Archinect - News 2016-09-29T13:13:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149970638/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-26T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T23:38:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rpzraxi8xzyddwkj.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's back to the grind with a new season of <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture and design events</a> in New York City. As always, the 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 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 around town 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/8321/work-in-progress" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Work in Progress |&nbsp;September 27</a>, recommended by Paul Petrunia</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ef/efqpk1vm83uv0fzw.gif"></p><p>On Tuesday, September 27th, a green construction fence will close Storefront for Art and Architecture and a LL47 sign will illustrate its future development. On the new walls, over 25 LL47 signs commissioned to artists, designers, and architects will depict alternative visions of ongoing construction sites throughout New York City, offering a spac...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970154/nyc-port-authority-releases-5-design-proposals-for-new-bus-terminal NYC Port Authority releases 5 design proposals for new bus terminal DianePham 2016-09-22T18:35:00-04:00 >2016-09-28T17:17:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ov/ovvxzg2evhc8kmug.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Tuesday, an agreement was reached between West Side elected officials and the Port Authority that said the agency would expand the planning process for a new $10 billion bus terminal with more local input. And just today they&rsquo;ve revealed the five proposals that were submitted to a design competition to replace the currently loathed site.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Big-name firms Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Arcadis, AECOM, Perkins Eastman, and Archilier Architecture Consortium provided proposal, a number of which take on swooping forms and boast green roofs.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969479/get-lectured-nyit-fall-16 Get Lectured: NYIT, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-20T14:06:00-04:00 >2016-09-29T11:55:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei7vp9k23bdl9cne.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. 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>Here are the details of the upcoming Fall '16 lecture event series at the <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>.</p><p><strong>Sept 27</strong><br>Annalisa Capurro, interior designer<br><em>&ldquo;Power, Passion, and Politics: The Story of The Sydney Opera House&rdquo;</em><br>6:30 p.m. at 11th floor auditorium,&nbsp;16 West 61st St, Manhattan campus</p><p><strong>Sept 29</strong><br>Annalisa Capurro, interior designer<br><em>&ldquo;Australian Modern Icons: Mid-Century Houses&rdquo;</em><br>6:30 p.m. at NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury campus</p><p><strong>Oct 4</strong><br>Jan Greben / p...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969376/win-2-tickets-to-beaux-arts-ball-2016-tabula-rasa Win 2 tickets to Beaux Arts Ball 2016: Tabula Rasa! Justine Testado 2016-09-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-23T13:27:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8yclc01gi4t9xcu.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> is getting ready to kick off another eventful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149967441/beaux-arts-ball-2016-tabula-rasa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2016: Tabula Rasa</a>, taking place on September 30 at the new nARCHITECTS-designed A/D/O space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Co-chaired by Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown,&nbsp;this year's Tabula Rasa theme is all about celebrating creativity in progress, the act of fresh-thinking, and New York's ceaseless reinvention.</p><p>Attendees will get to mingle with fellow designers and friends, see site-specific installations from Ultramoderne and Wild Dogs International, and enjoy a menu of light fare by Fredrik Berselius of Aska.</p><p><strong>Thanks to The Architectural League, Archinect is giving away two pairs of tickets to two of our readers!</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>For a chance to win, respond to the following question in the comment section below by <strong>Friday, September 23, 12 p.m. Eastern Time</strong>: &nbsp;Name your favorite instance of fresh-thinking and innovation in architecture this year (a project, research, an award recipient, etc.).</p><p>Only your first comm...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969313/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-19T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-09-22T22:58:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kz/kz4zgs55uivp5vnn.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fall is creeping up fast, but that means a new season full of architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>!&nbsp;For anyone who is 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 around town 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/8225/picturing-the-bronx-on-film" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Picturing the Bronx on Film | September 20,</a>&nbsp;recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p>Inspired by the legacy of Bronx-born photographer and educator Mel Rosenthal, photojournalist and&nbsp;Bronx Documentary Center founder&nbsp;Michael Kamber will lead this can't-be-missed panel&nbsp;discussion on how The Bronx&nbsp;has been photographed from the mid-20th century to the present. Gain insight&nbsp;from&nbsp;Ricky Flores,&nbsp;Robert A. Gumbs,&nbsp;Sina Nitzsche, and&nbsp;Elle Perez, who all have decades of experience working and living in the borough.