Archinect - News 2016-05-30T12:29:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149946954/check-out-this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events Check out this week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Alexander Walter 2016-05-24T08:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:52:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5p79f04jxj9ls1n.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 23-30.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7597/creative-collaboration-big-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creative Collaboration | Big Art | May 24</a>, </strong><strong>recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bf/bfvk6ym007trgttb.jpg"></p><p><em>The South Cove in Battery Park is a joint design by environmental artist Mary Miss (one of the event's featured speakers), architect Stanton Eckstut, and landscape artist Susan Child.</em></p><p>The notion of the architect as a master collaborator is starting to finally overtake its casting as the lone genius, slaving away in solitude on their creative creation. One of the architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946857/the-open-graves-where-new-york-buries-its-unclaimed-bodies The open graves where New York buries its unclaimed bodies Nicholas Korody 2016-05-23T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T14:10:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o0f8zbt3kmnm354r.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Twice a week or so, loaded with bodies boxed in pine, a New York City morgue truck passes through a tall chain-link gate and onto a ferry that has no paying passengers. Its destination is Hart Island, an uninhabited strip of land off the coast of the Bronx in Long Island Sound, where overgrown 19th-century ruins give way to mass graves gouged out by bulldozers and the only pallbearers are jail inmates paid 50 cents an hour. There, divergent life stories come to the same anonymous end.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"New York is unique among American cities in the way it disposes of the dead it considers unclaimed: interment on a lonely island, off-limits to the public, by a crew of inmates. Buried by the score in wide, deep pits, the Hart Island dead seem to vanish &mdash; and so does any explanation for how they came to be there."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/536rg5o2sxde3tnv.jpg"></p><p>Be forewarned: it's a pretty grim read. Unclaimed bodies tend to have tragic backstories, providing a portrait of a city that provides few resources to its most vulnerable inhabitants: the mentally ill, homeless, elderly, and impoverished.</p><p>"In the face of an end-of-life industry that can drain the resources of the most prudent, these people are especially vulnerable," writes author Nina Bernstein.</p><p>For more on spaces devoted to the deceased, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123740675/they-died-as-they-designed-famous-architects-self-styled-gravestones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">They died as they designed: famous architects' self-styled gravestones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/27482287/architectural-design-brings-light-to-funeral-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural design brings light to funeral home</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147965230/of-death-and-facebook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Of death and Facebook</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122124114/seattle-architect-seeks-to-redesign-america-s-burial-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle architect seeks to redesign America's burial landscape</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136882864/approaching-a-multilayered-death-at-aldo-rossi-s-cemetery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Approaching a ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946409/new-york-can-t-be-what-it-used-to-be-thanks-to-zoning New York can't be what it used to be, thanks to zoning Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-20T13:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:13:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zo/zogoongji4vey0gg.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many buildings in distinctive Manhattan neighborhoods like Chinatown, the Upper East Side and Washington Heights could not be erected now: Properties in those areas tend to cover too much of their lots (Washington Heights), have too much commercial space (Chinatown) or rise too high (the Upper East Side). [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s ridiculous that we have these hundred-year-old buildings that everyone loves, and none of them &lsquo;should&rsquo; be the way they are.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious &quot;smart city&quot; experiment" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></li><li><a title="NYC's hot new developer design trend: the 1902 Flatiron Building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939039/nyc-s-hot-new-developer-design-trend-the-1902-flatiron-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's hot new developer design trend: the 1902 Flatiron Building</a></li><li><a title='A guide for New Yorkers exploring the "Suburban Jungle"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936514/a-guide-for-new-yorkers-exploring-the-suburban-jungle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A guide for New Yorkers exploring the "Suburban Jungle"</a></li><li><a title="Sidewalks, New York's &quot;most desirable real estate&quot; " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149933857/sidewalks-new-york-s-most-desirable-real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sidewalks, New York's "most desirable real estate"</a></li><li><a title="Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945640/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-16T19:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T20:25:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2q4mzel70kwcv0f.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 16-23.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7588/salon-series-black-sexuality-and-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salon Series: (Black) Sexuality and Space | May 17</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/pd/pdhza8on9jxaalsn.jpg"></p><p>Take a front seat to an intimate, informal conversation around blackness, sexuality and gender as they relate to architecture. Part of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>'s salon series, this event puts architect Mario Gooden and architecture educators Mabel Wilson and Meredith TenHoor in discussion, questioning how race and gender might be addressed through architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7516/we-built-this-city-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">We Built This C...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944260/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-05-09T15:44:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T21:52:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nqb9q7p02r8kb3v.