Archinect - News 2017-02-21T11:41:04-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149991467/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-13T13:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T13:36:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jq/jqrgdkq5ifjh7spu.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.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8934/cabaret-series-ha-ha-ha-the-funny-the-witty-and-the-grotesque" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cabaret Series: ha ha ha (The Funny, the Witty, and the Grotesque) | February 14</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title='Tucker Marder, "Stampede!", 2015' href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/2x/2xdnaf1cl01x40y1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/2x/2xdnaf1cl01x40y1.jpg"></a><em>Tucker Marder, "Stampede!", 2015</em></p><p>"Seldom the focus in dominant discourses of art, design, and architecture, there is a recurring interest in the explorations of irony, satire, and the grotesque as a means of critique of the status quo," reads the preface of this latest Storefront event, presented in conjunction with the ongoing Freeman &amp; Lowe installation, Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room, in search for the intersections between humor, art, and architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8801/architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of Independence - African Modernism | Opening on February 16</a>, recommended ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991448/we-were-strangers-once-too-the-2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants “We Were Strangers Once Too”, the 2017 Times Square Valentine Heart winner, shows love to NYC's immigrants Justine Testado 2017-02-10T17:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T17:42:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbc8a2p8d732rda7.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We Were Strangers Once Too&rdquo; by hybrid research group The Office for Creative Research reminds us yet again that immigrants make America great, and that upholding the values of showing love and respect for all is as important as ever...The [public data sculpture serves] as a small yet impactful reminder of the diverse communities that make NYC what it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e8/e862ipcgpp51k0wf.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5455/2017-times-square-valentine-heart-winner-we-were-strangers-once-too-shows-love-to-nyc-s-immigrants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990531/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-02-06T13:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:15:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pe/peilb3owz4f2dp8d.jpg" width="650" height="486" 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.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8829/architecture-technology-pedagogy-in-an-age-of-disruption" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption | February 9</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/x4/x47arsktv1fchveg.jpg"></p><p>Architects tend to lean technophile or luddite. In recent years, the former has definitely seemed to win out. After all, the world around us is pretty much the result of emerging tech. But we rarely tend to reflect on how we use&mdash;and, importantly, teach&mdash;technology in architecture. This talk is intended to critically examine the role of tech in architectural pedagogy.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8828/stagecraft-models-and-photos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stagecraft: Models and Photos | Opening on February 9</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/gy/gyxmt3385l9bw7ek.jpg"><em>Image via Columbia GSAPP.</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149989923/gsapp-displays-unusual-intriguing-photographs-of-famed-architectural-models-with-stagecraft-models-and-photos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stagecraft</a>&nbsp;is an intriguing take&nbsp;on the&nbsp;&ldquo;exploration of the picturing&nbsp;of objec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989276/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-30T12:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T00:34:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wo/woyjh4k6ssk0cdpp.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.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8807/housing-brass-tacks-hud-hud-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Housing Brass Tacks: Hud, Hud, HUD! |&nbsp;January 30</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/up/upry727ok5ymfmhw.jpg"></p><p>Donald J. Trump's nomination of Ben Carson as director of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and thus instrumental America-great-again-maker, has stirred up a troubling deal of uncertainty about the agency's future and that of millions of people depending on HUD's various programs. The Architectural League's inaugural Housing Brass Tacks discussion attempts to explain the Department's budget, mission, and policy implementation. Oh, and there will be wine, too.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8780/queer-art-at-the-edge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queer Art at the Edge | February 1</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/94/94mna21p9nvhye91.jpg"><em>L to R: Sheila Pepe - Photo by...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988939/get-lectured-nyit-spring-17 Get Lectured: NYIT, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-27T13:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T20:53:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/cepuqlx5ciyh12bo.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</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 for Winter and Spring 2017.&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. Mark those calendars!