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New Lawsuit Tries To Halt Plan For Residential Towers At Brooklyn Bridge Park

It's been a decade now since plans emerged for condo towers to go up just west of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6, and still the proposed housing is embroiled in controversy. The Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation has already settled one...Show More Summary

Group hopes to block construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park apartment towers

The Brooklyn Heights Association filed a suit to block the construction of two residential projects in Brooklyn Bridge Park Thursday. The civic group argues that the park does not need more... To view the full story, click the title link.

De Blasio donor didn't follow rules to build Pier 6 towers

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The city’s selection of a donor to Mayor De Blasio to build towers in Brooklyn Bridge Park had a “taint” from the start, a new lawsuit says.

Brexit campaigners take to the water in bizarre flotilla battle

A flotilla of fishing boats backing a Brexit sailed up the River Thames. Around 50 vessels passed under London’s Tower Bridge a week ahead of the EU referendum. A boat supporting the Remain campaign also took part in the standoff. Produced by Claudia Romeo. Original reporting by Barbara Tasch. Join the conversation about this story »

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London

London’s Tower Bridge was built in the late nineteenth century and spans the River Thames, connecting Tower Hamlets to the north and Southwark to the south. Designed by Sir Horace Jones, the central span of the bridge can be raised and lowered to allow ships through. Show More Summary

Brooklyn Bridge Park towers approved despite de Blasio conflict

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Lawsuits are expected after a de Blasio-controlled board approved Brooklyn Bridge Park towers Tuesday despite conflict of interest concerns.

Photos: Look At These Cute, Soon-To-Be Murderous Baby Falcons!

Early summer means it's time for baby falcons! The MTA has released photos of a trio of peregrine falcon chicks currently nested 360 feet up in a box installed on one of the Throgs Neck Bridge's towers and hoo boy, are these things cute. Show More Summary

State Backs Out Of Plan For Residential Towers At Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6

Since 2006, two condos have been slated to go up just west of Brooklyn Bride Park's Pier 6, and though they were originally planned as luxury developments akin to those at Pier 1, 30% was reserved for affordable housing after Mayor de Blasio was elected and intervened. Show More Summary

City says court settlement allows it to move forward on park housing plan without state

City Hall said Wednesday that a 2015 court settlement shows Brooklyn Bridge Park can move forward with a pair of controversial apartment towers near Pier 6 without the state's approval. Earlier this... To view the full story, click the title link.

Oregon Rail Heritage Center + Bridges

After brunch at Isabels Cantina, we headed out to visit, at my request, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.  But first we stopped at Cathedral Park under St. John’s Bridge, a beautiful suspension bridge with gothic style towers and piers. Show More Summary

A look at the history of some more of NYC’s finest bridges

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The only thing larger than the Big Apple is its towering bridges.

The 10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

Sometimes architecture can be so singularly powerful that it comes to define a city—just try to imagine a Paris without the Eiffel Tower, or a Barcelona without the powerful influence of Gaudí. And while bigger, staggering buildingsShow More Summary

How an arts center summit supports culture — without ever saying what that is.

On Monday, the Kennedy Center Arts Summit called out to citizen artists to build bridges -- from its own ivory tower.

Copper-clad towers in New York to be linked by sky bridge

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While a number of New York's planned buildings are exciting for their outlandish designs, such as Via 57 West and the Spiral (both by BIG), SHoP Architects' upcoming American Copper Buildings design is more understated. Its two copper-clad...Show More Summary

NBD, but Cortney and Robert Novogratz Just Renovated a Castle for Their Family of 9

Post by Caroline Olney. When we think of castles, we think of stone towers and draw bridges, but Cortney and Robert Novogratz (and their seven kids) aren't stuck in such outdated ideas -- to them, a castle is an ugly, over-worked seven bedroom home in Hollywood Hills, California, just begging for a makeover. Show More Summary

Washington just built the world’s longest floating bridge

Seattle’s Lake Washington is so deep that support towers for a conventional suspension bridge would need to be nearly as tall as the Space Needle. As a result of that and a particularly soft lake bed, engineers opted to build a floating bridge instead, the longest of its kind in the world. Show More Summary

Condo in One of SF's Most Scenic Spots Asks for $1.075M

The only way to get closer to the Vallejo Street Steps is to walk them When you think of San Francisco landmarks features like the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and Lombard Street are the usual suspects that spring to mind. However, the Vallejo Street steps are certainly up there, near the top of the list for many. Show More Summary

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