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Boondoggle or Beauty? A First Walk Through Calatrava’s Transportation Hub

In early 2004, the architect Santiago Calatrava stood beneath the palm trees of the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden and drew a quick sketch of a child releasing a dove. That was the showman’s prelude to unveiling his design for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, a great white bird... More »

The War On Savers And The 200 Rulers Of World Finance

There has been an economic coup d’état in America and most of the world. We are now ruled by about 200 unelected central bankers, monetary apparatchiks and their minions and megaphones on Wall Street and other financial centers. Unlike Senator Joseph McCarthy, I actually do have a list of their names. Show More Summary

Stocks level off in Asia after day of turmoil on world markets

Trading in narrow band in various Asian financial centers; shares took big hit to start the year

Fintech Startups Face Difficult Market Ahead

The Fintech Landscape 2015 was an astounding year for fintech startups. In global financial centers around the world, entrepreneurs were busy launching new companies and raising capital. From London to New York and across China, Hong Kong and Singapore, several hundreds of new companies joined a growing number of fintech startups. Estimated [...]

Calatrava's Overdue WTC Transport Hub to Open

After more than 10 years and roughly $4 billion, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub's Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus is set to open early March, Politico New York reported. The structure, in the Lower Manhattan Financial District of New York,...

The Next Financial Crisis is Unfolding Now

Money Morning Members should know two things. First: the 2008 financial crisis was caused by a housing bubble, centered in the U.S., that radiated out through the rest of the world and almost destroyed the global financial system. The post The Next Financial Crisis is Unfolding Now was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Tishman Construction admits cheating clients that include the World Trade Center

Tishman Construction Corp., builder of 1 World Trade Center in New York's financial district, admitted to an overbilling scheme spanning a decade and agreed to pay $20 million in restitution and... To view the full story, click the title link.

Port Authority to Pay Part of Murdoch Companies’ Rent to Lure Them Downtown

7 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Leaders of the agency said the financial benefits it would reap from the deal, which is meant to entice Rupert Murdoch to move his two corporations into 2 World Trade Center, would outweigh the costs.

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Here are some of my photos of the "Luminaries" installation at Brookfield Place (formerly the World Financial Center) in New York City by the Lab at Rockwell Group, on display until 10 January 2016. See also my coverage of the installation at World-Architects. Show More Summary

Architect David Rockwell's "Luminaries" Aims To Create A New Holiday Tradition

The installation comprises 650 translucent LED lanterns and a series of touch-sensitive "wishing stations" throughout NYC's Brookfield Place. This last Tuesday, New York City's Brookfield Place—known as the World Financial Center before its recent $250 million renovation—lit up with 650 floating LED lanterns. Show More Summary

Firms step up cybersecurity practices as attacks rise

A joint operation between the U.S. and Britain later this month to carry out a simulated cyberattack on Wall Street and London will test the resiliency of the world's financial centers and... To view the full story, click the title link.

MIT Picks Hong Kong For its First Innovation Center

Hong Kong, mostly known for its skyscrapers, financial hub and sky-high property prices, has been picked by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as the place for its first innovation initiative in the world.

New York’s Second Eataly Location Has an Opening Date

Coming soon to the Financial District. Mario Batali & Co.'s Eataly will occupy a 41,000-square-foot space at 4 World Trade Center, as previously announced at an event last April by the company's founder Oscar Farinetti. It appears they're...Show More Summary

Let's Retire Buffett's Jersey Number In Center Field

I'm disinterested in kicking around Warren. After all, his achievement in the financial world as an iron man is comparable with Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and stretches over 50 years. But, I believe BRK will end up selling at a discount to book value. Its $110 billion equity portfolio [...]

Free Fun Things To Do in Hong Kong

5 ways to have free fun in Hong Kong The vibrant and lively city of Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest financial centers and most entertaining cities. The city is filled with ambitious city dwellers and spectacular skyscrapers. As glamorous as Hong Kong is, you can still visit without emptying your bank account. Show More Summary

One of the world’s largest Apple Stores opening in Dalian, China, this weekend

8 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple has announced the grand opening of its latest retail store in China, this one in the city of Dalian, a major port and financial center. The store opens at 9.30am on Saturday 24th October. The store, located in the six-storey Parkland Mall shown above and below, has been a long time coming. It was […]

Jumeirah Frankfurt: A Luxury Urban Hotel Doubles As A Bee Haven

Cue up the jokes now about getting a buzz out of staying at the Jumeirah Frankfurt. The four-year-old hotel lies smack in the middle of one of the world’s great financial centers, yet some 60,000 honey bees check in daily to their apiary up on the 28th-floor rooftop. As world [...]

How to Work (and Play) in Frankfurt

It’s continental Europe’s largest financial center (and home to the world’s biggest book fair and auto show), but a string of new boutiques and standout restaurants are proving Frankfurt’s a lot cooler than you think.

The secrets of Wall Street: slavery, terrorism, and hidden vaults

Wall Street and the surrounding financial district in lower Manhattan are a center of world commerce. But the streets beneath bankers' feet are rich with their own history and secrets. We took a trip downtown to take a look at the secrets...Show More Summary

London overtakes New York as world's top financial center

London moved ahead of New York as the world’s top financial center, boosted by the Prime Minister David Cameron’s decisive election win, according to an index published by Z/Yen... To view the full story, click the title link.

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