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7912/the-present-is-the-form-of-all-life-the-time-capsules-of-ant-farm-and-lst" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Present is the Form of All Life: The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST | &nbsp;September 21</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-H...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968515/renderings-of-thomas-heatherwick-s-vessel-for-new-york-s-hudson-yard-revealed Renderings of Thomas Heatherwick's "Vessel" for New York's Hudson Yard revealed Nicholas Korody 2016-09-14T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T12:57:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gcjl8156o8bg70ad.jpg" width="514" height="571" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Big, bold and basket-shaped, the structure, &ldquo;Vessel,&rdquo; stands 15 stories, weighs 600 tons and is filled with 2,500 climbable steps. Long under wraps, it is the creation of Thomas Heatherwick, 46, an acclaimed and controversial British designer, and will rise in the mammoth Far West Side development Hudson Yards, anchoring a five-acre plaza and garden that will not open until 2018. Some may see a jungle gym, others a honeycomb.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>But Stephen M. Ross, the billionaire founder and chairman of Related Companies, which is developing Hudson Yards with Oxford Properties Group, has his own nickname for &ldquo;Vessel&rdquo;: &ldquo;the social climber.&rdquo; And the steep price tag Mr. Ross&rsquo;s privately held company is paying for Mr. Heatherwick&rsquo;s installation? More than $150 million.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/31/312pn4qpqomikmoz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hgogaylt8c943jja.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;My studio was commissioned&nbsp;to design a centerpiece for an unusual new piece of land in New York. In a city full of eye-catching&nbsp;structures, our first thought was that it shouldn&rsquo;t just be something to look at. Instead we wanted to make&nbsp;something that everybody could use, touch, relate to," states Heatherwick in the press release. "Influenced by images we had seen of Indian&nbsp;stepwells, made from hundreds of flights of stairs going down into the ground, an idea emerged to use&nbsp;flights of stairs as building elements.&rdquo;</p><p>Comprised of 154 interconnected stairs and 80 landings, the structure rises from a 50 ft diameter base to 150 ft at the top. A painted steel structure ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968103/photos-after-two-year-renovation-nypl-s-historic-rose-main-reading-room-will-reopen-on-october-5th PHOTOS: After two-year renovation, NYPL's historic Rose Main Reading Room will reopen on October 5th Dana Schulz 2016-09-13T09:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-17T00:37:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5a/5aw197q1emapvzds.jpg" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The $12 million project, managed by Tishman Construction Corporation, came about in May 2014 when an ornamental plaster rosette fell 52 feet from the Reading Room&rsquo;s ceiling. In addition to recreating and replacing this piece, all 900 rosettes in both rooms were reinforced with steel cables. Other work included the recreation of a 27&prime; x 33&prime; James Wall Finn mural on the ceiling of the Catalog Room and the restoration of the chandeliers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After a two-year restoration, the New York Public Library's historic Rose Main Reading Room and Bill Blass Public Catalog Room will reopen to the public&nbsp;ahead of schedule on Wednesday, October 5th. To mark the occasion, the NYPL has released a series of incredible before-and-after photos.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968039/get-lectured-syracuse-university-fall-16 Get Lectured: Syracuse University, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-12T14:24:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e149qqx8qj4q6788.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. 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>The <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse University School of Architecture</a> kicks off their Fall '16 lecture series next week. Check out their international list of speakers below.</p><p><strong>Sept 20</strong><br>Georgina Huljich / P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, UCLA A.UD</p><p><strong>Sept 22</strong><br>Michael Peng / Gensler</p><p><strong>Sept 27</strong><br>Annabelle Selldorf /&nbsp;Selldorf Architects</p><p><strong>Sept 29</strong><br>Roger Sherman / Gensler, UCLA A.UD</p><p><strong>Oct 4</strong><br>Na Wei / WEI Architects/Elevation Workshop, China Central Academy of Fine Arts</p><p><strong>Oct 18</strong><br>Panos Dragonas / Dragonas Christopoulou Architects, Department of Architec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967760/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-15T23:48:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036g5a8p5w0dd0v1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fall is creeping up fast, but that means a new season full of architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>!&nbsp;For anyone who is 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 around town 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/7836/convenient-new-york-s-love-affair-with-plastics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CONVENIENT | New York's Love Affair With Plastics | September 15</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ju/juu71rqgc9v2t5xd.jpg"><em>Image via MCNY.