and Development is reinventing itself. The firm, led by Sam Charney,...

Charney Construction & Development branches out
The agreement was signed today at UBC’s New York Council offices in Manhattan by Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb co-founder, Chief Strategy Officer, and Frank Spencer, General Vice President of UBC.

Airbnb hammers out partnership with carpenters’ union

Airbnb has partnered up with one of North America’s biggest trade unions as it deepens its foothold in real...

Airbnb hammers out partnership with carpenters’ union
Katerra CEO Michael Marks and one of the company's prefabrication homes in Saudi Arabia (Credit: YouTube, iStock) 

Katerra signs $650M contract with Saudi Arabia to build 8,000 homes

A SoftBank-backed construction startup that has faced questions about its ability to deliver projects in the U.S., just secured...

Katerra signs $650M contract with Saudi Arabia to build 8,000 homes
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a rendering of Penn Station (Credit: Getty Images, Governor's Office)

Landlord to Cuomo: “No intention of selling” Penn Station site

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Penn Station expansion plan already has a big hurdle — 17 stories tall, in fact. A...

Landlord to Cuomo: “No intention of selling” Penn Station site
Greenland’s Hu Gang, Daniel Brodsky of the Brodsky Organization and a rendering of 18 6th Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: China General Chamber of Commerce, Getty Images, and Pacific Park)

Pacific Park tower moves to construction after $460M loan

Construction is kicking off at the Brodsky Organization’s Pacific Park rental building thanks to a big construction loan. Brodsky...

Pacific Park tower moves to construction after $460M loan
729 Seventh Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

After fatality, analysis shows façade rules widely ignored across city

Nearly eight months ago, city officials issued a violation against the owner of 729 Seventh Avenue for failing to...

After fatality, analysis shows façade rules widely ignored across city
Housing starts exceeded estimates in November (Credit: iStock)

Why things look good for the housing market right now

The year is rounding out on a strong note for the construction industry. As homebuilder sentiment hits a 20-year...

Why things look good for the housing market right now
(Illustration by Tim Peacock)

Warped lumber, failed projects: TRD investigates Katerra, SoftBank’s $4B construction startup

In an email to employees last week, Katerra CEO Michael Marks had a few uplifting thoughts on the year gone by. His startup, which...

Warped lumber, failed projects: TRD investigates Katerra, SoftBank’s $4B construction startup
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