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Construction

The Green Shift

Building Solidarity

Workers across the building trades talk about what it takes to construct a just transition to a sustainable economy.

Watch This Space

Over two decades of twists and turns and promises unmet, one journalist has been keeping a close eye on the saga of Atlantic Yards.

A Bigger Picture

Piecing together land use laws from coast to coast, the National Zoning Atlas illustrates the need for reform.

Building Out of a Tight Spot

An architect faces New York City's housing crisis and climate crisis, one building at a time.

A Wall Made of Bricks

Geologic processes, local histories, and centuries of labor converge on a project suggesting new possibilities of reuse.

Whereabouts

9-26924

Wite-Out never really works as intended.

Whereabouts

5-100346

This building is fast.

People Movers

A Safe Space

Immigrant day laborers, construction workers and domestic workers experience hazardous conditions in the best of times. Worker's Justice Project and its worker centers are building a culture of safety and solidarity.

Pass the Leftovers!

The largest controlled building demolition in history, currently underway in Midtown Manhattan, puts front and center the ethical and environmental consequences of architecture’s disposable values. Could today's detritus be the building blocks of the future?

Digital Frictions

Unruly Bits

New digital technologies promise to fix common bugs and glitches in construction. But as the story of the world’s second-tallest modular tower reveals, the labor, politics, and material complexity of building don’t always follow rules of computation.