Archinect - News 2015-04-18T04:45:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125280367/times-square-throughout-the-ages Times Square throughout the ages Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T13:44:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27baa7a52fb1a626cc659d07fc2837d8.jpg" width="514" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Times Square has always been about reinvention &mdash; in order for the New York Times' headquarters to be built (and give the spot its name), the Pabst Brewing Company's Pabst Hotel had to be demolished. But in the late 1970s, after decades of grandeur followed by decades of decay, imagining the future of Times Square became a particularly pressing project. [...] Here are some plans for the future of Times Square, some of which never caught on and some of which still have a chance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121142105/times-square-and-the-routine-of-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square and the routine of chaos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120588790/jam-to-your-heart-s-desire-with-stereotank-s-heartbeat-installation-in-times-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93000785/is-that-a-luge-in-times-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is that a luge in Times Square?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/124741450/new-york-s-getting-a-better-view-one-world-observatory-to-open-may-29 New York's getting a better view: One World Observatory to open May 29 Alexander Walter 2015-04-07T14:25:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T13:11:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sm4ybb22jpkg10p.jpg" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One World Observatory today announced that its official public opening date will be Friday, May 29, 2015. [...] Positioned on top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere &ndash; on levels 100, 101, and 102 of the One World Trade Center building &ndash; One World Observatory will provide guests with unique, panoramic views of New York City, its most iconic sites, and surrounding waters from above 1,250 feet.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Visitors will board one of five dedicated elevators, termed&nbsp;Sky Pods<strong>,</strong> to ascend to the 102nd floor in under 60 seconds. Immersive, floor-to-ceiling LED technology in each cab invites guests to experience a virtual time-lapse that recreates the development of New York City&rsquo;s skyline from the 1600s to present day.</em></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/hw/hwdtpgtkpvh7yawb.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwdtpgtkpvh7yawb.jpg"></a></p><p>Click on the panorama image above for the larger version. (Copyright: Evan Joseph Images)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124392961/john-giorno-s-half-century-on-the-bowery John Giorno’s Half-Century on the Bowery Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-03T12:24:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T13:26:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vlfhe9kr1yguskay.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>222 Bowery is an Italian-inspired palazzo for the beggars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>JULIE EARLE-LEVINE writes about the artist&nbsp;<a href="http://bombmagazine.org/article/3179/john-giorno" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Giorno</a>&rsquo;s home for over fifty years in Bowery.</p><p>"The address housed New York&rsquo;s first Y.M.C.A. in the 1880s &mdash; in what was then one of the worst neighborhoods in Manhattan, frequented by prostitutes and alcoholics. Much has changed since the poet, performer and painter moved in 53 years ago and created a haven for artists: It&rsquo;s where Mark Rothko painted the Seagram murals and one of the spots where Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns hung out. Giorno and Andy Warhol were lovers there, from 1962 to 1965; Giorno starred in several of Warhol&rsquo;s movies, including &ldquo;Sleep.&rdquo; William S. Burroughs lived there, too &mdash; he moved into the building in 1966, and to &ldquo;the bunker,&rdquo; now Giorno&rsquo;s kitchen and meditation room, in 1975. &ldquo;I never intended to live my life in this building, but somehow that happened.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123915839/further-details-on-tadao-ando-s-nyc-luxury-condo-tower Further details on Tadao Ando's NYC luxury condo tower Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T09:13:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bf078905b4166d8d8e79daa741a1e315.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets at the edge of NoLIta, demolition work began in early March to make way for a seven-story condominium, Mr. Ando&rsquo;s first stand-alone project in the city, although he has designed a restaurant (Morimoto in Chelsea) and residential interiors in Manhattan. Sales are expected to begin in April, with prices [...] likely to rise to more than $30 million for the four-bedroom penthouse, according to Mr. Steinberg.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123273327/new-york-s-megatowers-nothing-but-vertical-money New York's Megatowers: Nothing but 'Vertical Money'? Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T12:45:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T23:00:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fd00b0abd6637e38e4403607df79e0c.jpg" width="250" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Among this new breed of towers, design elements not directly tied to profit are often downgraded or eliminated as overall costs climb. [...] With today&rsquo;s mathematically generated super-spires, it&rsquo;s best to paraphrase Mae West: &ldquo;Architecture has nothing to do with it.&rdquo; [...] much as the new super-tall New York condos may serve that same general purpose, these are no works of art. If, as Goethe posited, architecture is frozen music, then these buildings are vertical money.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98453364/too-rich-too-thin-too-tall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Too Rich, Too Thin, Too Tall?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122507983/bjarke-ingels-and-oliver-wainwright-talk-new-york-dryline Bjarke Ingels and Oliver Wainwright talk New York Dryline Alexander Walter 2015-03-09T14:08:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T16:01:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f5/f5cdbqiqi2mr77e3.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There aren&rsquo;t many architects you would believe could hold back seas and save the world from being drowned by Biblical floods. But when you meet Bjarke Ingels, anything seems eminently possible. [...] If New York has to build 10 miles of flood defences to protect the city from another Hurricane Sandy, why not conceive the barrier as a brand new waterfront park? Climate security as leisure amenity. You can almost hear the standing ovation and all-American whooping in the background.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look into &ldquo;The BIG U&rdquo;, BIG&rsquo;s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122047824/get-lectured-pratt-institute-spring-15 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-03T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:00:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00tixdrxorf9q16o.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. Free + open to the public.<br>BK = Brooklyn campus; M = Manhattan campus</p><p><em>Mar 6-7</em><br>(BK)<br><strong>SCULPTING THE ARCHITECTURAL MIND 3: &ldquo;Neuroscience and the Education of an Architect&rdquo; conference</strong><br>More info <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/ug-dept-architecture/sculpting-the-architectural-mind/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Mar 27</em><br>6 pm (M)<br><strong>&ldquo;Peoples Climate March followup + the citywide Climate Works campaign: advocating and guiding NYC climate agenda&rdquo;</strong><br>Matt Ryan / Representative from NYC Central Labor Council + from NYC Environmental Justice Alliance</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br>6 pm (BK)<br><strong>Andrew Wha...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121142105/times-square-and-the-routine-of-chaos Times Square and the routine of chaos Alexander Walter 2015-02-19T19:38:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:16:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e436a4f90d5b09a50a3bc38917bc6dd6.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Times Square runs on spectacle. Bigger and brighter is always better. And though plenty of New Yorkers wear their criticism of Times Square as a badge of local honor [...] one of the most iconic public spaces in the world. In recent years, as stretches of Broadway formerly open to vehicular traffic have been repurposed as pedestrian plazas, opportunities to activate the &ldquo;crossroads of the world&rdquo; with events, performances, and public art installations have ballooned.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/121042475/is-nyc-s-flower-district-the-new-chelsea Is NYC's Flower District the new Chelsea? Nicholas Korody 2015-02-18T12:45:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:12:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hrubyz7uz6epx1se.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To stay in Chelsea and retain his lease, Mr. Kaplan [of Casey Kaplan Gallery] said, would have required paying twice the rent and taking on a much higher share of his building&rsquo;s escalating tax rate. Instead, he elected to move to a new space in the Flower District, on 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. It will have double the square footage, he said, for half the cost [...] The Flower District doesn&rsquo;t draw the same kinds of numbers but is already on the art-world radar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another question: why do neighborhoods keep getting branded "the New _______"?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120506064/china-s-manhattan-replica-continues-to-lie-abandoned-as-economy-slows China's Manhattan replica continues to lie abandoned as economy slows Alexander Walter 2015-02-11T13:39:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:27:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1f1928a32aa97f061ea2683c20493c5e.