Daily Archives: February 11, 2010

Southern cycleways go to feasibility stage

### ODT Online Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Southern cycle trails selected
Three southern cycle tracks are among the 13 nationally which are a step closer to being part of a national cycleway. The Wakatipu Trail (Queenstown); Roxburgh Gorge Trail (Central Otago); Clutha Gold Trail (Otago) were selected from 54 contenders to proceed to the feasibility study stage. NZPA
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Stadium construction on track

### ODT Online Thu, 11 Feb 2010
Columns for stadium due tomorrow
By Chris Morris
The first pieces of two giant steel columns, together weighing more than 100 tonnes, are on their way south to Dunedin’s new Forsyth Barr Stadium. The twin columns, each weighing 55 tonnes, are made of steel tubes, and are being fabricated and painted in sections by workers at Grayson Engineering in Manukau, Auckland.

The University of Otago was expected to begin the groundworks for its building – linking the University Plaza and stadium – in May, in time to be completed by August 2011.
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Note to DCC, via New Jersey

Not mentioning Prista here, that’s for later (soon).
Don’t you love this story – and developer Larry Bijou.

### nj.com February 02, 2010, 2:42PM
Hoboken Now
Garden Street Lofts wins gold award for going green
By Mark Maurer/The Jersey Journal
Back in 1919, the structure at 1425 Garden St, in Hoboken was a storage warehouse and factory for processing coconuts so as to be used for shredded toppings on Hostess snowball cupcakes. Plenty has changed. As of last year, the building was an environmentally friendly, mixed residential high-rise called Garden Street Lofts, with 30 luxury condominiums and a sedum ground-covered, grassy roof for carbon monoxide emissions.

Outside the building’s façade Tuesday morning, Garden Streets Lofts developer Larry Bijou was congratulated by officials from Hoboken, Hudson County and the state for his green construction. The U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit trade organisation that promotes sustainable buildings, recently designated the building of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certification. It’s the first mixed residential high-rise in New Jersey.

The building – which has also been recognised as a top green project by the Sustainable Building Industry Council – was reconstructed in 2009 in an effort to receive LEED silver certification based on a meticulous checklist of energy efficiency requirements.

“Saving our heritage buildings is important to preserving our culture in Hoboken.”
-Larry Bijou, Bijou Properties

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Thanks to Storm Cunningham (@rewealth) for the tweet alert on this item.

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