Archinect - News 2017-08-18T20:05:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150023315/first-look-at-rafael-vi-oly-s-tower-for-ritz-carlton-nyc First look at Rafael Viñoly's tower for Ritz Carlton NYC DianePham 2017-08-18T10:59:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T15:50:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e2/e232jee94j7oma1v.jpg" width="650" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>EB-5 filings show that Ritz-Carlton New York has plans to build the &ldquo;Ritz-Carlton New York (Madison Park)&rdquo; at Broadway and East 28th Street. Building permits filed in January 2016 call for a 40-floor, 580-foot tall tower designed by Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, which will contain 164 units, several eating/drinking establishments, a club lounge on the 29th floor and a rooftop bar on the 32nd.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vi&ntilde;oly's leafy design will join "hotel row" where one can already find the Ace, Nomad, and Flatiron hotels. A Virgin Hotel&nbsp;expected to open in 2019.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150023207/cuomo-releases-new-renderings-of-moynihan-station-as-major-construction-gets-underway Cuomo releases new renderings of Moynihan Station as major construction gets underway Dana Schulz 2017-08-18T09:04:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T16:26:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8mkrq5rf3pe7wrnr.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At a press conference this morning in the under-construction space, Governor Cuomo announced that major work has begun on transforming the James A. Farley Building into the state-of-the-art, 225,000-square-foot Moynihan Train Hall. Along with the news that the $1.6 billion project will create 12,000+ construction jobs and 2,500 permanent jobs, come new renderings of the station, showing more exterior views and looks at the 700,000-square-foot shopping and dining concourse.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cj/cjgd43x1e1b2tzkw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cj/cjgd43x1e1b2tzkw.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e7/e7s1ffofbqog05kq.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/e7/e7s1ffofbqog05kq.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/62/62a6852zdj7iw74s.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/62/62a6852zdj7iw74s.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qe/qe97ihp5rdb4u47i.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/qe/qe97ihp5rdb4u47i.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/y0/y02n8mp4xpz3u2xp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/y0/y02n8mp4xpz3u2xp.jpg"></a><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/62/62a6852zdj7iw74s.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></figure><figure><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure> http://archinect.com/news/article/150023185/construction-on-first-major-phase-of-freshkills-park-to-begin-soon Construction on first major phase of Freshkills Park to begin soon DianePham 2017-08-17T14:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T13:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uf/ufszfouiv20wndaa.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The effort to turn Fresh Kills Landfill into a verdant and vibrant destination for wildlife and outdoor recreation received a huge boost on Monday as the city awarded a $22.9 million contract for the construction of the first major section of Freshkills Park."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lomma Construction Corp. will lead works on the first 21 acres of the North Park. The area will be kept largely natural with simple additions including a seven-acre seed farm, an observation tower for birdwatching, a picnic lawn, composting restrooms, a waterfront overlook deck, a bicycle repair station, a forested plateau, bike/pedestrian pathways, and limited parking for visitors. James Corner Field Operations is responsible for the master plan of the park.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150022914/construction-work-on-new-york-wheel-to-resume Construction work on New York Wheel to resume Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T20:41:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T20:41:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3t/3t2e7h5paxcmte1g.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York Wheel has been delayed repeatedly since it was first announced in 2012. Initially, developers planned to finish the North Shore attraction in 2015, but that has since been pushed back to at least 2018. The estimated cost of the project has also grown from $230 million to $590 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As announced on Monday, The New York Wheel in Staten Island is spinning toward completion once again. The developer, New York Wheel Owner LLC, said it planned to work with American Bridge Company, which built a similar observation wheel in Las Vegas.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150020531/humanitarian-emergency-michael-greenberg-looks-inside-new-york-city-s-housing-crisis "Humanitarian emergency": Michael Greenberg looks inside New York City’s housing crisis Alexander Walter 2017-08-01T15:47:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T15:49:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City is in the throes of a humanitarian emergency, a term defined by the Humanitarian Coalition of large international aid organizations as &ldquo;an event or series of events that represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or wellbeing of a community or other large group of people.