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Canadian City Eyes Marking Water Tank as Historic

The City of Winnipeg is currently considering naming a 101-year-old brick surge tank as a historic resource, according to reports. The proposal is in part a move to preserve the evolution of...


Fire Consumes Notre Dame Cathedral

On Monday evening, flames engulfed the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, destroying the spire and nearly two-thirds of the roof.


Designs to Replace 108-Year-Old Bridge

Concept renderings of the replacement I Street Bridge in Sacramento, California have been released by San Francisco-based architectural firm, T.Y. Lin International.


Preservation Group Nears Owning MO Bridge

A Missouri-based bridge preservation group is one step closer to owning a span that was originally slated for demolition, according to reports. What remains is raising funds for rehabilitati...


Painted UK Hall Reopens after $11M Renovation

After a two-year conservation project, the Greenwich Painted Hall, dubbed by some as the “Sistine Chapel of the UK” is reopening its doors to the public.


Glass Facade Outlines Paris Restoration

Almost 8 years after architecture firm SANAA (Tokyo, Japan) released its renderings for the redesign of la Samaritaine (Paris, France), a completion date is finally in sight.


Historic ME Bridge to be Replaced

The Falls Bridge of Blue Hill, Maine, is scheduled to be replaced by an enhanced girder bridge, due to the old structure reaching the end of its intended lifespan.


CA Town Celebrates Bridge's 100th Birthday

The town of Folsom, California, is celebrating its historic Rainbow Bridge turning 100 years old with 100 days of events, including an exhibit dedicated to the structure, a bridge design con...


City Votes to Demolish Historic NC Water Tower

The future of Loray Mill, North Carolina’s historic water tank has been decided: Earlier this month, Gastonia leaders voted to have the structure demolished, an act that comes with a $225,00...


Golden Gate Bridge Foundations to be Inspected

The foundations of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge are due to be inspected in the next few months, and officials expect a clean bill of health for the bridge component.


Historic Detroit Bridge Collapses, None Injured

Detroit’s iconic Packard Plant pedestrian bridge collapsed Wednesday (Jan. 23). No one was injured, though the street that runs through the ruin was covered with debris. The collapse has lar...


Debate Surrounds Mackintosh Building Reno

The Scottish Parliament’s Culture Committee met recently to continue investigating last June’s devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building turning its focus on the fa...


Old Tappan Zee Bridge Gets Demolition Date

What remains of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be demolished on Saturday (Jan. 12), according to reports. Explosive charges will be used on the structure’s vertical support columns along the...


Wright Buildings Re-Nominated for Heritage List

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings have been submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage List, according to the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy.


Silver Bridge Collapse Memorialized with Mural

A mural memorializing the 51st anniversary of the collapse of the Silver Bridge, located in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, is to be dedicated this weekend.


Historic GA Bridge Nearly Struck Again

A protective barrier placed near a historic covered bridge, located in Smyrna, Georgia, crossing Nickajack Creek, was struck on Dec. 4, for the 12th time this year, according to reports.


Group Sues to Block Historic PA Bridge Replacement

An environmental protection group recently sued to stop the replacement of a historic bridge in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, citing the belief that the span can be reopened for traffic, its o...


Historic WWII-Era Bridge to be Replaced

The last remaining through-truss bridge between the Canadian border and Anchorage, Alaska, dating back to sometime between 1943 and 1944, is currently being demolished. Construction of the n...


Historic TX Bridge Named After Local Ghosts

Lone Wolf Bridge, located in San Angelo, Texas, is well-known locally for being both haunted and home to a wealth of history. The 152-foot-long metal truss bridge, a 1922 rebuild originally ...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As Ford Motor Company's plans for Detroit's Michigan Central Station move forward, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fro...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As plans continue to move forward with Ford’s purchase of Michigan Central Station, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fr...


Old Bridge Moved, Turned into Museum

The heart of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, used to beat to the sound of cars crossing an old single-lane drawbridge. A modern high-rise span has taken its place, but local residents have pre...


Tappan Zee Remains Sunk for Artificial Reef

Pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will be supporting a new kind of life: concrete and steel from demolition of the span were sunk 2.4 miles south of the Moriches Inlet, located in New York...


Ford Plans $740M Detroit Train Station Project

In a move to revive Detroit’s Cortland neighborhood, automaker Ford spent $740 million to acquire and later renovate Michigan Central Station, among other sites, with a long-term plan for a ...


Water Tower-Turned-Home Hits Market in England

If you’re a water tower aficionado, you now have the chance to live in one: The £1.5 million ($1.9 million) Cromwell Tower, a water tower built in 1930 and decommissioned in 2004, was conver...


Officials Question WI Courthouse Coating Choice

With the work on Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Brown County Courthouse dome completed in October, a consulting firm is working to determine why the copper on the dome has already lost its shine.


Street Honors Woman Who Helped Build Brooklyn Bridge

Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who oversaw the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, was honored in late May when a nearby street was christened with her name to commemorate her efforts.


