Arquitectonica is an international architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, urban planning corporation headquartered in Miami, Florida’s Coconut Grove neighborhood. The firm has offices in ten other cities throughout the world. Arquitectonica began in 1977 as an experimental studio founded by Peruvian architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Laurinda Hope Spear, Andrés Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Hervin Romney. Today, the firm continues to be led by Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Laurinda Hope Spear, has designed such famous buildings as the Banco de Credito Headquarters, Atlantis Condominium, the Pink House, the American Airlines Arena in Miami and the Westin Hotel and entertainment complex in New York, amongst many others; until 2010, Arquitectonica's global headquarters were in Downtown Miami, until their new offices at 2900 Oak Avenue in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami were opened in 2010. Arquitectonica has regional offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Manila, Dubai, São Paulo, Lima.
The firm is known for sophisticated surface facade articulation. Arquitectonica's structures are bold in color and graphic in form and the firm has become famous for its signature style, a dramatic, expressive'high tech' modernism. In June 2011, two new major projects were announced for Arquitectonica, both in Downtown Miami: the new $700 million Brickell City Centre project in Miami's Brickell neighborhood, the $3-billion Genting Resorts World Miami project in Miami's Arts & Entertainment District neighborhood. Cyberport Campus, Pok Fu Lam Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong, Kowloon Novotel Citygate Hong Kong in Tung Chung, Lantau Landmark East in Kwun Tong, Kowloon East Forfar, Kowloon Homantin Hillside, Ho Man Tin City of Dreams Casino Resort, Cotai Riviera TwinStar Square, Shanghai The Longemont Shanghai Hotel, Shanghai King Glory Plaza, Shenzhen Taikoo Hui, Guangzhou ABC & CCB Bank Headquarters, Shanghai Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Shanghai Longemont Hotel and Office Tower, Shanghai West Mangrove, Shenzhen OneE-Com Center, Manila SM Bay City District SM Mall of Asia, Bay City, Metro Manila One Rockwell, Metro Manila The Beaufort, Bonifacio Global City,Taguig, Metro Manila Pacific Plaza Towers, Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila Fairmont Raffles Makati, Metro Manila Mall of Asia Arena, Metro Manila SM City North EDSA Mall, Quezon City, Metro Manila SM Megamall Expansion & Renovation, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila SMX Convention Center, Metro Manila SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila SM Seaside City Cebu, Cebu City, Cebu BDO Corporate Center, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila Marriott Hotel in Lima, Banco de Crédito headquarters, Lima United States Embassy, Lima Westin Libertador Lima Lima HSBC headquarters in Lima Luxury Collection Paracas Resort & Spa, Paracas Luxury Collection Tambo del Inka Hotel, Urubamba Alba Condominium Leonie Hill Serviced Apartments Orchard Scotts Hotel & Residences Visioncrest Condominium BonaVista Apartements, Jakarta Menara Karya, Jakarta Menara Satrio, Jakarta Tempo Scan Tower, Jakarta Satrio Square, Jakarta Bubny Intermodal Center, Prague Marriott Hotel & Offices, Prague Auditorium de Dijon, France Mazars Headquarters, Paris, France Microsoft Headquarters, Issy les Moulineaux, France Bouygues Telecom Headquarters, Issy les Moulineaux, France EQWATER Office Building, Issy les Moulineaux, France Beb Beirut, Beirut Plus Towers, Beirut The Gate Shams, Abu Dhabi Lulu Island, Abu Dhabi Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi Al Mashtal, Abu Dhabi Columbus Bay Master Plan, Monte Cristi Province Porta Nuova Condominium Solaria & Aria Towers, Milan Nexus World Condominium Banque de Luxembourg Headquarters Lorca Mall, Lorca International Financial Center, Seoul Caracas Palace Hotel.
