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Milan High-Rise With 900 Trees Planted on Terraces Wins Highrise Award

Milan High-Rise With 900 Trees Planted on Terraces Wins Highrise Award

High Rise Facilities | November 25, 2014

Bosco Verticale, a residential high-rise development with its own urban forest in Milan, has been awarded the International Highrise Award 2014. The award was presented by the City of Frankfurt am Main together with Deutsches Architekturmuseum and DekaBank. Designed by Boeri Studio and developed by Hines, this vertical forest in the heart of one of […]

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Atlanta’s Bank of America Plaza Common Areas Undergoing Renovations

Atlanta’s Bank of America Plaza Common Areas Undergoing Renovations

High Rise Facilities | November 25, 2014

Having recently completed Bank of America Plaza’s RPM Fitness center renovation, Atlanta-based interior and architectural design firm ASD will continue its transformation of Atlanta’s tallest office property with the redesign of the lobby. As part of the multi-million dollar capital investment, improvements will soon be underway to transform the lobby into an informal meeting space […]

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USGBC Announces 2015 Board Members

USGBC Announces 2015 Board Members

High Rise Facilities | November 25, 2014

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected and appointed officers and directors to its 2015 Board of Directors. “USGBC’s Board of Directors provides invaluable direction and perspective, collectively bringing decades of experience to the table and using their individual expertise to shape the future of the organization, the community and the […]

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Los Angeles’ U.S. Bank Tower Earns LEED Gold Certification

Los Angeles’ U.S. Bank Tower Earns LEED Gold Certification

High Rise Facilities | November 24, 2014

U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles has received Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings (EB) Rating System. U.S. Bank Tower is a 1.4 million-square-foot, 75-story office building located in Downtown Los Angeles. The tallest building in the Western U.S., it was designed by Henry N. Cobb and Harold Fredenberg […]

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Luxury High-Rise Residential Development Planned for 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami

Luxury High-Rise Residential Development Planned for 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami

High Rise Facilities | November 24, 2014

Frank McCourt’s MG Properties, has entered into a partnership with Florida East Coast Realty, a South Florida-based real estate development firm, and Corigin Real Estate Group, a division of Corigin, a New York-based real estate development and investment firm, to develop 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, a 1.8 million square foot, luxury residential development project on […]

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The Power of Association

The Power of Association

High Rise Facilities | November 24, 2014

No one can go it alone in commercial real estate. From planning to design, from building to occupying and managing, commercial real estate is a group effort. In order to be successful, high-rise facilities professionals need to have access to a vast network of leads and contacts. Fortunately, there are dozens of professional trade associations […]

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Budgeting for Cold Weather Care and Maintenance

Budgeting for Cold Weather Care and Maintenance

Ian Buchanan | November 21, 2014

Planning ahead for key seasonal product and service purchases can lead to steep discounts and reduced operating costs this winter. Winter means colder temperatures, increased rainfall and snowfall and, for many high-rise facilities, paying for the seasonal products and services they need to combat the effects of winter weather on their daily operations. Fortunately, by […]

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3 World Trade Center Resumes Construction, Will Rise to 80-Stories

3 World Trade Center Resumes Construction, Will Rise to 80-Stories

High Rise Facilities | November 21, 2014

Larry Silverstein has resumed construction of his 3 World Trade Center tower after selling $1.6 billion in tax-exempt Liberty Bonds last month secured by tenant leases and a mortgage. New York City and state will contribute $210 million and the Port Authority agreed to provide $159 million of insurance proceeds from a $4.6 billion payout […]

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Ostendorf-Morris Promotes Amy Wolf-Fischer to VP, Real Estate Management Services

Ostendorf-Morris Promotes Amy Wolf-Fischer to VP, Real Estate Management Services

High Rise Facilities | November 20, 2014

Cleveland commercial real estate firm, Ostendorf-Morris, has just promoted Amy Wolf-Fischer to vice president. As a member of the division’s helm, she brings with her more than 15 years of experience in all phases of commercial real estate. Prior to coming to Ostendorf-Morris, Wolf-Fischer specialized in property management for the Richard E. Jacobs Group. In […]

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Downtown Dallas’ Largest High-Rise Loft Apartment Complex Trades Hands