Mount Rushmore Getting $14M Renovation

The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is finally getting a $14 million upgrade—work that has been deferred for the last six years. While public amenities are among the items to be renovated, ...


IL to Offer Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

In honor of world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Illinois Office of Tourism has designated a trail that connects 13 structures designed by the architect, running as far north as ...


Historic Iron Bridge to be Restored to Original Color

After concerns over funding preservation work, Shopshire, England’s historic Iron Bridge is being brought back to its original color—a dark red-brown.


MnDOT Could Close Historic Stone Bridge

Minneapolis’ historic James J. Hill Stone Arch Bridge may be closed in the coming weeks due to lack of funding for inspections, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT...


Firms Shortlisted for Eiffel Tower Area Project

In the latest move to update the amenities of the Eiffel Tower’s public space, four firms were shortlisted out of 42 applicants for the next phase of the 10-monh design contest.


Old Tappan Zee Sections Find New Aquatic Life

Parts of the original Tappan Zee Bridge will soon be swimming with the fishes, supplementing half a dozen reefs off Long Island. The first barge of material is set to leave this week, with a...


Pieces of Original Mackinac Bridge for Sale

Those with a passion for historic bridges now have the chance to own a piece of one—the Mackinac Bridge Authority is auctioning off two-ton sections of the bridge’s original steel deck grati...


Art of Graining Used to Restore Doors

In a bid to revitalize some of its historic assets, the University of Virginia hired John Canning Associates to “re-grain” the doors of Pavilions II, III and X, also known as Thomas Jefferso...


MO City Looks to Preserve Historic Bridge

The City of Springfield, Missouri, is currently evaluating several options to rehabilitate its 116-year-old Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, which was closed two years ago after inspectors found...


Frick Museum Selects Firm for $160M Reno

New York City’s Frick Collection has chosen a design from Selldorf Architects in what is to be the first significant renovation and expansion for its Upper East Side location in years.


Historic Architecture Restored with 3-D Printing

Sweeping glass facades have replaced much of the once extensively detailed and ornamented buildings in urban areas, but EDG Architecture and Engingeering has come up with a cost-effective wa...


Eiffel Tower's Original Color Could Get Restored

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


Bridge Demo Reveals Victorian-Era History

Demolition work on a Victorian-era bridge in Cardiff, Wales, has revealed a note from the same time period, written two months before the bridge was completed.


Eiffel Tower Repainting Could Restore Old Color

The iconic Eiffel Tower is due for its latest coat of paint, and French officials are debating bringing the monument back to its original color, a bright red.


Egypt Campaigns to Save Architectural Heritage

With historic Egyptian buildings being destroyed under private ownership, a campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the country's threatened structural heritage, along with putting ...


Century-Old Artwork Found Behind Paint, Wallpaper

Century-old hand-painted tulip designs and other stenciling were recently uncovered at the Illinois-based Hauberg Civic Center Foundation, a historic mansion that now serves as a civic cente...


Aphrodite Unearthed on Greek Subway Site

A headless statue of Aphrodite has been uncovered near the Greek city of Thessaloniki, thanks to subway work that is moving near the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine-era church.


Greece Subway Construction Unearths Aphrodite

Subway work near the Greek city of Thessaloniki has uncovered a headless statue of Aphrodite, located near the Hagia Sophia, a Byzantine-era church.


Developer Demos Frank Lloyd Wright Building

One of the few Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings in Montana has been demolished, even after a historic conservancy offered the developer’s original asking price of $1.7 million.


Life-Sized Titanic Replica Under Construction

Billionaire Australian businessman Clive Palmer has his sights set on making the Titanic sail across the seas of the imagination once again, by building a full-scale $600 million replica tha...


Documentary Hopes to Save Chicago's 'Starship'

A new short documentary, “Starship Chicago,” by filmmaker Nathan Eddy, is seeking to save the city’s polarizing James R. Thompson Center from being sold and, presumably, demolished.


Masonry Restoration Program Accepting Registrants

For young professionals looking to learn more about masonry and restoration work, the Green-Wood Cemetery is partnering with Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow to provide building trades tr...


LEGO Releases Massive Taj Mahal Kit

LEGO has announced the rerelease of its Taj Mahal building block set, which features one more block than the original and continues to hold its place as the second largest LEGO set of all ti...


Top Levels of Colosseum Open After Restoration

The fourth and fifth levels of one of Rome’s most iconic monuments are now open to visitors for the first time in 40 years.


NY Mental Hospital Transformed Into Hotel

To breathe some life back into its architecture and cultural sectors, the city of Buffalo approved the conversion of an 1800s mental hospital into a contemporary hotel.


White House Undergoing Renovations

The White House is undergoing renovations until Aug. 20, during the period when the president customarily takes a vacation.


Crumbling Granite Closes Downtown Streets

Streets are still closed in Pittsburgh after a large chunk of granite broke free from a historic building’s cornice and plummeted into the crosswalk below last week, and officials say they c...


$40M Restoration of Miami Stadium Underway

A weathered, graffiti-covered Miami waterfront stadium is finally getting the renovations it has needed for years, and the overhaul will come at cost of more than $40 million.