&rdquo; New York&rsquo;s is [...] a &ldquo;complex emergency&rdquo;: man-made and shaped by a combination of forces that have led to a large-scale &ldquo;displacement of populations&rdquo; from their homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"What makes the crisis especially startling," author Michael Greenberg continues in his latest piece for <em>The New York Review of Books</em>, "is that New York has the most progressive housing laws in the country and a mayor who has made tenants&rsquo; rights and affordable housing a central focus of his administration."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018573/amid-mta-s-disastrous-summer-cuomo-moves-forward-with-expensive-plan-to-turn-ny-s-bridges-into-a-light-show Amid MTA's disastrous Summer, Cuomo moves forward with expensive plan to turn NY's bridges into a light show Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-20T14:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T11:43:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/22/22heikm3n7giiyvv.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project, part of a broader plan called &ldquo;New York Crossings,&rdquo; would outfit the MTA&rsquo;s seven bridges and two tunnels &mdash; and the Port Authority&rsquo;s George Washington Bridge &mdash; with pulsating, multicolored LED lights that can be choreographed with each other, with the Empire State Building and with One World Trade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005378/will-ny-governor-cuomo-be-able-to-fix-penn-station-s-problems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTA's crumbling infrastructure</a> has been making headlines since April and the situation does not appear to be getting any better for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC</a> transiters; three-quarters of the city's subway lines are plagued by chronic delays and frustrated riders continue to overcrowd the system.</p> <p></p> <p><br>While the parties involved point fingers and place blame every which way they can,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/628442/governor-andrew-cuomo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo,</a> has faced growing pressure to fix the system.<br></p> <p>Among the list of complaints being lodged against the Chief of State, are critiques of his plan to turn the region's bridges into a choreographed light show in concert with the city's skyscrapers. The cost of the lighting scheme has not been revealed though an early internal estimate put the price tag at $350 mill. In addition, where funding will come from remains unclear&mdash;a spokesman for Cuomo stated that "this is definitively NOT being paid for by the MTA," though a meeting back in January had suggested otherwise. Regardless of who picks up the tab, c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150018390/lower-manhattan-is-quickly-becoming-the-epicenter-of-the-new-york-architecture-scene Lower Manhattan is quickly becoming the epicenter of the New York architecture scene Nicholas Korody 2017-07-19T14:03:00-04:00 >2017-07-20T12:08:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p2/p2lbakrm8igmzat8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to <em><a href="https://therealdeal.com/2017/07/14/the-design-district-more-than-100-architecture-engineering-firms-relocated-to-lower-manhattan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Real Deal</a></em>, via the Downtown Alliance, the center of the New York architecture world is heading south, with over 100 architecture and engineering firms concentrated in Lower Manhattan. Nearly half of them moved there in the last decade or so, while others&mdash;like SOM and AECOM&mdash;settled in the area even earlier.</p> <p>Apparently, a lot of the firms were once in Midtown South and SoHo, but rising rents forced them out. In fact, 10 of the 15 architecture firms that relocated to Lower Manhattan in 2014 were coming from the former. That&rsquo;s because, in part, rents jumped a solid 13% each year between 2010 and 2013 in Midtown South&mdash;the &ldquo;most expensive major market in the nation,&rdquo; according to Tristan Ashby of JLL.</p> <p>Other forces driving architecture down into the lower reaches of Manhattan include easy access to mass transit as well as an influx of new restaurants.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s not clear how long Lower Manhattan will remain the loci of New York architecture. For example, BIG has announced t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150017679/justice-in-design-redesigning-ny-s-most-notorious-prison Justice in Design: redesigning NY's most notorious prison Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T19:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T19:18:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/94/94ebbh0ta1bsine6.jpg" width="650" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today, the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform&mdash;a multi-disciplinary group of experts convened by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito&mdash;released Justice In Design, a report that envisions an alternative to a single, centralized jail. It details how community-based jails, dubbed &ldquo;Justice Hubs,&rdquo; might function in an urban context to replace Rikers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Rikers Island Correctional Facility, a&nbsp;complex of 10 jails and about 10,000 detainees located northeast of LaGuardia Airport, has been one of NYC's most debated problems for decades&mdash;widely criticized for corruption, brutal mistreatment of detainees, and inhumane conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.morejustnyc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform</a>&mdash;a multi-disciplinary group of experts is proposing to shut down The Rikers and advocates for alternatives to single, centralized jails.