9/11 Museum Opening

9/11 Pavilion
9/11 Pavilion

Opening day of the 9/11 museum located in lower Manhattan was a somber opening, however the mesmerizing Pavillion of jagged glass-and-metal by Snøhetta welcomed the 7,000 first-day visitors. The architecture set a mood for reflection and honor. From the entry pavilion to the heavy security screening at the front of the museum, visitors finally meet the tridents of the Twin Towers, and the memorial beyond.

The 9/11 Museum grounds include the pavilion, a reflection pool and the below-grade museum, designed by Davis Brody Bond.

9/11 Museum Reflection Pool
9/11 Museum Reflection Pool
Enabling Automation in The Built Environment

Enabling Automation in the Built Environment The building and construction industry is primed for automation. The automatic manufacturing of the “stuff” of a building – the parts and pieces that …

The Construction Industry Has a Problem, and Women are Going to Solve It

  The 8-trillion dollar construction industry has a major problem. Simply put, we do not have enough people to meet construction demands worldwide. A recent study by Autodesk and the …

How VIATechnik is Promoting Mass Timber Construction with BIM

The world’s population is booming. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, urban areas will welcome 2.5 billion new residents by 2050. In addition to requiring …

Gehry’s CATIA in the Age of Computational Design

How On Earth Would You Build That? When the Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry designed Peix—the fish-shaped sculpture commissioned for Barcelona when it hosted the 1992 Olympics—his team had to …

Prefab and VDC are a match made in heaven

Why you should embrace prefab and VDC, and how it could save the industry’s future When it comes to using prefabrication technology in the industry, we’re facing the same issues …