This Week’s Recommended Reading

by CoyDavidson on March 7, 2014

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Five Articles to Read this Weekend

1 World Trade Center: TIME’s View From The Top Of NYC
After 12 years of anticipation, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere is ready for its close-up. How 10,000 workers lifted 104 floors, gave new life to an international symbol and created one spectacular view… Time.com

The Monuments of Tech
Big Internet companies love to talk about how they are “disrupting” one thing or another, but they still want what big companies have always wanted: workplaces that memorialize their products and values… NYTimes.com

Planning Healthcare Spaces For The Tech Takeover
The accommodation of technology in all its forms—whether it’s installing an 80,000-lb. magnet for a super-sophisticated MRI scanner, mapping out the infrastructure to support wireless communication initiatives, or building new data centers—is a constant challenge for healthcare facility owners… healthcare design

Workplace Innovation Today
Picture an office filled with people. But imagine that — unlike a traditional office, where all of those people work for the same company — some of them are freelance writers, graphic designers, programmers and app developers; others are teleworkers; still others are in the process of forming startup companies or working for very small firms… NAIOP

High Tech Leaves NYC Behind
Is New York City ready to contest in high-tech against Silicon Valley? Fuggedaboutit. Gotham is so far behind in every conceivable measurement — from engineering prowess to employment and venture funding — that even the idea is somewhat ludicrous… NewGeography

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