Archinect - News 2015-09-02T10:48:56-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135037491/extending-an-abandoned-vocabulary-the-new-yorker-profiles-robert-a-m-stern Extending an abandoned vocabulary: The New Yorker profiles Robert A.M. Stern Alexander Walter 2015-08-24T15:12:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T19:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1m7c2hwj97kpaclm.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York has seen twenty-first-century buildings in early-twentieth-century drag before, but 30 Park Place stands out, both for its size [...] and for its location&mdash;cheek-by-jowl with some of the most ambitious buildings to emerge from the current high-rise boom [...] &ldquo;We&rsquo;re transposing a nineteen-thirties language to lower Manhattan, which has gotten overrun with glass and abstraction,&rdquo; the architect said in a recent interview. &ldquo;People want to look at buildings and make connections.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert A.M. Stern Architects in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113360045/robert-a-m-stern-to-step-down-as-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129791831/this-250m-mega-penthouse-might-become-new-york-s-priciest-home" target="_blank">This $250M mega penthouse might become New York's priciest home</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109657265/nyc-s-most-expensive-condo-to-be-listed-at-130-million" target="_blank">NYC&rsquo;s Most Expensive Condo to Be Listed at $130 Million</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85774946/unfashionably-fashionable-justin-davidson-on-robert-a-m-stern-s-buildings" target="_blank">"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135027032/ny-mayor-de-blasio-s-times-square-overhaul-runs-into-massive-opposition NY Mayor de Blasio's Times Square overhaul runs into massive opposition Alexander Walter 2015-08-24T11:27:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T19:09:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ks/ksj1si4b8j7u04dl.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s hard to grasp his calculus. One of Mr. de Blasio&rsquo;s big initiatives, Vision Zero, aims to improve pedestrian safety. Ripping up the pedestrian plazas in Times Square, restoring cars and forcing millions of people to dodge traffic again, runs headlong into his own policy. As an exasperated Tim Tompkins, the president of the Times Square Alliance, put it on Thursday: &ldquo;Sure, let&rsquo;s tear up Broadway &mdash; we can&rsquo;t govern, manage or police our public spaces.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about Times Square on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125280367/times-square-throughout-the-ages" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square throughout the ages</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121142105/times-square-and-the-routine-of-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Times Square and the routine of chaos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120588790/jam-to-your-heart-s-desire-with-stereotank-s-heartbeat-installation-in-times-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jam to your heart's desire with Stereotank's "Heartbeat" installation in Times Square</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107170893/midtown-manhattan-wouldn-t-be-the-same" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Midtown Manhattan Wouldn't Be the Same</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134577514/zaha-hadid-designs-sculptural-safety-canopy-over-the-high-line Zaha Hadid designs sculptural safety canopy over the High Line Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T16:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T17:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/108bbzqq6rlr0pqr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whenever one of the millions of buildings under construction flanking the High Line hit a certain height, the developer is required to put up a shed over the park [...] except, it seems, when it's for a building by [...] Zaha Hadid. Then it's not just a shed protecting passersby, it's a 112-foot long sculptural installation&mdash;in this case entitled Allong&eacute;&mdash;designed by Hadid to give a sneak preview of the swooping forms of her building, which has just hit High Line level [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7tjn4auyiivl9308.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7c893d7ab6d79145501b9308d5236f4f.jpg"></p><p>Photos of ZHA's <em>Allong&eacute;</em> scaffolding/canopy by Scott Lynch. Head over to <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/18/zaha_hadid_unveils_a_swooping_canopy_over_the_high_line.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a> to see more images.</p><p>The initial announcement of Hadid's High Line condo building on Archinect in 2013 was a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">topic not without much commentary</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bev6c939tvbop3g.jpg"></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134563792/building-new-york-city-s-sixth-borough Building New York City's sixth borough Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T11:40:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T21:54:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f7/f7832c72a69388dc3cd413fdf74fd9a6.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If it is possible, financially and technologically, to build a three-acre park in the river west of New York City, then why isn&rsquo;t it possible to construct an artificial island at a higher elevation than downtown Manhattan that would serve as New York City&rsquo;s sixth borough? Many of the city&rsquo;s problems&mdash;real estate prices, developers purchasing blocks at a time, the astronomical cost of parking a car, or even a bicycle, even shoreline erosion&mdash;are problems of space. So why not just build more space?