Archinect - News 2014-10-21T03:25:27-04:00 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/103270581/call-for-submissions-vision42-is-now-accepting-proposals-to-repurpose-nyc-s-iconic-42nd-street CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Vision42 is now accepting proposals to repurpose NYC’s iconic 42nd Street Justine Testado 2014-07-02T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-07T17:05:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm2jfwndwhsr07wn.jpg" width="514" height="190" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/vision42_design_international_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vision42's Design International Competition</a> is inviting architects, planners, and urban designers worldwide to send their ideas for a river-to-river and auto-free light rail boulevard in New York City's 42nd Street.</p><p>To address the iconic street's heavy traffic and noise, Vision42 set up the competition to garner interest in their initiative and potentially repurpose 42nd Street into a pedestrian-friendly urban space. From there, they hope the competition will serve as a 21st-century model for a live/work urban environment and transportation hub.</p><p>More details below:</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 address in New York City.</p><p>The winning design will be one that utilizes the potential of the boulevard to inspire New Yorkers...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102271187/new-details-on-tadao-ando-s-upcoming-residential-project-in-nyc-s-nolita New details on Tadao Ando's upcoming residential project in NYC's NoLIta Justine Testado 2014-06-19T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T16:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sinqydwznd7sqcaa.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first renderings are out for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>'s first project in New York City, 152 Elizabeth Street, a 32,000 sq.ft "ultra-luxury" condominium building to be constructed at the corner of Kenmare and Elizabeth Street in NoLIta in Manhattan. New York-based luxury residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana commissioned the acclaimed Japanese master architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95126889/tadao-ando-to-design-first-residential-building-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this past March</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qz/qz7u2o7r0m907382.jpg"></p><p>152 Elizabeth Street will add to the changing state of the NoLIta neighborhood, whose moniker stands for "North of Little Italy." In recent years, the neighborhood's historically industrial character has become a trendy hotspot for real estate, boutiques, restaurants, and bars.</p><p>Based on Sumaida + Khurana's renderings, the building's design will include Ando's signature elements like poured-in-place concrete, galvanized steel, and an abundant use of glass. Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a> will work on the interiors and serve as Architect of Record.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7spe7o3xykzativi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3x/3xmhmxv2g76lme6x.jpg"></p><p>At 7 stories tall and capped...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101030520/a-closer-look-into-the-big-u-big-s-winning-proposal-for-rebuild-by-design A closer look into “The BIG U”, BIG’s winning proposal for Rebuild By Design Justine Testado 2014-06-03T19:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:18:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1baudtsjdma3b0y.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From yesterday's announcement of the Rebuild By Design winners by the U.S. Department of HUD, we've got more details behind "The BIG U" by the BIG Team, who had one of the six winning propoals. The BIG-led consortium was awarded $335 million to implement their proposal for New York's Lower Manhattan, with the goal to increase the neighborhood's resiliency to future storm disasters. And with a name like "The BIG U", one can only be curious to find out more.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqaa8icidbvi61ud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijgyx29nz75dur6u.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phufkzphhyh05e60.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6tcwnbfgcc8924m9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g5bwegv4cu5xuw4t.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6zbahaw085xzdqo.jpg"></p><p>Read more about the proposal on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_into_the_big_u_bigs_winning_proposal_for_rebuild_by_design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98610951/quantifying-community-hudson-yards-to-partner-with-nyu-s-cusp Quantifying Community: Hudson Yards to Partner with NYU’s CUSP Alexander Walter 2014-04-24T13:57:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:26:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17e06d4ce00470f6b52430b4b69f4c22.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What is said to be the largest private real estate development in US history is set to become the country&rsquo;s first &ldquo;quantified community&rdquo; as well. Hudson Yards, a 17 million-square foot [...] development on the far west side of Manhattan, will be embedded with technology to monitor environmental conditions, energy production and usage, and traffic flows among its soon to rise towers. The developers are partnering with New York University&rsquo;s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) [...].</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/98552348/has-manhattan-become-too-manhattanized Has Manhattan Become Too 'Manhattanized'? Alexander Walter 2014-04-23T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T13:33:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cffa87754b8592134dbbd9c7da323c0a.jpg" width="450" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a city where real estate values are as dizzying as the skyscrapers, the angst over Manhattan&rsquo;s changing profile and streetscape is becoming louder. The most recent outcry came over the demolition of a five-story building on West 57th Street, former home of Rizzoli Bookstore. [...] "There won't be anything left to love if we don't stop this kind of development," State Senator Liz Krueger said during a rally protesting the Rizzoli building's pending demolition.</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/96947695/get-lectured-pratt-institute-spring-14 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-31T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:34:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3ss534hd5sibrp6.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Monday'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 <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Note each event's time and location.<br>Brooklyn campus (BK): Higgins Hall - 61 St James Place Brooklyn, NY 10238<br>Manhattan campus (M): Room 213 - 144 West 14th Street New York, NY 10011</p><p><em>March 31 </em>(M)<br>6:30 pm<br><strong>David Schreiber</strong> / President, Building Technology Associates<br>&ldquo;Sustainability&rdquo;</p><p><em>April 3 </em>(BK)<br>6 pm<br>Keynote for Poetics at Pratt<br>&ldquo;<strong>The Annual Christina Porter Art and Poetry in the Schools Lecture</strong>&rdquo;<br><strong>Rachel Levitsky</strong> / <em>The Story of My Accident is Ours...