Archinect - News 2015-10-05T06:35:34-04:00 Dwell Home Tours feature covetable views and bright Manhattan Lofts Sponsor 2015-10-02T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-10-02T17:25:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design New York</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Extending from the downtown neighborhoods of Tribeca, the West Village and Chelsea to the Upper East Side, this year&rsquo;s Dwell Home tours showcase residences with bright, open layouts and details that are as varied as their zip codes. The tour includes five homes&mdash;selected by Dwell&rsquo;s editorial team&mdash;that allow attendees to experience magazine-worthy dwellings in-person, with the opportunity to gain insight from the architects and designers behind the projects. The tour will take place on Saturday, October 3, during the second annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dwell on Design New York</a>, where attendees will explore today&rsquo;s most relevant design topics through installations and onstage conversations at Skylight Clarkson Sq.</p><p>The architects and designers whose thoughtful designs make up this year&rsquo;s stunning tours are celebrated, award-winning professionals who include Architecture in Formation principal Matthew Bremer, AIA, Gregory Colston Architect, Cezign design...</p> Join Archinect and Bespoke for abc/nyc - A Celebration of Architecture and Archtober, October 8th! Archinect 2015-10-01T09:15:00-04:00 >2015-10-01T17:23:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="603" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bespoke</a> invite you to join us in celebration of NYC&rsquo;s dynamic local architecture and design community. Please join us at the Steelcase Worklife Center, a terraced venue overlooking Central Park South, for an evening of music, food and cocktails with friends and colleagues.</p><p>Thursday October 8th at 6.30pm</p><p>4 Columbus Circle<br>7th Floor<br>New York, NY 10019</p><p>Click here to <a title="RSVP" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP</a>.</p> Massive renovation of U.N. Headquarters improves security but sacrifices Hammarskjöld Library Alexander Walter 2015-09-02T13:46:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T13:46:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the 70th regular session of the General Assembly convenes on Sept. 15, it will do so in a complex of buildings that hasn&rsquo;t looked so good or felt so secure in generations. &ldquo;We now have a very safe compound,&rdquo; said Michael Adlerstein, [...] executive director of a seven-year, $2.15 billion renovation, known as the capital master plan, that is nearing completion. More visible than anything else is the robust yet crystalline new glass facade of the 39-story Secretariat building.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NY Mayor de Blasio's Times Square overhaul runs into massive opposition Alexander Walter 2015-08-24T11:27:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T19:09:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s hard to grasp his calculus. One of Mr. de Blasio&rsquo;s big initiatives, Vision Zero, aims to improve pedestrian safety. Ripping up the pedestrian plazas in Times Square, restoring cars and forcing millions of people to dodge traffic again, runs headlong into his own policy. As an exasperated Tim Tompkins, the president of the Times Square Alliance, put it on Thursday: &ldquo;Sure, let&rsquo;s tear up Broadway &mdash; we can&rsquo;t govern, manage or police our public spaces.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about Times Square on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square throughout the ages</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square and the routine of chaos</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Midtown Manhattan Wouldn't Be the Same</a></li></ul> Building New York City's sixth borough Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T11:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T21:54:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If it is possible, financially and technologically, to build a three-acre park in the river west of New York City, then why isn&rsquo;t it possible to construct an artificial island at a higher elevation than downtown Manhattan that would serve as New York City&rsquo;s sixth borough? Many of the city&rsquo;s problems&mdash;real estate prices, developers purchasing blocks at a time, the astronomical cost of parking a car, or even a bicycle, even shoreline erosion&mdash;are problems of space. So why not just build more space?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visions of LoLo, a Neighborhood Rising From Landfill</a></p> Data Crunching the Uberization of New York City Nicholas Korody 2015-08-12T12:59:00-04:00 >2015-08-13T18:42:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="859" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The recent debate between Uber and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over whether the ride-for-hire company was exacerbating Manhattan congestion was fueled by incomplete, misleading data. There was no way of knowing exactly where Uber cars and taxis pick up passengers, and so the city agreed to a study of Uber&rsquo;s effects last month as part of its detente with the company. Now, thanks in part to a Freedom of Information Law request, we have data. A lot of data...</p></em><br /><br /><p>The folks over at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FiveThirtyEight</a>&nbsp;processed a nearly-overwhelming amount of data on Uber usage in New York City and got some pretty interesting (if not entirely surprising) results. At the top of the list, their research verifies the ride-share company's claims that their doing a better job in serving the city's Outer Boroughs than traditional cabs. "Of the 4.4 million Uber rides for which the data shows a pickup location, 22 percent started outside of Manhattan, compared with just 14 percent of the 88.4 million yellow and green taxi rides," they note.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Some other findings include:</p><ul><li>63% of all Uber rides start in Manhattan south of 59th St. (the most traffic-congested area in the city, &nbsp;as well as the part best-served by the subway).&nbsp;</li><li>Uber is particularly well-used in the affluent NW Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale, as well as the NE Queens neighborhoods of Little Neck and College Point, while traditional taxis remain dominant in the regions of Queens closest to Manhattan.