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35524205/visions-of-lolo-a-neighborhood-rising-from-landfill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visions of LoLo, a Neighborhood Rising From Landfill</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133408596/the-rise-of-communal-living-in-new-york The rise of communal living in New York Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-03T12:46:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T20:36:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vo/voqxzuymqge8q45y.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pure House is among a handful of businesses that are renting rooms at a premium in exchange for access to amenities, a dormlike atmosphere and an instant community. For a certain set of New Yorkers, often new arrivals to the city with an income but no rental history, Pure House offers something of a reprieve. [...] The arrangement is a commercial outgrowth of co-living, taking life with roommates to a different level.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from the New York City residential market:</p><ul><li><a title="NYC's public-housing woes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127597504/nyc-s-public-housing-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC's public-housing woes</a></li><li><a title="Married Couples Take on Roomies to Adapt to Sky-High NY Rents" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124972879/married-couples-take-on-roomies-to-adapt-to-sky-high-ny-rents" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Married Couples Take on Roomies to Adapt to Sky-High NY Rents</a></li><li><a title="111 West 57th Street: The World&rsquo;s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere&rsquo;s Tallest Residential Building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118428219/111-west-57th-street-the-world-s-skinniest-tower-will-also-be-the-hemisphere-s-tallest-residential-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">111 West 57th Street: The World&rsquo;s Skinniest Tower Will Also Be the Hemisphere&rsquo;s Tallest Residential Building</a></li><li><a title='This New "Steampunk" Luxury Apartment Building for New York Should Fill You With Unbearable Shame' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115279170/this-new-steampunk-luxury-apartment-building-for-new-york-should-fill-you-with-unbearable-shame" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This New "Steampunk" Luxury Apartment Building for New York Should Fill You With Unbearable Shame</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/133045592/a-new-laguardia-is-the-airport-that-new-york-deserves-says-gov-cuomo A new LaGuardia is the "airport that New York deserves", says Gov. Cuomo Justine Testado 2015-07-30T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-30T17:51:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bx9ml0s6zojudgz4.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>'We are transforming LaGuardia into a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York. It&rsquo;s the perfect metaphor for what we can achieve with the ambition and optimism and energy that made this the Empire State in the first place, and I want to thank our many partners for joining us to build the airport that New York deserves.' &mdash; Gov. Cuomo</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo alongside Vice President Joe Biden officially unveiled the proposed design for the new LaGuardia Airport earlier this week. The $4 billion revamp will transform the airport into a single, structurally unified main terminal, including expanded transportation access and increased taxiway space, and new top-notch passenger amenities.</p><p>The overhaul aims to alleviate the air-ground congestion and gate delays that have long plagued the airport&nbsp;&mdash; to the point where Biden previously described it as a place one would find in <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/nyregion/biden-compares-la-guardia-airport-to-third-world.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"some third world country"</a>. According to <a href="https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Airport_Advisory_Panel_Final_Report_LGA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a report</a> by the Governor&rsquo;s Airport Master Plan Advisory Panel, the LaGuardia Airport is "consistently rated as among the worst airports in the world".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e62nrg5u4th3yfwg.jpg"></p><p>Groundbreaking of the first half of the project is expected to start in 2016, once the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey grants final approval. The first half is expected to open to passengers in 2019, and full completion...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132953936/how-an-egalitarian-incubator-music-venue-hopes-to-revive-brooklyn-s-art-scene How an "egalitarian incubator" music venue hopes to revive Brooklyn's art scene Justine Testado 2015-07-28T16:56:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T17:05:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3cz26j5dtetint7l.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Music venue National Sawdust, formerly OMW workshop, slated to open this fall, hopes to revive, even temporarily, the thrill of &lsquo;90s and early 2000&rsquo;s Williamsburg, a time when anything felt possible and artistic collaboration ruled supreme. The [13,000 sq.foot] space will offer a rare outlet for musicians of lesser appreciated art forms, from opera to experimental jazz, the opportunity to study, practice, perform, and receive mentorship through an in-venue, non-profit program.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0lv14k62k2u2pea.