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  • New York City Mulls Risk of Rising Seas

  • Watering Manhattan

    They’ve been an integral part of New York City’s skyline for more than a century: thousands of wooden water tanks, banded with steel and capped by conical plywood roofs, perched alone or in clusters on buildings throughout the borough.

  • Dynamic Descent

    Dean/Wolf Architects designs a folded stainless steel staircase for a Manhattan townhouse.

  • Yankees vs. Mets

    Bradford McKee takes a look at the two new stadiums built for New York's two major league baseball teams, and is surprised by the results.

  • Fixing Cracks in Engineered Flooring

    Q: Last spring, I installed floating engineered flooring over the original vinyl-covered concrete-slab floor of an old New York City apartment. Even though I followed the manufacturer's installation guidelines, the 8-inch-wide planks began to cup, and cracks measuring 1/32 to 1/16 inch opened up...

  • Installing a Wide Door In a Tall Brick Wall

    In this renovation, engineered steel braces support a solid brick wall from the outside without disturbing the interior.

  • Cool Cities Initiative

    In late June, Patterson, N.J., Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres joined representatives from Wrigley Park Development LLC, the Bank of New York, and Fannie Mae to announce the completion of the first home built under the Cool Cities urban revitalization initiative. This pilot project uses energy-efficient...

  • Toolbox: Cordless Rotary Hammers

    Cordless rotary hammers

  • Toolbox: A Versatile Tool for Extreme Demolition

    Extreme demolition tool, heavy-duty cutoff saw

  • Backfill: Carpentry Goes to the Dogs

    Builders in the doghouse