Why the Prices of Houses in Historic Districts are Higher Than Most

Why the Prices of Houses in Historic Districts are Higher Than Most

The New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) published a study detailing how the designation of historic districts in the city has affected home prices. The IBO found that prices for homes in historic districts have been consistently higher than those outside historic districts. In the report's introduction, the IBO evaluates the relationship between historic districts and the correlation of higher...

How Having a Green Roof Can Reduce the Effect of Heat Islands

How Having a Green Roof Can Reduce the Effect of Heat Islands

Changes in temperatures can be driven by the development of roads, infrastructure, and large buildings in a small area. Did you know that a “heat island” can be formed by replacing natural vegetation with concrete and urban structures, making a metropolitan area warmer than its surrounding areas? These elevated temperatures during warmer seasons create an increased demand for cooling solutions...

Architect Jean Novel is Presented with the Visionary Urban Integration Award for the Design of 53W53

Architect Jean Novel is Presented with the Visionary Urban Integration Award for the Design of 53W53

One of the most adventurous additions to the New York City skyline is the innovative design of 53W53 by Pritzker Prize winner Architect Jean Nouvel. At a height of 1,050 feet and developed in step with the Museum of Modern Art’s 65,000 sq. ft. expansion, New York City now has a new, bold yet graceful exclamation point. 53W53 is a super...

The Economics of Saving Old Windows

The Economics of Saving Old Windows

A common mistake when performing repairs on historic properties has been to replace the original windows with modern windows. Because of this, it is rare to find properties that still have their original windows. When someone goes to purchase a property and they see that the windows are replaced, it takes away from the beauty and character of the historic...