</li><li>In general, man...</li></ul> Bye-bye 30 Rock. Hello Comcast Building. Alexander Walter 2015-07-07T13:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-07T14:40:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manhattan&rsquo;s 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the focal point of Rockefeller Center and home to the NBC television network, has changed its name to the Comcast Building. Comcast Corp.&rsquo;s NBCUniversal will illuminate a sign with the new name and NBC logo atop the 850-foot (259-meter) building [...]. Comcast Building is the third official name for the landmark property, completed in 1933.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Álvaro Siza finally lands in the US, by way of Hell's Kitchen Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-19T18:28:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T19:41:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="518" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pritzker Prize-winner &Aacute;lvaro Siza has been selected to design an "ultra-luxury condominium" in Manhattan, his first U.S. project. Deemed&nbsp;611 West 56th&nbsp;Street by developers Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, the structure will rise 35-storeys in New York's&nbsp;Hell's Kitchen, enough for approximately 80 residences. Collaborating architects include&nbsp;Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard, with SLCE Architects as the Architect of Record.</p><p>Predictable luxe high-rise amenities include a roof garden, private terraces and swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, and entertainment spaces for hosting (you guessed it) private events.&nbsp;</p><p>Construction is expected to begin in May 2016, and completed by Fall 2018. At that rate, it'll become part of the skyline before&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's 2 WTC</a>, which is slated for completion by 2020.</p><p>See the project's site below (the building pictured will be demolished):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Urban homesteading done right: Look at this hidden rooftop cottage in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-06-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:54:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Flying above New York City in a helicopter can be a beautiful thing, until you look down and see that someone has stolen and is living your dream life in a bucolic cabin on a rooftop in the West Village. Is there anything more enviable in the real estate racket of NYC than a house on a regular old apartment building's roof? [...] the porch is basically a glorified bulkhead over a hole punched in the ceiling of the family&rsquo;s loft to make way for a nautical stairway that rises to a landing [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Require a little more luxury for your Manhattan rooftop abode? A mere $250 million could buy you <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>.</p> This $250M mega penthouse might become New York's priciest home Alexander Walter 2015-06-17T15:55:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T13:04:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vornado's super luxury tower at 220 Central Park South isn't even out of the ground yet, but billionaire buyers seemingly can't wait to stash their stacks of cash in the 950-foot-tall tower. The Real Deal hears rumblings that a Qatari investor is eyeing a monstrous spread that would cost around $250 million, making it easily the most expensive home in New York City. It would completely obliterate the current record, the $100 million sale at One57.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert A.M. Stern's NYC condo towers have a habit of attracting record bids (previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC&rsquo;s Most Expensive Condo to Be Listed at $130 Million</a>).</p> Tadao Ando shares his design ambitions for 152 Elizabeth Street in New York Alexander Walter 2015-06-12T14:23:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:19:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>'s first ever NYC building&nbsp;&mdash; the brutalist condo tower project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a>&nbsp;&mdash; is kicking into high gear with the release of new renderings, photos of the completed sales gallery, floorplans for the first residences coming on the market, the launch of a new website for the building, and the unveiling of a video interview with the Japanese master and the project's interior designer, Michael Gabellini of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a>.</p><p>Read on for more details we've received, and watch the video interview below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"For 152 Elizabeth Street, Ando harmoniously balances fundamental elements including water, metal, glass greenery and concrete. His inventive use of concrete, a material that&rsquo;s ubiquitous in a majority of his projects, has become famous around the world.</p><p>Part concrete, part jewel box, the building makes a strong yet quiet statement with a fa&ccedil;ade comprised of voluminous glass, burnished metal and flanked by poured in-place concrete and a living green wall that rise...</p> Make Music NY crowdfunds upcoming youth archi-music show "Concerto for Buildings" Justine Testado 2015-06-11T09:04:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:30:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architecturally and musically inclined can join in on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Music New York</a> festivities this year with a special orchestral performance called "Concerto for Buildings" on Sunday, June 21. Make Music New York is a one-day music fest on the first day of summer that boasts more than 1,000 free concerts, which all take place throughout NYC's five borroughs.</p><p>For its ninth year, MMNY <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">set up an Indiegogo campaign</a> with a flexible goal of $7,000 to reel in further support for Concerto for Buildings. The musical showcase stars two NYC youth orchestra ensembles, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Face The Music</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mantra Youth Percussion</a>, and four composers: Paula Matthusen (winner of the 2014-2015 Rome Prize), Scott Wollshleger, Daniel Goode, and Face the Music student-composer Elijah Valongo. Surrounded by SoHo's historic cast-iron buildings, the performers will play their hearts out as they take advantage of the structures' percussive qualities, thus transforming them into a complementary musical backdrop.