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manhattan may be a bustling metropolis filled with busy people rushing off to work, the theatre, restaurants and the myriad attractions the city has to offer. A replica in China, complete with knock-offs of Rockefeller Center and the Hudson River, is missing that one key element that makes New York, New York: the people. [...] &ldquo;All of these tall buildings just appeared,&rdquo; one local man recently told CTV News.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103097785/china-s-replica-of-wall-street-is-full-of-half-built-deserted-skyscrapers-and-floods-regularly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China&rsquo;s replica of Wall Street is full of half-built, deserted skyscrapers and floods regularly</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118891722/55-hudson-yards-breaks-ground-in-manhattan 55 Hudson Yards breaks ground in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T14:47:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:26:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0yo3cfu9pl9xn181.jpg" width="514" height="886" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mitsui Fudosan Co. (8801), Japan&rsquo;s biggest developer, is building an office tower on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side at a cost of about $1.4 billion [...]. Construction has started on the skyscraper in New York&rsquo;s Hudson Yards development zone in partnership with Related Cos., the area&rsquo;s principal developer, and Canadian pension investor Oxford Properties. [...] The project, known as 55 Hudson Yards, is at the north end of the site, at the southeast corner of 34th Street and 11th Avenue.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Hudson Yards coverage on Archinect</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118886896/helmut-jahn-chats-about-his-latest-nyc-tower-50-west Helmut Jahn chats about his latest NYC tower, 50 West Alexander Walter 2015-01-21T13:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T13:24:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljau6sk63qa8yon2.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea is always that a building like this in a particular light merges with the sky. The building is on a very small site, and has a very small footprint. There was a requirement from a planning point of view, which we fully supported and were actually happy about, that we had to provide a plaza on the ground floor. And that&rsquo;s actually why the building toward the base, it pulls in its belly and it slopes so that the urban space is adequate and a required size.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/118733118/as-manhattan-grows-supertaller-its-shadows-are-getting-superlonger As Manhattan grows supertaller, its shadows are getting superlonger Alexander Walter 2015-01-19T13:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/kymi2w83510p9oma.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But all New Yorkers are losing familiar vistas, and some are losing light and air, as supertall buildings sprout like beanstalks in midtown Manhattan. There are a dozen such &ldquo;supertalls&rdquo; &ndash; buildings of 1,000 feet or higher &ndash; in the construction or planning stages. And the buildings are not, as in Dubai or Shanghai&rsquo;s Pudong district, being constructed where nothing else had stood. They are, instead, crowding into already dense neighbourhoods where light and air are at a premium [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843123/welcome-to-the-permanent-dusk-sunlight-in-cities-is-an-endangered-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118506093/work-at-manhattan-s-432-park-ave-tower-ordered-to-stop-after-pipe-falls-from-81st-floor Work at Manhattan's 432 Park Ave tower ordered to stop after pipe falls from 81st floor Alexander Walter 2015-01-16T14:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:05:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3ck5m1vnq04n6kan.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work was halted on a luxury-condominium tower in midtown Manhattan after an 8-foot piece of guardrail from a construction elevator fell from the 81st floor to the street below. The New York City Department of Buildings ordered all work stopped at 432 Park Ave., the 1,397-foot tower being built by Harry Macklowe and CIM Group [...]. The building, slated for completion this year, is one of the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere, according to the property's website.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/117113216/port-authority-reveals-plan-to-sell-world-trade-center-site Port Authority reveals plan to sell World Trade Center site Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T12:50:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:28:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wl3jibe14u4hpge2.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie have turned to a familiar idea in their pledge to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: selling its real estate. A report released over the weekend highlights a plan to sell off many of the agency&rsquo;s sprawling property holdings, by far the most notable of which is the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. That concept has long been pushed within the agency, and it has been implemented gradually over the past decade and a half.