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It’s not an urban sci-fi fantasy: Someone is actually building a leafy underground park below Delancey Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Lowline is a plan to turn an abandoned trolley terminal there into a public green space, using special technology that pipes in sunlight beneath the street’s surface. The real deal probably won’t be ready until 2020, but this week the creators opened the Lowline Lab, a proof of concept and an experiment for seeing the ideas and tech in action. We got an early look inside.

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Sweden Overwhelmed by Worsening Housing Crisis, Skanska Says

As a wintry chill settles over Sweden and the government struggles to find shelter for tens of thousands of refugees who have streamed across the border, the Nordic country’s biggest construction company Skanska AB says the private sector should be brought in to help build infrastructure.

Evergrande Buys Insurer as China Developer Diversifies

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China Resources Land Ltd. and China Merchants Land Ltd. backed out of purchasing a plot in Beijing they won at auction after the final price exceeded their budgets, underscoring rising pressure Chinese developers face from surging land costs.