</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>Don't miss these upcoming lectures &mdash; and book signings! &mdash; in the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3277909/new-york-institute-of-technology-nyit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design</a>&nbsp;for Spring '17.</p><p><strong>Feb 1</strong><br>Keller Easterling<br>&ldquo;Split Screen&rdquo;<br>at&nbsp;16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium,&nbsp;Manhattan Campus</p><p><strong>Feb 15</strong><br>Kenneth Frampton<br>&ldquo;A Genealogy of Modern Architecture&rdquo;<br>at&nbsp;NYIT Auditorium on Broadway: 1871 Broadway, Manhattan Campus</p><p><strong>Mar 28</strong><br>Ilija Vukorep<br>&ldquo;About Castles, Robots, and Ripples&rdquo;<br>at&nbsp;16 W. 61st St., 11th floor auditorium,&nbsp;Manhattan Campus</p><p><strong>Mar 29</strong><br>Jos&eacute; Arag&uuml;ez<br>&ldquo;The Bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988768/get-lectured-syracuse-university-spring-17 Get Lectured: Syracuse University, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-26T13:44:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:15:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g0/g0kk3u002qdumqk9.jpg" width="650" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</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 for Winter and Spring 2017.&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. Mark those calendars!</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>See which architects will be speaking at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University, School of Architecture</a>'s Spring '17 lecture series.&nbsp;Unless noted otherwise*, lectures take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Slocum Hall Auditorium.&nbsp;Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>Maya Alam / Harry der Boghosian Fellow</p><p><strong>Feb 3</strong><br>1:00 p.m.*<br><strong>&ldquo;Ishness: In-Between &amp; Other Uncertainties&rdquo; Boghosian Fellow symposium</strong><br>Participants:</p><p>Kristy Balliet<br>Balliet Studio / BairBalliet / Ohio State University&rsquo;s Knowlton School of Architecture &amp; Southern California ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987689/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-01-23T08:00:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T21:27:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fv/fvrg7364t2dltoux.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.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest NYC event recommendations.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8805/zoning-for-public-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning for Public Good | January 26</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p4/p4dqjyw5powc88wm.jpg"></p><p>Zoning might not sound that sexy, but it's one of the most important structures influencing the form of the built environment. As such, it can be used for 'good' or 'evil'&mdash;to make cities more inclusionary or more exclusionary. This event is centered around the former, and will be a great primer on the importance of the (legal) architecture behind architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8765/say-it-loud-distinguished-black-designers-of-nycoba-noma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA, opening on January 26</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rj/rjj67v6s216ge1xy.jpg"></p><p>SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA opens at the Center for Architecture and is the institut...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149985754/cuomo-announces-750-mile-empire-state-trail-a-continuous-trail-connecting-nyc-to-canada Cuomo announces 750-mile Empire State Trail, a continuous trail connecting NYC to Canada Alyssa Alimurung 2017-01-10T17:18:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T17:23:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9bocf168i7c393c.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This morning Governor Cuomo announced that the state would invest in building a $200 million Empire State Trail that would span 750 miles connecting the bottom of Manhattan all the way to the border of Canada. The project would build upon two existing but incomplete trailways&mdash;the Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Erie Canalway&mdash;and become the largest, state multi-use trail in the nation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984797/advisory-panel-issues-report-on-improving-jfk Advisory Panel issues report on improving JFK Nicholas Korody 2017-01-04T18:21:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T11:53:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p4/p4cvcyjd6rsk8vxu.jpg" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Despite its importance to the region, JFK is not the airport passengers expect when arriving in one of the greatest cities in the world,&rdquo; states the Airport Advisory Panel in their new <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/JFKVisionPlan.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> to the Governor. That&rsquo;s a bit of an understatement. As many a traveller knows, JFK isn&rsquo;t in the best shape. Hence the need for the report, which notes the costs of failing to act. By the mid-2020s, three million more passengers will head into JFK than its facilities can handle. In monetary terms, that amounts to about $140 million in annual wages, $400 million in annual sales, and 2,500 jobs&mdash;per each million not accommodated.</p><p>So the Panel put together a set of recommendations including:</p><ul><li>Modernizing the airport&rsquo;s terminals, starting with the oldest, and planning all future redevelopment around connections between terminals. The Panel recommends working together with private operators to fund the renovations.</li><li>Improving the airport&rsquo;s roadways and expanding parking.</li><li>Expanding taxiways to improve aircr...