</em></p><p>Hearing about the negative impact that plastic has on both the built and natural environment is nothing new. And yet, people&nbsp;still use &mdash;&nbsp;and dispose &mdash;&nbsp;so much of the stuff every day.&nbsp;As the final installment of the MCNY's &ldquo;Fast, Cool, and Convenient&rdquo; series,&nbsp;journalist&nbsp;Susan Freinkel&nbsp;will talk about&nbsp;how the rise of plastic helped shape a culture of convenience and our seemingly unbreakable&nbsp;dependency on disposables.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7951/take-me-i-m-yours" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take Me (I&rsquo;m Yours) |&nbsp;Opening on September 16</a>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/c1/c1nojjnu9nwbm355.jpg"><em>Felix ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967441/beaux-arts-ball-2016-tabula-rasa Beaux Arts Ball 2016: Tabula Rasa Sponsor 2016-09-08T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:48:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6s/6sljaiy9nsyq4tu4.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><a href="http://www.archleague.org/BAB16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qm/qmvag8fpwywz1n20.png"></a><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.archleague.org/BAB16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Join friends and colleagues for&nbsp;<strong>Tabula Rasa</strong>, the 2016 Architectural League Beaux Arts Ball taking place at&nbsp;<strong>A/D/O</strong>,&nbsp;a new design space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. This year&rsquo;s theme celebrates the creative act of fresh thinking and innovation and New York&rsquo;s own ceaseless reinvention.&nbsp;The Ball will offer a rare inside look at the raw and in-progress 23,000 square-foot A/D/O space designed by Brooklyn-based <strong>nARCHITECTS</strong>. Responding to this year's theme,&nbsp;<strong>Ultramoderne</strong>&nbsp;will design a site-specific installation and <strong>Wild Dogs International</strong>&nbsp;will develop projection-mapped installations to be displayed throughout the space.&nbsp;<strong>Fredrik Berselius</strong>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<strong>Aska&nbsp;</strong>will create a menu of light fare.</p><p>Since the League&rsquo;s revival of the event in 1990, the Beaux Arts Ball has become the premier annual party of the architecture and design community in New York with over 1,000 architects, designers, artists, and their friends attending. Located each year at a different...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966555/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-09-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-06T12:18:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxd5i457heuuj3lw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fall is creeping up fast, but that means a new season full of architecture and design <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>!&nbsp;For anyone who is 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 around town 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/8152/linda-jacobs-book-talk-strangers-in-the-west-the-syrian-colony-of-new-york-city-1880-1900" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda Jacobs Book Talk: &ldquo;Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900&rdquo; |&nbsp;September 6</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qe/qe37msgbhtj5w614.jpg"><em>Photo via KalimahPress.</em></p><p>Scholar and author Linda Jacobs' new book&nbsp;vividly&nbsp;tells the story&nbsp;of &ldquo;Greater Syria&rdquo;-region&nbsp;immigrants&nbsp;who settled in&nbsp;NYC starting in 1880.&nbsp;Jacobs, whose own grandparents were part of the New York Syrian Colony, sheds light on the everyday lives of this&nbsp;early immigrant community and the people who founded it. Taking place at the Skyscraper Museum, this talk is free and open to all.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8147/aiany-global-dialogues-stone-behind-the-rock" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIANY Global Dialogues - STONE | Behind The Rock |&nbsp;September 7</a>, recommend...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966489/vacant-new-york-maps-manhattan-s-shuttered-storefronts VACANT NEW YORK maps Manhattan's shuttered storefronts Alexander Walter 2016-09-02T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:19:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d379c6ffbc3d5287a12399668fe8f46f.jpg" width="514" height="267" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is high-rent blight. The vacancy problem is immediately visible but lacking in hard data. The intent of this project is to provide some background around commercial vacancies and use a map to give some insight into the extent of the issue, ideally doubling as a tool for community groups and policymakers to identify areas for intervention. It's an obvious problem without a clear set of causes or solutions, but there are several contributing factors [...]</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i9/i9n9rsq7hgmzpwzi.jpg"></p><p>Click <a href="http://map.vacantnewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> for the interactive VACANT NEW YORK&nbsp;map.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113354403/new-map-tool-reveals-nyc-s-vacant-lots-zoned-for-revitalization" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New map tool reveals NYC's vacant lots zoned for revitalization</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103092958/a-new-mapping-tool-lets-nyc-residents-peek-into-developers-plans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Mapping Tool Lets NYC Residents Peek Into Developers' Plans</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125279560/new-york-city-s-tree-species-mapped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York City's tree species mapped</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966146/how-much-is-easy-access-to-a-subway-worth How much is easy access to a subway worth? Nicholas Korody 2016-08-31T13:40:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:26:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gnv2jc0xex57tw1q.