Restorations in Boston Offer Rewarding Results

Ron Peik, like many who work in the realm of paint removal, seems to specialize in tedium. His company, Alpine Environmental, began with a focus in the painstaking task of lead abatement and...


Patterson Mansion Restored with Original Purpose in Mind

One of the last historic mansions left on Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. will soon be getting a new slew of residents.


Philly Mayor Enlists Task Force for Preservation

The only city in the United States deemed a “World Heritage City” has formed a task force to protect its historic buildings and update its preservation ordinance.


Historic Hotel Shuttered, Manager Arrested

A 104-year-old hotel in Alaska’s capital city has been evacuated and its manager arrested after the alleged failure to address numerous building code and fire safety violations at the histor...


Georgia Implodes the ‘White Ice Cube’ Building

On Sunday (March 5), crowds gathered in downtown Atlanta to witness the implosion of an iconic marble building that once housed state archives.


Developers Reimagine a Chicago Landmark

One of the world’s tallest buildings and an icon in Chicago’s skyline will undergo a $500 million transformation, developers have announced.


Cost Probe into Parliament Repair Plan

A massive, multi-billion pound plan to renovate the crumbling Palace of Westminster in London is under investigation by parliamentary officials, reports relate.


Restoring a Quake Damaged Temple

The catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015 left 9,000 casualties and widespread destruction to as many as 691 treasured monuments and buildings.


Owner Fined for Razing Historic Building

A “catastrophic decision” to demolish a 200-year-old historic property in England has resulted in a £20,000 ($24,318 USD) court fine for a U.K. man.


Veteran Shares USS Arizona Corrosion Findings

Among this past weekend’s activities commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, university researchers were on deck to share their findings regarding corrosion and lon...


Unused Highway Proposed as Memorial

It’s not unusual to see a stretch of highway named to commemorate a fallen hero or town celebrity or a bridge named to memorialize an event or public figure. To make a monument of a stretch ...


Officials Probe Deadly Building Collapse

Federal workplace safety authorities are investigating a building collapse that killed a construction worker and trapped a woman Dec. 2 in downtown Sioux Falls, SD.


Concrete Program Inhabits Alcatraz Island

There was a time when you had to do something pretty bad to end up on Alcatraz Island for a few months. Some students and military veterans working with the Concrete Preservation Institute r...


Brooklyn Bridge Rehab $300M Over Budget

The renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge, originally predicted to wrap up in 2014 and cost $508 million, has yet to be completed—and now looks like it will cost more than $800 million.


Paint, Waterproofing Revive the Octagon

If the walls of the Octagon Museum in Washington, D.C., could talk, they might tell tales of safekeeping the first lady’s pet parrot while the city was set ablaze by British troops, or perha...


Solar Panels Get Concrete, Wood Makeover

An Italian solar business has developed what it calls “Invisible Solar,” solar panels made to look like common building materials, including concrete, stone, terracotta or wood.


Bridge of Firsts Celebrates $48M Rehab

An important structure in the history of bridges has just undergone an extensive four-year, $48 million restoration.


Great Wall Repair Sparks Outrage

Chinese officials are drawing criticism for a restoration project that experts say went “very badly.”


Bright Idea: Painting Edison’s Birthplace

The Ohio birthplace of Thomas Alva Edison, one of the most prolific inventors throughout American history, has received a much-needed makeover—thanks to an effort orchestrated by PPG.


Paint Job Reflects Area’s Rail History

As part of its infrastructure improvements program, Chicago’s commuter rail system plans to use paint to pay homage to the area’s historic contributions to the railroad industry.


Paying for Concord Landmark’s Paint Job

The Yellow House at Concord, NH’s historic Kimball-Jenkins Estate is, well, not so yellow these days. But the nonprofit that runs the estate hopes to change that soon, with help from some ge...


Historic Ship Rehab Proves Unfeasible

An American luxury cruise line made headlines in February with its plans to renovate and return to service the 1950s-era ocean liner that captured the trans-Atlantic speed record on its maid...


A ‘Dazzling’ Commemoration

Dazzle camouflage may have been a functional painting method used on World War I ships to confuse the enemy’s visual perception, but right now it’s part of an eye-catching art project markin...


3 Lighthouses Up for Auction

Have you ever dreamed of owning a historic lighthouse? Well, your wish could become


AkzoNobel Aims to Restore Jakarta

A 16th century site in Indonesia’s bustling capital is getting a refreshed look in a bid to become a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage Site.


Historic Renovation Leads to Charges

A Washington, DC, renovator faces decades in prison for his involvement in a scheme to improperly remove asbestos from a historic building, authorities have announced.


Restoration Planned for Philly Icon

One of Philadelphia’s most iconic pieces of public art is scheduled for a summer makeover. The bronze William Penn statue atop City Hall


Spanish Workers Uncover Priceless Coins

There’s no telling what you might uncover at the site of an excavation, but rarely is a construction find as cool as what some workers in Spain found: more than 1,300 pounds of Roman coins d...


