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July 30, 2016

Plan Unveiled for a Entirely Redesigned LaGuardia Airport in New York City

The airport will be transformed into a single, structurally unified main terminal with expanded transportation access, significantly increased taxiway space and best-in-class passenger amenities.

Construction on the first half will begin upon final approval from the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. That approval is expected in the first part of 2016; the majority of this first half of the project is expected to open to passengers in 2019, with full completion scheduled for approximately 18 months later. The second half of the new unified [...]

 
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June 26, 2016

Toronto’s CN Tower Turns 40 Today!

One of Toronto’s great destinations, the CN Tower is a national icon, engineering wonder and a Toronto must-see.  The 1,815 foot structure is an award-winning dining and entertainment destination.  Spectacular views include world-famous Glass Floor, SkyPod and glass fronted elevators with glass floor panels. Three restaurants include the award-winning 360 Restaurant.

The CN Tower was originally constructed by the Canadian National Railway in the early 1970s at the cost of $63 million and officially opened on June 26, 1976.  Built on former railway lands, upon completion, [...]

 
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October 16, 2015

Go Behind the Scenes in Chicago and New York City this weekend

Get a taste of Chicago and New York City from locations not normally open to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18.  

Get a glimpse of NYC’s rarely seen spaces—from boardrooms to bedrooms, crypts to clubs, factories to firehouses, lighthouses to lookouts, monuments to mansions, skyscrapers to substations—with Open House New York, an event that will satisfy anyone’s inner snoop. Past tour spots have included the Four Seasons (the Phillip Johnson–designed restaurant, not the hotel), the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, the New York Academy of Medicine [...]

 
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October 10, 2015

Solar Decathlon Comes To Southern California

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002 and the competition has occurred biennially since then.  This year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon will take place October 8–18, 2015, at the [...]

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