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By Gloria Hayes Kremer and Gloria Hayes Kremer,Contributing Writer | April 5, 1992
New York is a great city if it ever gets finished," former mayor Ed Koch said in his own inimitable fashion.But that, of course, is one of the great charms of this hybrid city -- something new is always happening, being built, created and achieved.The latest, and possibly the boldest and most stunning effort, is Battery Park City, the new waterfront community at the southern tip of lower Manhattan. This enormous mixed-use development has changed the face of the Wall Street district. The 92-acre landfill, adjacent to the financial district, snugly hugs the Hudson River.
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 16, 2001
NEW YORK - Standing in a crowd with hundreds of other frustrated and weary residents of Battery Park City yesterday, Chris Haley described exactly where on the dresser she had put her silver-and-enamel ring, the one she has worn every day for 25 years. She has been waiting for days to get into her apartment building to fetch it, along with her sheet music and the fabric she uses in her costume-making business. "Fifteen minutes and I'll be happy," she said. "The suitcase is already open."
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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 16, 2001
NEW YORK - Standing in a crowd with hundreds of other frustrated and weary residents of Battery Park City yesterday, Chris Haley described exactly where on the dresser she had put her silver-and-enamel ring, the one she has worn every day for 25 years. She has been waiting for days to get into her apartment building to fetch it, along with her sheet music and the fabric she uses in her costume-making business. "Fifteen minutes and I'll be happy," she said. "The suitcase is already open."
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By Gloria Hayes Kremer and Gloria Hayes Kremer,Contributing Writer | April 5, 1992
New York is a great city if it ever gets finished," former mayor Ed Koch said in his own inimitable fashion.But that, of course, is one of the great charms of this hybrid city -- something new is always happening, being built, created and achieved.The latest, and possibly the boldest and most stunning effort, is Battery Park City, the new waterfront community at the southern tip of lower Manhattan. This enormous mixed-use development has changed the face of the Wall Street district. The 92-acre landfill, adjacent to the financial district, snugly hugs the Hudson River.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2011
— The look of joyous disbelief on Lisa Jones' face was similar to those worn by previous winners of Washington College's Sophie Kerr Prize. But everything else leading up to Tuesday's announcement — from the afternoon trip over the Brooklyn Bridge to the National Book Award winner pulling Jones' name from his blazer — was a departure from the past. Instead of receiving the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary prize before a crowd of cap-and-gowned college kids in Chestertown, Jones won it in the capital of the publishing world, with the Hudson River as a majestic backdrop.
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December 20, 1998
Toots Mansfield, 84, a seven-time world champion calf roper and a charter member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. He took up rodeo to make money during the Depression.Carlos Foster, 76, a cowboy who taught riding to city children and promoted the role of blacks in the development of the Old West, died in New York on Dec. 12 of heart failure.Robert Johnston, 85, an engineer known for designing foundations for some of New York City's most important buildings, died Dec. 4 at his home in Millbrook, N.Y. His excavation and foundation construction plans were used for the United Nations, the former Chase Manhattan bank headquarters and the 92-acre landfill that became Battery Park City.
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By Barbara Stewart and Barbara Stewart,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 5, 2000
NEW YORK - After more than two years of study, the federal government has given its approval for the construction of the Hudson River Park, clearing what is probably the last major hurdle in the plan to create a ribbon of parkland along five miles of the Manhattan riverfront from Battery Park City to West 59th Street. The recent approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allows construction to begin in the river itself, repairing the Civil War-era seawall and the 13 huge rotting piers that are the centerpiece of the plan.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 9, 1998
NEW YORK -- New Jersey officials are offering the New York Stock Exchange financial incentives and real estate in an attempt to persuade the world's biggest stock market to move )) out of New York, NYSE officials said yesterday."A team from New Jersey made a presentation that was very compelling and encouraging," said Robert Zito, a spokesman for the 206-year-old exchange.New Jersey officials made the pitch to the NYSE because it's outgrowing its lower Manhattan headquarters and may not be able to remain in the Wall Street area.
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By Edward Gunts | March 29, 1992
Whatever is in the details of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Janet Marie Smith probably helped put it there.As the Orioles' vice president for stadium planning and development -- one of the first women in the country to hold such a position -- the 34-year-old Mississippi native and avid baseball fan has served since January 1989 as the liaison among the ballclub, the Maryland Stadium Authority and the project architect, HOK Sports Facilities Group.Taking her lead from Orioles majority owner Eli Jacobs and president Larry Lucchino, Smith has been instrumental in many of the major and minor decisions that effect the ballpark's look and feel, from the use of steel trusses rather than concrete for the upper deck to development of an "intimacy index" for the seating to making sure the Orioles weather vanes atop the scoreboard are "ornithologically correct."
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By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,SUN ARCHITECTURE CRITIC | February 6, 2003
Baltimore's lone participant in the effort to rebuild Lower Manhattan is still in the running. Roland Park resident Janet Marie Smith is a member of one of the two design teams that were named finalists this week in the international competition held to produce a master plan to guide reconstruction of the 16-acre World Trade Center site destroyed by terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Smith is the vice president of planning and development for Baltimore's Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse and previously held the same title with the Baltimore Orioles.
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By Douglas Martin and Douglas Martin,New York Times News Service | July 18, 1999
NEW YORK -- The city is exploring more than a dozen development proposals for Governors Island, the defunct Coast Guard base in New York harbor that President Clinton promised to sell for a dollar if New York came up with a publicly beneficial use.Many of the proposals involve hotels and conference centers, and both New York University and Columbia University are interested in establishing conference centers there, Deputy Mayor Randy Levine said.The Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art have expressed preliminary interest in setting up satellites, he said, and Tivoli Gardens, the Copenhagen amusement park, has submitted plans for an old-fashioned amusement park.
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May 31, 2002
It's good that Baltimore has hired a top-flight architectural firm to prescribe Inner Harbor design guidelines for the next 20 years. But that's not nearly enough. After all, a precursor of the very same firm came up with a wonderful concept for Baltimore's Inner Harbor East in the 1980s. But even though that design won a prestigious award from the American Institute of Architects, it was later junked by then-Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke. As Cooper, Robertson & Partners -- famous for visionary master plans for New York's Battery Park City and Disney's new town of Celebration in Florida -- start working on Inner Harbor guidelines, the past should serve as a warning.
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