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0b75laypkknogvq.jpg"></p><p>Fresh faces for new spaces. Non-profit arts group National Sawdust collaborated with architect Peter Zuspan&nbsp;&mdash; founding principal (and classically trained opera singer) of local emerging practice Bureau V&nbsp;&mdash; in designing the group's upcoming music performance space. While Brooklyn has become a commodified brand in recent years, National Sawdust and Bureau V hope the new venue will mix things up a bit by "[combining] the historic European concert hall model with the late bare-bones blackbox [theater] model".</p><p>Check out more of Bureau V's work <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/84447/bureau-v" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Archinect</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132415988/fancy-48m-animal-terminal-to-open-in-jfk-airport-next-year Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year Justine Testado 2015-07-21T15:20:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T14:01:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl8viqpe1fp2345m.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When a new terminal called The Ark opens next year, 178,000 sq.ft of posh amenities will include everything from a resort with suites that have large flat-screen TVs, to climate-controlled stalls, showers, massages, a private space especially set aside for penguin mating, a paw-shaped dog swimming pool, a jungle for cats made of live trees...and stables full of the finest hay a horse could hope for...But how much will this cost you? Don't expect flea motel rates.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125446040/jetblue-tapped-as-prospective-developer-for-jfk-twa-terminal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JetBlue tapped as prospective developer for JFK TWA terminal</a></p><p><a title="Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130966166/ball-nogues-and-other-la-artists-unveil-public-art-commissions-at-lax" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues and other LA artists unveil public art commissions at LAX</a></p><p><a title="More details on BIG's cage-free &ldquo;Zootopia&rdquo; redesign" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105885132/more-details-on-big-s-cage-free-zootopia-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More details on BIG's cage-free &ldquo;Zootopia&rdquo; redesign</a></p><p><a title="Archinect's Lexicon: &quot;Dark Tourism&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117905496/archinect-s-lexicon-dark-tourism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Dark Tourism"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132350783/get-a-peek-of-steven-holl-s-ex-of-in-experimental-artists-residence-in-rhinebeck-ny Get a peek of Steven Holl's "Ex of In" experimental artists' residence in Rhinebeck, NY Justine Testado 2015-07-20T19:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-23T03:42:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k3/k36yswmt8n28tgm1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A handful of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>-designed buildings will be popping up in the next few years, with the groundbreaking of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129348666/construction-kicks-off-for-steven-holl-designed-maggie-s-centre-barts-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maggie's Centre Barts in London</a> last month and construction of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127735214/construction-of-steven-holl-designed-queens-library-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queens Library</a> already underway in New York. Steven Holl Architects recently announced the groundbreaking of another New York-based project called the Ex of In House, slated for completion in May 2016 in the village of Rhinebeck.</p><p>Located in a rural forest landscape, the house is a physical manifestation of the firm's ongoing research project "Explorations of 'IN'". Established in June 2014, the research project explores and challenges the clich&eacute;s of architectural language and commercial practice, including drawings and studies entitled with colorful names like Triple Venn Diagram Mutilation and Hybrid Combinations: Tesseract within a Cubic Sphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fyc4xyec0nau6a3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zykcgpk4y3qlrrbb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/op4f2upmqb5onxjb.jpg"><br>&uarr; <em>Models and watercolor drawing by Steven Holl</em></p><p>As a non-profit extension of the locally based&nbsp; <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"T"Space art gallery</a>, the 918 square-foot artists' residence aims...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion Alexander Walter 2015-07-20T14:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T19:57:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxdcpggvbki4l928.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Santiago Calatrava said the roof would open. And evidently it will. On Friday morning, a 5,700-pound glass panel was hoisted into place as a 355-foot-long operable skylight took final form in the Oculus pavilion of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Mr. Calatrava. Another panel went up in the afternoon. Those are among the last of 996 pieces of blast-resistant glass to have been installed at the Oculus since March 15. The glazing should be finished on Monday [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are some more photos of the skylight's construction progress in the past few weeks (courtesy of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wtcprogress" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WTC Progress</a>).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/bt8qhuxir20a6kun.