&nbsp;The group released&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/projects/justice-in-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justice In Design</a>, a report that envisions an alternative to a single, centralized jail and details how community-based jails, dubbed &ldquo;Justice Hubs,&rdquo; might function in an urban context to&nbsp;replace Rikers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bg/bg7ciblwfrzmromi.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bg/bg7ciblwfrzmromi.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>"Developed in partnership with the nonprofit urban think tank Van Alen Institute, the design-based findings are a follow up to a March&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/31/nyregion/report-new-york-city-prison-reform-rikers.html?mtrref=archinect.com&amp;gwh=9CFF40BAE2A874BA987FDAAE409CB506&amp;gwt=pay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> that recommended a system of borough-based jails to replace Rikers, among other reforms to the city&rsquo;s criminal justice system."</p> <p>The d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150015066/winning-design-for-nyc-s-first-official-lgbtq-monument-is-revealed Winning design for NYC’s first official LGBTQ monument is revealed Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T17:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T17:55:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 people dead, Governor Cuomo formed the LGBT Memorial Commission to honor the fight for equal rights and remember victims of hate, intolerance and violence. A request for designs for the new memorial went out in October. It is to be built in Hudson River Park near the waterfront piers that have played a key role in the city&rsquo;s history as both a meeting place and a haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by a Brooklyn-based mixed-media artist, Anthony Goicolea, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/616185/lgbtq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LGBTQ</a> monument consists of nine boulders, some bisected with glass that acts as a prism and can emit a subtle rainbow. Meant to be communicative, usable and complimentary to&nbsp;the landscape, the&nbsp;design was inspired by sites like Stonehenge and Easter Island as well as burial mounds and African stone circles. </p> <p>&ldquo;It feels like there are certain shapes and patterns that are encoded in our DNA as humans that transcend any particular culture and speak to how we are unified in the larger scheme,&rdquo;&nbsp;said the artist.&nbsp;&ldquo;I wanted to create a space that feels familiar, even though it is new.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014148/initiated-by-donald-trump-the-far-west-side-of-manhattan-development-is-almost-finished Initiated by Donald Trump, the Far West Side of Manhattan Development is Almost Finished Nicholas Korody 2017-06-23T12:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T11:58:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fxgdjr9cu7p6fzqw.jpg" width="650" height="844" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The effort to convert the old Penn Central rail yard on the Far West Side of Manhattan into high-rises has bumped along since being proposed in the mid-1970s by a developer named Donald J. Trump. What was proposed for the area often rankled neighbors, who found the buildings to be too tall, too close together and too pricey. But, after welcoming its first residents in the late 1990s, the controversial mega-project is entering its homestretch.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The site includes buildings by architects like Richard Meier and the soon-too-be-completed Three Waterline Square by Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly.</p> <p>While Donald Trump is no longer the landlord, his name still appears on fa&ccedil;ades.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014047/screening-of-100-women-architects-in-the-studio-of-frank-lloyd-wright-on-june-28th Screening of "100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" on June 28th Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T20:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T20:06:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Featuring a talk by&nbsp;Dr. Ann Rubbo on the artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin, this screening of "A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34491/center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> on June 28th at 6 p.m. investigates Wright's history of working with women, focusing on six ladies who worked with the architect, including&nbsp;Marion Mahony Griffin, Isabel Roberts, Lois&nbsp;Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Here's a trailer for the film:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013785/the-high-line-launches-new-network-platform-to-help-future-parks-avoid-their-mistakes The High Line launches new network platform to help future parks avoid their mistakes Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-21T15:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T13:20:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now, Hammond has embarked on a new project: the High Line Network, an organization, which just launched a brand new website. Its aim? To help cities working on their industrial adaptive reuse projects learn from the High Line&rsquo;s stumbles&ndash;and from each other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In many ways, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> has been an undeniable success. Phenomenally popular, it has become one of the leading attractions in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> and has brought about a massive wave of development to the area. The flip side of this however, if not yet obvious, is that the project has also been lodged with complaints of spurring gentrification in the surrounding neighborhoods and has become emblematic of the widening class divide existing in the city.