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's something fun for everyone amid the hustle and bustle in New York City, including <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a>! For anyone who is curious about what architecture-related events to fit into your weekly schedules,&nbsp;Archinect and <a href="http://bustler.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> have compiled a snappy list of thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out. Have a look at our selection of NYC events for May 9-16.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7531/galaxy-was-a-memory-earth-is-a-souvenir" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir | May 1</a></strong><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7531/galaxy-was-a-memory-earth-is-a-souvenir" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">0</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/9s/9s067js7k2c9m0gp.jpg"><br><em>"A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir" (2014) by Kimsooja.</em></p><p>The prolific and multi-disciplinary conceptual artist Kimsooja operates on scales both architectural and nanotechnological. Her conversation with Steven Henry Madoff, critic and Chair of Curatorial Practice at the SVA, will cover her breadth of work, as well as reflect on a recently rele...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943929/obama-administration-to-designate-stonewall-as-america-s-first-lgbt-memorial Obama administration to designate Stonewall as America's first LGBT memorial Nicholas Korody 2016-05-05T18:41:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:26:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bfjwt6fcscbd9z0a.jpg" width="485" height="744" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve. Designating the small swath of land will mark a major act of national recognition for gay rights advocates and their struggles over the last half-century.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Originally built as stables in the 1840s, the Stonewall Inn was the site of historic riots after police raided the LGBT bar on June 28, 1969. While such raids were then common, that night the bar-goers fought back &ndash; in the process helping to catalyze the LGBT liberation movement.</p><p>The news was timed to coincide with LGBT Pride month, which is held in June each year in commemoration of Stonewall. While the article specifies the monument as honoring the history of gays and lesbians, it's important to note <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Rivera" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the pivotal role</a> transgender individuals played in the uprising.</p><p>According to AP, the Obama administration is considering including nearby Christopher Park in the historic designation.&nbsp;</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943704/north-carolina-loses-aia-conference-due-to-anti-lgbt-hb2-bill-passage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Carolina loses AIA conference due to anti-LGBT HB2 bill passage</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140470448/toilets-for-everyone-the-politics-of-inclusive-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934132/as-gayborhoods-gentrify-lgbtq-people-move-into-conservative-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As "gayborhoods" gentrify, LGBTQ people move into conservative America</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130505301/u-s-lgbtq-preservation-group-pushes-to-preserve-more-heritage-sites-at-the-national-level" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. LGBTQ preservation group pushes to preserve more heritage sites at the national level</a></li></ul>... http://archinect.com/news/article/149943868/a-blind-new-yorker-identifies-the-city-by-scent A blind New Yorker identifies the city by scent Julia Ingalls 2016-05-05T12:26:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T01:35:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zjhsommkzou2t295.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m blind, so my nose tells me what neighborhood I&rsquo;m in. My dog and I &ndash; we walk. We&rsquo;ll walk from 125th down to Houston. The smell of Harlem is definitely different now. It&rsquo;s more open. There&rsquo;s a new class of people. The whole thing feels like someplace else.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To navigate a vast city, people often develop a set of idiosyncratic markers: personal landmarks, favorite coffee joints, or in Craig Taylor's case, the smell of a particular section of town. Should designers start thinking in terms of creating signature scents to help identify their work for a populace that can't "see" projects traditionally?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w0/w08ocj5ewnyuetzt.jpg"></p><p>For all the best in the smells of architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83908091/experimental-architecture-history-exhibits-spaces-with-smell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Experimental architecture history exhibits spaces with smell</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45317618/the-scent-of-an-apple-product-sourcing-the-macbook-pro-fragrance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The scent of an Apple product, sourcing the Macbook Pro fragrance</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/77868/what-does-your-office-smell-like" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What does your office smell like?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942976/construction-of-heatherwick-signe-nielsen-designed-pier-55-to-begin-this-summer Construction of Heatherwick + Signe Nielsen-designed Pier 55 to begin this summer Justine Testado 2016-04-29T14:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T00:52:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5e774lqzp3pekn64.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Work will go ahead to construct an &ldquo;elevated island park&rdquo; in the Hudson River off Manhattan after a judge dismissed a lawsuit from environmental and civic advocates. The $130m park, which has been given the go-ahead by the US Army&rsquo;s Corps of Engineers, will be based on the Hudson River... Judge Joan Lobis, who threw out the lawsuit, said: &ldquo;A significant purpose of maintaining event spaces in the park is to generate funds for the ongoing upkeep of the park, which is surely a park purpose.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124917488/looking-at-all-sides-of-the-pier-55-offshore-park-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking at all sides of the Pier 55 offshore park development</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113876375/barry-diller-pledges-130m-for-futuristic-offshore-park-on-the-west-side" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry Diller Pledges $130M for Futuristic Offshore Park on the West Side</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942421/welcome-to-the-hudson-yards-c-2019-the-world-s-most-ambitious-smart-city-experiment Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T20:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2y6yyxcbgavlf1l.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The observation deck won&rsquo;t be finished for a few years yet. If you want to see the future of New York, walk north along the High Line, round the curve at the rail yards, and turn your back to the river. Amid the highway ramps and industrial hash of far-west Manhattan, a herd of cranes hoists I-beams into the sky. This is Hudson Yards, the largest private real-estate development in United States history and the test ground for the world&rsquo;s most ambitious experiment in &ldquo;smart city&rdquo; urbanism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last year, I reviewed Mattern's book&nbsp;Deep Mapping the Media City, in which she delves into some of the issues surrounding so-called "smart cities."&nbsp;Check out the review <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129422514/book-review-shannon-mattern-s-deep-mapping-the-media-city" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>For more on the implementation of surveillance and other technologies in the city, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938165/city-governments-are-learning-the-hard-way-that-there-s-no-one-size-fits-all-approach-to-cybersecurity" target="_blank">City governments are learning the hard way that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to cybersecurity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529092/losing-yourself-in-the-smart-city" target="_blank">Losing yourself in the smart city</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138352532/a-city-for-the-future-but-devoid-of-people" target="_blank">A city for the future but devoid of people</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127175516/will-india-s-smart-city-initiative-exacerbate-social-stratification" target="_blank">Will India's 'smart city' initiative exacerbate social stratification?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941411/shohei-shigematsu-of-oma-transforms-the-met-for-the-spring-costume-institute-exhibit Shohei Shigematsu of OMA transforms the Met for the spring Costume Institute exhibit Nicholas Korody 2016-04-19T12:58:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T22:57:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/765ac32fc9c907745a3d659eebe5745f.jpg" width="514" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>NOT MANY ARCHITECTS get to reshape a wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But Shohei Shigematsu, who runs the New York branch of Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s Rotterdam-based firm, OMA, has done precisely that. This month he converts a skylit, double-height section of the museum&mdash;the 1970s Robert Lehman Wing&mdash;into a graceful, cathedral-like setting for Manus x Machina, the Costume Institute&rsquo;s spring show, opening May 5.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The exhibit, curated by Andrew Bolton, <a href="http://oma.eu/news/oma-to-lead-the-design-of-the-manus-x-machina-exhibition-at-met" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considers</a> "the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of industrialization and mass production."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kenqkn5pp3cn4g3.jpg"></p><p>Accordingly, the organizers wanted an exhibition design that blends the analog and the mechanical. Shigematsu's intervention is intended to "soften" the existing brick-and-stone of the 1970's-era Robert Lehman wing, which was designed by&nbsp;Kevin Roche, John Dinkeloo and Associates.</p><p>Interested in other collaborations between the sartorial world and architecture? Check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/107421297/prototyping-architecture-in-digital-fashion-makes-parametricism-personal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prototyping: "Architecture in Digital Fashion" makes parametricism personal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85227322/working-out-of-the-box-justin-leblanc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box: Justin LeBlanc</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937514/the-extra-architectural-ventures-of-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The extra-architectural ventures of Zaha Hadid</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147813356/big-in-paris-bjarke-ingels-to-design-for-galeries-lafayette-on-champs-lys-es" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG in Paris: Bjarke Ingels to design for Galeries Lafayette on Champs-&Eacute;lys&eacute;es</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147424676/take-a-look-at-real-fantasies-amo-s-latest-collaboration-with-prada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at "Real Fantasies," AMO's latest collaboration with Prada</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940472/putting-one-of-america-s-most-notorious-prisons-on-the-map Putting one of America's most notorious prisons on the map Nicholas Korody 2016-04-13T12:34:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:28:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6i0sd28weouuoz3.jpg" width="514" height="596" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rikers Island looms large in New York&rsquo;s imagination. It is home to a notorious complex of prisons, one whose excesses are still being discovered by the media and the courts. Many would like to see the Rikers Island closed forever, or barring that, to at least change the name to something that does not honor a slaveowner. One group of designers has a different goal for Rikers Island&mdash;one that is within reach and, in fact, already at hand.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The problem: On the most prominent map of New York City, Rikers Island is a nonentity. The island simply isn&rsquo;t labeled on Metropolitan Transportation Authority maps inside the New York subway. The solution: Label it. On every map."</em></p><p>For more on the <a href="https://seerikers.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#SeeRikers</a> campaign &ndash; or to create your own stickers with their <a href="https://seerikersorg.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/see-rikers-layout-share.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">template</a> &ndash; visit their <a href="https://seerikers.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">site</a>.</p><p>And check out these links for related content:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936033/rikers-island-is-an-environmental-and-human-catastrophe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rikers Island is an environmental (and human) catastrophe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139459279/how-one-california-prison-is-betting-on-architecture-to-decrease-recidivism-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one California prison is betting on architecture to decrease recidivism rates</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131421995/architecture-of-correction-rikers-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of correction: Rikers Island</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939336/when-innovation-runs-shallow-what-s-the-commotion-with-evolo-winner-new-york-horizon When innovation runs shallow: What's the commotion with eVolo winner New York Horizon? Justine Testado 2016-04-08T20:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T12:53:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2b/2bqo9lv5f7uxzr6w.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;New York Horizon&rdquo; would be virtually impossible to implement in the real world, given the actual urban landscape of the proposed site, which includes some of NYC's subway lines for starters. That being said, the criticism &ldquo;New York Horizon&rdquo; has sparked in recent weeks raises bigger questions &mdash; particularly involving the rise of &ldquo;meme-tecture&rdquo;, the cultural value of landscape architecture, and re-evaluating the setup of open ideas competitions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936525/2016-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124136584/2015-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners-imagine-the-potential-of-vertical-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition winners imagine the potential of vertical architecture</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96120397/2014-evolo-skyscraper-competition-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Competition Winners</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939039/nyc-s-hot-new-developer-design-trend-the-1902-flatiron-building NYC's hot new developer design trend: the 1902 Flatiron Building Julia Ingalls 2016-04-07T19:36:00-04:00 >2016-04-07T19:36:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9j/9j46vdrzj2772nsl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The lots that determine the Flatiron shape have previously been avoided since the resultant interiors are unusual and not easy to market,&rdquo; Patrice Derrington, director of the Center for Urban Real Estate at Columbia University, wrote last week in an email. &ldquo;However, &lsquo;as needs be&rsquo; developers are attending to these less favorable sites, as they eke out every last possibility.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>As new New York City real estate gets increasingly rare and pricey, architects are facing unusual design challenges. Herewith, some of most expensive, tiniest, and outr&eacute;&nbsp;in NYC design news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141813298/my-micro-nyc-apartment-complex-is-officially-renting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NYC Apartment Complex Is Officially Renting</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123273327/new-york-s-megatowers-nothing-but-vertical-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York's Megatowers: Nothing but 'Vertical Money'?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937488/here-comes-the-dronescraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Here comes the "dronescraper"</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/he/hequ55nmj7452lwa.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937531/frick-collection-puts-forward-rfq-to-invited-architecture-firms-in-new-revision-plan Frick Collection puts forward RFQ to invited architecture firms in new revision plan Justine Testado 2016-03-31T20:53:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:23:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/41fjd3fix82nb86h.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With The Frick Collection&rsquo;s garden saved, the museum is moving forward with a new preservationist-friendly plan for expansion...The Frick Collection, looking to realize a revised expansion for the institution, has put forward a request for qualifications to a chosen group of architectural firms. The Frick plans to announce its selected finalist later this year, and plans to reveal designs in 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Museum director Ian Wardropper tells&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/25/arts/design/frick-collection-will-revise-renovation-to-preserve-garden.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>&nbsp;that&nbsp;20 firms have been invited to submit RFQs.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128787239/frick-collection-drops-controversial-expansion-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frick Collection drops controversial expansion plan</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126841497/leading-artists-call-to-action-against-the-frick-expansion-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leading artists call to action against the Frick expansion plans</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936514/a-guide-for-new-yorkers-exploring-the-suburban-jungle A guide for New Yorkers exploring the "Suburban Jungle" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-25T12:55:00-04:00 >2016-03-25T15:11:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0n6sp1nwoedm4er.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some New York City real estate agents have teamed up with their counterparts outside the five boroughs for organized seminars and &ldquo;immersive tours&rdquo; of the suburbs. The city agents get a cut of the commission if their clients decide to buy a house in the suburbs. The services, which reside somewhere between shrink session and sales pitch, intend to address the concerns of families unsure about leaving the city and guide them to suburbia, step by step.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related news from the 'burbs on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The strength of Chinese suburbia" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146361522/the-strength-of-chinese-suburbia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The strength of Chinese suburbia</a></li><li><a title='How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140828555/how-one-urban-planner-is-helping-revamp-a-miami-suburb-without-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"</a></li><li><a title="In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132341095/in-chicago-forming-economically-integrated-suburbs-is-more-complex-than-it-looks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Chicago, forming economically integrated suburbs is more complex than it looks</a></li><li><a title="Renzo Piano: the future of European architecture lies in the suburbs" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122837421/renzo-piano-the-future-of-european-architecture-lies-in-the-suburbs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano: the future of European architecture lies in the suburbs</a></li><li><a title="Paris and its Suburbs Will Join to Become the M&eacute;tropole du Grand Paris" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107565442/paris-and-its-suburbs-will-join-to-become-the-m-tropole-du-grand-paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris and its Suburbs Will Join to Become the M&eacute;tropole du Grand Paris</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936033/rikers-island-is-an-environmental-and-human-catastrophe Rikers Island is an environmental (and human) catastrophe Nicholas Korody 2016-03-22T18:23:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T18:59:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wk/wkkhv5xmfszg0j9k.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rikers is built on a landfill. The ground underneath the facilities is unstable and the decomposing garbage emits poisonous methane gas. In addition to extreme heat and poor air quality, flooding and crumbling infrastructure pose a serious threat, especially when superstorms like Hurricane Sandy strike. As the violence and human rights violations worsen, so do the environmental circumstances surrounding Rikers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article details flood-risk, extreme heat, a lack of air circulation and other air quality issues among other problems plaguing the prison.</p><p>For related content, check out some of these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139459279/how-one-california-prison-is-betting-on-architecture-to-decrease-recidivism-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one California prison is betting on architecture to decrease recidivism rates</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131421995/architecture-of-correction-rikers-island" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of correction: Rikers Island</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/18212/de-constructing-recidivism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">De:constructing Recidivism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148979164/what-do-museums-have-in-common-with-prisons-more-than-you-might-think-according-to-artist-andrea-fraser" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What do museums have in common with prisons? More than you might think, according to artist Andrea Fraser</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120968526/the-nyt-on-prison-architecture-and-ethics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT on prison architecture and ethics</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935782/get-lectured-aiany-new-practices-new-york-2016 Get Lectured: AIANY New Practices New York 2016 Justine Testado 2016-03-21T13:06:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9r/9rqte3gv4tyrec38.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;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><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next poster features the AIANY New Practices New York Award lecture series, which starts this Wednesday. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147807709/winners-of-new-practices-new-york-2016-announced" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 winners</a> will be in conversation with each other. See who's paired up with who right below.</p><p><strong>Mar 23</strong><br>Studio Cadena &amp; SO-IL</p><p><strong>Mar 30</strong><br>Taller KEN &amp; Michael Caton</p><p><strong>Apr 6</strong><br>MODU &amp; estudio Herreros</p><p><strong>Apr 20</strong><br>Young Projects &amp; ARO</p><p><strong>Apr 27</strong><br>Schaum/Shieh &amp; TBA</p><p><strong>May 4</strong><br>stpmj &amp; nARCHITECTS</p><p><strong>May 12</strong><br>New Practices New York 2016 Exhibition Opening</p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cosentino Showroom A&amp;D Building. All events are free, but <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&amp;evtid=9329" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP</a> is required.</p><p><strong>Check out ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149933857/sidewalks-new-york-s-most-desirable-real-estate Sidewalks, New York's "most desirable real estate" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-09T13:02:00-05:00 >2016-03-10T12:46:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4cokq796i2jze66.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York collects about $60 million annually for allowing signs, ornamental lampposts, stand-alone clocks, benches, bollards, planters, permanent trash receptacles, delivery ramps and just about anything else imaginable on, over or under the city&rsquo;s 12,000 miles of sidewalks. [...] Overall revenue from sidewalk-permit fees has risen by about 50 percent in the past decade, the bulk of it from utility companies for pipes and transformers below ground.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128102115/not-all-sidewalks-are-created-equal-in-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C.</a></li><li><a title="Rise in cycling expands NYC's real estate market" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100631867/rise-in-cycling-expands-nyc-s-real-estate-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise in cycling expands NYC's real estate market</a></li><li><a title="Protected bike lanes strengthen city economy, report finds" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91832887/protected-bike-lanes-strengthen-city-economy-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Protected bike lanes strengthen city economy, report finds</a></li><li><a title="Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117424438/why-los-angeles-is-struggling-to-fix-thousands-of-miles-of-sidewalks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks</a></li><li><a title="People-streets link small L.A. neighborhood and $325MM Shenzhen transformation" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108565110/people-streets-link-small-l-a-neighborhood-and-325mm-shenzhen-transformation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People-streets link small L.A. neighborhood and $325MM Shenzhen transformation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/99365040/screen-print-15-sophie-yanow-s-war-of-streets-and-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #15: Sophie Yanow's "War of Streets and Houses"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149590327/the-enduring-legacy-of-new-york-s-hellhole The enduring legacy of New York's "hellhole" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-04T15:48:00-05:00 >2016-03-04T16:02:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0u0ijvfyb2l13x0.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The only context in which [Times Square] is routinely praised is a historical one, and then usually in a misguided glorification of its former grittiness. Nostalgia clouds the ugliness of the past and conceals the vibrancy of the present, but perhaps worst of all, it offers a pass for looking at Times Square as it really is and as it should be. [...] if you&rsquo;re trying to fight your way through the crowds of Times Square, you&rsquo;re missing the point&mdash;the point is the crowd.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Have a moment at the &quot;Heart of Hearts&quot;, now at Times Square for Valentine's Day" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147827040/have-a-moment-at-the-heart-of-hearts-now-at-times-square-for-valentine-s-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Have a moment at the "Heart of Hearts", now at Times Square for Valentine's Day</a></li><li><a title="NY Mayor de Blasio's Times Square overhaul runs into massive opposition" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135027032/ny-mayor-de-blasio-s-times-square-overhaul-runs-into-massive-opposition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NY Mayor de Blasio's Times Square overhaul runs into massive opposition</a></li><li><a title="Times Square throughout the ages" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125280367/times-square-throughout-the-ages" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square throughout the ages</a></li><li><a title="Times Square and the routine of chaos" 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 title="Is that a luge in Times Square?" 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/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper A closer look at BIG's West 57th Street "courtscraper" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-04T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-03-07T09:44:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wu/wukb94ppy1duybko.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s tempting to see this as celebrity&rsquo;s flourish, but consider all that the shape achieves: It maximizes river views and covered balconies, obstructs its neighbors as little as possible, fills a deep narrow block without resorting to an ungainly slab, protects even low apartments from the noise of the West Side Highway, pierces the skyline with a jaunty top, and leaves room for a courtyard that even in winter basks in sunlight most of the day.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More BIG news from around the world:</p><ul><li><a title="New Renderings Revealed for 217 West 57th Street, the Will-Be Tallest Residential Building in the World" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125746384/new-renderings-revealed-for-217-west-57th-street-the-will-be-tallest-residential-building-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Renderings Revealed for 217 West 57th Street, the Will-Be Tallest Residential Building in the World</a></li><li><a title="Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149425610/albright-knox-gallery-announces-short-list-of-firms-for-80m-expansion-sn-hetta-big-oma-why-allied-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></li><li><a title="Serpentine unzips Bjarke Ingels' Pavilion and 4 Summer Houses" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148885108/serpentine-unzips-bjarke-ingels-pavilion-and-4-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine unzips Bjarke Ingels' Pavilion and 4 Summer Houses</a></li><li><a title='BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto</a></li><li><a title="The Future of New York&rsquo;s Skyline" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146650375/the-future-of-new-york-s-skyline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Future of New York&rsquo;s Skyline</a></li><li><a title="Updated renderings revealed for Bjarke Ingels' High Line twin(ish) towers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145730937/updated-renderings-revealed-for-bjarke-ingels-high-line-twin-ish-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Updated renderings revealed for Bjarke Ingels' High Line twin(ish) towers</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149518839/finalists-of-reimagine-a-nyc-icon-contest-announced Finalists of "Reimagine a NYC Icon" contest announced Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T17:51:00-05:00 >2016-04-26T16:10:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b1xt1zhyjbs4h76l.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in September, we told you about a competition to conceive a redesign of the MetLife Building. Earlier this week, the six finalists of the &ldquo;Reimagine a New York City Icon&rdquo; competition were announced. The competition, sponsored by Metals in Construction magazine and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York, isn&rsquo;t part of any actual process in the works to modify the Midtown office tower, but are fascinating ideas of what could be. Perhaps these ideas will be put into use at other buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/volley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Volley Studio</a> are among the six finalists for the competition, which encouraged entrants to&nbsp;reimagine the MetLife Building &ldquo;with a&nbsp;resource&#8208;conserving, eco&#8208;friendly enclosure &ndash; one that creates a highly efficient envelope with the lightness and transparency sought by today&rsquo;s office workforce &ndash; while preserving and enhancing the aesthetic of the building&rsquo;s heritage.&rdquo;</p><p>Here is&nbsp;FXFOWLE, Thornton Tomasetti, and Dagher Engineering's entry, described as "Harnessing Urban Energies":&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lb/lb3lguklnit01lfn.jpg"></p><p>Here is AECOM and Volley Studio's "Vertimeme":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fxleyfc9i13ig7p2.jpg"></p><p>And here's a look back at Archinect's coverage of the Pan Am/Met Life building:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70429852/building-high-anxiety" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building High Anxiety</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114497601/josef-albers-s-manhattan-mural-could-return-to-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149444909/cheers-manhattan-decriminalizes-public-drinking-urination Cheers! Manhattan decriminalizes public drinking, urination Nicholas Korody 2016-03-02T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:10:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfaui818fw0coxne.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Beginning on Monday, March 7, 2016, the Manhattan District Attorney&rsquo;s Office will no longer prosecute most violations or infractions, and the NYPD will no longer arrest individuals who commit these offenses &ndash; such as littering, public consumption of alcohol, or taking up two seats on the subway &ndash; unless there is a demonstrated public safety reason to do so. This initiative will enable the NYPD to devote its resources to investigating serious crimes...</p></em><br /><br /><p>New Yorkers rejoice! A new initiative announced by the Manhattan District Attorney, the NYPD Commissioner and the Mayor means that you're now less likely to get arrested for sipping on a tallboy on your way back from a bodega.</p><p>While you still may get a summons and have to pay a fine, the announcement suggests you may just find yourself with a warning. Either way, this is good news &ndash; particularly for people of color, as about <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/minor-offenses-manhattan-no-longer-result-arrests-article-1.2549474" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">81%</a> of quality-of-life violations given in NYC between 2001 and 2013 were to African American or Hispanic individuals.</p><p>The changes also mean it's less likely for you to get arrested for urinating in public. As any visitor to Manhattan knows, a good public bathroom is hard to find.</p><p>For more New York news, check out other Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147905808/nypd-admits-to-using-stringrays-military-tech-that-sweeps-up-cell-data" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYPD admits to using "Stringrays," military tech that sweeps up cell data</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147446387/crane-collapses-in-manhattan-one-dead-and-two-seriously-injured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crane collapses in Manhattan, one dead and two seriously injured</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147347495/hyperloop-but-for-new-york-city-s-trash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop, but for New Yor...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147905808/nypd-admits-to-using-stringrays-military-tech-that-sweeps-up-cell-data NYPD admits to using "Stringrays," military tech that sweeps up cell data Nicholas Korody 2016-02-11T19:20:00-05:00 >2016-02-18T08:10:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7k/7krmvky51gew6x1i.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The NYPD has used cell-site simulators, commonly known as Stingrays, more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to documents turned over to the [NYCLU]. The documents represent the first time the department has acknowledged using the devices. The NYPD also disclosed that it does not get a warrant before using a Stingray, which sweeps up massive amounts of data. Instead, the police obtain a &ldquo;pen register order&rdquo; from a court... [which] do not require the police to establish probable cause...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Stingrays operate by imitating cell phone towers, sweeping up massive amounts of user data without their knowledge or permission. They force cell phones to connect to them and then track the user's location. &nbsp;Originally a military technology, they have been increasingly bought and used by local and state police forces, despite concerns that they violate fundamental rights to privacy.</p><p>Broadly speaking, police forces have been reticent to disclose if they possess or employ Stingrays, and have fought efforts to regulate their use.</p><p>For more information on surveillance in the modern city, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142821980/france-moves-to-block-tor-ban-free-and-public-wi-fi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France moves to block Tor, ban free and public Wi-Fi</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128712543/nasa-and-verizon-to-partner-to-monitor-drones-in-the-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nasa and Verizon to partner to monitor drones in the US</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115043142/eyal-weizman-on-understanding-politics-through-architecture-settlements-and-refuseniks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eyal Weizman on understanding politics through architecture, settlements and refuseniks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104941214/anti-surveillance-camouflage-for-your-face" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147827040/have-a-moment-at-the-heart-of-hearts-now-at-times-square-for-valentine-s-day Have a moment at the "Heart of Hearts", now at Times Square for Valentine's Day Justine Testado 2016-02-10T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T19:50:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oq/oqrt2g6zny9uaw1z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Romance is in the air at Times Square. If you were to walk through there right now, you'll find the "Heart of Hearts", a ring of mirrored golden hearts in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Designed by Collective-LOK, the installation was the 2016 winner of the Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jc/jcp1my90docph0q2.jpg"></p><p>Get a closer look of the installation <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/heart_of_hearts_now_open_at_times_square_valentines_day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140889636/collective-lok-s-golden-heart-of-hearts-wins-the-2016-times-square-valentine-heart-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Collective-LOK's golden "Heart of Hearts" wins the 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition</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/93503615/getting-up-close-and-personal-with-the-times-square-heart-design-winning-sculpture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getting up close and personal with the Times Square Heart Design winning sculpture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147663869/big-s-concept-for-a-spiraling-landscape-tower-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards BIG's concept for a spiraling-landscape tower in NYC's Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-02-08T18:56:00-05:00 >2016-02-12T23:50:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tlfx5mbvc6z56lha.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The New York cityscape might get another tower from Bjarke Ingels. At 1,005 feet, <a href="http://www.thespiralny.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Spiral"</a> is a new office building proposed to fill up an entire block on 66 Hudson Boulevard in Manhattan's West Side. The concept was unveiled today.&nbsp;</p><p>The 65-story Spiral is set to be the fourth tallest tower in the rapidly redeveloping Hudson Yards neighborhood.&nbsp;The 2.85 million square-foot structure shows off a glass exterior and, most notably, cascading landscaped terraces and hanging gardens, akin to BIG's affinity for incorporating slopes and spirals into their designs. As its name describes, the Spiral's terraces will wrap around the tower in an ascending motion to create a continuous green pathway and give easy access to outdoor space on each floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6f/6f3ppp59w1ign5tu.jpg"></p><p>Located at the intersection of the four-acre Hudson Boulevard Park and The High Line, the Spire&nbsp;"will punctuate the northern end of...the linear park [and it] will appear to carry through into the tower, forming an ascending ribbon of lively green...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147347495/hyperloop-but-for-new-york-city-s-trash Hyperloop, but for New York City's trash Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-04T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-05T10:24:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eink19a1nn3p1bgy.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[A former sanitation policy director for New York City, Ben] Miller is working with his partners at the planning firm Closed Loops, with funding from state grants, to bring pneumatic tubes to New York&rsquo;s High Line. Rather than rotting in landfills, carrot peels and apple cores from nearby restaurants could travel under the feet of unsuspecting tourists through pneumatic tubes hung below the elevated park. A small facility could turn them into compost right there in the neighborhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on garbage disruption and the very pressing problem of waste management worldwide:</p><ul><li><a title="The Uber of waste management is coming for your trash" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131344912/the-uber-of-waste-management-is-coming-for-your-trash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Uber of waste management is coming for your trash</a></li><li><a title="Tracing how your litter ends up in the ocean" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124445213/tracing-how-your-litter-ends-up-in-the-ocean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tracing how your litter ends up in the ocean</a></li><li><a title="Transforming a garbage heap into a public park" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130959709/transforming-a-garbage-heap-into-a-public-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transforming a garbage heap into a public park</a></li><li><a title="Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58632366/plan-to-build-uk-s-first-building-entirely-out-of-waste" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plan to build UK's first building entirely out of waste</a></li><li><a title="From Trash to Beauty and Back Again" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/25396876/from-trash-to-beauty-and-back-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Trash to Beauty and Back Again</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146826530/new-york-may-finally-get-open-subway-cars New York may finally get open subway cars Nicholas Korody 2016-01-28T18:21:00-05:00 >2016-01-28T21:18:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e07a71a85c52fe95d853fe8776a9bc23.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moving from one subway car to another is no easy task. There is the dart-and-hustle option, entailing a sprint between entrances before the doors close, and the perilous &mdash; and prohibited &mdash; passing between the doors at the end of the car. But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority wants to examine another route: a new generation of subway trains with open pathways between cars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Similar designs already travel through cities like Paris and Toronto, where they have been reported to increase passenger capacity by 10%.</p><p>Currently, riders can face a steep fine for trying to move between subway cars.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146115559/port-authority-officially-confirms-march-opening-date-for-wtc-transportation-hub-oculus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Port Authority officially confirms March opening date for WTC Transportation Hub Oculus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141895196/cut-away-confusion-from-your-nyc-commute-with-these-beautiful-subway-maps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cut away confusion from your NYC commute with these beautiful subway maps</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146059263/jakarta-the-world-s-largest-city-without-a-subway-is-drowning-in-traffic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jakarta, the world's largest city without a subway, is drowning in traffic</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146668906/michael-kimmelman-on-the-state-of-affordable-housing-in-nyc Michael Kimmelman on the state of affordable housing in NYC Alexander Walter 2016-01-26T17:28:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:02:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d614d3067fcce7406e9c9b417704aa9a.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City once set the standard for subsidized housing. The city started out building and maintaining tens of thousands of apartments for working families, sponsoring job training and social programs. It ran a budget surplus. [...] Now the Village is like a gated playground for runaway wealth. Subsidized apartments all across town are converting to market-rate rentals and condos faster than City Hall can build affordable units or preserve old ones.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127597504/nyc-s-public-housing-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's public-housing woes</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139598283/the-promising-affordable-housing-of-hunters-point-south" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The promising affordable housing of Hunters Point South</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141813298/my-micro-nyc-apartment-complex-is-officially-renting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Micro NYC Apartment Complex Is Officially Renting</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146584514/the-hills-park-in-nyc-scheduled-to-open-almost-a-year-in-advance "The Hills" park in NYC scheduled to open almost a year in advance Justine Testado 2016-01-25T15:14:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:00:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewyz8hyerii2ycwq.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hills on Governors Island will welcome visitors this summer &mdash; nearly a year ahead of schedule, it was announced last week &mdash; and add 10 acres of green space to the city, largely in the form of four artificial hills. Made of recycled construction debris and clean fill, the hills rise as high as 70 feet above the island...An unseasonably warm fall contributed to faster-than-expected construction times.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can find more photos and renderings from the Governors Island's Flickr <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/govisland/albums/72157662570690459" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/govisland/albums/72157634796959189" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Scroll down for a drone video of the park under construction.</p><p>More about public parks on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141437838/big-unveils-28-acre-master-plan-for-pittsburgh-s-lower-hill-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG unveils 28-acre master plan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133486545/taking-a-stand-against-privately-owned-public-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146578071/selling-architectural-history-in-a-new-york-market Selling architectural history in a New York market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-25T13:22:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T00:34:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kcj9sb3fchk8kgyr.jpg" width="514" height="316" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As an architectural historian, Ms. Clark, 30, has studied buildings throughout New York City in pursuit of her doctorate. [...] Working for JDS, Ms. Clark felt she could have more than a theoretical effect on architectural history. &ldquo;I think real estate in many ways is the story of New York, how the city grows and changes,&rdquo; she said. [...] As soon as JDS considers acquiring a property, Ms. Clark heads to the archives ... to start developing a case for or against the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the world of architectural history and New York real estate:</p><ul><li><a title="Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal</a></li><li><a title="The challenges and opportunities of updating Midtown NY&rsquo;s aging office towers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143992226/the-challenges-and-opportunities-of-updating-midtown-ny-s-aging-office-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The challenges and opportunities of updating Midtown NY&rsquo;s aging office towers</a></li><li><a title="Architectural historian discovers Chartres Cathedral has started faking it" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116032713/architectural-historian-discovers-chartres-cathedral-has-started-faking-it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural historian discovers Chartres Cathedral has started faking it</a></li><li><a title="The Digital Future of Architectural History" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82526606/the-digital-future-of-architectural-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Digital Future of Architectural History</a></li></ul>