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/116890360/inaba-s-flatiron-plaza-installation-adds-a-frame-to-nyc-landmarks INABA's Flatiron Plaza installation adds a frame to NYC landmarks Archinect 2014-12-26T17:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-28T16:57:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stolxnmwlp849ole.jpg" width="514" height="818" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in September, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109588117/inaba-wins-first-ever-flatiron-plaza-holiday-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect published</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>'s winning entry for the first-ever <a href="http://www.flatirondistrict.nyc/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition</a>. Titled "New York Light," the public artwork was recently installed for the holidays and is now open to the public on...well<em>, Flatiron Plaza</em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3xibhbirla52fc3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3hhg52v4f7tq1pf.jpg"></p><p><strong>Project description from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106366/inaba-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a>:</strong></p><p>The Flatiron Plaza is a unique space in New York.</p><p>Standing in the middle of the plaza people can see two of the city&rsquo;s great landmarks: the Flatiron and Empire State buildings. It is a place to experience the magnificence of Manhattan&rsquo;s urban plan &ndash; with a dramatic view of Broadway cutting diagonally through the famous grid. And because Madison Square Park creates a clearing in the urban fabric, the plaza is one of the few places in the heart of the city to see the skyline from street level.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aua7txodlzqtpdc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvwtqa4a29i1sb5z.jpg"></p><p>Our public art installation &lsquo;New York Light&rsquo; pays tribute to the special urban experiences from this one-of-a-kind vantage point. Designed to echo the form of the plaza&rsquo;s namesake building, the prow of the st...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116269641/beyond-the-grid-s-vision-to-make-a-lower-manhattan-neighborhood-more-resilient Beyond the Grid's vision to make a Lower Manhattan neighborhood more resilient Alexander Walter 2014-12-18T13:58:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T21:51:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c291e146935a81e97511da5241ecb06b.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While independent communications infrastructure, renewable energy, and resilient heating and power systems may all be major priorities in contemporary urban development, the three aren&rsquo;t typically incorporated into the same project. Beyond The Grid &mdash; an ambitious plan underway in the Two Bridges neighborhood of Lower Manhattan &mdash; does just that. And the fact that the&nbsp;proposal has been created in this&nbsp;neighborhood is no accident.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115580916/sn-hetta-to-move-its-new-york-city-offices Snøhetta to move its New York City offices Alexander Walter 2014-12-09T15:13:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:13:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b30411a1e417d85c83ab8cc4b0f20c90.jpg" width="199" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norway-based architecture firm&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta will move its New York City offices to the&nbsp;Rudin family&rsquo;s 80 Pine Street in the Financial District, the landlord announced this morning. The architecture company, whose first New York City project was the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavillion at the World Trade Center site, will relocate from 25 Broadway to a segment of the 10th floor of the 38-story structure in 2015 [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/115129060/re-imagine-how-we-move-through-cities-without-that-blue-dot Re-Imagine How We Move Through Cities (Without That Blue Dot) Archinect 2014-12-03T18:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T15:12:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/nc8f05h3rgicxzq9.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A floating blue dot on a handheld device&rsquo;s mapping app has become the default way we understand the complex flows of people through the city and the diverse ways we experience coming and going. Such direct representation is convenient, but removes the spontaneity of approaching the city as both a destination and departure point. This fall, Van Alen Institute&rsquo;s week of programs re-imagines the way we navigate through the city, from tourist visits and daily commutes to forced migrations under intense economic pressures or the prospect of new opportunities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o9l24l010ejb7wc5.jpg"></p><p>Mirroring the multifaceted routes of individuals&rsquo; paths across cities, the programs scheduled for Dec. 8-14 investigate movement through myriad forms, from a <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/city-screens-get-lost/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">series of short film screenings</a> and a <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/new-york-city-just-like-i-pictured-it/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">night of audacious comedy</a>, to <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/door-to-door-subway-games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hacking the NYC subway</a> with a new video game app and live debates on <a href="http://www.vanalen.org/elsewhere/events/door-to-door-innovating-the-commute/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">digital fixes for infrastructure</a>. And like the pluralistic crowds that invigorate our quotidian trips, the programs bring together a diverse a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114497601/josef-albers-s-manhattan-mural-could-return-to-new-york Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York Alexander Walter 2014-11-25T13:26:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:39:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d91668acab62691da96cd8741bbd0ecb.