Grants Help Preserve Historic Structures

Two federal agencies that share a commitment to maritime preservation and education have announced the award of nearly $2.6 million in matching funds to help preserve the sites and objects—f...


Destroyed Arch Gets Rebirth

ISIS forces destroyed a number of ancient buildings in Palmyra, doing irreparable damage. But one piece of the city’s past is getting something of a second act.


At-Risk DC Bridge Gets New Support Plan

With time running out to raise funds to award a contract to restore a historic Washington, D.C., bridge, the National Park Service has floated a plan that would keep the crossing open, even ...


Razing Proposal Incites Furor, Probe

Plans to demolish an historic mercantile building to make way for a five-story Marriott hotel has sparked controversy in Missoula, MT.


17th-Century Painting Found in Leaky Attic

For one French homeowner, a problem leak may have turned into a $135 million payday.


Lost Navy Craft Found After 95 Years

The USS Conestoga, missing for 95 years, was found recently in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of San Francisco. The U.S. Navy tugboat disappeared in 19...


Victorious Restoration for Harlem Armory

The multi-million dollar restoration of the home of the New York Army National Guard's historic “Harlem Hell Fighters” will soon be honored with a prestigious award for historic preservation...


Developer Faces 230 Years in Prison

The president of a well-known Chicago-based real estate firm has been convicted of swindling banks and the city out of millions of dollars relating to the redevelopment of a former Goldblatt...


Presidential Center Gets Paint Update

Just in time for its 100th birthday celebration, the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museum in Ohio received a facelift, thanks to a donation of more than 100 gallons of paint and...


Brick Facade Crumbles, Injures 4

Four people were injured and dozens more were evacuated Thursday (March 3) when a portion of a brick facade broke apart from a mural-painted apartment building and crashed onto the roof of a...


Court OKs Modern Home on Historic Block

An appeals court has ruled in favor of the architect owner of a controversial modern home situated in a historic neighborhood in Raleigh, NC—a likely end to a three-year long legal row.


Lincoln Memorial Gets Monumental Gift

One of the nation’s most beloved memorials will be repaired and restored for generations to come thanks to an $18.5 million donation.


App Made to Detect Seismic Activity

Scientists in California want to turn our smartphones into a worldwide seismic network.


‘America’s Flagship’ May Sail Again

Renowned for having captured the trans-Atlantic speed record on its maiden voyage, the SS United States, although out of commission for the past 46 years, may set sail once again thanks to a...


Trevi Fountain Flows after Restoration

Rome’s nearly 300-year-old Trevi Fountain is flowing once again thanks to a $2.2 million, 17-month-long restoration project, according to reports.


Blue Paint Job Sparks Controversy

The fate of a bright blue-painted Victorian home in Atascocita, TX, is uncertain following posts on social media.


$3M Paint Project Revives Iconic Tent

Long neglected, the New York State Pavilion’s “Tent of Tomorrow” has been returned to its original yellow splendor, thanks to a pro-bono paint job worth approximately $3.25 million.


Pink Bunker Has Some Seeing Red

A group of hikers decided to give a World War II era military bunker in Hawaii a hot pink makeover to help raise awareness of breast cancer.


Aging Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

At 186 years old, Michigan's oldest operating lighthouse has recently received a facelift.


New Coat Helps Keep the Light On

Nearly surrounded by four of the Great Lakes, Michigan is reported to have the most lighthouses of any state in the U.S.


ISIS Destroys Ancient Syrian Temple

One of the most significant First Century religious structures is no longer standing due to bombing in Palmyra, Syria.


Historic Hotel Disappears into Dust

A one-minute drone video shows how quickly 200 pounds of dynamite imploded the historic Park Avenue Hotel in Detroit.


Forth Bridge Gets World Heritage Status

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND--It may not take forever to paint the Forth Bridge, but UNESCO hopes it will live on forever as a World Heritage Site.


City's Golden Spans Eye a New Color

PITTSBURGH--They won't be purple, like their Louisiana counterpart, but the three Sister Bridges of Pittsburgh may be leaving their traditional Aztec Gold behind.


A New Makeover for 'Old Ironsides'

BOSTON—A few months shy of her 218th birthday, the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat has left the water for a multiyear restoration.


An Icon Very Nearly Not Golden

SAN FRANCISCO—Turn your mind's eye for a moment to a new vision of the Golden Gate Bridge's glorious orange towers.


Restoration Reveals Historic Tiles

PALO ALTO, CA—Entombed by layers of mortar, paint and wax, a pair of 90-year-old decorative tiles has emerged during a building restoration project, according to reports.


Worker Killed in MI Collapse

YPSILANTI, MI—Authorities are investigating a structural collapse that claimed the life of a construction worker on a historic-renovation project this week.


World's Fair Icon to Get Free Facelift

QUEENS, NY—After deteriorating for 50 years, a New York World's Fair landmark will get a new lease on life with a $3 million paint job—gratis.


$5M Bridge Rehab Opens for Bidding

GRAND FORKS, ND—Bids are being accepted for rehabilitation of the historic Sorlie Memorial Bridge in Grand Forks County, ND.