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Publix Super Markets, Inc. known as Publix, is an employee-owned, American supermarket chain headquartered in Lakeland, Florida. Founded in 1930 by George W. Jenkins, Publix is a private corporation, wholly owned by present and past employees and members of the Jenkins family. Publix operates throughout the Southeastern United States, with locations in Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia. Publix stands as one of the largest U. S. regional grocery chains. Locations are found as far north as Spotsylvania, Virginia, as far south as Key West, while the westernmost location is in Mobile, Alabama. Today, the state of Florida still has the largest number of stores, with 799, about two-thirds of the outlets; as of January 2019, Publix employs about 193,000 people at its 1,215 retail locations, cooking schools, corporate offices, 9 grocery distribution centers, 11 manufacturing facilities. The manufacturing facilities produce its dairy, deli and other food products. Publix was ranked No. 12 on Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019, up from No. 47 in 2018, was ranked No. 7 on Forbes' 2017 list of America's Largest Private Companies, is the largest in Florida.
Fortune ranked Publix #1 on their 2018 list of World's Most Admired Companies in the Food & Drug Stores sector. The company's 2017 sales totaled US$34.6 billion, with profits of $2.3 billion, ranking No. 88 on Fortune magazine's Fortune 500 list of U. S. companies by revenue for 2017. According to the National Retail Federation, based on 2017 revenue, Publix is the fifteenth-largest U. S. retailer. Publix stock is only available for purchase by eligible active employees and non-employee members of its Board of Directors. George Jenkins opened the first Publix market in Winter Haven, Florida, on September 6, 1930 - a 27 ft by 65 ft building at 199 West Central Avenue. In 1934, that store made $120,000 in sales. In 1935, he opened a second market, the Economy Food Store in Winter Haven. Despite the Great Depression, his stores were financially successful. In 1940, affectionately called "Mr. George" by his employees, mortgaged an orange grove to build Florida's first supermarket, his "food palace" had piped-in music, air conditioning, cold cases for frozen and refrigerated items, in-store doughnut and flower shops, electric-eye automatic doors.
During World War II, material shortages prevented him from building additional stores. In 1945, Jenkins purchased the 19-store All American chain of food stores and converted them into Publix Super Markets. In 1951, Publix moved its headquarters from Winter Haven to Lakeland and built its first distribution warehouse there. At the same time, they began replacing them with Publix markets. In 1956, Publix achieved $50 million in sales, $1 million in profit. In 1957, the donut shop in each store was expanded into a full-service bakery. By 1959, Publix was the dominant supermarket chain in Central Florida, began expansion to South Florida. In 1963, the company built a distribution center in Miami, began providing deli services. In 1970, sales surpassed $500 million. In 1982, the company launched the Presto! ATM network. Sales exceeded $5 billion in 1989. In 1983, Carol Jenkins Barnett joined the Publix Board of Directors and served in that role until 2016. During her time at Publix, the company grew into the largest supermarket chain in Florida, expanded into five other states, recorded $32.5 billion in sales in 2015.
On October 5, 1995, Publix opened its 500th store in Florida. Publix Super Markets bought 49 Florida stores from Albertsons; the deal was announced on June 9, 2008, was completed on September 9, 2008. It included 15 locations in North Florida, 30 in Central Florida, four in South Florida; the sale allowed Publix to operate four stores in a new market area for the company, Escambia County, Florida. On February 5, 2009, Publix opened its 1,000th store in St. Augustine, allowing the company to become one of only five U. S. grocery retailers to operate that many stores. The St. Augustine store is among Publix's first stores designed to be energy-efficient; the store includes motion sensor lights throughout the store, including on the freezer doors, an overhead light system that can be controlled by each department. The first Publix outside Florida opened in Savannah, Georgia, in 1991. Publix further expanded into South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia. In 2011, Publix announced it was expanding into North Carolina by opening stores in the Charlotte metropolitan area, announced construction of a new store in Asheville.
