| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:45 PM
When the city of Los Angeles established its "1% for the Arts" program more than two decades ago, the rationale was that commercial and municipal development takes a toll on the visual landscape of the city. To mitigate that, and to contribute to the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 6:50 PM
The healthier housing market and a slew of city towers going up are brightening job prospects for construction workers in California.
Employment in commercial and residential construction grew by 2,400 in March, according to Labor Department data...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Already blessed with the best weather in the world, Los Angeles moviegoers are also graced with the world's best movie theaters, specifically a new generation of uberplexes that combine state-of-the-art projection and sound with unparalleled comfort and...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Way back in 1960, Harford County's population was a little more than 76,000, which, presuming an average of four people per house, translates to about 19,000 homes.
When the building boom hit Harford County hard in the 1970s and especially the 1980s,...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:07 AM
WASHINGTON -- The weather was unusually bad in much of the country last month, so why was Friday's government jobs report surprisingly good?
The economy added 175,000 net new jobs in February, up from a revised 129,000 the previous month. The figure...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 AM
The big house is back.
The average square footage of a new house built last year set an all-time record, according to new figures out Monday from the Census Bureau.
After shrinking for a few years during the housing downturn, home size has surged in...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Geology and engineering experts hired by the developer of a proposed 16-story Hollywood development say there is no active earthquake fault under the property.
The report's conclusions challenge a draft map released by the California Geological Survey...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 11:58 AM
With housing projects taking off, Palm Beach County added 2,700 construction jobs in June, 10 percent more than the sme month last year, the Associated General Contractors reported this week.
Broward County added 4,200 construction jobs in June, a 13...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I feel compelled to question Director Michael Govan and others supporting the museum's ambitious construction plans. ("LACMA, Metro...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:46 PM
A police crackdown in the northeastern Brazil city of Recife has generated support for protesters occupying land in a historic area to try to stop a high-rise development project.
Many people, including rights activists, said police used excessive force...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:22 PM
The downtown Los Angeles building boom is spreading outward.
Construction has begun on a 648-unit apartment complex just west of the financial district, in yet another example of downtown's resurgence expanding beyond the neighborhood's traditional...