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StoryCorps 406: The Bridge

Friday, December 19, 2014

Writer Gay Talese interviews Bob Walsh, one of the ironworkers who built the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the country.

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WNYC News

Late, Overbudget and Awe-Inspiring: Downtown Transit Hub Takes Shape

Monday, November 24, 2014

The final steel element is added to the downtown PATH hub, now under construction.

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WNYC News

Construction Trade Group Sues Jersey City

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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A construction trade and advocacy group says Jersey City's policy of using unionized contractors discriminates against non-union builders.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Go Ahead, Peep Into That Construction Site (With Your Photos!)

Friday, May 09, 2014

Thanks to a new law, all construction sites must now have a "viewing panel" that lets you peek in and see what's going on. We explain the law, and round up our favorite photos you took through that little diamond-shaped peephole.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Case for Dismantling the Scaffold Laws

Monday, April 28, 2014

In a recent column, Bill Hammond, NY Daily News Columnist, argues that New York's Scaffold Law - which holds building owners liable for construction injuries - is holding back development. He discusses the laws, and other news out of Albany.

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Freakonomics Radio

Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

In most countries, houses get more valuable over time. In Japan, a new buyer will often bulldoze the home. We'll tell you why.

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WNYC News

When Glass Houses Become Hothouses

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Many people like floor to ceiling windows, but they could make your apartment a heat trap in a blackout.

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WNYC News

Will the Super Bowl Allow New Jersey to Recoup Money Spent on MetLife Stadium?

Friday, November 29, 2013

The New York Giants and the New York Jets are reaping the benefits of MetLife Stadium, but at what cost to the taxpayers of New Jersey?

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Transportation Nation

Troubled Silver Spring Transit Center Could Open Next Year

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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The Silver Spring Transit Center, years behind schedule and about $15 million over budget, finally may be ready to open to the public next year after additional repair work, Montgomery County, Md. officials announced on Tuesday.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: What It Takes to Build D.C.'s First Streetcar in 50 Years

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WAMU

The H Street/Benning Road corridor is undergoing a permanent—and highly anticipated—transformation.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Washington's Yet-to-be Opened Silver Line

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

WAMU

In a western suburb of the nation's capital, reinforced concrete pillars are rising high above Virginia's traffic-clogged highways. They represent five years of nearly completed construction work on one of the nation's largest transit projects.

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Transportation Nation

Sharing Is Hard: Church Trumps Cyclists On D.C. Bike Path

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WAMU

A controversy over the design of a protected cycle track in the heart of Washington, D.C. is forcing District transportation planners to balance competing interests in the use of public streets.

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Transportation Nation

Maryland Seeks Private Operator for Purple Line

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

WAMU

Maryland will pursue a private firm to design, construct, finance, operate, and maintain the $2.2 billion Purple Line light rail system planned for D.C.’s northern suburbs, says Governor Martin O’Malley.

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Transportation Nation

Discord Plagues Maryland's Flawed Silver Spring Transit Center

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WAMU

First it was cracked concrete, now it's a fiscal rift hindering the future of the Silver Spring Transit Center in Maryland. Montgomery County Officials and Metro leadership appear no closer to solving key problems plaguing a facility already years behind schedule and millions over budget.

 


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Transportation Nation

Developers, Environmentalists Battle Over New Highway in D.C. Suburbs

Sunday, July 07, 2013

WAMU

As the McDonnell administration’s plan to build a major north-south highway in Northern Virginia has morphed into the most contentious transportation issue in the region, its opponents – who disparagingly label the proposed road an “outer beltway” – have leveled the charge that the Bi-County Parkway is being rammed through the approval process by and for the benefit of real estate developers.

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WNYC News

Construction Boom in NYC, Again

Monday, June 24, 2013

Expect to see more construction cranes in the New York City skyline.

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Transportation Nation

How Roads Are (Un)Made: The Unraveling of a Deal to Build an "Outer Beltway" in D.C. Suburbs

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WAMU

Building a grand new road in a crowded metropolitan area requires as much diplomatic acumen as engineering ingenuity. So a plan to add a so-called outer beltway in the Washington, D.C. area could unravel over opposition to the closing of different, smaller local road. It may sound confusing, but this is how roads are built. 

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Transportation Nation

Smoother Sailing Coming to Washington's Best-Traveled Bike Lane

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WAMU

The busiest bike lane in the District of Columbia will be repaved this summer.

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Transportation Nation

D.C.'s Outer Beltway Plan Draws Ferocious Opposition, as Business Leaders Cry For More Lanes

Friday, May 31, 2013

WAMU

A plan to add roadways to the D.C. suburbs is drawing fierce opposition. The so called "outer beltway" project stole the show at a recent public meeting, hinting at the ferocity of resistance in store for the plan to build a 45-mile, north-south corridor in the western suburbs of Washington. 

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Transportation Nation

GOP Opposition to Virginia Highway Plan Continues to Grow

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WAMU

Another Virginia congressman is adding his voice to Republicans questioning the McDonnell’s administration’s plan to construct a major north-south highway in Northern Virginia, a parkway running west of Dulles International Airport and Manassas Battlefield that critics call an “outer beltway.”

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