The first Charlotte-area Publix stores. Concurrently, Publix purchased seven Charlotte-area locations from competitor BI-LO stores. Publix completed the purchase of property in Boone, North Carolina on November 20, 2015 with plans to open in 2017. In February 2016, Publix announced their entry into the Virginia market, with the signing of two store leases, the first in Bristol scheduled to open in 2017 and the second in metropolitan Richmond scheduled for 2018. In July 2016, it was announced that Publix had entered into a purchase agreement with Ahold and Delhaize Group for 10 Martin's Food Markets locations in the
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Daytona Beach News-Journal is a Florida daily newspaper serving Volusia and Flagler counties. It grew from the Halifax Journal, started in 1883; the Davidson family purchased the newspaper in 1928 and retained control until bankruptcy in 2009. In 1986, The Morning Journal and Evening News merged into one morning newspaper; the newspaper began its online services in 1994. Daytona's early settlers decided that a newspaper would be important for the development of the town. A group of citizens raised money to persuade Florian A. Mann to move his printing press from Ohio to Daytona and start a new publication. Prior to publication of the first issue, 86 subscribers were signed up, all paid in advance. Advertisers paid in advance for the first three months; the first issue was scheduled for release on February 1, 1883. This delayed publication of the first issue until Mann decided to buy a bolt of cotton cloth from Laurence Thompson's dry goods store to use as a substitute; the first issue of the Halifax Journal was printed and published on the cotton cloth, dated February 15, 1883.
The premier issue contained local news, as well as Mann's editorial of praise and hope for the Halifax area. The Halifax Journal continued as a weekly publication until Mann sold the newspaper in 1889 to J. M. Jolley. In 1908, Jolley died and the newspaper was bought by Galen Seaman. After Seaman's death, the paper was bought by W. C. Carter of the Halifax Printing Company, which operated a printing shop connected with the Halifax Journal. After selling the Halifax Journal, Mann started the Ormond Gazette, he sold this paper to L. Moreton Murray and returned to Daytona, to start the Daytona News. Thomas E. Fitzgerald bought the Daytona News in 1900 and the Ormond Gazette in 1903. Fitzgerald consolidated the two papers and on December 1, 1903, published the first issue of The Daytona Daily News. Hugh Sparkman started a stock company which bought the Halifax Journal and turned it into a daily publication. In 1926, the stock company bought The Daytona Daily News from Fitzgerald; the stock company ceased publication of The Morning Journal, but continued The Evening News and The Sunday News-Journal.
In 1928, Julius Davidson and his son, Herbert M. Davidson, purchased a majority interest in the company, beginning an 80-year period of single family control of the publication. Soon after, the minority owner sold his interest to R. H. Gore, a competitor; the minority shares were sold to Perry Publications, the owner of The Palm Beach Post. In 1969, The Palm Beach Post was purchased by Cox Enterprises, a media company that owns The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other publications. Cox acquired Perry's 47.5% interest in the News-Journal, assigned a value of $5 million, as part of the transaction. The Davidson family continued to hold a 52.5% majority of the stock. Cox had no say in corporate decisions. In January 2003, the News-Journal offered to pay $13 million for naming rights to a new performing arts center in Daytona Beach being built as a new home for the Seaside Music Theater, founded by News-Journal CEO Tippen Davidson. Cox Enterprises filed suit against the News-Journal Corp. in U. S. Federal Court, alleging they "acted irresponsibly in spending corporate funds".
Cox alleged. Court documents reveal that in the five-year period prior to the filing of Cox's complaint, at least 58 employees of Davidson's arts and entertainment ventures were on the News-Journal Corp. payroll, unbeknownst to NJC's sole minority shareholder. Despite the fact that these employees did no work for NJC, the corporation provided them with full salaries and benefits, at a cost to the company of at least $5.7 million. The trial court found that tens of millions of dollars were diverted to Davidson family projects to "indulge personal interests in the arts". After failing to have the suit dismissed, the News-Journal Corp. decided to exercise its option to buy out the minority shares. In 2006, the federal court set a valuation of $129.2 million on Cox's interest in the paper. Newspaper management announced in April 2008 that the newspaper would be sold in order to satisfy the judgment. On April 17, 2009, the News-Journal announced its intention to declare bankruptcy, but the judge overseeing the case rejected that option.