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How much would you be willing to pay to shave a minute off your commute? For New Yorkers, the answer appears to be around $56 per month. That&rsquo;s how much more New Yorkers pay in rent, on average, for a one-bedroom apartment that&rsquo;s a minute closer by subway to Manhattan&rsquo;s main business districts. That finding...puts an approximate value on the old real estate adage about the importance of location, location, location.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More data collectin' and crunchin':</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965741/chicago-installs-urban-fitbits-to-track-air-quality-noise-levels-and-traffic" target="_blank">Chicago installs "urban Fitbits" to track air quality, noise levels, and traffic</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965062/investigations-into-the-threat-of-air-pollution-have-failed-to-account-for-people-s-movement" target="_blank">Investigations into the threat of air pollution have failed to account for people's movement</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964809/tracing-the-physical-infrastructure-supporting-the-internet" target="_blank">Tracing the physical infrastructure supporting the internet</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965513/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T11:22:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/us/usmbncedwyqpgrbq.jpg" width="514" height="399" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town 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/8148/reading-images-series-democracy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reading Images Series: Democracy | August 30</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fd/fd24zkqxdo39g7c2.jpg"><em>Graphics from "Parliament" by XML.</em></p><p>The Storefront for Art and Architecture will be hosting their latest Reading Images event&nbsp;&ldquo;Democracy&rdquo;, which examines the parliaments of 193 United Nations member states. Marking the launch of XML's book &ldquo;Parliament&rdquo;, this discussion asks:&nbsp;&ldquo;How do the spaces, settings, and structures designed for political assembly impact decision-making practices? How do they characterize the nuances in our political systems?&rdquo;. Participants include&nbsp;Max Cohen de Lara, James Graham, Mich...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sd/sd5y2oqmwyxisxch.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles wants to rethink its river. [...] And LA isn&rsquo;t the only metropolis looking to reclaim its once-mocked waterway. Cities around the world are realizing that water can be a cultural and recreational asset, not something to hide&nbsp;or pillage, and it seems&nbsp;no waterway&nbsp;will be wasted for long.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138883945/a-plan-to-clean-up-the-river-spree-around-museum-island-in-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A plan to clean up the River Spree around Museum Island in Berlin</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964553/opening-of-new-york-wheel-now-delayed-until-2018 Opening of New York Wheel now delayed until 2018 Alexander Walter 2016-08-22T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T00:36:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l76asvbvwgcimynf.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The first spin around the giant New York Wheel has been pushed back by a year. The 630-foot Ferris wheel coming to the Staten Island waterfront was scheduled to open in late 2017. But its developers announced that has been delayed until April 2018 to give more time to test the structure's safety. [...] Construction of the $580 million project is still expected to finish next year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Wheel previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58161234/mayor-bloomberg-unveils-plans-to-build-world-s-tallest-ferris-wheel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plans To Build World's Tallest Ferris Wheel</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964258/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T00:38:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56b3g4bcrcldlxld.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town 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/7340/roberto-burle-marx-brazilian-modernist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist | Open now until September 18</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ro/rot03pkq8kjok2m3.jpg"></p><p><em>Installation view of the exhibition Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, May 6 - September 18, 2016. The Jewish Museum, NY. Photo by: David Heald.</em></p><p>If you&nbsp;haven't been yet, don't miss out on the first full U.S.&nbsp;exhibition&nbsp;of&nbsp;landscape architecture legend&nbsp;Roberto Burle Marx, whose famous&nbsp;works include the&nbsp;boldly patterned&nbsp;sidewalk mosaics at&nbsp;Rio de Janeiro's&nbsp;Copacabana Beach.&nbsp;In this exhibition,&nbsp;seven contemporary&nbsp;artists with ties to Latin America, and who were&nbsp;all born after ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964024/twilight-zoning-what-100-years-of-zoning-hath-wrought-ft-special-guest-mitch-mcewen-on-archinect-sessions-77 Twilight Zoning: What 100 years of zoning hath wrought, ft. special guest Mitch McEwen on Archinect Sessions #77 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-18T17:47:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T17:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pl/plh3mi4tpurcrrvk.