New subway lines to tunnel through Beijing, Phoenix’s ridiculous growth, MORE

New subway lines to tunnel through Beijing, Phoenix’s ridiculous growth, MORE

Beijing to Complete Six New Subway Lines

Beijing is heeding the call of the rails, and is scheduled to complete six new lines by 2015, which would make their subway tracks the longest in the world.

Phoenix is Commercial Real Estate Market to Watch

Something to add to the list of certainties in life. No matter what direction the housing market takes, Phoenix will be hot in ’08. In more ways than one.

Cities Across the Country Tightening Fiscal Belts

Cities like Chicago are feeling the squeeze of a stagnating housing market, and mayors are compensating for lost revenue by calling for increases in sales, parking, and even the dreaded…property taxes.

California to Spend 150 Million on Traffic Light Synchronization

A new proposal would attempt to ease traffic congestion in Los Angeles.

Guggenheim Museum a Boon for Bilbao

Recipe for success: Mix one part gritty industrial city with two parts celebrity architect. Repeat?

It’s Official: Cira Centre Tower to Receive a Twin

Philadelphia architect Jerry Sweeney has been given the go-ahead for a Cira South complex adjacent to 30th St. station that will include offices, a hotel, and 75 condos. Click here to read more about the project, which is scheduled for completion by 2010.

What are your reactions to the plans? Is it possible to “build” a neighborhood as Sweeney hopes? Should a single developer be able to control multi-block development? What are your visions for the West Philadelphia skyline?

Post a comment. Have an opinion. Dear God, anything!

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