Downtown Dallas’ Largest High-Rise Loft Apartment Complex Trades Hands

High Rise Facilities | November 20, 2014

Olympus Property has acquired The Mosaic, a 440-unit luxury high-rise apartment community located in downtown Dallas. The Mosaic, which is downtown Dallas’ largest loft apartment project, is composed of two connected residential towers consisting of 21 and 32 stories respectively, with a nine-story parking structure attached. The buildings were originally home to the Fidelity Union […]

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Start-Up Stock Market IEX Leases Part of 4 World Trade Center’s 44th Floor

Start-Up Stock Market IEX Leases Part of 4 World Trade Center’s 44th Floor

High Rise Facilities | November 20, 2014

IEX, a start-up stock market dedicated to institutionalizing fairness through technology, and the subject of Michael Lewis’ book, Flash Boys, has signed a 7-year, 13,000 square foot lease at 4 World Trade Center. The company expects to move to the 44th floor of 4 World Trade Center in April 2015. Lease negotiations for IEX were […]

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UK Firm Manufactures World’s Biggest Elevator Buffer

UK Firm Manufactures World’s Biggest Elevator Buffer

High Rise Facilities | November 20, 2014

After two years of research and development, and an investment in excess of £1.5 million (US $2.4M), UK energy absorption technology firm Oleo International has had its new HSL 115 and HSL 72 high speed elevator buffers certified to recognized industry standards. This means that these buffers, an enabling technology for the installation of high […]

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Energy Saving (and Creating) Elevator Donated to Living Laboratory

Energy Saving (and Creating) Elevator Donated to Living Laboratory

Travis Barrington | November 19, 2014

In the heart of Boston’s Innovation District, Germany-based Fraunhofer CSE has created a “living laboratory” to conduct research for the advancement of sustainable energy systems. The lab is located in a six-story, three-bay loft brick building with classical revival-style detailing. Originally constructed in 1913 for a wholesale leather merchant, the building underwent a $27-million energy […]

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Changes Proposed in NYC Building Code to Aid High-Rise Emergency Evacuation

Changes Proposed in NYC Building Code to Aid High-Rise Emergency Evacuation

High Rise Facilities | November 19, 2014

The Department of City Planning (DCP), in collaboration with the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Fire Department (FDNY), is proposing a city-wide Zoning Text Amendment to facilitate and make effective additional safety measures that are part of New York City’s 2014 Building Code. As part of the 2014 update to the New York City […]

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High-Rise Emergency Notification Options

High-Rise Emergency Notification Options

Dan Corbett | November 18, 2014

When the fire alarm sounds, what do you do? An advantage of voice evacuation and emergency communication systems (ECS) is that they provide a high-rise building’s occupants specific and detailed instructions on what to do. In case of fire or other emergency, the best course of action might be to evacuate the building – or […]

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Design for World’s Tallest Roller Coaster, The Skyscraper, Unveiled in Orlando

Design for World’s Tallest Roller Coaster, The Skyscraper, Unveiled in Orlando

High Rise Facilities | November 17, 2014

Developers of The Skyscraper — the world’s tallest roller coaster and the anchor attraction for the $250 million Skyplex indoor entertainment complex — have revealed the track design for the thrill ride, set to open in 2017 in Orlando, Florida. David and Joshua Wallack, father-son restaurateurs and owners of Skyplex, unveiled the full ride experience […]

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TD Bank Agrees to be Anchor Tenant at SL Green’s Proposed One Vanderbilt

TD Bank Agrees to be Anchor Tenant at SL Green’s Proposed One Vanderbilt

High Rise Facilities | November 17, 2014

TD Bank has signed a long-term lease to become the office and retail anchor tenant at One Vanderbilt, SL Green’s proposed tower adjacent to Grand Central Terminal New York’s Midtown commercial district. TD Bank will occupy approximately 200,000 square feet of space in One Vanderbilt, including a flagship retail store on the northeast corner of […]

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Integrated Pest Management Offers Preventive Approach to Pest Control

Integrated Pest Management Offers Preventive Approach to Pest Control

Timothy Larson, RS, ACE | November 17, 2014

Preventing and eliminating pest infestations in a high-rise environment is critical for protecting tenants and property. No one wants to live in a building where there is even a rumor of infestation by roaches, rodents, or other pests. Yet, building management may find it difficult to control individual tenant behavior that exposes the property to […]

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