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Josef Albers&rsquo;s Manhattan, a mural that enlivened the lobby of New York&rsquo;s Met Life (previously the Pan Am) Building from 1963 until its controversial removal in 2000, could make a triumphant return to the city. Possible sites include the World Trade Center Transit Hub, The Art Newspaper understands. Finding a suitable home for the work is not the only obstacle: the original mural is in a landfill site in Ohio.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/114195194/reading-room-a-catalog-of-new-york-city-s-branch-libraries Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e88d088e4a9b09d2521a1f59e464d93d.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Between 2008 and 2013, I photographed the branch libraries of New York City&rsquo;s three public library systems: 212 branches in all[1], spread across the five boroughs. Through arrangements with each of the library systems, I worked mornings before the branches opened to the public. I traveled by subway and bus and made six to twelve pictures of each branch, interiors and exteriors, using a 4&times;5 inch view camera. My archive, to date, holds over 2,000 negatives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/113907749/this-is-not-just-hyperbole This is not just hyperbole Nam Henderson 2014-11-17T21:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-18T22:35:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/dan2yw88umjqqs26.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The pied-&agrave;-terre tax is seen by New York&rsquo;s wealthiest 1 percent as a question of fairness" - James Parrott, the chief economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute</p></em><br /><br /><p>New data from the&nbsp;Census Bureau&rsquo;s 2012 American Community Survey, confirms the high vacancy rate in certain "<em>billionaire buildings</em>" and neighborhoods of Manhattan. Some are making the case that&nbsp;an additional tax should be levied for these pieds-&agrave;-terres.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113433150/get-lectured-pratt-institute-fall-14 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-11-11T17:59:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T22:43:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9l/9laae15y9ivlrsfw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are current + upcoming events only. Note each lecture's time and location.<br>BK = Brooklyn campus; M = Manhattan campus</p><p><em>Nov. 12</em><br>6 p.m. (BK)<br>Mitchell J. Silver / New York Commissioner of Parks and Recreation<br>"Planning for Parks: What's Next?"<br>at Memorial Hall Auditorium<br>RSVP <a href="http://www.pratt.edu/events/public-programs/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><em>Nov. 13</em><br>6 p.m. (BK)<br>Liam Young / Professor - Princeton University; Founder - Tomorrows Thoughts Today &amp; Unknown Fields Division<br>at Higgins Hall Auditorium</p><p><em>Nov. 18</em><br>6:30 p.m. (M)<br>Facilities Management Today:...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113354403/new-map-tool-reveals-nyc-s-vacant-lots-zoned-for-revitalization New map tool reveals NYC's vacant lots zoned for revitalization Diane Pham 2014-11-11T11:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-11T11:46:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbfppfc6r9rdlib0.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developed with the help of a team of volunteer researchers, urban planners and designers, this new online tool allows anyone to view the staggering amount of publicly-owned lots that once had an urban renewal plan in the pipeline but were scrapped due to bureaucracy. By mapping out all of the vacant spaces across the city, 596 hopes that we as a community can take a top-down approach to turning these urban blights into public gardens, play lots, and spaces where people can &ldquo;co-create.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>From 1949-1974 NYC took on an urban renewal project that resulted in the bulldozing of "slums" across Manhattan. The vast majority of the proposals planned for the land floundered and today nearly 15,000 lots across the city lay vacant. 596 Acres, a grassroots land access nonprofit, had developed a map tool called Urban Reviewer that pinpoints all of these spots&mdash;most owned by the public&mdash;already zoned for action.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113343918/here-s-what-the-manhattan-skyline-will-look-like-in-2018 Here's What The Manhattan Skyline Will Look Like In 2018 Alexander Walter 2014-11-10T14:03:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T23:09:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uj2po53134xtuex.