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwhl40r3zlowup7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/fltiea0ohv1wlalm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4qq72faas1vii6u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/ykglh04ibko8cchn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3k9iwm04s18ms18.jpg"></p><p>More about the WTC Transportation Hub in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85362601/portion-of-4b-santiago-calatrava-designed-path-station-is-completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portion of $4B Santiago Calatrava-designed PATH station is completed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77622833/an-update-on-calatrava-s-path-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An update on Calatrava's PATH station</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73850206/path-fail-the-story-of-the-world-s-most-expensive-train-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PATH/Fail: The Story of the World&rsquo;s Most Expensive Train Station</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131421995/architecture-of-correction-rikers-island Architecture of correction: Rikers Island Alexander Walter 2015-07-08T18:00:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/61ik3ebjz934c605.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As long as the City of New York has owned Rikers Island, since the 1880s, it has been a place for the unwanted. For a time, pigs were raised for slaughter there. [...] was converted to a partial landfill, full of horse manure and garbage. The odor repelled its neighbors in the boroughs, and the refuse attracted a sizable rat population, which the city tried to contain by releasing wild dogs. [...] It took poison gas to kill off the rodents. Next the city moved humans to Rikers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120968526/the-nyt-on-prison-architecture-and-ethics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT on prison architecture and ethics</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126676802/from-a-clean-version-of-hell-to-blabaerskog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From a "clean version of hell" to blabaerskog</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102177822/how-prison-architecture-can-transform-inmates-lives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Prison Architecture Can Transform Inmates' Lives</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79933910/should-architects-design-for-solitary-confinement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Should Architects Design for Solitary Confinement?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/131332022/bye-bye-30-rock-hello-comcast-building Bye-bye 30 Rock. Hello Comcast Building. Alexander Walter 2015-07-07T13:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-07T14:40:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ry/rymyqoyomhfnwgj4.jpg" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manhattan&rsquo;s 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the focal point of Rockefeller Center and home to the NBC television network, has changed its name to the Comcast Building. Comcast Corp.&rsquo;s NBCUniversal will illuminate a sign with the new name and NBC logo atop the 850-foot (259-meter) building [...]. Comcast Building is the third official name for the landmark property, completed in 1933.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-30T13:04:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T11:31:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uoe65erwwj0lp839.jpg" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We can now get back to doing the public&rsquo;s business and return a functioning&nbsp;Government Center to Goshen,&rdquo; the Orange County executive, Steven M. Neuhaus, said in a statement. &ldquo;It is my hope that this delay will not impact the bid prices.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>As of this past April, the fate of New York's Orange County Government Center, a boxy brutalist designed by Paul Rudolph, was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pretty much sealed</a>. Preservationist had previously fought to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580114/paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-gem-to-be-repurposed-as-arts-hub" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">restore the structure</a>&nbsp;in the face of much-needed updates to the Center, but their proposals were dismissed, and (at least partial) demolition was looking more or less imminent.</p><p>Now, another loss has cleared the way for work to begin. A lawsuit filed by local residents, claiming that the building was worth saving for both its architectural significance and the existence of a cheaper, alternate plan for an updated government center that spared Rudolph's building, has been rejected.</p><p>Work on the building will begin in early July.</p><p>Chart the rocky history of Rudolph's Orange County Government Center below:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122280042/orange-county-legislators-fail-to-save-paul-rudolph-s-government-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County legislators fail to save Paul Rudolph's Government Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122125723/michael-kimmelman-on-why-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-is-worth-saving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Kimmelman on why Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building is worth saving</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441450/future-of-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-still-uncertain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future of Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange Count...