‘Nothing else like this’: Inside Frost Bank Tower, San Antonio’s newest downtown office building

Workers only started moving into the gleaming new Frost Bank Tower in mid-June, but occupancy already is approaching 80 percent, according to Randy Smith, co-founder and CEO of building owner Weston Urban. And those employees are working in what arguably is one of the most thoughtfully designed and technologically advanced buildings in the city, and perhaps even the state. A building where smart elevators whisk them to their destination quickly and efficiently and where natural woods blend with glass and metal to create a modern office tower both warm and welcoming. Richard A. Marini is a features writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | rmarini@express-news.net | Twitter: @RichardMarini “If you’d have told me that we were going to deliver the first new office tower (in downtown San Antonio) in 30 years and be just about to 80 (percent) by the time we opened, I’d have taken that,” Smith said during a media tour of the $140 million, 24-floor octagonal tower. “There’s nothing else like this in the city.” The tour consisted of visits to the building&...

Die Klimawende steht vor dem Aus: Das Billionengrab Energiewende

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Liebe Klimaschützer, Ihr müsst jetzt ganz tapfer sein, denn was ich hier verkünden werde, wird ein Schock für Euch sein. Denn die Energiewende steht kurz vor dem Aus. Bis zuletzt glaubten die überzeugten Nationalsozialisten selbst im Frühjahr 1945 noch an den Endsieg. Und die überzeugten Sozialisten in der DDR waren noch im Sommer 1989 davon überzeugt, „Den Sozialismus in seinem Lauf hält weder Ochs noch Esel auf.“ Heute sind die Ökologisten davon überzeugt, dass die Energiewende gerade den Durchbruch erlebt, da die EEG-Umlage, welche der Förderung der Erneuerbaren Energien dient, erstmals seit Einführung im Jahre 2000 sinkt. Gerade das versetzt aber der Energiewende den Todesstoß, wie ich anhand von harten Fakten und Daten aufzeigen werde. Ab hier werden sich vermutlich die Klimaschützer verabschieden und nicht mehr weiter lesen. Denn die Realität ist zu schwer zu ertragen. Für alle, die es dennoch interessiert, hier die harten Fakten, ganz ungeschönt. Der Primärenergieverbrauch in Deutschland, also der gesamte Energie...

Carel van Sorgen sat comfortably in his well-appointed EuroBLECH booth (or “stand,” as the Europeans call

Carel van Sorgen sat comfortably in his well-appointed EuroBLECH booth (or “stand,” as the Europeans call it), in Hanover, Germany, home to one of the largest tradeshow facilities in the world. The place makes Chicago’s McCormick Place look cozy. Van Sorgen has been to more EuroBLECH shows than he can count. But one thing he could count is the number of cut and formed metal parts his company, 247 Tailor Steel, planned to ship that day. “At this point we have about 150 tons of steel coming in every day, and the next day it’s all gone. Altogether, we have more than 4,500 customers.” He knows exactly how many orders ship, when, as well as how much money the company made. How does van Sorgen know this? It’s all in the company’s proprietary software, accessible with a few swipes or mouse clicks. The Dutch custom fabricator is a harbinger for the fabrication industry at large, very much like the EuroBLECH show itself. Talk of so-called “digitalization” and Industry 4.0 dominated the exhibition halls between Oct. 23 and 26, when the trade fair grounds transformed into a showcase of modern metal fabrication—what it is and, especially, what people expect it to become. The 25th Internatio...

Global Metal Intramedullary Nail Market Growth 2019-2025: Zimmer, DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Biomet, Smith & Nephew

The report on the global “Metal Intramedullary Nail market” offers detailed data on the Metal Intramedullary Nail market. Elements such as dominating companies, classification, size, business atmosphere, SWOT analysis, and most effectual trends in the industry are comprised in this research study. In this report, the global Metal Intramedullary Nail market is valued at USD XX million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2018 and 2025. In addition to this, the report sports charts, numbers, and tables that offer a clear viewpoint of the Metal Intramedullary Nail market. The dominant companies Zimmer, DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Biomet, Smith & Nephew are additionally mentioned in the report. The latest data has been presented in the global Metal Intramedullary Nail market study on the revenue numbers, product details, and sales of the major firms. In addition to this, this information also comprises the breakdown of the revenue for the Metal Intramedullary Nail market in addition to claiming a forecast for the same in the estimated timeframe. The strategic business tactics accepted by the noteworthy membe...