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The term "zoning" recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary in the U.S.'s city planning parlance, and many of our News postings recently have had to do with its fraught, wonky legacy. From racial segregation to housing discrimination to Pok&eacute;mon Go trespassers, we dip into the debate around zoning, with special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch McEwen</a>.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 77 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Twilight Zoning":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-77.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962753/the-argument-against-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The argument against zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961116/zoning-in-los-angeles-doesn-t-allow-for-sensible-urban-development" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoning in Los Angeles "doesn&rsquo;t allow for sensible urban development"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963381/watch-the-official-trailer-for-tomas-koolhaas-upcoming-documentary-rem#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM'</a>&nbsp;(while Mitch didn't hav...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963557/taking-a-break-from-cars-in-automobile-centric-manhattan Taking a break from cars in automobile-centric Manhattan Nicholas Korody 2016-08-16T12:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:43:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcdc6alb0ge1jjky.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pedestrianism among advocates and urban planners in the new, young century has been on the ascent in global cities far and wide, with many pushing for more restrictions on cars in the interests of bipeds and cyclists. That was part of thinking behind the Shared Streets initiative, a five-hour long event over the weekend. It saw the city demarcate some 60 blocks of Manhattan&rsquo;s oldest neighbourhood as part of an urban geographical experiment...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Many cities have been trying to go car-less (at least temporarily). For more pedestrian-friendly initiatives, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139550931/car-free-events-significantly-improve-air-quality" target="_blank">Car-free events significantly improve air quality</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116577617/prince-charles-calls-to-reclaim-the-streets-from-cars-with-his-10-point-master-plan" target="_blank">Prince Charles calls to reclaim the streets from cars with his 10-point &ldquo;master plan&rdquo;</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138804407/humanizing-street-design-with-shared-space" target="_blank">Humanizing street design with 'shared space'</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132962812/pedestrians-and-light-rail-retake-sydney-well-george-street-at-least" target="_blank">Pedestrians and light rail retake Sydney (well, George Street at least)</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963340/construction-on-one-vanderbilt-to-move-forward-after-lawsuit-settled Construction on One Vanderbilt to move forward after lawsuit settled Nicholas Korody 2016-08-15T15:14:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:28:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7yekvj32lvcj3g6p.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Visitors to Manhattan will soon be greeted by a gleaming new 1,401-foot tower as they exit Grand Central Terminal, now that a lawsuit between two major real estate companies has been settled. Midtown TDR Ventures, the owners of historic Grand Central, withdrew their $1.1 billion lawsuit against SL Green Realty Corp, the City Council, and the de Blasio administration on Wednesday.</p><p>A few years back, SL Green attempted to buy the air rights above Grand Central from TDR Ventures in order to build the tower higher than zoning allowed. But then the de Blasio administration rezoned the area in exchange for $200 million in transportation funds. This didn&rsquo;t go over well with TDR, who felt cheated out of their compensation for air rights.</p><p>The lawsuit was withdrawn after a leadership change at TDR Ventures, which will allow SL Green to move forward with the project, which will be designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The firm describes the tower as a "21st century successor to Rockefeller Center".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160811/midtown-east/one-vanderbilt-back-on-track-after-grand-central-owner-withdraws-lawsuit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963016/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/giyv8z2n8d74yt80.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town 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/8074/undocumented-architecture-with-tings-chak-and-victoria-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Undocumented Architecture with Tings Chak and Victoria Law |&nbsp;August 18</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yn/ynpaehf93uaka6sc.jpg"></p><p>How is architectural design complicit in the violence of immigration detention? "Undocumented: the Architecture of Migrant Detention" is a new graphic novel that employs traditional means of architectural representation to confront the discipline's culpability in carceral violence. Join the author and journalist Victoria Law for a discussion of the work.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7970/remembering-the-future-architecture-at-the-1964-65-new-york-world-s-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remembering the Future: Architecture at the 1964/65 New York World's Fair |&nbsp;August 20</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/tx/txx7rzvptrynjurw.jpg"><em>Photo: Du...