Jason Sayer

Editorial Associate, The Architect's Newspaper

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The Port Authority is in denial about its leaking Oculus

Seen staff mopping inside the World Trade Transportation Hub recently? No, they're not mopping up vomit from puking patrons sick at the sight of the Oculus' horrific detailing. No, no, they're mopping up puddles from leaks. In May, rain resulted in water drizzling down to elevators and balconies in both…
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New York City pension funds will no longer invest in private prisons

The pension system provided by New York City will no longer invest in private prisons, Controller Scott Stringer has announced. Before yesterday, the city's pension fund previously held $48 million in stocks and bonds of three private prison companies: GEO Group, CoreCivic, and Group 4 Securicor. However, the controller's office revealed…
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Macy’s floats idea of garden rooftop to entice visitors

The Macy's flagship store at Herald Square could be in line for a vegetated, dog- and customer-friendly rooftop addition to entice customers through its doors. The 2.2 million-square-foot location on 34th Street would see restaurants, seating, decking, trees, and other greenery added to the rooftop. “That store is getting more valuable…
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Samuel Bravo wins Harvard GSD’s 2017 Wheelwright Prize

Chilean architect Samuel Bravo has been named as the 2017 winner of the Wheelwright Prize by the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). He is the fifth awardee of the open international competition that supports research proposals with a travel grant being given to the winner. Bravo will take home…
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Billings continue to increase as construction season nears peak

Three is the magic number for the Architectural Billings Index, it seems, as April marks a hat-trick of consecutive positive scores. The three-month long positive streak will be welcome news, but not all within the industry will be surprised that April reported a positive score of 50.9 as the construction season…