The board of directors was subsequently removed and the company was placed under court control, with James Hopson serving as the court-appointed manager. Halifax Media Holdings purchased the News-Journal on March 1, 2010, for $20 million and assumed control on April 1, 2010. Michael Redding, Halifax Media's CEO and a former News-Journal department manager, welcomed Bill Offill as publisher of the paper on July 29, 2013. Halifax Media became the 12th largest media company in the U. S. publishing 33 newspapers and affiliated websites in five states in the Southeast. The company was owned by a group of investors, including Stephens Capital Partners, of Little Rock, Arkansas. On August 28, 2013, Halifax Media signed a letter of intent with HarborPoint Media for the acquisition of three additional Florida papers. In 2015, Halifax was acquired by New Media Investment Group. News-Journal prices are: daily, $1. Sales tax is included at newsracks. Official website Today's The Daytona Beach News-Journal front page at the Newseum website
Tampa Bay Times
The Tampa Bay Times named the St. Petersburg Times through 2011, is an American newspaper published in St. Petersburg, United States, it has won twelve Pulitzer Prizes since 1964, in 2009, won two in a single year for the first time in its history, one of, for its PolitiFact project. It is published by the Times Publishing Company, owned by The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a nonprofit journalism school directly adjacent to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. Many issues are available through Google News Archive. A daily electronic version is available for the Amazon Kindle and iPad; the newspaper traces its origins to the West Hillsborough Times, a weekly newspaper established in Dunedin, Florida on the Pinellas peninsula in 1884. At the time, neither St. Petersburg nor Pinellas County existed; the paper was published weekly in the back of a pharmacy and had a circulation of 480. It subsequently changed ownership six times in seventeen years. In December 1884 it was bought by A. C.
Turner, who moved it to Clear Water Harbor. In 1892 it moved to St. Petersburg, by 1898 it was renamed the St. Petersburg Times; the Times became bi-weekly in 1907, began publication six days a week in 1912. Paul Poynter, a publisher from Indiana, bought the paper in September 1912 and converted to a seven-day paper, though it was financially stable. Paul's son, Nelson Poynter, became editor in 1939 and took majority control of the paper in 1947, set about improving the paper's finances and prestige. Nelson Poynter controlled the paper until his death in 1978, when he willed the majority of the stock to the non-profit Poynter Institute. In November 1986, the Evening Independent was merged into the Times. Poynter was succeeded by Andrew Barnes, Paul Tash and Neil Brown. On January 1, 2012, the St. Petersburg Times was renamed the Tampa Bay Times; as the newly rechristened Tampa Bay Times, the paper's weekday tabloid tbt*, a free daily publication and which used "" as its subtitle, became just tbt when the name change took place.
The St. Pete Times name lives on as the name for the Times' neighborhood news sections in southern Pinellas County, serving communities from Largo southward; the Times has done significant investigative reporting on the Church of Scientology, since the church's acquisition of the Fort Harrison Hotel in 1975 and other holdings in Clearwater. The Times has published special reports and series critical of the church and its current leader, David Miscavige. In 2010, the Times published an investigative report questioning the validity of the United States Navy Veterans Association, leading to significant reaction and official investigations into the group nationwide. On May 3, 2016, the Times acquired its longtime competitor The Tampa Tribune, with the latter publication ceasing publishing and Tribune features and some writers expected to be merged into the Times; as reported by other local media outlets in the Tampa Bay area at the time of this acquisition, for many years the Tampa Tribune was considered to be the more conservative newspaper in the region, while the Tampa Bay Times was thought of as more liberal.