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/129960654/lvaro-siza-finally-lands-in-the-us-by-way-of-hell-s-kitchen Álvaro Siza finally lands in the US, by way of Hell's Kitchen Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-19T18:28:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T19:41:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ek9nfw91quz06l4k.jpg" width="514" height="518" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pritzker Prize-winner &Aacute;lvaro Siza has been selected to design an "ultra-luxury condominium" in Manhattan, his first U.S. project. Deemed&nbsp;611 West 56th&nbsp;Street by developers Sumaida + Khurana and LENY, the structure will rise 35-storeys in New York's&nbsp;Hell's Kitchen, enough for approximately 80 residences. Collaborating architects include&nbsp;Michael Gabellini and Kimberly Sheppard, with SLCE Architects as the Architect of Record.</p><p>Predictable luxe high-rise amenities include a roof garden, private terraces and swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, and entertainment spaces for hosting (you guessed it) private events.&nbsp;</p><p>Construction is expected to begin in May 2016, and completed by Fall 2018. At that rate, it'll become part of the skyline before&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's 2 WTC</a>, which is slated for completion by 2020.</p><p>See the project's site below (the building pictured will be demolished):</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdslpyrmjyykat4j.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129868963/urban-homesteading-done-right-look-at-this-hidden-rooftop-cottage-in-manhattan Urban homesteading done right: Look at this hidden rooftop cottage in Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-06-18T13:45:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:54:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27c5ac5ddc58d65660d5ec1d5a3f83fd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Flying above New York City in a helicopter can be a beautiful thing, until you look down and see that someone has stolen and is living your dream life in a bucolic cabin on a rooftop in the West Village. Is there anything more enviable in the real estate racket of NYC than a house on a regular old apartment building's roof? [...] the porch is basically a glorified bulkhead over a hole punched in the ceiling of the family&rsquo;s loft to make way for a nautical stairway that rises to a landing [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Require a little more luxury for your Manhattan rooftop abode? A mere $250 million could buy you <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129791831/this-250m-mega-penthouse-might-become-new-york-s-priciest-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129791831/this-250m-mega-penthouse-might-become-new-york-s-priciest-home This $250M mega penthouse might become New York's priciest home Alexander Walter 2015-06-17T15:55:00-04:00 >2015-06-19T13:04:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/om6myg9w9281vfud.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vornado's super luxury tower at 220 Central Park South isn't even out of the ground yet, but billionaire buyers seemingly can't wait to stash their stacks of cash in the 950-foot-tall tower. The Real Deal hears rumblings that a Qatari investor is eyeing a monstrous spread that would cost around $250 million, making it easily the most expensive home in New York City. It would completely obliterate the current record, the $100 million sale at One57.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert A.M. Stern's NYC condo towers have a habit of attracting record bids (previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109657265/nyc-s-most-expensive-condo-to-be-listed-at-130-million" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC&rsquo;s Most Expensive Condo to Be Listed at $130 Million</a>).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129790214/130-years-ago-today-the-statue-of-liberty-first-arrived-in-new-york 130 years ago today, the Statue of Liberty first arrived in New York Nicholas Korody 2015-06-17T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:20:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ik12ms3qbo971xjp.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to legend, the Statue of Liberty came to sculptor Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Auguste Bartholdi as a vision: sailing into New York Harbor in 1870, the French artist suddenly imaged the persona of liberty welcoming him. He sketched out his idea and immediately began pitching it... It was 130 years ago today, on June 17, 1885, that the ship and its precious cargo reached New York&mdash;and another year before reassembly was complete and the finished product could be unveiled.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8a5143eee8aac3ccc9697a7ca964fee1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/31758c53d452f51e5aee34c64c9a33e9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/1169dfeef379540b08b2d2264ac697e4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jm/jm7hnmok9ojoihu4.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129403234/tadao-ando-shares-his-design-ambitions-for-152-elizabeth-street-in-new-york Tadao Ando shares his design ambitions for 152 Elizabeth Street in New York Alexander Walter 2015-06-12T14:23:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:19:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/pyms2jma7ncliwo0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/99728/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>'s first ever NYC building&nbsp;&mdash; the brutalist condo tower project <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/463712/152-elizabeth-street" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">152 Elizabeth Street</a>&nbsp;&mdash; is kicking into high gear with the release of new renderings, photos of the completed sales gallery, floorplans for the first residences coming on the market, the launch of a new website for the building, and the unveiling of a video interview with the Japanese master and the project's interior designer, Michael Gabellini of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40804767/gabellini-sheppard-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gabellini Sheppard Associates</a>.