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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Work of art or just a lot of work? Repairs, budget cuts plague Broward's Main Library

    Since Hurricane Wilma struck eight years ago, the majestic, eight-story library downtown has been poked and prodded like a long-term hospital patient. Scaffolding stood in the way of its acclaimed architecture. Plastic tarps and yellow construction...
  • 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....
  • Florida's Marineland celebrates its past while moving forward

    Florida's Marineland celebrates its past while moving forward
    MARINELAND, Fla. - Her eyes are cloudy now, a blueish-gray haze blocking out some of the sunlight that glints off the water in her habitat. She doesn't always move as nimbly as the dozen other dolphins sharing her space, either. But that's OK, because...
  • Orange settles suits with payment to Hodges Brothers Roofing

    Orange settles suits with payment to Hodges Brothers Roofing
    The Orange County School Board has agreed to pay more than $375,000 to settle two lawsuits with a former roofing contractor. The settlement with Curtis Hodges, president of Hodges Brothers Roofing in Orlando, will initially cost the district $425,000,...
  • North Carolina team's solar house: surprise in the concrete walls

    For Solar Decathlon 2013, we put a virtual microphone in front of some teams and let the competitors explain their home design, in their own words. First up: the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, which like the 19 other teams in the Department of...
  • Glendale City Council expected to approve 100th historic property

    Glendale City Council expected to approve 100th historic property
    It looked other-worldly, three-stories high and offering 55,000 square feet of floor space, floating above four triangular posts at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and East Broadway. “It was kind of like a spaceship. It just hovered there,”...