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YLG Mobile Workshop: Reclaiming the Waterfront Part II – Redeveloping Pier A

MARCH 20, 2012 Reported by Christopher Turner, ULI New York Young Leaders Group YLG New York concluded the second part of its Reclaiming the Waterfront series with a site visit and Q&A at Battery Park City’s Pier A. The evening’s moderator, Stephanie Jennings, Assistant Vice President for Economic Development at Alliance for Downtown New York, gave a brief introduction to the project before leading the sold-out audience off to be fitted for site safety gear. As we entered the historic Pier A structure, located at the southern tip of Manhattan, the sun was setting behind the famous World War I memorial clock … Read More

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YLG New York: Building Better – Green Housing Standards

OCTOBER 19, 2011 Reported by Christopher Turner, ULI New York Young Leaders Group On 19th October 2011, the ULI Young Leaders Group presented a panel of leading players in the arena of Green Housing Standards to offer their views of how new housing is becoming greener. The event was billed as a discussion about “the changing landscape for green technology in multifamily buildings”. The event was hosted by Skanska USA, the construction services firm, at their offices in the Empire State Building on 5th Avenue, New York, a building which … Read More

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