Mansion Owner Admits Illegal Upgrades

ABERGAVENNY, WALES—Installing a mosaic-clad bath, replacing cobblestone, and removing staircases are just a few of the tony upgrades that may send a Welsh developer to prison for a year, acc...


Nepal Quake Exacts Human, Cultural Toll

KATHMANDU, NEPAL—The catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday (April 25) has left thousands of casualties and widespread destruction to treasured monuments and buildings.


Experts Needed for Taj Mahal Cleanup

AGRA, INDIA—International experts are needed to help remove spotting and yellowing of marble on India's iconic Taj Mahal, according to reports.


Stains on Taj Mahal Prompt Urgency

AGRA, INDIA—Exterior spotting and yellowing on India's iconic Taj Mahal will require the attention of a team of international experts, according to reports.


Medieval World Wonder to Gleam Again

A project to reconstruct one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages is underway in China.


Deadly Footbridge Ready to Reopen

Closed for nearly 15 years, a walkway high above a Spanish gorge will reopen to the public after a multimillion-dollar facelift.


Iconic Landmarks from Day to Night

Photos of architectural landmarks or monuments are typically taken either during the day or at night…not both.


Broken Cable Again Closes WV Bridge

Frigid temperatures are being blamed for snapping a cable on one of the U.S.'s oldest bridges, shutting it down for emergency repairs for the second time in two years.


Old Landmark Shrinks to New Standard

Its millions of visitors couldn't tell by looking at it, but the Washington Monument is officially about 10 inches shorter than it was a week ago.


Washington Monument Comes Up Short

The Washington Monument has lost about 10 inches, changing its 130-year-old recorded height, government surveyors have announced.


GSA Seeks Billions for U.S. Buildings

Agency buildings, courthouses, ports and other government-owned structures would receive funding for much-needed construction and repair projects under President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Bud...


Tunnel May Bury Stonehenge Mystery

The chance to solve a 6,000-year-old mystery is butting heads with the needs of millions of motorists.


WWII Ship Enlisting Restoration Help

A rare veteran of the Allied invasion of Normandy is in need of a facelift, and her minders have put out a call to make that happen.


Finding the Key to an Immortal Mortar

For 2,000 years, builders have sought the secret to the structural strength of The Colosseum, The Pantheon and other ancient treasures.


Secret to Roman Concrete Revealed

When today's buildings seem so vulnerable to collapse, how is it that Imperial Roman structures like The Pantheon, Trajan’s Markets, and The Colosseum have endured for nearly 2,000 years?


Sun to Set on a Happy Cultural Clash

Question: Why is a medieval Scottish castle clad entirely in a "bold and shocking" technicolor explosion of Brazilian street art? Answer: Why not?


35 'Resilient' Cities Set to Rebuild

Determined to save their infrastructure, strengthen structures, fix transit systems and meet other shared challenges, 35 cities from Chicago to Chennai, India, have been tapped for a global ...


35 Cities Join Global Comeback Effort

Candid about their massive challenges but resolved to meet them, cities from Boston to Belgrade to Barcelona and Bengaluru have become the next class in the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resi...


Moat Floats their Security Boat

The recent security breach by an armed fence-jumper at the White House has members of Congress reaching for some creative solutions.


Coastal Wall Work Uncovers Shipwreck

Work on a $23.8 million steel barrier project in coastal New Jersey is at a standstill while experts try to identify the remains of a shipwreck discovered 20 feet below the sand.


Michelangelo’s Frescos Show Whitening

The six million tourists a year who visit the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s centuries-old frescos have taken a toll on the artwork, according to various reports.


Ike Memorial Clears Last Design Hurdle

After languishing 15 years on the drawing boards, a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower has an approved design.


Ike Memorial Clears Planning Panels

Despite scathing criticism, a controversial design for a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower will go forward with approval from two key agencies.


Planning Panel Likes Ike Memorial

Stalled for years in controversy, a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has finally taken a critical step forward.


Military Coatings Mission Accomplished

Seven historic U.S. Army vehicles will greet this Veterans Day restored to their former glory, thanks to a massive volunteer effort by contractors and suppliers across the coatings industry....


Icons from the Past Secure a Future

Two covered bridges—unique pieces of Americana—will live out their third century with some additional protection.


Historic Renovation Draws $107K Fine

A sweeping plan to renovate an abandoned 19th-century textile mill in Connecticut has run seriously afoul of federal health and safety regulators.


9 New Sites Added to Historic List

From the oldest operating streetcar system in America to the home of an arctic explorer, the nine recently designated national historic landmarks showcase the history and development of the ...


‘Undersea Museums’ Reveal Ghost Ships

Coastal waters outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are home to an estimated 300 shipwrecks, but only a handful had been documented—until now.


For Sale: Lots and Lots of Lighthouses

Lighthouses, once deemed a technological marvel, are now being transferred or auctioned off at record rates by the U.S. government.