&nbsp;</p> <p>Many of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992511/ultimately-we-failed-robert-hammond-co-founder-of-the-high-line-on-the-park-s-relationship-to-the-chelsea-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">those involved in its creation have begun to express some remorse</a> over the unintended consequences that have come about from the adaptive reuse project. With new variations on the idea popping up, from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008931/korea-s-high-line-the-mvrdv-designed-skygarden-opens-in-seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul's new Skygarden</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004888/rejecting-modernist-master-planning-notions-mad-s-milan-master-plan-repurposes-dilapidated-rail-yards-by-symbiosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD's repurposing of dilapidated rail yards in MIlan</a>, Robert Hammond, one of the founders of Friends of the High Line, has embarked on a new project, the High Line Network. The goal of the organization is to create a platform for new infrastructural re-use projects to share information so that they can avoid so...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150013546/a-chess-set-that-forms-the-new-york-city-skyline A chess set that forms the New York City skyline Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T14:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First-name-only architects Chris and Ian of Skyline Chess have already rendered landmark buildings of London into chess pieces, and now they're trying to create a similar set of New York City, provided they receive enough funding via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805054982/skyline-chess-new-york-city-edition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their Kickstarter</a>. &nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>Each building has been carefully chosen to represent a particular chess piece. As the architects explain:&nbsp;<br></p> <p>"We gave careful consideration to selecting each piece on the board, to ensure that it both visually reflected the appropriate chess piece and also reflected the architectural status and scale of that building in the city.</p> <ul><li><strong>King</strong>&nbsp;- One World Trade Tower&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Queen</strong>&nbsp;- Empire State Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bishop</strong>&nbsp;- Chrysler Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Knight</strong>&nbsp;- Flatiron Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Rook</strong>&nbsp;- Guggenheim Museum&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Pawn</strong>&nbsp;- Brownstone House"</li></ul><p>Each piece has been weighted and given a felt bottom to make them enjoyable to hold and maneuver.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg"></a></figure></figure> http://archinect.com/news/article/150012106/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-12T15:14:00-04:00 >2017-06-12T15:14:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l6/l6citv0bes3d7y05.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>Coming up this week, watch architects and architecture editors duke it out in the inaugural&nbsp;Turncoats NYC architectural debate, or join Paul V. Turner (Wattis Professor Emeritus&nbsp;of Art at&nbsp;Stanford University) as he shares his research on&nbsp;Frank Lloyd Wright's buildings in the Bay Area in California.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9522/turncoats-nyc-buildings-don-t-matter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turncoats NYC: Buildings Don't Matter | June 13</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/qw/qwu4l2ko6hoav0lz.jpg"></p><p>Established in London and now operating in multiple cities,&nbsp;Turncoats NYC kicks off with the topic &ldquo;Buildings Don't Matter&rdquo;. Panelists will talk about the impact of visual culture on contemporary architecture.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9517/the-bay-area-evidence-frank-lloyd-wright-s-san-francisco-projects-and-clients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bay Area Evidence: Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s San Francisco Projects and Clients | June 15</a></strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wp/wpq8gnv4qr8swe6c.jpg"></p><p>In this lecture,&nbsp;Paul V. Turner, Wattis Professor Emeritus&nbsp;of Art at&nbsp;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011276/the-metlife-building-s-letters-are-getting-a-makeover The MetLife Building’s letters are getting a makeover dgannon 2017-06-07T12:54:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T12:54:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9j/9jkigxw2i4e3srit.jpg" width="650" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the Brutalist architecture of the MetLife Building, formerly the Pan Am Building, makes this 59-story skyscraper stand out among Midtown&rsquo;s many tall towers, its large sign touting its namesake makes it easy for all to identify. Beginning this week, the insurance company will replace the massive letters with a brand new typeface, as Crain&rsquo;s reported.