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983315/how-100-years-of-zoning-shaped-new-york-city-s-quest-for-sunlight How 100 years of zoning shaped New York City's quest for sunlight Alexander Walter 2016-12-19T19:17:00-05:00 >2016-12-19T19:18:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wcmwgxojervgsgxq.jpg" width="650" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ever since 19th century city commissioners laid a grid on the hilly island of Manhattan, New York City has been squeezing skyward. That&rsquo;s meant natural light has always been in short supply&mdash;for some New Yorkers more than others. Access to sunshine was one of the main drivers of the first zoning laws, as a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, Mastering the Metropolis, explores.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127304066/crowded-skies-sunlight-as-the-new-amenity-for-the-super-rich" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crowded skies: Sunlight as the new amenity for the super rich</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843123/welcome-to-the-permanent-dusk-sunlight-in-cities-is-an-endangered-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the permanent dusk: Sunlight in cities is an endangered species</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970953/obama-calls-for-zoning-overhaul-blames-existing-laws-for-rising-inequality-and-unaffordable-rents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama calls for zoning overhaul, blames existing laws for rising inequality and unaffordable rents</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983046/michael-kimmelman-presents-his-2016-best-architecture-in-new-york-list Michael Kimmelman presents his 2016 'Best Architecture in New York' list Alexander Walter 2016-12-16T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-21T23:11:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gx/gxaluhao99e4xpmv.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In ways big and small, architects like Mr. Berman have changed New York City this year. Projects like the library branch made it a little more livable and humane. What follows is nothing nearly as disciplined or logical as a list of 2016&rsquo;s architectural highs and lows in town. It&rsquo;s more a kind of belated thank you note for a few projects that kept faith with architecture&rsquo;s ideals and the city&rsquo;s better self.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/15010/michael-kimmelman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kimmelman</a>'s NYC-best-of-16 roundup includes DS+R/Gensler's Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, Via 57 West by Bjarke Ingels &amp; team, and the Renzo Piano-designed Jerome L. Greene Science Center, among others.</p><p>In the mood for more year-end reflections? Don't miss our ongoing series <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/849313/2016-in-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect 2016 Year in Review</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982390/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-12T14:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-17T21:47:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6y/6y6qixh906j95tgj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion during the holiday frenzy. For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8655/new-narratives-in-motion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Narratives in Motion |&nbsp;December 14</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/y5/y51p23snn3x8amit.jpg"><em>Still from Trollb&auml;ck + Company animation, image via aigany.org.</em></p><p>Parsons is hosting a promising panel discussion on the drastic evolution of motion media in recent years, the influence of new platforms, and the resulting transformation of user experiences and visual narratives. Moderated by industry veteran Alex Moulton of Trollb&auml;ck + Company, the list of panelists includes John Colette (Savannah College of Art and Design), Adam Mignanelli (VICE Media), H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Park (Google Chrome UX), Beat Baudenbacher (LOYALKASPAR), and Michelle Higa Fox (Slanted Studios).</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8679/it-s-about-us-a-new-new-yorkers-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982134/foster-partners-to-design-58-story-office-tower-in-hudson-yards Foster + Partners to design 58-story office tower in Hudson Yards Justine Testado 2016-12-09T14:55:00-05:00 >2016-12-14T04:04:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yz/yzcre887s0ech5a3.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction on the Hudson Yards supertall set to replace the McDonalds at the corner of 34th Street and Tenth Avenue will begin sometime next year...Standing 985-feet tall, the building will divided into three distinct sections stacked one atop the other...The design team has also planned what it&rsquo;s calling a &ldquo;halo&rdquo; to be located atop the building...The interiors are comprised of column-free floors that span at least 50,000 square-feet, and each floor can accommodate at least 500 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about the Hudson Yards development on Archinect:</p><p><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">Construction begins on Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group's &ldquo;shape-shifting&ldquo; arts center in Manhattan</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971387/big-designed-the-spiral-hudson-yards-tower-is-inching-closer-to-becoming-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG-designed "The Spiral" Hudson Yards tower is inching closer to becoming reality</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943753/hudson-yards-could-generate-nearly-19b-for-new-york-city-study-claims" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards could generate nearly $19B for New York City, study claims</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982040/remembering-the-aids-epidemic-and-its-relationship-to-the-new-york-real-estate-market Remembering the AIDS epidemic—and its relationship to the New York real estate market Nicholas Korody 2016-12-08T17:14:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T20:10:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fn/fnk3xld6r5cdv8id.