Ike Memorial Plan Slims Down

The celebrity architect behind the controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has scaled down his much-criticized design, removing several massive ornamental structures and opening up the v...


Schools Go to the Head of the Class

Old factories reborn as 21st-century learning hubs, holistic schools designed for healthier children, and day care befitting the children of "future Nobel Laureates" are among the newly crow...


Gehry Scales Down Ike Memorial

Two towering metal tapestries and two massive columns have disappeared in a newly revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall.


A Wall, Long Gone, Ripe for Painting

Now, you can have your history and paint it, too. In what may be a perfect convergence of artistic, economic and historical opportunity, a German cement maker is peddling paint-your-own piec...


Napa Quake Damage Could Top $4B

Damage estimates continue to mount in Northern California more than a week after 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Napa Valley region.


Ike Memorial Panned as ‘5-Star Folly’

After 15 years, $65 million in appropriations, and not a shovel of dirt turned, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission can add a congressional oversight panel to its growing list of cr...


History Unveils Paint-Your-Own Keepsake

In what may be a perfect convergence of artistic, economic and historical opportunity, a German cement maker is peddling paint-your-own pieces of the Berlin Wall.


Panel Blasts Ike Memorial Cost, Snafus

After lavishing $41 million over a period longer than World War II, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission has nothing to show, and much to answer for, its congressional overseers say.


Psst! Wanna Buy a Bridge?

Oregon's Sellwood Bridge is almost 90 years old, weighs over 3,000 tons, and is chock full of lead paint, but it could all be yours—if the price is right.


Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.


Commercial Lead Plan Inches Forward

Moving slowly but steadily toward a lead rule for renovation of commercial and public buildings, federal regulators have released an approach for estimating lead exposures during those proje...


A Dazzling Homage to Camouflage

Hiding in plain sight has always been a crafty ruse, but if you want to completely confuse the enemy, you need to razzle-dazzle him.


Gilding Failure Mars NYC Monument

A year-old $500,000 gilding project has failed on a landmark statue in Central Park, with officials mystified as to the cause.


Gold Coating Proves a 24kt Failure

A mysterious coating failure is causing 1,200 square feet of gold—a new, half-million-dollar paint job—to crack and peel on a massive historical monument in New York City’s Central Park.


Plans for Commercial Lead Rule Return

After a hiatus of nearly two years, federal regulators are taking a baby step toward a new rule for controlling lead-paint hazards in commercial and public buildings.


EPA Unveils Next Round on Lead Rule

It’s time for U.S. contractors on public and commercial projects to gear up for the next round of proposed lead-safe rules at those worksites.


Building Buzz as New Show Opens

CINCINNATI—Anticipating new markets, new technologies, new customers and new members, the building community’s best and brightest gathered Tuesday in Cincinnati, OH, to kick off the premiere...


Ballpark Dons a Retro Birthday Look

Cubbie Blue (bled by millions of Chicagoans worldwide) has gone green in honor of Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday.


NY Library Scraps $300M Redesign

A controversial multimillion-dollar plan to redesign the interior of the iconic New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue has been shelved.


Architect’s Dream Home in Legal Limbo

A new modern residence nestled among Victorian-era homes and 20th-century bungalows in Raleigh, NC, has sparked an architectural brouhaha that may end with a leveling.


Locking In a New Life for Old Prison

If you have a plan for redeveloping a gigantic, century-old, asbestos- and lead-laden, security-sensitive, historic prison—but not as a prison, or casino, or chemical plant—the U.S. Navy is ...


A Tough Cell: Navy Seeks Prison Rehab

After a unanimous chorus of “thanks but no thanks” from other federal agencies, the U.S. Navy is again shopping a redevelopment opportunity for a century-old prison to the private sector.


GSA Deal: Deeds, Not Dollars, for Work

Trying to purge its books of white-elephant properties, the federal government has hatched a novel offer for construction contractors: provide redevelopment services in exchange for titles t...


Hospital Cleanup Draws $2.3M Fine

Federal authorities have shut down and fined an intensive cleanup project at an old psychiatric hospital complex in New York, following complaints about dangerous lead and asbestos practices...


‘Mysterious’ Developer Fined $2.3M

Abandoned a generation earlier, the 80 crumbling brick buildings of the old Harlem Valley Psychiatric Hospital needed to be cleaned up—and fast—for potential investors.


Lead, Fall Hazards Beset Museum Project

Two Ohio contractors are facing multiple serious health and safety citations for lead-based paint and fall hazards on a historic restoration project at a museum complex.


Historic Army Project Enlists Painters

The largest U.S. Army museum in the world is recruiting volunteers for painting and blasting work on historic armored vehicles.


Bidders to Belly Up to Tavern Project

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources is seeking bids to prep and paint an 18th-century tavern in Halifax, NC.


Model Project Captures Worn Buildings

Shiny new buildings may be easier on the eyes than decrepit structures. But for one artist, it's the forgotten buildings that inspire creativity and elicit emotion.


