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Mega Projects

December 19, 2018, 8am PST
The Denver City Council approved a development agreement and rezoning for a 58-acre parcel along the South Platte River that is currently home to the Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park.
The Denver Post
December 5, 2018, 6am PST
Massive projects stayed a dream in 20th century Boston. Lessons from the failed ideas of the past inform a more complete understanding of the city in the 21st century.
The Boston Globe
June 8, 2018, 6am PDT
The size and scale of Hudson Yards in the skyline of Manhattan will match the size and scale of public and private investment in the project. The project's effect in the city's economy will be just as conspicuous.
Crain's New York Business
August 21, 2017, 11am PDT
Saudi Arabia's government has made huge investments in the hopes of building new cities and districts to attract investment and tourism, despite past failures.
Bloomberg
May 4, 2017, 6am PDT
Developers have announced plans for a $1.5 billion, multi-phase development to be located in Turtlecreek Township, in Warren County, Ohio.
Dayton Business Journal
March 15, 2017, 6am PDT
A massive mall, proposed for a 174-acre stretch of land that abuts the border between Miami-Dade and Broward counties, has so far breezed through approvals. "American Dream Miami" will still require political victories.
Sun Sentinel
September 13, 2016, 6am PDT
A proposal by AECOM would transform the Red Hook waterfront with 25-45 million square feet of residential.
Crain's New York Business
February 10, 2015, 7am PST
Journalist Kathleen Sharp, whose great-grandfather worked on the transcontinental railroad, draws comparisons between that epic achievement and the construction of California's high speed rail in this New York Times op-ed.
The New York Times - Opinion
June 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
Julie V. Iovine laments that while walkability is the watchword of the day, architects have to design what they're hired to design -- and that often means designing iconic buildings that turn a blind eye to pedestrians.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 5, 2010, 7am PST
Having brought the Staples Center, L.A. Live, and a convention center hotel complex to the South Park neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, Tim Leiweke, is now pitching an NFL stadium that will double as an addendum to the convention center.
The Planning Report
December 1, 2009, 5am PST
No major public works are underway in the United States, according to this piece from <em>The New York Times</em>. Some say the absence of major infrastructure projects may be hurting the economy.
The New York Times