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One good thing to come of the substitution of a hospital serving the whole downtown community with homogenous housing for the wealthy is St. Vincent&rsquo;s Triangle Park, [...] home to the nearly completed New York City AIDS Memorial [...] Real estate plays an outsize role in most New York stories. In the story of AIDS, it has become crucial to understanding both the way that the city handled, or mishandled, the crisis in its early days and the way that the crisis forever marked the city in return.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To mark the opening of the new New York City AIDS Memorial designed by Studio ai, Alexandra Schwartz reflects on the complicated relationship between the epidemic, the gay activist community, and real estate.</p><p>"The disease started charting its course through the city just as the bearish real-estate market, coaxed out of hibernation by policies favorable to developers, turned relentlessly bullish," Schwartz writes. "As people died, their same-sex partners, denied the sorts of survivor benefits to which a spouse would be entitled, were evicted from the homes they had shared; newly vacated blocks of affordable apartments were converted into high-end condos and market-rate rentals."</p><p>In fact, according to the article, the neighborhoods of Manhattan that had the highest rates of HIV infection later experienced the most rapid gentrification.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hvhads3sks87koxa.jpg"></p><p>For more on public health, follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134105904/preventing-disease-and-upholding-public-health-through-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Preventing disease and upholding public health through architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149970914/pollution-plagued-paris-to-ban-cars-from-the-side-of-the-seine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pollution-plagued Paris to ban cars from ...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981808/the-former-citicorp-tower-has-been-named-a-nyc-landmark The former Citicorp tower has been named a NYC landmark DianePham 2016-12-07T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:20:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bw/bwj63lh5a8xosugf.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Midtown building formerly known as Citicorp Center has just been designated a city landmark. ... The 59-story office and retail tower, designed by Hugh A. Stubbins &amp; Associates, was completed in 1978 [and] was considered quite innovative for its time, with distinctive features that included a 45-degree angular roof and a base of four stilt-like columns. The latter allowed it to cantilever over Saint Peter&rsquo;s Church, also on the site.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981494/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-12-05T14:53:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T23:00:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ic/ic4trhp4oc8pzwmf.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8639/camilo-vergara-book-talk-detroit-is-no-dry-bones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Camilo Vergara Book Talk: &ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo; |&nbsp;December 6</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/zg/zgk5nbk4qj6vb0om.jpg"></p><p>Having spent the last 25 years documenting the city of&nbsp;Detroit, ethnographer and photographer Camilo Jos&eacute; Vergara will talk about his latest book,&nbsp;&ldquo;Detroit Is No Dry Bones&rdquo;, at The Skyscraper Museum. Vergara's photographs in this book focus&nbsp;on&nbsp;Detroit's urban revival, from its repurposed buildings to its local ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980480/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-28T14:43:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:33:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xn/xn52xud6khmra0au.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8649/leaning-out-iv-women-in-landscape-architecture-aiany-global-dialogues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEANING OUT IV | Women in Landscape Architecture - AIANY Global Dialogues | November 29</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/4k/4kbbsr59ak4bcp06.jpg"></p><p>Women currently account for more than half of all architecture students&mdash;but that figure drops dramatically in professional contexts. This is in part because the discipline remains riddled with structural&mdash;and explicit&mdash;sexism. The same goes, of course, for Landscape Architecture. Find out m...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980468/one-world-trade-center-needs-a-bath-but-its-washing-system-is-broken One World Trade Center needs a bath—but its washing system is broken Nicholas Korody 2016-11-28T13:38:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:23:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j4/j4qg01k9k9gqe5jj.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A majority of the windows at One World Trade Center haven&rsquo;t been washed since 2015, because the system used to suspend the washers isn&rsquo;t safe, a representative for the Durst Organization told The Real Deal. Typically, a boom at the top of the building lowers a window-washing rig that moves horizontally as the boom moves along a track on the roof. But in early 2016, Durst noticed that welding in the track &mdash; where pieces of metal are joined together &mdash; was riddled with cracks.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The track, built in 2013, also has undersized bolts and suffers from other design flaws, said Jordan Barowitz, a spokesperson for Durst.