A Massive, $2 billion Neighborhood Designed by ODA is Revealed for Queens
The proposed Innovation QNS site encompasses five blocks bordered by 35th and 36 th Avenues and Northern Boulevard. From the renderings, it appears that the project will convert an unused, formerly industrial portion of the neighborhood into a mixed-use district with boxy, subdued stone-clad towers and integrate awning-covered outdoor gathering spaces.
Hirota Opens Micro-Convenience Stores in Shipping Containers in Brazil
A Brazilian supermarket chain with around 35 stores in São Paulo, is opening micro stores (of between 15 and 30 sq. m) in adapted shipping containers. They are being opened in common areas of residential condominiums and are aimed at supporting communities by enabling them to buy groceries on their doorstep during the Covid-19 pandemic.