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96639885/a-plan-to-build-skyscrapers-that-barely-touch-the-ground A Plan to Build Skyscrapers That Barely Touch the Ground Alexander Walter 2014-03-27T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T11:17:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/95/9572a21b2c6d5668e5e173f5bda274c8.jpg" width="514" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Caissons are a technology borrowed from bridge building, and they are what makes this project possible. The engineers will drill them anywhere from 40 to 80 feet into the Manhattan schist (the dense, metamorphic bedrock that supports the city&rsquo;s soaring skyline). The caissons are meticulously arranged in the narrow spaces between the tracks. Above, the they will connect to deep-girdle trusses &ndash; some up to 8 stories tall &ndash; that control and redirect the towering weight overhead. Finally, the slab.</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/96044764/new-york-s-hudson-yards-starts-next-phase-as-deck-begins New York’s Hudson Yards Starts Next Phase as Deck Begins Alexander Walter 2014-03-19T20:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T00:25:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb1c22277d9ef669624c1a65a029f4bf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hudson Yards, the $20 billion Related Cos. development on Manhattan&rsquo;s far west side, is taking a key step forward as work begins on a platform over the area&rsquo;s rail depot designed to support three skyscrapers. [...] Building the 37,000-ton platform enables the start of almost 6 million square feet (560,000 square meters) of construction on the eastern half of the 26-acre (11-hectare) yards, said Stephen Ross, the New York-based developer&rsquo;s chairman and founder.</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/95127694/from-drab-to-fab-jersey-city-s-alluring-architecture-is-making-chilltown-hot From drab to fab, Jersey City's alluring architecture is making "Chilltown" hot Alexander Walter 2014-03-07T18:36:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:17:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e469fb2692b63c38919600a27f2db2ec.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Jersey City has cast off its stigma as a back-office-and-apartment haven of cheap rents and cheaper-looking buildings, more and more professionals and families are calling &ldquo;Chilltown&rdquo; and &ldquo;JC&rdquo; home. They&rsquo;re ditching the suburbs of their parents, but also the stratospheric prices and stuffy attitudes of Manhattan and, increasingly, Brooklyn. The so-called sixth borough has finally become a destination in its own right [...].</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/83159106/get-lectured-pratt-institute-fall-13 Get Lectured: Pratt Institute Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-02T11:00:00-04:00 >2013-12-22T20:16:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z47a5zw4d4jyotnh.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a><br><br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Our midweek poster comes from the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Listed below are events at the Brooklyn (<strong>BK</strong>) and Manhattan (<strong>M</strong>) campuses. All events are free.<br><br> Pratt <strong>MANHATTAN</strong> lecture events will be at <strong>6:30 pm</strong> in <strong>Room 213</strong> on campus, unless noted.** <strong>Address: 144 West 14th St., New York, NY 10011</strong></p> <p> Pratt <strong>BROOKLYN</strong> events will be at <strong>6:00 pm </strong>in <strong>Higgins Hall Auditorium</strong> on campus, unless noted.** <strong>Address</strong>: <strong>61 St. James Place, Brooklyn, NY 10238</strong></p> <p> <br><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <strong><em>September 9</em> (M)</strong><br><strong>Doug Chambers</strong> / Vice...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72361955/iwan-baan-s-post-sandy-manhattan-shot-makes-asme-cover-of-the-year Iwan Baan’s Post-Sandy Manhattan Shot Makes ASME Cover of the Year Alexander Walter 2013-05-02T13:51:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T12:25:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1i987knn7kn5o9zv.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Congratulations to New York Magazine and Iwan Baan, one of our favorite architectural photographers (and 2012 Golden Lion Winner): The American Society of Magazine Editors has chosen the cover of the November 12, 2012, issue of New York Magazine depicting the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in New York City as "Cover of the Year" in the seventh annual ASME Best Cover Contest.</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/57562183/a-different-view-of-the-ny-waterfront A different view of the NY waterfront Nam Henderson 2012-09-18T22:57:00-04:00 >2012-09-23T20:27:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zznqccsbro01fblk.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s an eye-opening experience. I have lived in New York for more than 30 years. I have crossed the harbor on the Staten Island Ferry more than once and crossed the big-name bridges hundreds of times. But great swaths of the city remain as unknown to me as Patagonia. The architecture cruise helped fix that.</p></em><br /><br /><p> William Grimes reports back from a recent architectural cruise around Manhattan. The cruise <a href="http://www.sail-nyc.com/content/new-york-city-architecture-cruise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">organized by the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects</a>, features running commentary provided by experts and offers an easy opportunity to&nbsp;anyone wanting to get a good look at the complete skyline. The tour covers 156 site and a 32-mile journey in under 3 hours.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44502023/manhattan-memorious Manhattan Memorious risabelle 2012-04-10T11:28:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T16:20:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbdbefjrvw1ghbqy.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Before a city becomes a thing of steel, concrete, and glass it is a theater of visions in conflict. As a city ages, the visions do not die but come up against the physical and ideological resistance of the place and its people. This is an account of a Manhattan that could have been &ndash; might have been. A phantasmagorical Manhattan where the visionary meets the everyday. The island as we know it is but a pale reflection of a city designed by visionaries &ndash; a city of mad, incongruous utopias.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The film (created for Hong Kong &amp; Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale) visualizes several unrealized projects for Manhattan, including Buckminster Fuller&rsquo;s dome over Midtown, Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; City of the Captive Globe, RUR&rsquo;s East River Corridor, Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s Eastside Redevelopment Corridor, Morphosis&rsquo; West Side Yard and others.&nbsp;</p>