</em></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/522653/one-world-trade-center" target="_blank">Port Authority plans to sell One World Trade Center for up to $5B</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955981/tallest-lego-model-in-the-u-s-unveiled-one-world-trade-center-in-all-its-pixely-might" target="_blank">Tallest Lego model in the U.S. unveiled: One World Trade Center in all its pixely might</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video" target="_blank">11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128556608/the-view-from-one-world-trade-center" target="_blank">The view from One World Trade Center</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980465/the-nsa-spy-fortress-in-the-middle-of-new-york-city The NSA spy fortress in the middle of New York City Nicholas Korody 2016-11-28T13:20:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:23:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b5/b5ti709e3zriu86v.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>The Intercept</em>&nbsp;has <a href="https://theintercept.com/2016/11/16/the-nsas-spy-hub-in-new-york-hidden-in-plain-sight/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">published</a> a fascinating, and eerie, investigation into the iconic Brutalist tower at&nbsp;33 Thomas Street in Manhattan. Built to withstand a nuclear bomb, the modern fortress has no windows. At night, the building is a dark shadow blocking the illuminated towers around it.</p><p>But 33 Thomas Street wasn't built as a fallout shelter&mdash;or not for humans at least. Rather, the building was intended to house a massive array of servers, switchboards and computers. According to&nbsp;<em>the Intercept,&nbsp;</em>it's also one of the NSA's most important spy hubs, "used to tap into phone calls, faxes, and internet data."</p><p><em>Documents obtained by The Intercept from the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden do not explicitly name 33 Thomas Street as a surveillance facility. However &mdash; taken together with architectural plans, public records, and interviews with former AT&amp;T employees conducted for this article &mdash; they provide compelling evidence that 33 Thomas Street has served as an NSA surveillance site, code-named T...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979856/shop-designed-brooklyn-tower-now-world-s-tallest-modular-building-opens-its-doors SHoP-designed Brooklyn tower – now world's tallest modular building – opens its doors Alexander Walter 2016-11-22T14:32:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:48:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d8f9928ec547c01aaaa53575cb179009.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After four years of delayed construction, financial missteps, and lawsuits, Forest City Ratner and Greenland U.S.A. are finally welcoming tenants into 461 Dean Street, currently the tallest high-rise&nbsp;in the world constructed with&nbsp;modular units. The 32-story tower on the edge of Prospect Heights and Park Slope offers sweeping views of brownstone Brooklyn, but its lengthy construction saga highlights the issues developers face when they&nbsp;build with modular construction in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The groundbreaking (but not trouble-free) development previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430633/work-finally-resumes-at-brooklyn-s-modular-prefab-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work finally resumes at Brooklyn's modular prefab tower</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108188566/continued-delays-for-housing-at-atlantic-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Continued Delays For Housing at Atlantic Yards</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98217703/lego-high-rise-world-s-tallest-modular-apartment-tower-getting-snapped-together-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lego High-Rise: World's Tallest Modular Apartment Tower Getting Snapped Together In Brooklyn</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69605673/modular-construction-is-gaining-popularity-across-new-york-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modular construction is gaining popularity across New York City</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/62343787/atlantic-yards-will-be-getting-32-story-shop-designed-modular-tower-after-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atlantic Yards Will Be Getting 32-Story, SHoP-designed Modular Tower After All</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979851/lawsuit-alleges-frank-gehry-s-iac-building-is-melting Lawsuit alleges Frank Gehry's IAC Building is melting Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-22T14:05:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:49:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1w/1w7w5dcyvd5ktuoq.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The curvy, twisted glass facade of media mogul Barry Diller&rsquo;s IAC Building on West 18th Street and 11th Avenue is facing a sticky problem: The window sealant has become a dripping, opaque blob, according to a lawsuit. &ldquo;Nearly all of the windows have significant and visible defects,&rdquo; the building&rsquo;s owners claim in the suit against Permasteelisa North America, the company that installed the unique facade of the building designed by the acclaimed architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Gehry-news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979025/frank-gehry-and-maya-lin-to-receive-presidential-medal-of-freedom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry might bail on the U.S. now that Trump's been elected" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978660/frank-gehry-might-bail-on-the-u-s-now-that-trump-s-been-elected" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry might bail on the U.S. now that Trump's been elected</a></li><li><a title="Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149976668/frank-gehry-s-sunset-strip-mixed-user-unanimously-approved-by-l-a-city-council" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's Sunset Strip mixed-user unanimously approved by L.A. City Council</a></li><li><a title="Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design accepted by Eisenhower family" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969454/gehry-s-modified-eisenhower-memorial-design-accepted-by-eisenhower-family" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's modified Eisenhower Memorial design accepted by Eisenhower family</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979707/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-21T17:44:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T18:50:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcwiwc9w2yvexqqj.