Eyeing New Aid, GSA Drafts Wish List

Critical safety updates in North St. Louis, modernization in Detroit, upgrades to border infrastructure, and renovation of a federal agency landmark will all be on the to-do list if the U.S....


‘Energy Bunker’ Rises from Nazi Roots

Combining a dark page from Germany’s past with the energy of the future, a German developer has transformed a World War II air-raid bunker into a cutting-edge energy facility.


Powerful 2nd Act for Nazi Bunker

Seventy years after its service to Germany's Third Reich, an air-raid bunker in Hamburg has morphed into an energy plant serving thousands of homes.


Old Hands, New Materials Star at Show

Secrets of successful paint removal on historic structures and coatings technology that has garage "man caves" booming kicked off a full slate of popular architectural/commercial sessions Tu...


Free eBook Covers Historic Renovation

Renovating buildings that have survived generations is no easy task, especially when it comes to coatings, but a free new compilation of expert advice can help teams tackling these projects.


Historic Home Painting Up for Bid

Bids are being sought to repaint a 154-year-old antebellum home in Tallahassee, FL.


Old Courthouses Raise New Concern

Like old soldiers, old courthouses never die. Unfortunately, they don't fade away, either. Typically, they sit, crumbling and useless, for a year or more while someone determines what to do ...


Feds: Lead Risk for Painters Persists

Lead exposure on the job remains a significant health threat in painting and blasting, despite decades of improvement among other occupations and the general public, a new federal study repo...


Developer Sues Architect for Overruns

Who should be on the hook when a redevelopment project runs wildly over budget projections?


CDC Finds High Lead Levels in Painters

Lead is not dead as a threat to painters, and occupational exposures are still putting that profession at elevated risk, despite decades of improvement elsewhere, a new federal study reports...


Road Crew Finds 10K-Year-Old House

Construction crews widening a highway in Israel stumbled across what could be some of the earliest examples of urban planning: a 10,000-year-old home and a 6,000-year-old temple.


Bidding on Track for Depot Project

Reconstruction of a century-old train depot in Virginia has left the station, as the structure's keepers have issued a request for bids to restore the building.


10,000-Year-Old House Discovered

A routine dig on Israel's Highway 38 became anything but when crews happened upon two staggering architectural finds: a 10,000-year-old home and a 6,000-year-old temple.


Buddhist Temple Gets Golden Makeover

Armed guards are standing watch over a glittering coating project in the town of Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India.


Bids Invited for Observatory Project

The University of Mississippi is inviting bids for painting an historic observatory building that was used as a hospital during the Civil War.


Group Rips Care of Veterans’ Facilities

Hundreds of historic care facilities, chapels and homes built for America's veterans are at risk of demolition due to neglect by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a new report charges...


Pipeline Crew Unearths Dinosaur Fossil

A construction worker clearing the way for a Canadian pipeline made a rare discovery—a massive dinosaur fossil—when he accidentally cut into it with a backhoe.


EPA Fines MO Remodeler in Lead Case

A Missouri contractor has agreed to pay $30,000 to resolve allegations that it violated federal lead-safety regulations in restoring a 19th-century home.


Bids Invited for 1877 School Project

The Kansas State Historical Society is seeking contractors to restore a 136-year-old one-room school house in Topeka.


Report Warns of L.A. Building Collapses

From factories to residential high-rises, more than 1,000 older concrete buildings across the Los Angeles skyline are in danger of collapse should a major earthquake hit the area, according ...


Painting Bids Sought for Historic Manor

The City of Bowie, MD, is inviting bids for interior and exterior repainting of the historic Belair Mansion, an 18th-century plantation home that was used as a residence for 250 years.


New Mission: Saving Ruins from Ruin

Concerned about inappropriate restoration at one of the world’s historic treasures, a group of scientists plans to spend the next 10 years preventing the Pompeii World Heritage Site from “fa...


Bids Invited for Bell Tower Paint Job

The City of Norwalk, CT, is seeking contractors to paint and restore the bell tower structure on the Town House building in Mill Hill Historic Park.


MA Contractor Cited for Sub’s Lapses

A Massachusetts contractor faces a $28,125 federal fine for alleged lead hazards created by a window subcontractor on a historic renovation project in Maine.


Bids Invited for Plantation Painting

Chesterfield County, VA, is looking for contractors to perform exterior painting and repairs to Castlewood, a historic Virginia plantation home with a rare architectural design.


Workers Discover Gold Rush-Era Boat

Construction workers have struck gold in California, discovering an intact boat that dates to the mid-19th century.


Roll Call: PA Schoolhouse Needs Paint

A project to paint and repair a historic school building that was once part of one of the country’s earliest religious communities is up for bid in Ephrata, PA.


Medieval Manor Mysteriously Emerges

What began as a routine excavation for a housing development has swelled into a full-blown encounter with unknown medieval wealth, power and mystery.


Crew Uncovers 30 Ancient Graves

Human remains, possibly up to 2,000 years old, were discovered by construction crews in eastern Mexico.


Historic Depot Project Out to Bid

A project to renovate the interior of a historic railroad station in Gaithersburg, MD, is currently out to bid.