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The installation of the new, more modern logo will be the first time the building&rsquo;s sign has changed since 1993 when 15- and 18-foot-long letters spelling out MetLife replaced Pan Am&rsquo;s sign.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010897/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-06-05T13:32:00-04:00 >2017-06-05T13:32:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/16/16lv9ffgxvj7wft0.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a> is in the spotlight this week as museums across the nation celebrate the architect's 150th birthday. Join the Guggenheim for its FLW&nbsp;birthday festivities, or listen in on a&nbsp;panel discussion about the evolving&nbsp;relationship between architecture and the art museum at The New York Public Library.&nbsp;Need a quick breather?&nbsp;Anish Kapoor recently debuted&nbsp;a mesmerizing whirlpool&nbsp;installation&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Brooklyn Bridge Park. Read on for more.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9429/architecture-and-the-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Art Museum | June 7</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fx/fxd3899nwkd3wfn8.jpg"><em>Photo: Bhakti Henna/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Beginning with the examples of the Guggenheim and the Centre Pompidou,&nbsp;join Francesco Dal Co, Anthony Alofsin, Troy Conrad Therrien, Billie Tsien and Tod Williams as they discuss the complex and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010444/revealed-morris-adjmi-s-gothic-inspired-condo-tower-coming-to-nomad REVEALED: Morris Adjmi’s Gothic-inspired condo tower coming to Nomad Dana Schulz 2017-06-01T18:06:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T18:07:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lt/ltikin5cmsbes4pd.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The site formerly held the ornate Romanesque Revival parish house of the Madison Avenue Baptist Church, which, to the dismay of preservationists, was demolished in 2015 by Elkstein Development Group. However, Adjmi, known for his contextual sensitivity, will reference the church&rsquo;s Gothic details, with six hefty columns that emphasize its 469-foot height and assume a diagrid pattern on the upper floors resembling the barrel-vaulted ceilings of a cathedral.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sn/snis85mzdfin2p0g.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9c/9cy20kk10045lwta.jpg"></p><p>The latest in a slew of new residential developments in Nomad, <a href="http://archinect.com/morrisadjmiarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morris Adjmi</a>'s 30 East 31st Street will rise 40 stories and boast only 41 "ultra-luxury" condos, pointing to the fact that most units will be full-floor.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010195/moscow-based-meganom-reveals-designs-for-1-001-foot-skinny-supertall-in-nomad Moscow-based Meganom reveals designs for 1,001-foot skinny supertall in Nomad Dana Schulz 2017-05-31T16:15:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T16:16:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/saci45a7qxvanuze.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to the architects, &ldquo;The form of the skyscraper is inspired by a unique structural system that separates the building&rsquo;s functioning core from its living spaces, creating expansive, unobstructed, column-free and [customizable] full-floor residences &ndash; an inventive design solution unprecedented in a New York high-rise.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etg760glkv2qloyd.jpg"></p><p>For their first U.S. project, Moscow-based architecture firm Meganom has designed a 1,001-foot-tall skinny supertall at 262 Fifth Avenue in Nomad.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rk/rkcb53zahvc3atse.jpg"></p><p>When complete, the residential tower will be the tallest building between the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center, and it will boast a striking top-floor observation deck and a slew of sustainable elements.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150010198/construction-for-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-rockwell-group-s-the-shed-pushes-forward Construction for Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group's “The Shed” pushes forward Justine Testado 2017-05-31T15:02:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T15:03:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qc/qczx3f74t4ksa4vy.jpg" width="640" height="478" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[W]hile only the skeleton of the six-level structure [...] has been completed so far, there are already some elements that set The Shed apart. The most obvious of these is a telescoping shell on wheels that serves as both a fa&ccedil;ade for the gallery spaces and a flexible canopy that can be extended to enclose a public plaza [...]&ldquo;This project is bone and muscle and there's no fat,&rdquo; said the architect Elizabeth Diller</p></em><br /><br /><p>A look at the latest construction developments of the Hudson Yards' &ldquo;The Shed&rdquo; arts and culture center, which <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980041/construction-begins-on-diller-scofidio-renfro-and-the-rockwell-group-s-shape-shifting-arts-center-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">began</a> late last year and is due for a 2019 opening.