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Take a breather at an exhibition or a panel discussion as the holiday frenzy begins.&nbsp;As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8632/flatiron-sky-line-unveiling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flatiron Sky-line Unveiling |&nbsp;November 21</a><strong>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/rb/rb7byhxvcqlik5p7.jpg"></p><p>See the public debut of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Flatirion Sky-Line&rdquo; installation at the Flatiron District tonight. Designed by LOT, the installation was the winner of the 2016&nbsp;Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition.&nbsp;If you can't make it out tonight,&nbsp;the installation&nbsp;will be on display&nbsp;throughout the holiday season during the&nbsp;Flatiron/23rd Str...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149979283/moma-ps1-yap-2017-finalists-announced-include-bureau-spectacular-ania-jaworska MoMA PS1 YAP 2017 finalists announced; include Bureau Spectacular, Ania Jaworska Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-18T12:56:00-05:00 >2016-11-26T19:57:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sk/sk49zh5tuuk8dv7d.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every summer, the winning design of MoMA's PS1 <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/young+architects+program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architects Program</a> helps set the mood for the museum's Warm Up music festivities, providing shade, seating, water and atmosphere. Installed in the museum's outdoor courtyard, the YAP-winning design must also address issues related to the environment and sustainability.</p><p>The finalists for 2017 are as follows:&nbsp;Bureau Spectacular / Jimenez Lai;&nbsp;Ania Jaworska;&nbsp;Office of III: Sean Canty, Ryan Golenberg and Stephanie Lin;&nbsp;Jenny E. Sabin;&nbsp;SCHAUM/SHIEH: Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum.&nbsp;</p><p>In order to get this far, the firms first had to be among the ~30 nominated to the YAP by deans of architecture schools and editors of architecture publications. Their portfolios were then reviewed by the museum's panel, which consists of Glenn D. Lowry, Director of The Museum of Modern Art; Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director at MoMA; Klaus Biesenbach, Director of MoMA PS1; Peter Reed, Senior Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs; Martino Stierli, Philip Joh...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978095/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-14T20:04:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:16:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s4/s4vprvby1ph7qxpe.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8602/timber-in-the-city-what-s-holding-timber-back-a-round-table-discussion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TIMBER IN THE CITY: What's Holding Timber Back? A Round Table Discussion |&nbsp;November 17</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/6a/6az6y2rmyh61pg5b.jpg"></p><p>With so many wooden skyscrapers on the boards and under construction around the world right now, the future of timber architecture in urban contexts has never looked brighter &mdash; but doubts and misinformation among the public remain. The round table discussion What&rsquo;s Holding Timber Back? hosted by Parsons School of Constructed Environments aims to "advance the goal of compl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149978200/a-manahattan-pianoville-for-a-new-neighborhood-by-the-river A Manahattan Pianoville, for a new neighborhood by the river Nam Henderson 2016-11-13T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-11-13T14:12:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l8/l86o4q7bct0oxwrn.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>a triumph of postindustrial classicism by the ultimate deluxe architect. More a craftsman than a visionary, he conjures steel membranes and glass scrims that seem to float free of their tethers. With beams as fine as pencil lines, he draws planes that seem flatter, volumes more graceful, and angles righter than anyone else&rsquo;s. ..a mini-city so perfectly ordered and ruthlessly pleasant that by rights it should exist only in the mind.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Justin Davidson visits the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. As the first architectural marker on&nbsp;the new 17-acre Manhattanville campus, which RPBW&nbsp;masterplanned, Davidson looks for clues to the future/past of the new campus/city...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977308/step-inside-the-first-u-s-exhibition-of-pierre-chareau-co-architect-of-the-maison-de-verre Step inside the first U.S. exhibition of Pierre Chareau, co-architect of the Maison de Verre Justine Testado 2016-11-08T13:01:00-05:00 >2016-11-11T20:32:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u1/u1xa9b65koxhfp71.jpg" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pierre Chareau was a French architect and designer best known for the groundbreaking Maison de Verre in Paris that he designed with Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet. However, Chareau's diverse body of work has received hardly any exposure in the U.S. Thanks to a collaboration between <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a> and the Jewish Museum in New York City, Chareau's work made its U.S. debut last Friday in the exhibition, &ldquo;Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lf5uh156ltls78e6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8z6tgsz6fgywduc.jpg"><em>Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet, Maison de Verre, 1928-1932.