Concrete Batching Plant Market Growth Powered with Latest Development Scenario & Influencing Trends

Concrete batching plant or more commonly concrete plant mixes the required ingredients to form concrete, which includes sand, water, aggregates (gravel, rocks, etc.), cement, silica fume, etc. Generally, there are two main types of concrete plants available in the market, namely, Dry mix and Wet mix plants. A concrete batching plant consists of various accessories and parts, which include mixers, aggregate batchers, cement batchers, conveyors, aggregate bins, chillers, cement bins, dust collectors, etc. Concrete batching plants are available in different types in the market such as stationary, portable and semi-portable. Portable concrete batching plants require less installation space and it is easy to transport them to different sites such as apartment construction site, multipurpose dam construction site and so on. Concrete batching plant has become a common sight in countries all across the world. For more details, request a sample report @ https://www.marketresearchreports.biz/sample/sample/10640 Rising infrastructural investments in the developing countries of Asia Pacific, Europe and North America is the key factor supporting the growth of concrete batching plant market. ...

Future Market Insights (FMI) in its upcoming outlook titled “Moulded Fibre Pulp Packaging Market: Global Industry

Future Market Insights (FMI) in its upcoming outlook titled “Moulded Fibre Pulp Packaging Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016-2026″ projects a steady growth in demand for moulded fibre pulp packaging. The global market for moulded fibre pulp packaging is heavily driven by the robust adoption of eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging solution. Moulded fibre pulp offer packaging convenience and is cost effective having minimum warehousing or inventory costs. Apart from egg packaging, leading players in the market are exploring into other end use industrial packaging, which is identified as a key trend defining the market growth in recent times. Moreover, technological advancements, and introduction of novel fibers such as sugarcane, bamboo fibers, and palm to improve the product efficiency and moulded fibre packaging quality is expected to play a crucial role in further development of the market during the assessment period. According to the projection, global market for moulded fibre pulp packaging is set to witness a CAGR of 5.8% in revenue terms between 2016 and 2026. However, alternative packaging materials such EPS and plastics may ...

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: The best deals on home accessories

The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. In addition to apparel and beauty deals, Nordstrom excels at its edited selection of home accessories. Nordstrom has its own line — Nordstrom at Home — but also carries a variety of coveted brands like Anthropologie, Pendleton, Marimekko and even Ugg. And now until August 4, you can snag high-end luxuries for much, much less. We perused the offerings and picked our ten favorite sale items for dining, dreaming, entertaining, snuggling and organizing. From a nubby colorblock throw pillow that’ll make your bed or sofa look 100 times better to a gorgeous pastel serving bowl that’s almost too pretty to use, you’re sure to find a special piece to infuse new life into your home below. This gorgeous graphic Pendelton throw will add color and interest to a neutral couch — and look amazing on a dark one too. Made of cotton/acrylic, it’s machine washable (even though it doesn’t look it!). Cotton percale black-and-white pinstripe sheets are both chic and handsome — and produce an optical effect that lulls you into drea...

Babies are adorable and baby fashion designers go towards extreme lengths to make their creations even

Babies are adorable and baby fashion designers go towards extreme lengths to make their creations even more fitting for them. For all of their adorability, we still have to put up with poopsplosions and tremendous amounts of drools, and it can be so frustrating having to have to clean food stains off their clothes. But with so many creative options out there, how would you know what clothes are best for your baby? Dressing our babies to look nice reflects directly on us as parents. So with all that said, we are going to tell you the best baby clothes that are trendy in 2019. Sometimes, it’s considered criminal to cover those chubby thighs. But, regardless of cuteness, we have to sometimes. When the time comes, comfy pants should be your number one trendy pick for 2019. These pants are so buttery soft that you would jump right into them if you had the opportunity. The most important thing is to make our baby feel comfortable while wearing anything, so these pants should be on top of your list. Similar to sweatpants, these elastic pants go excellent with suspenders. For some reason, baby shoes are notoriously famous for coming off straight from our baby’s feet. No one knows the re...