building boom

Minneapolis looks to build out of its housing crisis

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Almost anywhere you look in Minneapolis these days, new construction is pushing the city skyward, inexorably changing neighborhoods that, just a few years ago, were smaller, quieter and roomier.  Uptown.  Northeast.  Dinkytown.  All are building up. The building boom is needed to accommodate steady growth in population in the area: The Twin … Continue reading Minneapolis looks to build out of its housing crisis

SARANSK, Russia  | Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions

SARANSK, Russia  — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cristiano Ronaldo this month. Like many Saransk residents, Fayzullina was incredulous upon learning … Continue reading SARANSK, Russia  | Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions