Archinect - News 2017-06-26T10:21:58-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150014148/initiated-by-donald-trump-the-far-west-side-of-manhattan-development-is-almost-finished Initiated by Donald Trump, the Far West Side of Manhattan Development is Almost Finished Nicholas Korody 2017-06-23T12:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T14:15:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fxgdjr9cu7p6fzqw.jpg" width="650" height="844" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The effort to convert the old Penn Central rail yard on the Far West Side of Manhattan into high-rises has bumped along since being proposed in the mid-1970s by a developer named Donald J. Trump. What was proposed for the area often rankled neighbors, who found the buildings to be too tall, too close together and too pricey. But, after welcoming its first residents in the late 1990s, the controversial mega-project is entering its homestretch.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The site includes buildings by architects like Richard Meier and the soon-too-be-completed Three Waterline Square by Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly.</p> <p>While Donald Trump is no longer the landlord, his name still appears on fa&ccedil;ades.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014047/screening-of-100-women-architects-in-the-studio-of-frank-lloyd-wright-on-june-28th Screening of "100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" on June 28th Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T20:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T20:06:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Featuring a talk by&nbsp;Dr. Ann Rubbo on the artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin, this screening of "A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34491/center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> on June 28th at 6 p.m. investigates Wright's history of working with women, focusing on six ladies who worked with the architect, including&nbsp;Marion Mahony Griffin, Isabel Roberts, Lois&nbsp;Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Here's a trailer for the film:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013785/the-high-line-launches-new-network-platform-to-help-future-parks-avoid-their-mistakes The High Line launches new network platform to help future parks avoid their mistakes Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-21T15:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T13:20:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now, Hammond has embarked on a new project: the High Line Network, an organization, which just launched a brand new website. Its aim? To help cities working on their industrial adaptive reuse projects learn from the High Line&rsquo;s stumbles&ndash;and from each other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In many ways, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> has been an undeniable success. Phenomenally popular, it has become one of the leading attractions in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> and has brought about a massive wave of development to the area. The flip side of this however, if not yet obvious, is that the project has also been lodged with complaints of spurring gentrification in the surrounding neighborhoods and has become emblematic of the widening class divide existing in the city.&nbsp;</p> <p>Many of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992511/ultimately-we-failed-robert-hammond-co-founder-of-the-high-line-on-the-park-s-relationship-to-the-chelsea-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">those involved in its creation have begun to express some remorse</a> over the unintended consequences that have come about from the adaptive reuse project. With new variations on the idea popping up, from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008931/korea-s-high-line-the-mvrdv-designed-skygarden-opens-in-seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul's new Skygarden</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004888/rejecting-modernist-master-planning-notions-mad-s-milan-master-plan-repurposes-dilapidated-rail-yards-by-symbiosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD's repurposing of dilapidated rail yards in MIlan</a>, Robert Hammond, one of the founders of Friends of the High Line, has embarked on a new project, the High Line Network. The goal of the organization is to create a platform for new infrastructural re-use projects to share information so that they can avoid so...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013546/a-chess-set-that-forms-the-new-york-city-skyline A chess set that forms the New York City skyline Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T14:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First-name-only architects Chris and Ian of Skyline Chess have already rendered landmark buildings of London into chess pieces, and now they're trying to create a similar set of New York City, provided they receive enough funding via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805054982/skyline-chess-new-york-city-edition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their Kickstarter</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg"></a></p><p>Each building has been carefully chosen to represent a particular chess piece. As the architects explain:&nbsp;<br></p> <p>"We gave careful consideration to selecting each piece on the board, to ensure that it both visually reflected the appropriate chess piece and also reflected the architectural status and scale of that building in the city.</p> <ul><li><strong>King</strong>&nbsp;- One World Trade Tower&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Queen</strong>&nbsp;- Empire State Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bishop</strong>&nbsp;- Chrysler Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Knight</strong>&nbsp;- Flatiron Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Rook</strong>&nbsp;- Guggenheim Museum&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Pawn</strong>&nbsp;- Brownstone House"</li></ul><p>Each piece has been weighted and given a felt bottom to make them enjoyable to hold and maneuver.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg"></a> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012106/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-12T15:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-12T15:14:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l6/l6citv0bes3d7y05.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>Coming up this week, watch architects and architecture editors duke it out in the inaugural&nbsp;Turncoats NYC architectural debate, or join Paul V. Turner (Wattis Professor Emeritus&nbsp;of Art at&nbsp;Stanford University) as he shares his research on&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in the Bay Area in California.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9522/turncoats-nyc-buildings-don-t-matter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turncoats NYC: Buildings Don't Matter | June 13</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qw/qwu4l2ko6hoav0lz.jpg"></p><p>Established in London and now operating in multiple cities,&nbsp;Turncoats NYC kicks off with the topic &ldquo;Buildings Don't Matter&rdquo;. Panelists will talk about the impact of visual culture on contemporary architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9517/the-bay-area-evidence-frank-lloyd-wright-s-san-francisco-projects-and-clients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bay Area Evidence: Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s San Francisco Projects and Clients | June 15</a></strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wp/wpq8gnv4qr8swe6c.jpg"></p><p>In this lecture,&nbsp;Paul V. Turner, Wattis Professor Emeritus&nbsp;of Art at&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011276/the-metlife-building-s-letters-are-getting-a-makeover The MetLife Building’s letters are getting a makeover dgannon 2017-06-07T12:54:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T12:54:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9j/9jkigxw2i4e3srit.jpg" width="650" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the Brutalist architecture of the MetLife Building, formerly the Pan Am Building, makes this 59-story skyscraper stand out among Midtown&rsquo;s many tall towers, its large sign touting its namesake makes it easy for all to identify. Beginning this week, the insurance company will replace the massive letters with a brand new typeface, as Crain&rsquo;s reported.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The installation of the new, more modern logo will be the first time the building&rsquo;s sign has changed since 1993 when 15- and 18-foot-long letters spelling out MetLife replaced Pan Am&rsquo;s sign.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010897/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-05T13:32:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T13:32:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/16/16lv9ffgxvj7wft0.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a> is in the spotlight this week as museums across the nation celebrate the architect's 150th birthday. Join the Guggenheim for its FLW&nbsp;birthday festivities, or listen in on a&nbsp;panel discussion about the evolving&nbsp;relationship between architecture and the art museum at The New York Public Library.&nbsp;Need a quick breather?&nbsp;Anish Kapoor recently debuted&nbsp;a mesmerizing whirlpool&nbsp;installation&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Brooklyn Bridge Park. Read on for more.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9429/architecture-and-the-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Art Museum | June 7</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fx/fxd3899nwkd3wfn8.jpg"><em>Photo: Bhakti Henna/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Beginning with the examples of the Guggenheim and the Centre Pompidou,&nbsp;join Francesco Dal Co, Anthony Alofsin, Troy Conrad Therrien, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams as they discuss the complex and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010444/revealed-morris-adjmi-s-gothic-inspired-condo-tower-coming-to-nomad REVEALED: Morris Adjmi’s Gothic-inspired condo tower coming to Nomad Dana Schulz 2017-06-01T18:06:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T18:07:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lt/ltikin5cmsbes4pd.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The site formerly held the ornate Romanesque Revival parish house of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, which, to the dismay of preservationists, was demolished in 2015 by Elkstein Development Group. However, Adjmi, known for his contextual sensitivity, will reference the church&rsquo;s Gothic details, with six hefty columns that emphasize its 469-foot height and assume a diagrid pattern on the upper floors resembling the barrel-vaulted ceilings of a cathedral.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sn/snis85mzdfin2p0g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9c/9cy20kk10045lwta.jpg"></p><p>The latest in a slew of new residential developments in Nomad, <a href="http://archinect.com/morrisadjmiarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morris Adjmi</a>'s 30 East 31st Street will rise 40 stories and boast only 41 "ultra-luxury" condos, pointing to the fact that most units will be full-floor.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010195/moscow-based-meganom-reveals-designs-for-1-001-foot-skinny-supertall-in-nomad Moscow-based Meganom reveals designs for 1,001-foot skinny supertall in Nomad Dana Schulz 2017-05-31T16:15:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T16:16:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/saci45a7qxvanuze.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to the architects, &ldquo;The form of the skyscraper is inspired by a unique structural system that separates the building&rsquo;s functioning core from its living spaces, creating expansive, unobstructed, column-free and [customizable] full-floor residences &ndash; an inventive design solution unprecedented in a New York high-rise.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etg760glkv2qloyd.jpg"></p><p>For their first U.S. project, Moscow-based architecture firm Meganom has designed a 1,001-foot-tall skinny supertall at 262 Fifth Avenue in Nomad.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rk/rkcb53zahvc3atse.jpg"></p><p>When complete, the residential tower will be the tallest building between the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, and it will boast a striking top-floor observation deck and a slew of sustainable elements.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010198/construction-for-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-rockwell-group-s-the-shed-pushes-forward Construction for Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group's “The Shed” pushes forward Justine Testado 2017-05-31T15:02:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T15:03:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qc/qczx3f74t4ksa4vy.jpg" width="640" height="478" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[W]hile only the skeleton of the six-level structure [...] has been completed so far, there are already some elements that set The Shed apart. The most obvious of these is a telescoping shell on wheels that serves as both a fa&ccedil;ade for the gallery spaces and a flexible canopy that can be extended to enclose a public plaza [...]&ldquo;This project is bone and muscle and there's no fat,&rdquo; said the architect Elizabeth Diller</p></em><br /><br /><p>A look at the latest construction developments of the Hudson Yards' &ldquo;The Shed&rdquo; arts and culture center, which <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980041/construction-begins-on-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-the-rockwell-group-s-shape-shifting-arts-center-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">began</a> late last year and is due for a 2019 opening.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009986/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-30T14:05:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T14:05:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/ypmzg6p5t0eojyy0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week, you can listen in on a discussion about the affordable-housing development process in NYC.&nbsp;Perkins + Will will&nbsp;open&nbsp;up their office for an&nbsp;Architectural League First Friday evening social. And&nbsp;if you haven't seen it already, The Met Fifth Avenue currently has an exhibition dedicated to legendary fashion designer&nbsp;Rei Kawakubo for the Costume Institute's&nbsp;2017 spring exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8797/first-friday-perkins-will" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Friday: Perkins+Will | June 2</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fc/fcpt09a19yg0odpw.jpg"><em>Rush University Medical Center, Campus Transformation Project by Perkins+Will. Photo credit: Perkins + Will.</em></p><p>If you're an Architectural League member, here's a&nbsp;chance to visit the NY office of Perkins+Will.&nbsp;Join Perkins+Will&nbsp;for an evening of drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009500/as-the-cities-change-google-street-view-records As the cities change, Google Street View records Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-26T15:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T20:33:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74ghto7h7zjem7r6.jpg" width="650" height="422" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s been a decade since Google Street View launched, giving folks all the tools they need to virtually travel to far-flung places without leaving the comfort of their couch. But the tool is also useful for those who are curious about the evolution of places over time&mdash;and few places have experienced as drastic a change to their landscape in the past decade as New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Consider how much NYC has transformed in the past ten years. It is hard to even imagine the city's appearance in 2007 &mdash; prior to&nbsp;20 skyscrapers' rising above the southern side of Central Park, before projects like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the High Line</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/494045/pacific-park-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pacific Park </a>even begun their construction,&nbsp;and back when&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/252581/williamsburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Williamsburg</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360148/long-island-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Island City</a> were not nearly as dense as today.</p><p>To see it for yourself, head over to <a href="https://www.google.com/streetview/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View</a> for some time-traveling. The feature can be activated by pressing the clock icon below your location.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8msxl7mpufjcbiud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/awp3si907qkct6po.jpg"><em>View of 339 11th St in 2009 vs 2016</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009473/peter-marino-to-be-honored-by-the-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york Peter Marino to be honored by the Museum of the City of New York Nicholas Korody 2017-05-26T12:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-28T17:50:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2n/2nt5yyc2gv3ktukw.jpg" width="650" height="637" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Marino, leather-clad provocateur, will be honored at the Museum of the City of New York and presented the 2017 City of Design Award. The Award honors &ldquo;creative entrepreneurs who have made New York City the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great.&rdquo; Previous recipients include Jonathan Adler, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci and Simon Doonan.</p><p>Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, a 160-person firm based out of New York. He is know, in particular, for projects like The Getty and Hublot in New York and the Louis Vuitton store in Los Angeles, among many other works.</p><p>Marino has also faced a fair share of controversy. Last year, he was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960179/peter-marino-accused-of-racial-discrimination-and-sexism-countersues-over-alleged-homophobic-slurs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">accused</a> of making homophobic slurs&mdash;ironic enough considering the LGBTQ-associations of his garb. The year before Marino was accused of sexism and racism. Both accusations were lodged by former employees.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009400/don-t-miss-neil-denari-s-displaced-buildings-in-aperiodic-city-at-the-t-space-gallery Don't miss Neil Denari's “Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City” at the ‘T’ Space Gallery Justine Testado 2017-05-25T20:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:44:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ff1fa6z0c04734xc.jpg" width="650" height="847" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Think you've seen all of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5135/neil-denari" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>'s work? Eleven inkjet drawings featuring unbuilt visions by Denari's studio NMDA will be showcased in his &ldquo;Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City&rdquo; exhibition, opening May 27 at the Steven Holl-designed <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;T&rsquo; Space Gallery</a> in Rhinebeck, New York. If you'll be in the area in the coming weeks, it could be worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NMDA</a>&nbsp;created the drawings over the past seven years. Ranging from port terminals to museums, each project was originally designed for specific contexts in various cities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wb/wbycmhxwpe4x6v42.jpg"><em>Image credit:&nbsp;Neil M. Denari Architects.</em></p><p>&ldquo;A number of buildings designed over the last seven years have been displaced from their original context as a life-enhancing act, given that their material lives never began. Designed for specific contexts in various cities, they now occupy peculiar voids in Aperiodic City,&rdquo; Neil Denari writes. &ldquo;In this new context, these buildings take on new meanings, yet they retain all the attributes of their original locations. But the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007251/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-15T12:37:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T12:37:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/ux7b3uj1c9cst3as.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>NYCxDesign events continue throughout this week.&nbsp;It's also the final days of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Breuer Revisited&rdquo; exhibition, which features commissioned&nbsp;photos of Marcel Breuer's architecture&nbsp;interpreted&nbsp;by artist&nbsp;Luisa Lambri and photographer Bas Princen. Have a look at our latest event recommendations for NYC.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9385/future-culture-connecting-staten-island-s-waterfront" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island's Waterfront |&nbsp;May 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/o8/o8jjpa4hp244rpab.jpg"><em>View of the Staten Island Ferry. Photo: m01229/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Staten Island&rsquo;s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace. In many ways, the creative and cultural sectors aid this development, as they shape the place where they live and work. How do we ensure these sectors continue to have role in and connect to this transformation?&rdquo; Join the Design Tru...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007003/ny-construction-alliance-pushes-for-mandatory-drug-alcohol-testing-on-all-nyc-construction-sites NY Construction Alliance pushes for mandatory drug/alcohol testing on all NYC construction sites Justine Testado 2017-05-11T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T13:06:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5y/5y9i0r5834m9x65b.jpg" width="640" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.nyconstructionalliance.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Construction Alliance</a> is urging City Council to consider mandatory drug and alcohol testing on all New York City construction sites.&nbsp;</p><p>NYCA president Kenneth Thomas recently made the following statement:</p><p><em>&ldquo;New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) is committed to worksite safety and our members take proactive steps to prevent substance abuse-related incidents. In fact, our members already engage in proactive random drug tests on sites. Industry stakeholders such as the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Building Trades Employers Association have already expressed strong support for addressing the problem of drug and alcohol in the construction industry. </em></p><p><em>The City Council should consider how mandatory drug and alcohol testing could increase construction safety on New York City worksites. We look forward to discussing this issue with city officials and how a drug and alcohol testing mandate could help make our industry safer for all workers.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.abc.org/Portals/1/STEP/2017%20Safety%20Performance%20Report%20Final%20020817.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Associated Builders and Co...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006671/new-renderings-of-hudson-yards-retail-and-restaurant-spaces New renderings of Hudson Yards’ retail and restaurant spaces Dana Schulz 2017-05-09T17:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T04:15:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrxsv8aee5ymnfpa.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kenneth A. Himmel, president of Related&rsquo;s mixed-use division Related Urban, said in a statement, &ldquo;Exceptional dining experiences are extremely important in curating not only the restaurant collection, but the new neighborhood we are creating, and we are thrilled with the caliber of chefs and restaurateurs that will be coming to Hudson Yards. These chefs and restaurateurs represent the most creative and visionary leaders both in this industry and around the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Yesterday, developers&nbsp;Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that celebrity chef&nbsp;Jos&eacute; Andr&eacute;s would bring a 35,000-square-foot food hall to Hudson Yards.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7o/7obprceg6hcyv4pm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zm/zm01jm67vksqx0he.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yueykfc2urvpmmgr.jpg"></p><p>Fresh off the news, they've also released a slew of new renderings of the mega-development's&nbsp;retail and restaurant spaces, which include a big new restaurant from David Chang and the massive Neiman Marcus store set to anchor the project.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006438/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-08T13:22:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T13:22:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/06/06j9wgatj2xk24ts.jpg" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's picks feature a book talk that examines how the built environment shapes the human experience, and&nbsp;an evening with Rethink Studio about turning visions of a&nbsp;&ldquo;Post-Robert Moses New York&rdquo; into reality. Last but not least, <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> and Chris McVoy will take part in a discussion&nbsp;about the new Queens Library at Hunters Point later this week.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9335/welcome-to-your-world-a-conversation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to Your World: A Conversation | May 9</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ql/ql3p6ww0qphtyzft.jpg"><em>Image via archleague.org</em></p><p>Check out a free book talk about&nbsp;&ldquo;Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives&rdquo; by&nbsp;architectural historian and critic&nbsp;Sarah Williams Goldhagen, who will be in conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nadaaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nader Tehrani</a>. In her book,&nbsp;Goldhagen &ldquo;utilizes recent research in cognitive neuroscience an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005403/design-trust-seeking-proposals-for-public-for-all-rethinking-shared-space-in-nyc-initiative Design Trust seeking proposals for “Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC” initiative Justine Testado 2017-05-01T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T16:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqnmxerx4qn5y5o8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In today&rsquo;s political climate, we must affirm and ensure that New York City&rsquo;s public realm provides places of refuge and play, congregation and demonstration, and dialogue and exchange.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In their latest community-driven effort, the non-profit <a href="http://designtrust.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Trust for Public Space</a> recently launched &ldquo;Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC&rdquo;. The citywide call invites design firms, communities, agencies, and individuals based in any of New York City's five boroughs to send project ideas for planning and designing public spaces that are more accessible, resourceful, and can be sustainably maintained and operated.</p><p>Here are more details from the Design Trust:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvfip86wl41nx76a.jpg"><br><em>The Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space.</em></p><p>Proposals must&nbsp;be&nbsp;research, design, and planning projects that will unlock the potential of NYC&rsquo;s shared spaces, including underutilized and under-resourced community assets. Projects may be site-specific but must potentially change the way NYC&nbsp;develops and manages public space citywide.&nbsp;</p><p>Although Design Trust efforts may eventually lead to built work, projects should demonstrate broad policy or programming goals, with potential for furt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005378/will-ny-governor-cuomo-be-able-to-fix-penn-station-s-problems Will NY Governor Cuomo be able to fix Penn Station's problems? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-01T14:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T10:19:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r1/r1npfzxxbucramox.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The urgency to fix the station has reached a peak. But this also creates a great occasion to get something done &mdash; something grander than Mr. Cuomo's current plan, a project born of political expediency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the majority of commuters in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas, Penn Station has been the source of many headaches, late arrivals to work, and chaos as of late. Throughout the month of April, multiple trains have been derailed, a train got stuck at Penn Station, there have been ongoing power problems, and a false-alarm of a gunshot caused a stampede injuring 16. All of these incidents have caused massive delays further congesting an already cramped transit system and instilling fears of safety. The issues have been so disruptive that there is even a social media push, #NoPayMay, for commuters to use April's tickets stubs in May due to the substandard service in the past month.&nbsp;</p><p>On Thursday, Amtrak officials revealed they would be closing several tracks over the summer but have yet to say how many, or for how long. While the need for improvements are highly recognized, many fear that Amtrak's approach to tackling the deteriorating infrastructure will strain the alread...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005359/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-01T13:18:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T13:18:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b9yii8hwdo9lui3x.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's event picks start with&nbsp;a conversation about Jane Jacobs' evolving legacy between Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange and Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring. Two separate talks featuring esteemed artist Anish Kapoor and Atelier Bow-Wow co-founders&nbsp;Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto will also happen later in the week.&nbsp;And if&nbsp;you haven't seen it yet, the Museum of the&nbsp;City of&nbsp;New&nbsp;York&nbsp;recently began&nbsp;exhibiting a&nbsp;collection of World War I-era posters and prints created by New Yorker artists who were enlisted in the war effort.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9240/talk-vital-little-plans-the-short-works-of-jane-jacobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talk: &ldquo;Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs&rdquo; | May 2</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dh/dhd8ebf6ll2hok3h.jpg"><em>Photo credit: Phil Stanziola - New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005332/philip-johnson-s-new-york-state-pavilion-will-get-a-14-25m-renovation Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion will get a $14.25M renovation DianePham 2017-05-01T10:47:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T11:57:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/33/33n72zxhckx3wrpa.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The iconic NY State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is set to undergo a $14.25M renovation funded by [NYC]. Repairs will begin next spring, which will include some structural conservation work and electrical and architectural improvements. The pavilion, which was originally designed for the 1964 World&rsquo;s Fair by Philip Johnson and Lev Zetlin, has been ignored for the past few decades, largely in part because of the city&rsquo;s failure to find the money for repairs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A new era for an architectural icon is just over the horizon.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004947/digging-through-architectural-treasures-at-the-avery-drawings-and-archives Digging through architectural treasures at the Avery Drawings and Archives Alexander Walter 2017-04-27T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T10:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4b/4be622b3d6857d9d44a6e531f37b9620.jpg" width="650" height="508" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Uptown and underground is the home of a dense community of New York architects, their colleagues, clients, and friends, their skyscrapers and townhouses. They are the denizens of the boxes and the file folders of the Avery Drawings and Archives, one of the richest collections of American architectural drawings and records. For the last 36 years, Janet Parks, curator [...], has been mayor of this town, located in the lower level of Columbia University&rsquo;s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The trove of drawings, which took a good 18 months to sort through, contained the physical traces of a long-gone city &mdash; and&nbsp;not just how it looked. Parks remembers opening a tightly sealed tube of drawings: &ldquo;This wafting smell of cologne and pipe tobacco came out. It had been trapped inside. We all stood around it and we were back in the 1920s.&rdquo;"</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004878/new-york-to-spend-100m-to-extend-the-waterfront-greenway-surrounding-manhattan New York to spend $100M to extend the Waterfront Greenway surrounding Manhattan Nicholas Korody 2017-04-27T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-04-27T12:32:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1fwrodvsqc5tylu.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Manhattan Waterfront Greenway is a 32-mile ring of parkland that surrounds Manhattan&mdash;or almost all of it, that is. Between 41st and 61st Streets along the East River lies a &ldquo;glaring gap&rdquo;, as <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/nyregion/city-commits-100-million-to-narrowing-a-gap-in-manhattan-greenway.html?_r=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The New York Times</em></a> calls it. Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will spend $100 million to close part of the gap, with another $5 million dedicated to smaller gaps in Harlem and Inwood.</p><p>Specifically, a path will be built atop pilings from 53rd to 61st Street, standing some 15 feet from the shoreline on a boardwalk rising above the water. Eventually, the goal is to surround the entire island with bike and running paths.</p><p>&ldquo;The Hudson River Greenway has vastly improved quality of life on the West Side, and we want families in every corner in the borough to have that same access to bike, walk and play along the water,&rdquo; Mr. de Blasio said. &ldquo;This is the first of many big investments we&rsquo;ll make as we bring the full Greenway to reality.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004392/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-24T12:48:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:48:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/4485hqbns8pt2n0o.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>For this week, the School of Visual Arts will host a lecture with&nbsp;&ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; co-founding editor Elizabeth Glickfield and&nbsp;another talk that highlights the untold stories of the people running&nbsp;NYC's waste management systems.&nbsp;B. Alexandra Szerlip will give a&nbsp;talk about&nbsp;her new book about designer&nbsp;Norman Bel Geddes, and you can&nbsp;sign up for an&nbsp;exclusive tour of the St. Patrick's Cathedral renovations&nbsp;led by&nbsp;architect Jeff Murphy. If&nbsp;you haven't seen it, it's the last week for the can't-miss &ldquo;John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial&rdquo; exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9236/lecture-elizabeth-glickfield-founder-and-editor-of-dirty-furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Visual Arts&nbsp;Lecture: Elizabeth Glickfield, co-founder and editor of &ldquo;Dirty Furniture&rdquo; |&nbsp;April 25</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7p/7pdrprrpi7vs599n.jpg"><em>Dirty Furniture Founding editors Pete Maxwell, Anna Bates...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004022/first-look-at-domino-sugar-factory-s-11-acre-park-and-waterfront-esplanade First look at Domino Sugar Factory’s 11-acre park and waterfront esplanade Dana Schulz 2017-04-20T18:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T20:38:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mt/mtp7cetjoejeud5m.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>James Corner Field Operations will preserve 21 Raw Sugar Warehouse columns, nearly 600 feet of crane tracks, and 30 industrial artifacts, including 36-foot-tall syrup tanks that were used in the refining process, mooring bollards, and bucket elevators&ndash;not dissimilar from their efforts at the High Line.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4i/4ia02fmyq726wpno.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7a/7ae9tg8gyghfakxa.jpg"></p><p>Two Trees Management has revealed new details and renderings of the 11-acre park that will anchor their Williamsburg mega-development at the Domino Sugar Factory site. Domino Park, which will open in the summer of 2018, will have a new waterfront esplanade, six acres of parkland, and a wealth of preserved artifact.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003935/gateways-to-chinatown-initiative-accepting-proposals-for-a-new-landmark-at-nyc-s-canal-street-triangle “Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle Justine Testado 2017-04-20T12:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T12:35:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b6/b65n4u9l91iduark.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Gateways to Chinatown&rdquo; is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy&rsquo;s Mott Street. The&nbsp;NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown Partnership, and <a href="http://archinect.com/van_alen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a> are inviting design teams everywhere to submit their most innovative proposals for the new landmark and public space.</p><p>Initiated by the Chinatown Partnership, the project responds to decades of neighborhood advocacy and planning and a widespread desire for an iconic district marker along one of NYC's busiest thoroughfares.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u97nj79f3mzivuvq.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmojl8ic76k6xf65.jpg"><br><em>Views of the Canal Street Triangle.&nbsp;Photo credit: Sigurjon Gudjonsson, NYC DOT.</em></p><p>In August 2016, the three organizations hosted&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/events/gateways-to-chinatown-workshop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a public forum</a> to allow community members and stakeholders to share their opinions for a suitable district landmark. Following the forum, NYC DOT Street Ambassadors reached out to residents and visitors on-site to gather ad...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003416/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-04-17T18:33:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T18:33:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u9/u9ygi9m29dehti0z.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's recommendations include the book launch&nbsp;of Justin Davidson's &ldquo;Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York&rdquo; and&nbsp;lectures from Hanif Kara and&nbsp;Weiss/Manfredi. It's also the final week for&nbsp;exhibitions on&nbsp;the Olana Summer House and &ldquo;Mastering the Metropolis&rdquo; on NYC's landmark&nbsp;Zoning Resolution of 1916.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9239/magnetic-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Magnetic City | April 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ly/ly5m72ec4fg72bte.jpg"><em>Photo: Malinda Rathnayake/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;In light of the release of his new book&nbsp;<em>Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York,</em>&nbsp;Pulitzer Prize-winning author&nbsp;Justin Davidson sits down with&nbsp;Michelle Young of Untapped Cities to explore New York City through the perspectives of the designers, visionaries, artists, and writers who have built and lived there.&rdquo;</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9221/hanif-kara-on-designing-interdisciplinary-attitudes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hanif Kara on "Designing...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003408/the-booth-house-philip-johnson-s-first-constructed-commission-now-up-for-sale The Booth House, Philip Johnson's first constructed commission, now up for sale Nicholas Korody 2017-04-17T17:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T17:38:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fhxcoqhm5ndwqku.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in 1946 in Bedford, New York, the 1450 sq. ft. Booth House was Philip Johnson&rsquo;s first constructed commission. In 1955, photographer Robert Damora and his wife, the architect Sirkka Damora, moved in, intending for it to serve as temporary housing until they could build a home of their own design. After falling in love with the spare design, they stayed&mdash;until now. At age 93, Sirkka Damora is unable to manage the home physically or support it financially. The Booth House has been put up for sale and Damora is on the hunt for a new owner respectful of the value of the design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sl/slashxpd4hqng6hz.jpg"></p><p>The Booth House is similar to the Glass House in many ways. It&rsquo;s built on a wide, grass-covered podium and features a large central fireplace as well as lots of glass. Unlike the Glass House, the Booth house has private rooms as well as generous storage. The Damora family were respectful of the original design even as their family grew. So they expanded by adding a subterranean lower level. They also built a s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002360/hyperloop-one-plan-would-take-travelers-from-nyc-to-d-c-in-20-minutes Hyperloop One plan would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in 20 minutes Dana Schulz 2017-04-10T17:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T17:04:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nd/ndw1clywq07g2ja2.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod which gradually accelerates with electric propulsions through a low-pressure tube. Then, the pod lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and moves at airline speeds. This would connect 80 percent of the country, making a cross-country trip just about five hours long.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://hyperloop-one.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop One</a>&ndash;whose transportation concept was first proposed by Elon Musk&ndash;has revealed a plan that would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in just 20 minutes via magnetically levitating pods that move by electric propulsion and travel faster than 700 miles per hour.</p>