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Shanghai begins construction of a $898 million e-sports arena

The Shanghai International New Cultural and Creative E-sports Center will span 500,000 square meters.

Read the full article at: www.cnbc.com

California port pileup leaves old records in the dust

How does California congestion rank versus 2015 logjam caused by tensions with dockworkers union? It’s not even close: 2021 wins by a long shot.

Read the full article at: www.freightwaves.com

Modular Construction Meets Changing Needs in the Pandemic

The process of creating prefabricated units that can be quickly assembled has shifted as developers turn to medical buildings, affordable housing, data centers and even a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

Read the full article at: www.nytimes.com

Biden tosses Trump’s classical architecture order

The former president’s action on “ugly” modernist federal buildings received condemnation from architects as aesthetically myopic.

Read the full article at: www.politico.com

Report: At Least 6,500 Workers Have Died in Qatar Working on World Cup

At least 6,500 South Asian migrant workers died in Qatar from 2011-2020, the Guardian reported Tuesday.

Read the full article at: www.breitbart.com

‘Stunned at the price tag,’ L.A. councilman asks city to study cost of tiny home villages

Councilman Paul Koretz asks city agencies to find ways to reduce tiny-home costs that can hit $130,000

Read the full article at: www.latimes.com

Long-running federal review into Obama Center concludes, groundbreaking tentatively set for 2021

A federal review into the historic effects of former President Barack Obama’s proposed presidential center in Jackson Park officially concluded Thursday afternoon, further dashing hopes of opposition groups troubled by the impact of future construction on the storied South Side park.

Read the full article at: www.chicagotribune.com

11-story Marriott hotel planned in Historic Third Ward

Hales Corners-based Wimmer Communities plans to create an 11-story, 102-room hotel in the Historic Third Ward through rehabilitating the old Hoffco building, while adding width and height to the structure through new construction.

Read the full article at: biztimes.com

Malan Vorster Architecture Crafts an Award-Winning Treehouse

The Tree House Constantia is expected to express the passing of time as its design elements weather naturally with the surrounding trees.

Read the full article at: www.luxuo.com

Extell Sued Over Falling Ice From Midtown Skyscraper

A bike rental company is suing Extell over revenue lost last December when ice fell from the developer’s Central Park Tower at 217 West 57th Street.

Read the full article at: therealdeal.com

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