</p><p>Read on for more details we've received, and watch the video interview below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pe2536vs9wamw9b4.jpg"></p><p>"For 152 Elizabeth Street, Ando harmoniously balances fundamental elements including water, metal, glass greenery and concrete. His inventive use of concrete, a material that&rsquo;s ubiquitous in a majority of his projects, has become famous around the world.</p><p>Part concrete, part jewel box, the building makes a strong yet quiet statement with a fa&ccedil;ade comprised of voluminous glass, burnished metal and flanked by poured in-place concrete and a living green wall that rise...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129326913/the-cooper-union-turmoil-continues-president-jamshed-bharucha-resigns The Cooper Union turmoil continues: President Jamshed Bharucha resigns Archinect 2015-06-11T12:46:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cz/cz46qsjpqtu6xpfl.jpg" width="416" height="626" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It was a matter of hours from when the resignations of five Cooper Union trustees rolled in until their names were erased from the college&rsquo;s website. And it was a day later that the President Jamshed Bharucha announced he too would resign, more than a year before his employment contract expires. Yet the upheaval that led to the acrimonious departures has been years in the making.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Events are unfolding very quickly in Cooper Union's leadership right now: Just hours after five members of the 23-member Board of Trustees <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129251398/five-cooper-union-trustees-just-resigned" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resigned yesterday</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/602754/jamshed-bharucha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jamshed Bharucha</a>, the school's embattled President, publicly announced his resignation in an email to the Cooper Union community.</p><p>Following is the email in full length (h/t <a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>):</p><p><em>Subject: Presidential Transition<br>From: The Cooper Union &lt;<a href="mailto:alumni@cooper.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">alumni@cooper.edu</a>&gt;<br>To: All community and alumni<br>Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:09 PM</em></p><p><em>Dear Members of the Cooper Union Community:</em></p><p><em>I am writing to let you know that I will be leaving my post as President of The Cooper Union at the end of June, 2015. Starting in the fall, I will serve as Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in the Graduate School of Education.</em></p><p><em>It has been an honor to serve as the 12th President of Cooper Union these past four years. The focus of my presidency has been to secure Cooper&rsquo;s finances for generations of deserving students in the future, while preserving excellence and...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129251398/five-cooper-union-trustees-just-resigned Five Cooper Union trustees just resigned Alexander Walter 2015-06-10T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T21:39:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2o/2o36lotz20xwsmgy.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last night five members of the Cooper Union&rsquo;s board of trustees resigned: real estate mogul Mark Epstein (the board&rsquo;s former chairman), Vassar College president Catharine Bond Hill, architects Daniel Libeskind and Francois de Menil (the board&rsquo;s vice chairman), and investment banker Monica Vachher. Three of the departing trustees &mdash; Epstein, Libeskind, and Vachher &mdash; have written&nbsp;public resignation letters [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Following are the three resignation letters by Epstein, Vachher, and Libeskind&nbsp;&mdash; all widely claimed as strong tuition supporters and loyal to hotly contested Cooper Union president <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/602754/jamshed-bharucha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jamshed Bharucha</a>&nbsp;&mdash; in full length as published on the Committee to Save Cooper Union from the Committee to Save Cooper Union&nbsp;(CSCUFCSCU) <a href="http://cscufcscu.com/2015/06/five-cooper-union-trustees-resigned-today/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p><em>All,<br>I am writing to you from under two hats. One as trustee, and one as donor.<br>As a Trustee, I am hereby resigning from the Board, effective immediately. During my term as Chairman we were able to put the school on a path to sustainability. It was going to be a difficult path with some hurdles to get over. We were on our way, but have now gotten so far off of that path due to the actions (or inactions) of the Board that I no longer want to participate. I know that there are some in the Cooper Community that will take my resignation as a false victory of some sort. I am not resigning due to any pressure from that group, rather that I no longer want to associate wit...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129173441/rebuild-by-design-wins-innovation-award Rebuild by Design Wins Innovation Award Nicholas Korody 2015-06-09T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T20:05:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/utsn7sc3egngf0qm.