New Raleigh Convention Center Shimmers

Sept. 10, 2008
September 10, 2008
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New Raleigh Convention Center Shimmers
The $192 million, 509,000-square-foot Raleigh Convention Center, which opened last week, features a 9,300-square-foot "shimmer wall," an art installation with more than 79,400 small aluminum plates that shimmer in the breeze. The center also includes spun columns and ballroom ceiling panels made from glass fiber reinforced plaster.
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NM College Officials Unveil New Graduation Plaza

San Juan College will get a $1.25 million upgrade to the Learning Commons Plaza, the outdoor area where graduation ceremonies are held. Proposed changes include 1,000 more seats, a raised stage, a new sloped walkway, and the removal of an existing parking lot. The architects hope to streamline traffic with the addition of low sandstone walls.
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Last Beam Goes up at CA College
A new $18 million "green" Student Services Center at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA, includes such sustainable elements as energy-efficient insulation; dual-glazed, low-e windows; reduced window openings on south and west sides; exterior circulation where possible to minimize HVAC requirements; erosion and sediment control; low water-use plants; and reduced-water irrigation systems.
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Detroit Station Gets Green Roof
The Detroit People Mover’s roof atop its station at Joe Louis Arena is made up of a thin layer of ground-hugging plants that protect the underlying roof structure by deflecting heat and sunlight and by channeling rainwater to drains. Its expected lifespan is 40 years.
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September 03, 2008 Historic New Interior Gets Gold
August 27, 2008 New Cronkite Facility Activates Streetscape
August 20, 2008 Sleek New Baltimore Hotel Opens This Week
August 13, 2008 Eco-sensitive Building for Extracurriculars Flourishes at Vanderbilt
August 06, 2008 Art Museum Connects Campus, Community
July 30, 2008 Victorious Place Making
July 23, 2008 Scenic Symbolism at Casino Resort
July 16, 2008 Hotel Gets a Facelift

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