Bids Sought for Town Hall Facelift

Town officials in Boxborough, MA, are seeking bids for lead remediation and painting of the century-old Town Hall.


17 Perish in Indian Hotel Collapse

At least 17 people have been killed after a three-story hotel collapsed early Monday (July 8) in southern India—the latest in a string of deadly collapses in the region.


Graffiti Defaces 4,000-Year-Old Marker

UK preservationists and paint specialists are working to remove graffiti newly spray-painted on a Bronze Age-era national archaeological site in Wales.


Bids Sought to Paint 1880s GA Home

A project to paint a historic Victorian farmhouse located on a 46-acre nature preserve is up for bid in North Fulton County, GA.


Saving, and Losing, U.S. Historic Places

There was good news and bad news this month for America’s historic treasures: While many received word of an influx in preservation and restoration funding, others were put on life support.


Bidding Opens for Historic Lock Work

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking bids to rehabilitate the historic Flight of Five Locks 67-71 on the Erie Canal in Lockport, NY.


Historic Beach House Up for Repaint

A project to repair and paint a turn-of-the-century cottage at Eastern Point Beach, CT, is out to bid.


Painting Bids Open for Poet’s Home

The one-time home of one of America’s most acclaimed poets is in need of a fresh coat of paint.


At 81, Sydney Bridge Preps for Facelift

Q: How many painters does it take to paint a coat hanger? A: 50, when the hanger in question is the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.


Temple’s Tourist Tag Stirs Outcry

Teen graffiti scrawled on a 3,500-year-old tablet at Egypt’s Temple of Luxor has triggered public outrage.


Construction Crew Ruins Ruins

After surviving 2,300 years of civilization, a Mayan pyramid that majestically crowned a 100-foot-tall mound in Central America has been destroyed by a construction crew in need of road fill...


Bids Invited for Covered Bridge Rehab

Pennsylvania is seeking contractors for coating and rehabilitation work on historic Schlicher's Covered Bridge, which spans Jordan Creek in the midst of a county-owned game preserve.


Work Crew Destroys Ancient Pyramid

One of the oldest Mayan pyramids has been destroyed by construction crews digging for crushed rock to build a road in Belize.


Historic NH Homestead Needs Repaint

A project to paint the exterior surfaces of a historic New Hampshire homestead built on the state’s first mainland settlement is up for bid.


Bids Invited for Library Paint Job

A project to paint interior and exterior surfaces at the oldest public library west of the Mississippi River is up for bid.


Push to Save Green Building Mandates

The energy efficiency of more than 400,000 U.S. buildings is at stake in a new Senate bill that critics are threatening to derail, hundreds of building industry firms are warning Congress.


Historic NJ Bridge Rehab Awarded

The Great Falls Bridge, a historic span that once appeared in the TV show The Sopranos, will undergo rehabilitation by Anka Painting of Palisades Park, NJ.


Music Museum Tunes into Painting Bids

The Delta Music Museum is warming up for a fast, thorough facelift inside and out, and bids are being invited for the work.


$17.5M Ship Museum Work Awarded

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has awarded a $17.5 million contract to Taylor Brothers Marine Construction Co., of Wilmington, NC, for upkeep of the Battleship USS Texas.


Iconic Cathedral Targeted by Vandalism

Many college students want to leave their mark on their universities; however, one spray-paint-wielding student’s mark at the University of Pittsburgh may yield him a felony record.


Navy Artifacts Set for Makeover

Historic weaponry on display at a major Navy facility in Virginia is due for a facelift, under a painting and cleaning contract now up for bids.


Bids Invited to Paint Historic Weapons

The U.S. Navy is seeking bids for the cleaning and painting of historic weaponry at the 95-year-old Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren, VA.


Fate Uncertain: Gehry’s Design for Ike

Five years and tens of millions of dollars into the process, a controversial memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower may be headed back to the drawing board, sunk by an "unworkable" desig...


Corrosion Closes Oldest Vehicle Bridge

A snapped cable has forced the closure of the oldest vehicular suspension bridge still in use in the United States, West Virginia transportation officials said this week.


Razing Begins at Iconic Gettysburg Site

Workers have commenced demolition of the Cyclorama building at Gettysburg National Military Park, concluding a controversial drama that dates to 1999.


Alameda Seeks Takers for Historic Crane

Still scraping for Valentine's Day ideas? Here's an opportunity to gift your love with something historic.


Boston Seeks Bids for Tower Restoration

The City of Boston is seeking bids until Feb. 7 for the restoration of the Fort Hill Tower, a historic standpipe, located in the Roxbury neighborhood.


Structure Awards Show Coating's Best

SAN ANTONIO—The daring, the durable, the difficult, and the dazzling took center stage Monday at SSPC 2013, as the coatings society opened its annual show with the Seventh Annual Structure A...


Curtain Wall Project Earns Accolades

SAN ANTONIO—A 12-year restoration project of one of the most historic places on the West Coast—and the second building in the U.S. to feature a glass curtain wall—took top honors Monday (Jan...


 
 
   

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