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Each year, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) bestows its Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award to a federal agency with the best model practice that can be adopted government-wide. Today, ACUS announced that the 2015 Walter Gellhorn Innovation Award is being presented to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Rebuild by Design Competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>There's something of a <em>mise-en-abyme</em>&nbsp;quality to a competition winning an award, but it's a good occasion to remember the Rebuild by Design was, after all, not quite your regular competition. Organized in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and funded primarily by the US Department of Housing and Development and the Rockefeller Foundation, the competition gathered some of the brightest names in architecture and the six winning proposals will actually be implemented.&nbsp;</p><p>Harriet Tregoning, HUD's Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, states, "We're absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition on behalf of the many partners who came together to think of new ways to consider the challenge of how we prepare for natural disasters."</p><p>Take a look at winning projects <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video 11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video Alexander Walter 2015-06-05T18:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxo96dn5dlxfox2w.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Say what you want about One World Trade Center (and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/35406/1-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">much has already been said</a> here on Archinect), but it sure is a heck of a construction project.</p><p>From the laying of the symbolic cornerstone on July 4, 2004 to the recent opening of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/581714/one-world-observatory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One World Observatory</a> on May 29, 2015, it took the tower eleven years to fully push its 104 floors into the world.</p><p>A fascinating new EarthCam time-lapse video now presents the lengthy building process in a handy less-than-two-minute montage.</p><p>Scroll on for some screen shots and the video below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w8ni2thzfdhvdes.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxdfxhtu3rrosaw9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3m8jj3yb1olt688.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pa7qalwk6vp4y9d5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukd94xoq1mwkj048.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128792863/how-the-bronx-breaks-new-york-s-grid How the Bronx breaks New York's grid Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T14:42:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T00:04:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7268447dab8b5db9110fb7e72af5000.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Walking in New York can at times feel a little too&nbsp;smooth: the rationality of the grid and subtle grade changes conspire to hide the natural terrain beneath all that asphalt and concrete. That&rsquo;s not the case in the Bronx, the city&rsquo;s mainland toehold, where topography is at play like nowhere else in this archipelago metropolis. [...] It was with this conspicuous role of the Bronx&rsquo;s topography in mind that we approached Kris Graves, a New York-based photographer [...].</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/128787239/frick-collection-drops-controversial-expansion-plan Frick Collection drops controversial expansion plan Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T21:39:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/npvn717n1o9eg3xm.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frick Collection has yielded. Facing a groundswell of opposition to a proposed renovation that would have eliminated a gated garden to make way for a six-story addition, the museum &mdash; long admired for its intimate scale &mdash; has decided to abandon those plans and start over from scratch. [...] With the proposed renovation, designed by Davis Brody Bond, the Frick, on East 70th Street in Manhattan, had sought to increase its exhibition space [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126841497/leading-artists-call-to-action-against-the-frick-expansion-plans" target="_blank">Leading artists call to action against the Frick expansion plans</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127726371/the-hudson-river-valley-in-ny-is-the-next-stop-for-gehry-s-winton-guest-house The Hudson River Valley in NY is the next stop for Gehry's Winton Guest House Justine Testado 2015-05-21T18:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:04:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4q/4qgkinqhi6urgk5f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Frank Gehry-designed Winton Guest House will embark on another lengthy roadtrip, moving roughly 1,200 miles from its current location in Owatonna, Minnesota to its new home in New York's Hudson River Valley. The geometric house <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127579373/frank-gehry-s-winton-guest-house-to-be-auctioned-in-chicago-today" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sold for $750,000</a> at the Wright auction house in Chicago on Tuesday. The new owners, who wish to remain unidentified, paid an additional "buyer's premium" of $155,000 for the guest house, bringing up the total to $905,000. Wright listed the house's starting bid at $850,000.</p><p>The new owners pledged to restore and preserve the Guest House on private property, according to Dr. Victoria M. Young, professor of modern architectural history and chair of the Art History Department at the University of St. Thomas, which owned the house since 2007 as part of the Daniel C. Gainey Conference Center.