The Times' purchase of The Tribune allowed its circulation area to be expanded into Polk County, placing it in competition with other newspapers such as The Lakeland Ledger and The Polk County Democrat, as well as into the south central region of the state known as the Florida Heartland. In the case of the latter, the Times published Highlands Today, a daily news supplement of The Tribune for readers in Highlands County; the Times sold the paper in 2016 to Sun Coast Media Group. The newspaper created PolitiFact.com, a project in which its reporters and editors "fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House and interest groups…" They publish original statements and their evaluations on the PolitiFact.com website, assign each a "Truth-O-Meter" rating, with ratings ranging from "True" for true statements to "Pants on Fire" for false and ridiculous statements. The site includes an "Obameter", tracking U. S. President Barack Obama's performance with regard to his campaign promises.
PolitiFact.com was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2009 for "its fact-checking initiative during the 2008 presidential campaign that used probing reporters and the power of the World Wide Web to examine more than 750 political claims, separating rhetoric from truth to enlighten voters." The Times sold PolitiFact.com to its parent company, the Poynter Institute, in 2018. List of newspapers in Florida Media in the Tampa Bay Area James F. Tracy. "Strikebusting in St. Petersburg: Nelson Poynter's Postwar Assault on Union Printers". American Journalism. 25. T. R. Goldman. "What will happen to the Tampa Bay Times?". Columbia Journalism Review. 53. Official website Today's Tampa Bay Times front page at the Newseum websitePolitiFact.com website
Paige St. John
Paige St. John is an American journalist for the Los Angeles Times. Before joining the Times, St. John was at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where she earned the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting; the Pulitzer was the Herald Tribune's first, "for her examination of weaknesses in the murky property-insurance system vital to Florida homeowners, providing handy data to assess insurer reliability and stirring regulatory action." St. John graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the early 1980s, she joined the LA Times Sacramento bureau in July, 2012. She began her career at The Detroit News, she worked for the Associated Press in Traverse City and Charleston, West Virginia. St. John went to Florida to become Gannett's state house bureau chief, joined the Herald-Tribune in 2008; the Pulitzer Prize was awarded to St. John for her series "Florida's Insurance Nightmare," which discussed the Florida property insurance industry. St. John spent two years investigating the state's insurance system, her series had been recognized with the Scripps Howard Award, National Headliner Award, Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.
The 2011 Pulitzer jury said St. John, involved in the development of Internet applications for insurance analysis, offered "handy data to assess insurer reliability" and prompted legislative reforms. St. John was chosen by the 2011 Pulitzer jury over three other finalists: Walt Bogdanich, Sam Roe, Jared S. Hopkins, she has a daughter. Sarasota Herald-Tribune insurance investigation
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper, published in Los Angeles, since 1881. It has the fourth-largest circulation among United States newspapers, is the largest U. S. newspaper not headquartered on the East Coast. The paper is known for its coverage of issues salient to the U. S. West Coast, such as immigration trends and natural disasters, it has won more than 40 Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of other issues. As of June 18, 2018, ownership of the paper is controlled by Patrick Soon-Shiong, the executive editor is Norman Pearlstine. In the nineteenth century, the paper was known for its civic boosterism and opposition to unions, the latter of which led to the bombing of its headquarters in 1910; the paper's profile grew in the 1960s under publisher Otis Chandler, who adopted a more national focus. In recent decades, the paper's readership has declined and it has been beset by a series of ownership changes, staff reductions, other controversies. In January 2018, the paper's staff voted to unionize, in July 2018 the paper moved out of its historic downtown headquarters to a facility near Los Angeles International Airport.
