With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable. But the American Copper Buildings going up on the East River -- a complex of two towers with 764 apartments, panoramic views and a huge entrance hall with a doorman -- is different. Planned just after deadly Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York in October 2012 -- sounding another alarm about the mounting effects of climate change -- it was designed with new threats in mind, reflecting how the real estate world is evolving to account for global warming, in contrast to President Donald Trump's moves to roll back environmental protection. The huge storm killed more than 40 people in New York, paralyzing the U.S. financial capital for days. JDS, the company developing the American Copper Buildings, bought the land for the project around the same time. "The whole thing was a lake, we could have toured the site in a canoe," said Simon Koster, a principal at … [Read more...] about New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change
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Google agreed to pay a $7 million fine in the United States on Tuesday for stealthily collecting data from private Wi-Fi hotspots in a mapping service slip that irked an array of countries. In a legal settlement with attorneys general in 38 states, the Internet giant also agreed to ramp up employee training about data privacy and back a nationwide campaign to teach people about securing wireless networks. Word that vehicles snapping panoramic photos in neighbourhoods for Street View images in Google's online maps were grabbing data from unsecured hotspots triggered investigations in at least a dozen countries, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). At least nine countries have found Google violated local laws, said EPIC. In the settlement announced on Tuesday, Google again promised that email, passwords, web histories and other data captured by Street View vehicles in the United States between 2008 and 2010 will be destroyed. "This settlement addresses … [Read more...] about Google fined for Street View data collection
VietNamNet Bridge – A hot debate continues about the decision to move the headquarters of the stock exchange from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. The HCMC Stock Exchange. Ho Chi Minh City is the center of economy and finance of the country. Infrastructure, investors and financial institutions are largely located in the city. Many experts and investors questioned the move after they learned that the Ministry of Finance had submitted to the PM a proposal to merge Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE) and Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) as one, based in Hanoi with the name “Vietnam Stock Exchanges”. The "cradle" of the VN stock market In the eyes of many investors and financial world, Ho Chi Minh City is the "cradle" of the stock market. When you say "the Wall Street of Vietnam", domestic and foreign investors will immediately think of the busy area on Nguyen Cong Tru Street (District 1) and the adjacent streets. The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange is a modern building, … [Read more...] about Why will ‘Wall Street’ be moved from HCM City to Hanoi?
Chuck Palazzo was 18 when he took his first trip outside New York City. He went to Da Nang, Vietnam, courtesy of the U.S. Marines. “You had mortar rounds going off in the mountains and you were surfing off China Beach,” he said. “It was ‘Apocalypse Now!’” Forty-five years later, Palazzo is back, this time as a tech entrepreneur contributing to the planned construction of one of Southeast Asia’s most modern cities. The roar of F-4 Phantom jets has become the rumble of bulldozers, the rattle of Huey helicopter rotors has been replaced with spinning casino slot machines; instead of bullets, golf balls whizz down world-class fairways. “It is ambitious,” said Palazzo, who lives 10 blocks from China Beach, now called East Sea Beach. “They are welcoming of foreigners. In terms of process and getting things done, Da Nang is by far much more friendly to businesses than Ho Chi Minh City,” the country’s commercial center, … [Read more...] about Surf, sand and software turn Da Nang into Vietnam’s ‘IT’ city
Trinh Cong Son Music night “Vẫn có em bên đời” Sun 29 Nov 2015, 8 pm Yabai Teabar No 1 Luong Yen Str, Hanoi You are invited to Trinh Cong Son music night “Vẫn có em bên đời” (Stay with me always) with the participation of singer Ha Anh and guests. The special concert will feature famous love songs written by Trinh Cong Son. Free entry. Hotline for booking table: 09 77 90 69 90 Artist Talk with Mat Logan Sun 29 Nov 2015, 2 pm Manzi Art Space 14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi Manzi is pleased to host an artist talk with Mat Logan (b. 1990, Nelson, New Zealand) After graduating from the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts in 2012 majoring in sculpture, Mat has exhibited in a variety of public and artist-run art spaces. He was an artist-in-residence at the Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan, in 2013. Mat uses found and altered objects to describe facets of the cultures and places he encounters. Often using a small … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER 15-30 (DAILY UPDATE)