&nbsp;Since the university <a href="http://www.stthomas.edu/news/st-thomas-sells-gainey-center-property/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sold</a> the Gainey Center to Meridian Behavioral Health Services last summer, the house was scheduled to begin relocation this June to meet its August 201...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules Landmarked Four Seasons restaurant must not be changed, NYC landmarks commission rules Alexander Walter 2015-05-21T15:25:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T17:59:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/pomcx7r27oq2uzqf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The interior of the Four Seasons restaurant, a vision of Modernist elegance with its French walnut paneling and white marble pool of bubbling water, should not be changed, New York City&rsquo;s Landmarks Preservation Commission decided [...]. The decision was a setback to Aby J. Rosen, the owner of the Seagram Building, which is home to the restaurant. Mr. Rosen had proposed what he characterized as minor changes to the interior that was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson in 1958.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Phyllis Lambert &mdash;&nbsp;part of the group of architects passionately opposing Rosen's revamp plans and personally interwoven with the history of the Seagram Building like no one else &mdash;&nbsp;penned this Op-Ed in the <em>New York Time</em>s last week: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/opinion/save-new-yorks-four-seasons.html?_r=0" target="_blank">Save New York's Four Seasons</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127711878/new-york-london-ranked-highest-in-2015-global-cities-index New York & London ranked highest in 2015 Global Cities Index Alexander Walter 2015-05-21T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T14:23:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m5yxcyxv5xetp1q4.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York and London remain the world&rsquo;s most global cities, as they are the only cities to rank in the top 10 of both the Global Cities Index and the Global Cities Outlook according to the A.T. Kearney Global Cities 2015 [...]. San Francisco leads the Global Cities Outlook due to its strength in innovation. Other cities ranking at the top of the Global Cities Outlook include London (#2), Boston (#3), New York (#4), and Zurich (#5).</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmthe53mzemffmja.jpg"></p><p>For lovers of city rankings:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105942974/forbes-releases-baffling-coolest-cities-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forbes Releases Baffling "Coolest Cities" List</a></li></ul><p>For skeptics:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.citylab.com/work/2015/05/the-top-6-reasons-to-be-wary-of-city-rankings/393686/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Top 6 Reasons to Be Wary of City Rankings, Ranked</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127639137/calatrava-i-have-been-treated-like-a-dog Calatrava: "I have been treated like a dog." Alexander Walter 2015-05-20T14:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T21:16:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixtzstglvfb7hkr3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the U.S., he isn&rsquo;t getting asked to compete for new projects at all, he said, amid criticism of the rail project&rsquo;s delays and costs. [...] These overruns and years of delay have taken a toll on Mr. Calatrava&rsquo;s reputation, with local press and some observers painting him as an architect prone to overruns&mdash;a point he believes is quite unfair. &ldquo;It has not been easy for me,&rdquo; he said. After living in the city for 12 years and feeling pride in the city, &ldquo;I have been treated like a dog.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73850206/path-fail-the-story-of-the-world-s-most-expensive-train-station" target="_blank">PATH/Fail: The Story of the World&rsquo;s Most Expensive Train Station</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/127597504/nyc-s-public-housing-woes NYC's public-housing woes Alexander Walter 2015-05-19T20:24:00-04:00 >2015-05-19T20:28:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/8301c173afd8b98e7631ca949884db38.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Still, when Mayor Bill de Blasio today unveiled his plan for New York&rsquo;s troubled housing authority, NYCHA, dismantling these aging towers was not a piece of it. The plan calls for charging more for parking, redeploying staff to other agencies to save costs and leasing land within the housing complexes to private developers to save money. [...] So why does New York City still have so many high-rise housing projects?</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/127304066/crowded-skies-sunlight-as-the-new-amenity-for-the-super-rich Crowded skies: Sunlight as the new amenity for the super rich Alexander Walter 2015-05-14T18:37:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T20:48:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0yofa17h51chktyy.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] shadows even turn light into another medium of inequality. Light becomes a resource that can be bought by the wealthy, eclipsed for the poor. [...] multimillion-dollar apartments in the sky will darken parts of the park a mile away. Enjoyment of the park in the park &ndash; a notably free activity in a high-cost city &ndash; will be dimmed a little to give billionaires views of it from above.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="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></p>