</em></p><p>After Chareau fled Paris from German occupation during World War II, his own designs and his vast art collection were scattered when he sold them, as he tried to rebuild his career in New York. The exhibition attempts to piece together parts of Chareau's life and works during those trying times, while integrating in-vogue media and technology that can appeal to today's broader audience.</p><p>The exhibition still dedicates much of itself to Chareau's seminal work, the Mais...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976936/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-11-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T04:37:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2lvpvsog1zx8fac7.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As always, New York City is abuzz with creative folks expanding the possibilities of how architectural design and practice can be reinterpreted, bringing attention to what in the urban environment is constantly overlooked.&nbsp;For anyone curious about what local <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">happenings</a>&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8573/van-alen-variety-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Van Alen Variety Show |&nbsp;November 9</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/lc/lczvh7n9pekwmbig.jpg"></p><p>Whatever the outcome of tomorrow night is, join the Van Alen Institute for this&nbsp;post-Election Day gathering at WeWork FiDi.&nbsp;The evening will comprise of interactive theater, Protest Karaoke, the dizzying world of&nbsp;Community Boards, and a peek into&nbsp;&ldquo;Community Initiatives&rdquo;, which explores&nbsp;international models of&nbsp;how&nbsp;elected leaders can better&nbsp;connect with citizens through alternative initiatives.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8544/odyssey-works-book-launch-signing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odyssey Works Book Launch &amp; Sig...</a></strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977112/a-richard-meier-building-in-black A Richard Meier Building. In Black. Richard Meier & Partners 2016-11-07T00:18:00-05:00 >2016-11-09T00:09:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3x/3xl348p7wey3a7m0.jpg" width="650" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier, the 556-unit building, 685 First Avenue, is going up just south of the United Nations headquarters on the westernmost lot of the long-dormant site, which stretches along the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive from 35th Street to 41st Street. It will be the first building that Mr. Meier, known for his Modernist style and white aesthetic, has designed in black.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/az/azbt20x544nsuw3z.jpg"><br>Black glass curtainwall&nbsp;- bloomimages</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976382/work-ac-designs-modern-single-family-home-on-top-of-one-of-new-york-s-oldest-cast-iron-fa-ade-buildings Work AC designs modern single-family home on top of one of New York’s oldest cast-iron façade buildings Nicholas Korody 2016-11-02T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T23:20:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rxpr4n3mrle71wy.jpg" width="650" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Built in 1857, 93 Reade St. in TriBeCa features one of New York City&rsquo;s old cast-iron fa&ccedil;ades. <a href="http://archinect.com/WORKac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WORKac</a> just completed a renovation of the historic, 5-story building, adding a contemporary addition to the roof that skillfully hides behind the existing form.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fa/fa0eqdsb31cskgjg.jpg"></p><p>The 2.5 level penthouse addition features an angled roof, designed to sit behind the roofline so that it disappears when viewed from the street, while gaining as much interior space as possible. Inside, three different levels are joined by an open staircase. Behind the structure, a patio and balcony offer views of the city skyline.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1z/1zxfg94raci4qmap.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54d7g1dnz01jm4gw.jpg"></p><p>The renovation also included single-story apartments that make use of a partial-height volume to contain services, equipment and storage, &ldquo;while a series of intricate spaces for gardening, sleeping, display and studying occupy the under-utilized vertical space above.&rdquo;</p><p>WORKac collaborated with the digital sculptor Michael Hansmeyer to create new, 3D-printed capitals to replace the missing originals.</p><p>View addit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149975962/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-10-31T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:04:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ze/zetkl98ek247xll2.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We could've sworn on Frank Lloyd Wright's ghost that&nbsp;October had barely started,&nbsp;and yet,&nbsp;Halloween is already here. For anyone curious about what local happenings&nbsp;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 events in New York City that are worth checking out.</p><p><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. Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8495/the-future-of-penn-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Future of Penn Station | November 2</a>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7c/7cyeqk00lg452hcz.jpg"><em>Rendering by SOM, via Governor Andrew Cuomo&rsquo;s Office.</em></p><p>Heavy hitters of the New York City architecture, planning, and urban design community will congregate for this public summit on Wednesday to discuss how to rebuild Penn Station, overcome the not-insignificant challenges, and make the iconic station a transit hub fit for the city's future. Panelists include Susan Chin, Robert Eisenstat, Gina Pollara, John Schettino, and Tom Wright.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8486/augmented-reality-beyond-pokemon-go" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Augmented Reality Beyond Pokemon Go | November 2</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/eh/ehxpenj47fie9mby.jpg"></p><p>Poke...</p>