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  • Life in a round house can thwart damaging hurricane winds

    Some homeowners fearful of high hurricane winds damaging their residences believe they have found a solution. They have opted to build circular-style homes manufactured by Deltec in Asheville, N.C. Although Deltec's homes are often described as...
  • ADM exec buys $2.62 million Lincoln Park condo

    ADM exec buys $2.62 million Lincoln Park condo
    D. Cameron Findlay, ADM's recently hired senior vice president and general counsel, last month paid $2.62 million for a 21st-floor condo in a new tower in Chicago's Lincoln Park community. Findlay closed on the unit in early September, before Archer...
  • Crushed concrete to keep new airport runway safe

    Crushed concrete to keep new airport runway safe
    Keeping airliners safe on the new south runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport might seem a tall order, almost as tall as the runway itself. Rising almost six stories above the ground, its east end culminates in a straight drop down....
  • Officials probe why airport beams toppled

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport officials are investigating whether a design flaw or procedural error was at play after five enormous concrete runway support beams crashed three stories to the ground on Saturday. Assistant airport...
  • In streets of Brazil, the soul of soccer is a long way from World Cup

    In streets of Brazil, the soul of soccer is a long way from World Cup
    Yuri Peterson has the speed and elusiveness of a top striker and the vision and touch of a playmaking midfielder. But what really marks the tiny 11-year-old as a soccer player are his feet. The skin on the sides of his big toes has been rubbed away by...
  • A dozen South Florida restaurants cited by state inspectors

    A dozen South Florida restaurants cited by state inspectors
    Critical violations of state sanitation and safety laws recently observed by inspectors at 12 South Florida restaurants prompted the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation to cite the owners and briefly suspend operations. Antojitos...
  • Giant gator sculpture to float down New River this year, bigger than ever

    Giant gator sculpture to float down New River this year, bigger than ever
    A giant 40-ton alligator head that turned many heads as it floated along the New River last year on its way to Art Basel has grown a spine. Hollywood-based artist and wildlife photographer Lloyd Goradesky is bringing back his floating Gator In the Bay...
  • L.A. officials want more study on old concrete buildings

    L.A. officials want more study on old concrete buildings
    Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks submitted separate motions Tuesday calling on the city to review and conduct reports on the earthquake safety of the city’s older concrete buildings. The motions follow a Times report on concrete...
  • LaBonge, Parks call for seismic study of concrete buildings

    LaBonge, Parks call for seismic study of concrete buildings
    Council members Tom LaBonge and Bernard Parks submitted separate motions Tuesday calling on the city to review and make reports on the earthquake safety of the city's older concrete buildings. The motions follow a Times report on concrete buildings that...
  • Thousands of lives at risk and L.A.'s quake retrofit law isn't helping

    Thousands of lives at risk and L.A.'s quake retrofit law isn't helping
    When investor Izek Shomof and his family bought the faded Hayward Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, it was home to hundreds of low-income residents, many living alone in single-room units. He decided to keep the building as a residential hotel, so the city...
  • Modern waterfront estate near Ocean City up for auction

    Modern waterfront estate near Ocean City up for auction
    A custom-designed home in West Ocean City, listed for $4.9 million, is the most recent Maryland waterfront property to be offered for sale through Auction.com. The estate at 12933 Old Bridge Road is a modern masterpiece of glass, concrete and steel on...