Articles on BIG-U

2014 Year End Roundup: The 5 Biggest Stories for NYC's New Constructions

2014 has been a pretty solid year with a whole lot of brand new projects making headway.  With new constructions going at this pace, New York’s skyline is on track for a pretty neat transformation — and with projects in Brooklyn and Queens on thr rise, especially around the waterfront, the attention isn’t just focused on Manhattan anymore.

 

Post-Sandy: Innovative Berms to Keep Sea Out

Image via Bjarke Ingels Group

Post-Sandy, NYC was forced to face the reality of natural threats from the sea. Two years later, a design and architecture firm called BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), proposed “Big U;” a plan to safeguard areas greatly affected by such storms, like East Village and the Lower East Side. However, where funding for programs for other sections of Lower Manhattan will come is unclear.