Finding the Best Window for Every Season

on Aug 30, 2016 in Business

Finding the best windows for all of Maryland’s seasons requires the aid of a company that understands how difficult the Maryland weather is on a home. This article explains how homeowners may approach Thompson Creek window complaints or ClearView Windows for aid with their new home windows. New home windows are an incredible investment, and every homeowner must ensure they have chosen wisely when making a final purchase. #1: Which Windows Are Required? There are several different types of windows that are necessary in a Maryland home. The natural light in the spring and summer is quite powerful, and every homeowner must ensure they have double-pane windows that will keep heat out of the house. Double-paned windows may contain blinds that are protected by panes of glass, and controlling natural light becomes quite simple. #2: Protecting Against Wind and Rain Maryland stands in a unique position because it may receive hurricanes and snow in the same season. Heavy wind and rain is common in Maryland, and the windows on a home must be strong enough to combat against the wind and rain that is coming. The heaviest wind and rain that approaches the area will be blocked by new windows that do not allow the sound of wind and rain to be heard on the other side of the window. #3: Energy Efficiency Hiring Thompson Creek or ClearView Windows to install new windows will ensure the home is far more efficient than it may have been in the past. New windows will lower heating and cooling bills that may have been quite high before the windows were installed, and new windows increase the loss of air from the home. Users who have new windows in their homes have better control over the temperature in the home, and the HVAC unit need not work quite as hard to keep the house comfortable. Warm air stays in in winter, and cool air stays in in summer. The window contractors chosen by Maryland homeowners fundamentally-alter the basic tenants of the home’s energy efficiency. Natural light, cool and warm air and energy bills are controlled using just one window...

Who Owns the Empire State Building?

on Aug 9, 2016 in Architecture

The Empire State Building is one of the most popular buildings within the United States and the world. This building was erected in 1931 and it was the tallest structure in the world up until 1970. Currently it is ranked as the fifth tallest structure within the U.S. and the 29th tallest in the world. Many people probably wonder who actually owns the Empire State Building and the simple answer to that question is that no one single person owns this massive structure. The simple answer to this question is that the building is owned by a major New York based real estate company named Empire State Realty Trust. This particular real estate organization has owned the Empire State Building since 2013. Former Real Estate Owners When the Empire State Building was first constructed it belonged to John J. Raskob and Pierre S. du Pont. Raskob was the primary owner of the building and his name is the most remembered between the two owners. Raskob held onto the building until 1951 when he sold it to Roger L. Stevens and his business partners. Keep in mind that the Empire State Building was a huge success in terms of engineering significance and its location. This building was designed in an upscale location of New York and was frequented by many great American leaders, national celebrities and international personalities. However, the building was not making a profit for Raskob and his associates. So they had no choice but to sell it in the early 50’s. Once Roger L. Stevens purchased the building he sold it to one of his partners named Colonel Crown. Once Crown purchased the building in 1954 he held onto to it until 1961 when he sold it to Harry B. Helmsley, Lawrence A. Wien and his son-in-law Peter Malkin. They resold the building to Prudential Insurance for $29 million. Prudential Insurance held onto the building all the way until 1991. They then sold the Empire State Building to Oliver Grace Jr for $42 million. It was later revealed that Grace Jr. had secretly purchased this building for Hideki Yokoi, a Japanese hotelier, who was serving out a prison sentence for a deadly fire at one of his hotels. So, the sale was not valid. Donald Trump Era Believe it or not, the 2016 Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, was the real estate agent who brokered deals for of the Empire State Building. Trump worked closely with Hideki Yokoi’s daughter, Kiiko Nakahara, to take the Empire State from Malkin and his associates. This happened in 1995 and a 7-year court battle over this issue took place. Malkin had died in 1997 and over the course of the next 5-years they managed to obtain Malkin’s control of the Empire State Building. They sell their share for $57.5 million to Helmsley – Spear. The Malkin’s reclaim the building back in 2006. By 2012 the Malkin’s decided to publicly trade the Empire State Building, but they were opposed. Eventually, the building was acquired by the current owners, Empire State Realty Trust Inc. who got the building by publicly trading it. Empire State Reality Trust Inc. has been managing the building since...

Which cities are best for Start-ups?

on Jul 12, 2016 in Business

These cities should be prime targets for anyone that wants to start a business and see it grow quickly. The list had several interesting names, so potential start-ups should take note.

The Benefits of Using Headhunters in the DC Area

on Jun 27, 2016 in Business

There are many businesses and companies in today’s society who are in search of a qualified candidate to fill a specific position that the company has available and needs to be filled. What a lot of those company’s elect to do to fill a specific executive position is use a Headhunter who has experience in helping employers find a great match in order to fill these positions. It is usually a manager or someone who works in the company’s Human Resources department that draws up a specific description, describing what type of candidate that the company is seeking to fill the available position. In this description the manager or HR professional will usually include the type of skills they are seeking from a qualified candidate both hard and soft skills. In this description they will also describe the type of personality they are looking for in a candidate with hopes of finding someone who will fit well with their company or organization. After being given the description of what type of candidate the company is looking for, a headhunter will then begin immediately searching for an exact match to the description they have been given. The whole purpose of hiring a headhunter is to make the process of finding the exact type of candidate a smooth and swift process and not to complicate it. A potential candidate should not take rejection personal if they do not receive a call regardless of how great their background is. It is more about the Headhunter being given specific guidelines to go by when searching for the exact match of the type of candidate a company is looking for. In some cases an HR representative could make the hire themselves but it could be that they just do not have the time to do an extensive search for the specific candidate that the company is looking for, so they elect to go the route of hiring a Headhunter. Cameron Stehle is a Contract Engineering Recruiter at Aerotek in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Stehle studied and graduated at the University of South Carolina-Columbia and besides working as an Engineering Recruiter he has also worked as a College Financial Represntative as well. Another great Headhunter in the DC area is Nels...

The Building That Is New York

on Jun 27, 2016 in Architecture

If planning a trip to the Big Apple, no visit would be complete without a visit to what some may consider the most iconic building not only in the United States, but one of the most iconic buildings in the world. The Empire State Building stands as a symbol of ingenuity and strength from the backs that built it in 1931. The Empire State Building also has appeared in countless movie films and television shows. Unique Features Built during a time of competition, the Empire State Building stands at 1,454 feet if including the antennae which shoots like a spire toward space, however, the roof height only reaches 1,250 feet. When it was completed in 1931 it was the tallest building in the world, and it stood that way for over 40 years. When it was built, the investment group competed with the Chrysler group who worked on making the Chrysler building the tallest in the world, but in the end the Empire State Building won the contest. Some unique features of The Empire State Building include: –102 stories -An observation deck to see the whole city -Energy Effeciency -Eco-friendly structure -Named because New York is the Empire State Unique Historical Events When visiting the (ESRT) Empire State Building, a few things to keep in mind is some of the unique historical events that have occurred in, on, or around the building. First of all, the building used 3,400 workers to erect the edifice. In an eerily similar incident reminiscent of 9/11 a small plane crashed into the building in 1945. The accident was a result of poor flying in foggy conditions. Cost of building the Empire State Building in 1931 was just under $41 million. Cost to renovate it in 2011, over $550 million. Who Owns the Empire State Building? A building with so much history and mystery invites visitors from around the world to come visit and reach the 102 floor observation deck to view the world. The Empre State Trust has undergone many renovations, most recently in 2010 where it was made more energy efficient, and brought up to code. But who owns the building? It is owned by Empire State Realty Trust, where Anthony Malkin is chairman and CEO. No trip to New York is complete without a visit to the Empire State...