October 31, 2008
  New York Jets Fly with New Training Facility
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) has designed the new 200,000-square-foot training facility and corporate headquarters for the New York Jets, located in Florham Park, N.J. Open in September, the Jets facility is the largest training facility in the National Football League.

Meltzer/Mandl Architects Take On the Brooklyn Brownstone, Now in Glass and Metal
The condo boom hits Bed-Stuy
Meltzer/Mandl’s condos in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, appropriate the local neighborhood’s scale while using a set of materials that is all their own. Its streetfront façade is articulated with subtle glass cantilevers in a way that provides street wall relief.

Mercy Health System Completes Phase One of New Medical Campus
In September, Portland-based Mercy Health System of Maine opened last month its new $49.5 million, 151,000-square-foot brick five-story hospital, phase one of its two-phase master plan by Philadelphia-based Francis Cauffman Architects’s to relocate to a 42-acre waterfront site and former industrial site overlooking the Fore River at the south end of Portland. The site of the hospital expansion incorporates the soothing natural sight of wetlands to maximize a healing environment. The new campus will serve as a new city landmark and Portland gateway.

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