Look no further than Paris' Promenade plantée, which was completed in 1993, to see where the trend of converting obsolete railways into beautiful urban green spaces originated. The real urban renewal linear park boom, however, happened in this century.
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In celebration of Crypton's 25th anniversary and their foundational partnership with Designtex, the two innovators have teamed up once again to introduce a special collection that pays homage to art, design, technology, performance and two pioneering leaders in the contract textile industry.
Oregon’s Public Service Building, built in 1928, was designed by renowned West Coast architect A.E. Doyle. The building was once the home of Portland’s main power station and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was recently renovated by ESI Design (New York) for the building’s owner, real estate investment firm Beacon Capital.
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