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962572/new-renderings-of-bjarke-ingels-high-line-towers-show-crowns-and-amenity-bridges New Renderings of Bjarke Ingels’ High Line Towers Show Crowns and Amenity Bridges Alyssa Alimurung 2016-08-10T17:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T12:50:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be1q9kulfl4ewply.jpg" width="514" height="262" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In November 2015, Bjarke Ingels&lsquo; released images of a pair of asymmetric, twisting towers along the High Line at 76 Eleventh Avenue then at the beginning of this year, the design changed to a simpler silhouette with more space in between the two buildings. Now it has been revealed through another group of renderings glass crowns at the 300- and 400-foot tops, the retail podium and plaza fronting the High Line, and two amenity-filled podium bridges that will connect the towers.</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/149962165/the-brooklyn-bridge-might-get-an-expansion-if-it-can-handle-one The Brooklyn Bridge might get an expansion, if it can handle one Justine Testado 2016-08-08T19:17:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:18:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3e/3eom9cq4sso8jajc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now after escalating complaints, New York City transportation officials said on Monday that something would finally be done to solve the riddle of what they call &ldquo;Times Square in the Sky.&rdquo;...That something &mdash; if the crossing can take it &mdash; could be building a new path to alleviate congestion But...any expansion of the promenade would most likely be complicated. &ldquo;I have to tell you, every time we touch this 133-year-old bridge, it tends to be costly and complex.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The New York Times states that Aecom will begin a seven-month $370,000 engineering study this month to analyze how much weight the bridge can carry and explore expansion options.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960248/the-nyc-that-could-have-been-never-built-new-york-to-be-released-this-fall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYC that could have been &ndash; 'Never Built New York' to be released this fall</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954611/call-it-the-brooklyn-wedge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Call it the Brooklyn Wedge</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149948676/a-tale-of-two-parks-debate-rages-over-a-new-plan-for-a-maker-park-in-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tale of two parks: debate rages over a new plan for a "Maker Park" in Brooklyn</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961846/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-11T01:13:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4btyspow7ys6msyh.jpg" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> 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/8036/rezoning-development-a-teach-in-on-the-root-causes-of-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rezoning &amp; Development: A Teach-In on the Root Causes of Gentrification | August 9</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w0/w0qu9zpw6httyvgv.jpg"></p><p>Gentrification is often a tricky subject to bring up. Part of the reason for that is the topic is often shrouded by mystification: "It's something that just happens". But it's not something that just happens. Rather, it's the result of very specific policies and tactics, especially rezoning and development. Head to this teach-in to learn more about how gentrification shapes our cities and why.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7835/cool-uncomfortable-truths-about-our-air-conditioned-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COOL | Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned City&nbsp;| August 11</a>, reco...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149961776/could-this-glass-enclosed-farm-condo-grow-on-rem-koolhaas-high-line-site Could This Glass-Enclosed Farm/Condo Grow on Rem Koolhaas’ High Line Site? Alyssa Alimurung 2016-08-05T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-08-10T23:31:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2a1l0it797trzfc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>From multidisciplinary architectural firm Weston Baker Creative comes this vision of glass and grass in the form of a mixed-use high-rise springing from the Rem Koolhaas parcel on banks of the High Line. As CityRealty.com reported, the mixed-use concept would include residences, an art gallery and ten levels of indoor farming terraces.</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/149960708/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-08-01T12:33:00-04:00 >2016-08-09T01:04:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m8/m8vebdidew6xsk0y.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly 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/7967/layered-data-representations-in-infrastructure-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Layered: Data Representations in Infrastructure and Design |&nbsp;August 2</a>, recommended by Justine Testado</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/1o/1oajublk6sszuv9u.jpg"><em>Image via 3d-dreaming.com</em></p><p>Data is linked to urban living and design&nbsp;more than many of us may&nbsp;realize. Going beyond numbers, this discussion at the Center for Architecture&nbsp;will highlight the &ldquo;big data revolution&rdquo;,&nbsp;exploring its influences&nbsp;on&nbsp;current and future urban infrastructures. Speakers will share their thoughts on questions like: &ldquo;How do we access data, how can we use it, and how can we represent it in order to inform clients and agencies to make better design decisions and en...