</p><p>Funds from the In...</p> Calatrava: "I have been treated like a dog." Alexander Walter 2015-05-20T14:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T21:16:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the U.S., he isn&rsquo;t getting asked to compete for new projects at all, he said, amid criticism of the rail project&rsquo;s delays and costs. [...] These overruns and years of delay have taken a toll on Mr. Calatrava&rsquo;s reputation, with local press and some observers painting him as an architect prone to overruns&mdash;a point he believes is quite unfair. &ldquo;It has not been easy for me,&rdquo; he said. After living in the city for 12 years and feeling pride in the city, &ldquo;I have been treated like a dog.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">PATH/Fail: The Story of the World&rsquo;s Most Expensive Train Station</a></li></ul> Manhattan community board pushes moratorium on 600ft and higher construction Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-19T12:55:00-04:00 >2015-05-19T19:32:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"There's actually such a lack of transparency that it is difficult to understand what developers and property owners are actually planning ... There's no mechanism for us or the city for us to understand ahead of time what's in the planning" [...] The board ultimately wants Mayor Bill de Blasio to take steps to create more comprehensive zoning laws that would assess the impact of large towers on open space and mitigate any potential impacts, like shadows on Central Park.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Listen to the full report from WYNC below:</p><p></p> Crowded skies: Sunlight as the new amenity for the super rich Alexander Walter 2015-05-14T18:37:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:48:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] shadows even turn light into another medium of inequality. Light becomes a resource that can be bought by the wealthy, eclipsed for the poor. [...] multimillion-dollar apartments in the sky will darken parts of the park a mile away. Enjoyment of the park in the park &ndash; a notably free activity in a high-cost city &ndash; will be dimmed a little to give billionaires views of it from above.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></p> New Renzo Piano-Designed Residential Tower to Rise in NYC DianePham 2015-05-06T15:27:00-04:00 >2015-05-12T08:36:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renzo Piano's versatility continues to win the hearts of NYC developers, and it looks like the starchitect is finally getting his chance to flex his muscle in the residential realm. Piano&mdash;who just cut the ribbon to the new Whitney to rave reviews&mdash;has been chosen by Michael Shvo and Bizzi &amp; Partners to design a brand new 290-foot tower at 100 Varick Street in up-and-coming Hudson Square bordering Soho.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The tower will be Piano's first large-scale residential project in the U.S.&nbsp;</p> The new $2.5 billion plan to rebuild the historic Penn Station Alexander Walter 2015-05-04T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-13T22:55:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's been over 50 years, but for many, the destruction of Charles Follen McKim's original Pennsylvania Station still stings (hey, even Mad Men mourned its passing). But now, there is a hopeful (if improbable) plan from Richard W. Cameron&mdash;principal designer at Atelier &amp; Co&mdash;to bring back the civic jewel of a long-gone New York. According to Traditional Building's's Clem Labine, Cameron's plan has three main goals [...]."</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> The new skinny kid on the block: 303 E. 44th St promises floating gardens in the Manhattan skies Alexander Walter 2015-04-24T19:16:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T14:15:09-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="924" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There's another project coming to Manhattan that's even thinner: 303&ndash;305 E. 44th Street, designed by Eran Chen of ODA Architecture. At 47 feet wide, this one's the narrowest of the bunch. Developed by Triangle Assets, the tower will rise about 600 feet high, creating 115,000 square feet of residential space. [...] The design for 305 E. 44th is predicated on a stack of volumes; nested between them are the project's signature amenities, private gardens.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Times Square throughout the ages Alexander Walter 2015-04-14T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:44:19-04:00 <img src="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square and the routine of chaos</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is that a luge in Times Square?</a></li></ul> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p>Click on the panorama image above for the larger version. (Copyright: Evan Joseph Images)</p> 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="" 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="" 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> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando to design first residential building in New York</a></li></ul> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Too Rich, Too Thin, Too Tall?</a></p> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look into &ldquo;The BIG U&rdquo;, BIG&rsquo;s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design</a></p> Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-03-03T13:54:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T21:00:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></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="" 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> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China&rsquo;s replica of Wall Street is full of half-built, deserted skyscrapers and floods regularly</a></p> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Hudson Yards coverage on Archinect</a></p> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>