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The freight train of progress

It is well known that rail plays a key role in facilitating trade and industry growth, and is an efficient mover of people and freight. 1,220 more words

Maritime & Transport

Resurrecting formerly blighted parks & train tracks spurs economic development

Lessons learned from New York City’s High Line park

“The city had recouped construction costs within a year, as the corresponding uptick in property taxes in 2010 “surpassed the cost of constructing the park itself.” Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg also touted the success of the High Line in 2011, when he told a crowd that it had led to more than $2 billion in private investment, according to the Times.

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Commercial Real Estate

China by rail: Shanghai

The rail journey proper hasn’t even begun yet and I’ve already achieved something most of us once thought unlikely. After the flight from Hong Kong terminated at Shanghai’s Pudong airport, we caught the Maglev to its urban terminus at Longyang Road. 2,552 more words


Manston Parkway - Bad for North Thanet

Thanet Parkway: A stonking great car park with a train station attached, first intended for passengers of Manston Airport and now intended to serve a sprawling belt of overpriced commuter houses built on the best quality* agricultural land in the country. 779 more words

"The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train"*...

When General Electric debuted a new lower-emissions locomotive, the company commissioned Pulitzer Prize-winning aerial photographer Vincent Laforet to take some glamor shots. The results are industrial porn at its most artful. 99 more words