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009986/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-30T14:05:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T14:05:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yp/ypmzg6p5t0eojyy0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week, you can listen in on a discussion about the affordable-housing development process in NYC.&nbsp;Perkins + Will will&nbsp;open&nbsp;up their office for an&nbsp;Architectural League First Friday evening social. And&nbsp;if you haven't seen it already, The Met Fifth Avenue currently has an exhibition dedicated to legendary fashion designer&nbsp;Rei Kawakubo for the Costume Institute's&nbsp;2017 spring exhibition.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8797/first-friday-perkins-will" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Friday: Perkins+Will | June 2</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/fc/fcpt09a19yg0odpw.jpg"><em>Rush University Medical Center, Campus Transformation Project by Perkins+Will. Photo credit: Perkins + Will.</em></p><p>If you're an Architectural League member, here's a&nbsp;chance to visit the NY office of Perkins+Will.&nbsp;Join Perkins+Will&nbsp;for an evening of drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009500/as-the-cities-change-google-street-view-records As the cities change, Google Street View records Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-26T15:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T20:33:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/74/74ghto7h7zjem7r6.jpg" width="650" height="422" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s been a decade since Google Street View launched, giving folks all the tools they need to virtually travel to far-flung places without leaving the comfort of their couch. But the tool is also useful for those who are curious about the evolution of places over time&mdash;and few places have experienced as drastic a change to their landscape in the past decade as New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Consider how much NYC has transformed in the past ten years. It is hard to even imagine the city's appearance in 2007 &mdash; prior to&nbsp;20 skyscrapers' rising above the southern side of Central Park, before projects like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the High Line</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/494045/pacific-park-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pacific Park </a>even begun their construction,&nbsp;and back when&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/252581/williamsburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Williamsburg</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/360148/long-island-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Island City</a> were not nearly as dense as today.</p><p>To see it for yourself, head over to <a href="https://www.google.com/streetview/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Google Street View</a> for some time-traveling. The feature can be activated by pressing the clock icon below your location.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8msxl7mpufjcbiud.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/awp3si907qkct6po.jpg"><em>View of 339 11th St in 2009 vs 2016</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009473/peter-marino-to-be-honored-by-the-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york Peter Marino to be honored by the Museum of the City of New York Nicholas Korody 2017-05-26T12:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-28T17:50:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2n/2nt5yyc2gv3ktukw.jpg" width="650" height="637" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Marino, leather-clad provocateur, will be honored at the Museum of the City of New York and presented the 2017 City of Design Award. The Award honors &ldquo;creative entrepreneurs who have made New York City the design capital of the world and who inspire future generations of designers to bring their talents to our great.&rdquo; Previous recipients include Jonathan Adler, Jacques Grange, Ralph Pucci and Simon Doonan.</p><p>Marino is the principal of Peter Marino Architect PLLC, a 160-person firm based out of New York. He is know, in particular, for projects like The Getty and Hublot in New York and the Louis Vuitton store in Los Angeles, among many other works.</p><p>Marino has also faced a fair share of controversy. Last year, he was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960179/peter-marino-accused-of-racial-discrimination-and-sexism-countersues-over-alleged-homophobic-slurs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">accused</a> of making homophobic slurs&mdash;ironic enough considering the LGBTQ-associations of his garb. The year before Marino was accused of sexism and racism. Both accusations were lodged by former employees.