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City Realty made the rendering above, which they say gives us an idea of what the city will look like in 2018 based on projections for buildings currently being planned or already in construction: "New York City skyline circa 2018 2,500 feet above Central Park. Image features upcoming supertall skyscrapers such as One Vanderbilt, 53W53, 432 Park Avenue, 225 West 57th, and 111 West 57th Street are completed."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/112574898/the-rise-and-fall-of-manhattan-s-density The Rise and Fall of Manhattan’s Density Alexander Walter 2014-10-31T15:18:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:23:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a7/a7342a24b9c9187914706f5d3d3a9ad2.jpg" width="514" height="913" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1910, Manhattan reached a peak population of 2.2 million, from which it has never since rebounded, even after modest growth in the past three decades. Angel&rsquo;s research found that today, Manhattan&rsquo;s population density is down a surprising 40% from 1910.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/110100332/photographing-the-extreme-transformation-of-the-meatpacking-district Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District Alexander Walter 2014-09-29T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/6765bdcd7a7611f089742b9863f4b41b.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perhaps no part of Manhattan has changed as dramatically since the 1980s as the Meatpacking District. Located on the Lower West Side, the district has gone from a blue-collar warehouse district with a seedy side into a hyper-luxurious, bustling neighborhood. From the High Line to the expensive shops and restaurants along the old cobblestone streets, everything looks quite different from when Brian Rose first brought his camera to the Meatpacking District.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/108482335/one-world-trade-center-how-new-york-tried-to-rebuild-its-soul One World Trade Center: how New York tried to rebuild its soul Alexander Walter 2014-09-08T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T21:45:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b87f82a3e984e0317ef385b1d2384aa5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Ground Zero was finally cleared after the fall of the twin towers, New Yorkers trusted that thoughtful, ambitious urban design could make the city whole again. Why have they been so badly let down?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/107636134/making-space-for-more-tech-firms-in-new-york-city Making Space for More Tech Firms in New York City Alexander Walter 2014-08-28T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T19:47:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a5b9b874b5632edb40a24bc669c068f.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As New York City&rsquo;s burgeoning tech economy continues to grow, startups face the same challenges for office space they would anywhere else&mdash;but have the added challenge of Manhattan-level price tags, vying for space with law firms, banks, and other well-financed tenants. An absolute lack of space is not the issue, however. New York&rsquo;s low 10 percent office vacancy rate may be second only to Washington, D.C.&rsquo;s 9.6 percent, but an enormous amount of inventory is going up [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: Working out of the Box interview with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miguel McKelvey</a>, Co-Founder &amp; Chief Creative Officer at WeWork.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107035932/submit-your-vision42-entries-to-transform-manhattan-s-42nd-street-registration-due-september-8 Submit your Vision42 entries to transform Manhattan's 42nd Street – Registration due September 8 Archinect 2014-08-20T19:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T19:08:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vyi7l5abianrkqc.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You don't have to be a New Yorker to submit design ideas for a river-to-river, auto-free light rail boulevard in Manhattan's iconic 42nd Street: Open to all architects, planners, and urban designers, the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/vision42_design_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42 design competition</a> invites proposals from around the world to transform the street into a "world-class boulevard complete with a high-quality public spaces and a light-rail tram."</p><p>Registration ends September 8, 2014, and (digital) submissions for phase 1 are expected by October 1. And did we mention that $10,000 are waiting for the lucky winner as well as a feature in the <em>Architect's Newspaper</em> for the jury&rsquo;s top selected projects? Well, there you go.</p><p>From the competition brief:</p><p>"The first phase of the competition will be entirely digital, permitting applicants to submit their entries electronically, greatly expanding opportunities for participation globally. Upon selection of finalists by the jury, those selected shall prepare and send boards for the exhibition to a designated...</p>