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960021/this-is-what-the-lower-east-side-skyline-could-look-like-more-tall-towers-planned This Is What the Lower East Side Skyline Could Look Like, More Tall Towers Planned Alyssa Alimurung 2016-07-26T18:44:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T00:16:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2p3okh0tligk3fl.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Preliminary plans have been revealed for two more residential projects that together &ldquo;would add more than 2,100 residential units and 1.7 million square feet&rdquo; to Two Bridges, the area along the East River where the Lower East Side meets Chinatown. A building at 271-283 South Street may rise 60 stories, while another at 260 South Street could reach 66 stories. See how this planned and under-construction new development will alter the LES skyline through CityRealty.com's Google Earth rendering.</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/149959532/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-29T00:38:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxihmgf290nsyja7.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 noteworthy happenings around town that are not to be missed!</p><p>Check back regularly 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/7916/hudson-valley-ruins-with-thomas-rinaldi-new-york-neon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Valley Ruins with Thomas Rinaldi: New York Neon | July 25</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/to/toe5pc7hsnipmh00.jpg"></p><p>Ah, neon&mdash;technological and advertising wonder of the 20th century, magnetic to they eye and a fundamental dressing to any city. With both photographs and historical background by Thomas Rinaldi, New York Neon is a eye-catching exploration of the city&rsquo;s early- and mid-20th century neon signs. Rinaldi, who is also a practicing architectural designer in New York City, will speak about his book at the Cooper Union.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7949/the-plant-show" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Plant Show | Opening on July 29</a>, recommended by Nicholas Korody</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/05/05gq5bx4ubd0i1gz.jpg"></p><p>Ba...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958646/the-seagram-building-after-the-four-seasons-maintaining-a-costly-landmark The Seagram Building after the Four Seasons: maintaining a costly landmark Alexander Walter 2016-07-19T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:14:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dq/dqmbgi3dnhj3pe76.jpg" width="514" height="790" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Rosen would not mind getting a little credit for maintaining the 59-year-old building, a landmark inside and outside, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson. With its rich materials and exquisite detailing, the building demands scrupulous attention. And money. RFR executives estimated that it cost about 20 percent more to maintain the seemingly spartan Seagram Building than it would a typical office tower of roughly the same size and age. Less is more.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957646/iconic-furniture-art-tableware-and-even-a-sausage-grinder-hundreds-of-lots-from-philip-johnson-s-four-seasons-head-to-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iconic furniture, art, tableware and even a sausage grinder: hundreds of lots from Philip Johnson's Four Seasons head to auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951806/modernist-treasures-from-philip-johnson-s-iconic-four-seasons-restaurant-headed-for-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modernist treasures from Philip Johnson's iconic Four Seasons Restaurant headed for auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127715909/landmarked-four-seasons-restaurant-must-not-be-changed-nyc-landmarks-commission-rules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landmarked Four Seasons restaurant must not be changed, NYC landmarks commission rules</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958238/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2016-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-24T22:44:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zz1xshl59cfjzhk9.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's plenty of architectural inspiration around NYC to help fill up the longer days of summer.&nbsp;For anyone who is curious about what local&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture-related events</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 thought-provoking lectures, discussions, upcoming exhibitions and ongoing ones you might have not heard about yet, and other happenings around town worth knowing about.</p><p>Check back regularly so you don't miss out! Have a look at our latest selection of NYC events. (July 19 happens to be a GREAT day for some fun events).</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/7884/designing-the-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing the World's First Underground Park | July 19</a></strong><strong>, recommended by Alexander Walter</strong></p><p><a title="The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup." href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1500x/bz/bzzs6nytmoxvl81n.jpg"></a><em>The Lowline Lab. Photo courtesy of Arup.</em></p><p>Surely by now you have heard of the world's first underground park coming soon to Brooklyn's abandoned Delancey trolley terminal: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently city-approved</a> Lowline. Come and meet the design &amp; engineering folks behind the ambitious endeavor and learn more about the innovative design, research,...</p>