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City picks new leader for “sideways” design and construction department

City picks new leader for “sideways” design and construction department

Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Lorraine Grillo, head of the School Construction Authority, to lead the delay-laden Department of...

How the city built libraries at $930 psf … and years behind schedule

How the city built libraries at $930 psf … and years behind schedule

A city agency designed to streamline capital projects actually doubled the cost of new libraries and cultural centers between...

Starchitect-designed city projects see delays, cost overruns

Starchitect-designed city projects see delays, cost overruns

What’s a starchitect worth?

City swaps Hunter’s Point library plan for cheaper design

City swaps Hunter’s Point library plan for cheaper design

The construction budgets developers proposed for a library in Queens have all been turned down for being to pricey,...

From left: Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney and a security booth at MetroTech

Small architecture firms vie for city contracts

Architecture firms are now clamoring to work on municipal projects, as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Design and Construction...

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In College Point, a flurry of new development prompts traffic concerns

In the far stretches of the city limits, development is encroaching the once-suburban-style neighborhood of College Point — bringing...

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New housing laws needed to keep creative types in NYC

From left: Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David Burney, Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri and the single-occupancy...

City reveals plan for permanent redesign of Times Square plazas

City reveals plan for permanent redesign of Times Square plazas

Under the proposal for a permanent redesign of Times Square, the ground surface of the pedestrian plazas would be...

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