Architecture critic James S. Russell interviews James Murren, the man behind CityCenter in Las Vegas. It was Murren's idea to hire the six star architects who designed the site. Murren says the Ground Zero designs inspired him.
Jan 1, 2010 Bloomberg.com
The Chinese government has announced their intention to increase the stock of affordable housing and tax homes sold within five years or less of purchase.
Dec 15, 2009 Bloomberg.com
As the final construction took place, critic James Russell toured the newly-opened CityCenter. With 6,000 new hotel rooms opening in an already tanking market, will CityCenter sink Vegas or become its new star attraction?
Dec 11, 2009 Bloomberg.com
Yale economist Robert Schiller believes that the housing market is showing signs of improvement. "At this point, people are thinking the fall is over," says Schiller.
Jul 1, 2009 Bloomberg.com
In a now infamous speech to the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Prince accused architects of having "a surfeit of abstracted ideology over the practical realities linked to people’s lives and the grain of their culture and identity."
May 13, 2009 Bloomberg.com
Using waste to create alternative energy is a strategy the Obama administration is neglecting, says North America’s largest garbage hauler Waste Management Inc.
May 11, 2009 Bloomberg.com
Japan's four major highway operators will drastically lower their tolls, thanks to a generous government economic stimulus package aimed to encourage motoring during the major holidays. The operators are preparing for the enormous traffic jams.
May 5, 2009 Bloomberg.com
Another victim of the economic downturn is historic preservation. In New York, a number of churches slated for preservation can't find the funds to keep the bulldozers away.
Mar 17, 2009 Bloomberg.com
Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma pasted an amendment into the stimulus package banning it from funding museums, arts centers, theaters, stadiums, parks, casinos or golf courses. James S. Russell says, 'starving the arts is suicidal.'
Feb 13, 2009 Bloomberg.com
As the Federal government prepares to pour massive amounts of funding into road infrastructure, James Russell sends up a warning that the 'shovel-ready' projects may just be more bridges to nowhere.
Jan 23, 2009 Bloomberg.com