The Times was first published on December 4, 1881, as the Los Angeles Daily Times under the direction of Nathan Cole Jr. and Thomas Gardiner. It was first printed at the Mirror printing plant, owned by Jesse Yarnell and T. J. Caystile. Unable to pay the printing bill and Gardiner turned the paper over to the Mirror Company. In the meantime, S. J. Mathes had joined the firm, it was at his insistence that the Times continued publication. In July 1882, Harrison Gray Otis moved from Santa Barbara to become the paper's editor. Otis made the Times a financial success. Historian Kevin Starr wrote that Otis was a businessman "capable of manipulating the entire apparatus of politics and public opinion for his own enrichment". Otis's editorial policy was based on civic boosterism, extolling the virtues of Los Angeles and promoting its growth. Toward those ends, the paper supported efforts to expand the city's water supply by acquiring the rights to the water supply of the distant Owens Valley; the efforts of the Times to fight local unions led to the October 1, 1910 bombing of its headquarters, killing twenty-one people.
Two union leaders and Joseph McNamara, were charged. The American Federation of Labor hired noted trial attorney Clarence Darrow to represent the brothers, who pleaded guilty. Otis fastened a bronze eagle on top of a high frieze of the new Times headquarters building designed by Gordon Kaufmann, proclaiming anew the credo written by his wife, Eliza: "Stand Fast, Stand Firm, Stand Sure, Stand True." Upon Otis's death in 1917, his son-in-law, Harry Chandler, took control as publisher of the Times. Harry Chandler was succeeded in 1944 by his son, Norman Chandler, who ran the paper during the rapid growth of post-war Los Angeles. Norman's wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, became active in civic affairs and led the effort to build the Los Angeles Music Center, whose main concert hall was named the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in her honor. Family members are buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery near Paramount Studios; the site includes a memorial to the Times Building bombing victims. The fourth generation of family publishers, Otis Chandler, held that position from 1960 to 1980.
Otis Chandler sought legitimacy and recognition for his family's paper forgotten in the power centers of the Northeastern United States due to its geographic and cultural distance. He sought to remake the paper in the model of the nation's most respected newspapers, notably The New York Times and The Washington Post. Believing that the newsroom was "the heartbeat of the business", Otis Chandler increased the size and pay of the reporting staff and expanded its national and international reporting. In 1962, the paper joined with The Washington Post to form the Los Angeles Times–Washington Post News Service to syndicate articles from both papers for other news organizations, he toned down the unyielding conservatism that had characterized the paper over the years, adopting a much more centrist editorial stance. During the 1960s, the paper won four Pulitzer Prizes, more than its previous nine decades combined. Writing in 2013 about the pattern of newspaper ownership by founding families, Times reporter Michael Hiltzik said that: The first generations bought or founded their local paper for profits and social and political influence.
Their children enjoyed both profits and influence, but as the families grew larger, the generations found that only one or two branches got the power, everyone else got a share of the money. The coupon-clipping branches realized that they could make more money investing in something other than newspapers. Under their pressure the companies split apart, or disappeared. That's the pattern followed over more than a century by the Los Angeles Times under the Chandler family; the paper's early history and subsequent transformation was chronicled in an unauthorized history Thinking Big, was one of four organizations profiled by David Halberstam in The Powers That Be. It has been the whole or partial subject of nearly thirty dissertations in communications or social science in the past four decades; the Los Angeles Times began a decline with Los Angeles itself with the decline in military production at the end of the Cold War. It faced hiring freezes in 1991-1992. Another major decision at the same time was to cut the range of circulation.
They cut circulation in California's Central Valley, Nevada and the San Diego ed
Downtown Sarasota Historic District
Downtown Sarasota Historic District is a 19 acres historic district in Sarasota, Florida. It is bound by 1st Street, Orange Avenue, State Street, Gulf Stream Avenue and North Pineapple Avenue. On April 9, 2009, it was added to the U. S. National Register of Historic Places; the historic district consists of 51 buildings. Six contributing properties in the district have been listed individually on the National Register: American National Bank Building DeMarcay Hotel Kress Building Roth Cigar Factory Edwards Theatre Worth's Block