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Quoted in Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Steph Curry. (Washington Post, 9/23/2017)
That old-time whistle, by Paul Krugman. (The New York Times, 3/16/2014)
THE ROMANCE OF SAN FRANCISCOAs darkness falls and the moon rises and the lights are turned up, it is time for cocktails, dinner, and night life. With a flair for the bohemian, and an international reputation for fine food, San Francisco seems alive with romance.
While running Mr. Pereira’s company in the late 1960s, Mr. Wong oversaw the design of the Transamerica Pyramid, the striking 853-foot-tall building that pierces the sky in San Francisco.
Mr. Wong said that Jack Beckett, the chairman of Transamerica, gave him straightforward direction. “His first statement was, ‘I want to make sure that everybody in the financial world knows who we are,’ ” Mr. Wong recalled in a video made by Neil Healy, his son-in-law. The general public, he added, understood that the building was making a statement.
A live feed to view the work being done on the building is available on the city’s YouTube page. The city also has a page on its website, www.manitowoc.org/2051/Whats-Happening-at-Mirro, dedicated to information about the Mirro project.
When the Great Depression hit in 1929, there were about 3,400 employees at Aluminum Goods. But with sales down by more than 65 percent by 1931, the number of employees dropped to 2,500. With the worst of the Depression over by 1933, employment immediately rose to 2,700.
The city held a kickoff press conference June 9 to start the demolition process. It said no explosions or implosions will be used during the demolition, although work conducted mostly during regular business hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. will be noisy.
A small sinkhole appeared, and was quickly repaired, in Franklin Street late Wednesday near the Mirro building demolition site.
Community Development Director Nic Sparacio said they can’t be sure if the sinkhole was caused by the generous amounts of rain the area received recently, or if it was caused by the nearby demolition activitie.
The sinkhole was less than 12 inches across, and crews were able to close the street right away.
The building’s demolition will clear the 5-acre site for future development, according to a press release from the City of Manitowoc. The total cost for the demolition and materials disposal is expected to be $3.3 million. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation recently awarded $500,000 to Manitowoc under their Idle Sites Redevelopment Program.
According to a fact sheet distributed by the city, heavy machinery will be used to deconstruct the building and water will be used to control dust and debris. A debris shield will also be put in place as an extra precaution. The debris will be moved to the Waste Management solid waste landfill and steel will be recycled.
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Of course, there's a huge interstate economic flow between Illinois and Wisconsin already, and Illinois interests believe that Foxconn and its suppliers will want to take considerable advantage of what their state has to offer. That includes O'Hare International Airport, lots of commercially developable land to the north and west of the Chicago area for the Foxconn supply chain, and even the many Illinois residents who make up a vast talent pool within an easy commute of where Foxconn will locate in southeastern Wisconsin.
Only, now there is a twist: Florida is no longer the swampy backwater it once was. It is the nation’s third most populous state, with 21 million people, jutting out precariously into the heart of hurricane alley, amid rising seas, at a time when warming waters have the potential to bring ever stronger storms. And compared with the 1920s, when soggy land was sold by mail, the risks of building here are far better known today. Yet newcomers still flock in and buildings still rise, with everyone seemingly content to double down on a dubious hand.
Although Trump is quite unpopular, the political map hasn’t changed much in the eight months since Trump won (not surprisingly). Compared to his standing nationally, Trump is still strong in key swing states.2 He has, however, experienced a disproportionate drop off in his popularity in red states, suggesting the president’s base isn’t as solid as it once was.