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The New American Copper Buildings Mesmerize Manhattan

New York is a city known for its skyscrapers, but few stand out like the American Copper Buildings. Standing tall in Murray Hill with breathtaking views of the East River, The American Copper Buildings are two copper clad towers interconnected by a sky bridge, 300...

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The New American Copper Buildings Mesmerize Manhattan

Copper is Revitalizing Brooklyn’s East River Waterfront

Dating all the way back to 1856, the Domino Sugar refinery complex was once a sprawling industrial campus alongside Brooklyn’s East River, producing more sugar than anywhere else in the world and 98 percent of all sugar consumed in the United States. Following a series...

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Copper is Revitalizing Brooklyn’s East River Waterfront

Behind the Wall or On It: Using Copper to Create Stunning Façades

Intricate mazes of pipes created by plumbers are usually tucked behind the walls. It’s often difficult to even know what type of material is used. However, at Local 130 the materials are being highlighted on the building’s façade. The United Association (UA)’s Local 130 Plumbers...

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Behind the Wall or On It: Using Copper to Create Stunning Façades

Historic Restoration and Contemporary Design Collide at Ryerson University

Adjacent to the main intersection of Ryerson University’s downtown campus, overlooking Devonian Pond, is the Heaslip House, which is home to the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. The retrofitted seven-story classroom and administration space is a mix of both historical restoration and contemporary...

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Historic Restoration and Contemporary Design Collide at Ryerson University

Urban Revitalization: Little Rock’s River Arts District

During the mid-1960s downtown Little Rock suffered the same fate as many other U.S. cities—businesses and employees fled the urban core and moved to the suburbs, leaving a downtown full of parking lots and shuttered businesses.  Fortunately, progressive city leaders developed and implemented a plan...

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Urban Revitalization: Little Rock’s River Arts District

Exploring “Portland’s Living Room”

Occupying an entire city block, Pioneer Square, centrally located in downtown Portland, Oregon, provides a nice place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the city.  In fact, it’s sometimes called “Portland’s Living Room”. The square gets its name from the 1879 Pioneer Court House,...

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Exploring “Portland’s Living Room”

Plastic Pollution: A Consequence of Lead Contamination

Installing lead service lines has been illegal since 1986, yet according to the American Water Works Association millions of previously installed lines are lurking underground potentially affecting hundreds of communities across North America. The only proven way to eliminate lead contamination in drinking water systems...

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Plastic Pollution: A Consequence of Lead Contamination

3 Reasons to Use Copper for Drinking Water Pipes

Two years after the Flint Water Crisis made international news, thousands of lead service lines are still buried underground across North America. Faced with two main material options to consider, plastic or copper, municipalities, utilities, developers and homeowners must weigh health implications, costs and environmental...

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3 Reasons to Use Copper for Drinking Water Pipes

Travels with Larry: Copper Steeples in “The Holy City”

  Situated squarely within the low country coastal areas of South Carolina, Charleston was one of the most important ports in Colonial America. The lack of elevation and the sandy soils lead to a community filled with relatively short structures, making church steeple lights visible...

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Travels with Larry: Copper Steeples in “The Holy City”

How to Reduce Bacteria in the Kitchen

Multitasking in the kitchen can quickly lead to the dispersion of bacteria – hands move from holding raw meat to touching sinks and cabinets without washing. In fact, according to a study conducted by NSF International, kitchen sinks contain the most germs in a home...

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How to Reduce Bacteria in the Kitchen


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