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009400/don-t-miss-neil-denari-s-displaced-buildings-in-aperiodic-city-at-the-t-space-gallery Don't miss Neil Denari's “Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City” at the ‘T’ Space Gallery Justine Testado 2017-05-25T20:35:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T12:44:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ff/ff1fa6z0c04734xc.jpg" width="650" height="847" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Think you've seen all of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5135/neil-denari" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>'s work? Eleven inkjet drawings featuring unbuilt visions by Denari's studio NMDA will be showcased in his &ldquo;Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City&rdquo; exhibition, opening May 27 at the Steven Holl-designed <a href="http://tspacerhinebeck.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;T&rsquo; Space Gallery</a> in Rhinebeck, New York. If you'll be in the area in the coming weeks, it could be worth checking out.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NMDA</a>&nbsp;created the drawings over the past seven years. Ranging from port terminals to museums, each project was originally designed for specific contexts in various cities.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wb/wbycmhxwpe4x6v42.jpg"><em>Image credit:&nbsp;Neil M. Denari Architects.</em></p><p>&ldquo;A number of buildings designed over the last seven years have been displaced from their original context as a life-enhancing act, given that their material lives never began. Designed for specific contexts in various cities, they now occupy peculiar voids in Aperiodic City,&rdquo; Neil Denari writes. &ldquo;In this new context, these buildings take on new meanings, yet they retain all the attributes of their original locations. But the ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007251/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-15T12:37:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T12:37:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/ux7b3uj1c9cst3as.jpg" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>NYCxDesign events continue throughout this week.&nbsp;It's also the final days of the&nbsp;&ldquo;Breuer Revisited&rdquo; exhibition, which features commissioned&nbsp;photos of Marcel Breuer's architecture&nbsp;interpreted&nbsp;by artist&nbsp;Luisa Lambri and photographer Bas Princen. Have a look at our latest event recommendations for NYC.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9385/future-culture-connecting-staten-island-s-waterfront" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island's Waterfront |&nbsp;May 17</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/o8/o8jjpa4hp244rpab.jpg"><em>View of the Staten Island Ferry. Photo: m01229/Flickr.</em></p><p>&ldquo;Staten Island&rsquo;s North Shore is changing at an incredible pace. In many ways, the creative and cultural sectors aid this development, as they shape the place where they live and work. How do we ensure these sectors continue to have role in and connect to this transformation?&rdquo; Join the Design Tru...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150007003/ny-construction-alliance-pushes-for-mandatory-drug-alcohol-testing-on-all-nyc-construction-sites NY Construction Alliance pushes for mandatory drug/alcohol testing on all NYC construction sites Justine Testado 2017-05-11T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T13:06:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5y/5y9i0r5834m9x65b.jpg" width="640" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://www.nyconstructionalliance.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Construction Alliance</a> is urging City Council to consider mandatory drug and alcohol testing on all New York City construction sites.&nbsp;</p><p>NYCA president Kenneth Thomas recently made the following statement:</p><p><em>&ldquo;New York Construction Alliance (NYCA) is committed to worksite safety and our members take proactive steps to prevent substance abuse-related incidents. In fact, our members already engage in proactive random drug tests on sites. Industry stakeholders such as the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Building Trades Employers Association have already expressed strong support for addressing the problem of drug and alcohol in the construction industry. </em></p><p><em>The City Council should consider how mandatory drug and alcohol testing could increase construction safety on New York City worksites. We look forward to discussing this issue with city officials and how a drug and alcohol testing mandate could help make our industry safer for all workers.&rdquo;</em></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.abc.org/Portals/1/STEP/2017%20Safety%20Performance%20Report%20Final%20020817.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Associated Builders and Co...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006671/new-renderings-of-hudson-yards-retail-and-restaurant-spaces New renderings of Hudson Yards’ retail and restaurant spaces Dana Schulz 2017-05-09T17:34:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T04:15:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zr/zrxsv8aee5ymnfpa.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kenneth A. Himmel, president of Related&rsquo;s mixed-use division Related Urban, said in a statement, &ldquo;Exceptional dining experiences are extremely important in curating not only the restaurant collection, but the new neighborhood we are creating, and we are thrilled with the caliber of chefs and restaurateurs that will be coming to Hudson Yards. These chefs and restaurateurs represent the most creative and visionary leaders both in this industry and around the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Yesterday, developers&nbsp;Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that celebrity chef&nbsp;Jos&eacute; Andr&eacute;s would bring a 35,000-square-foot food hall to Hudson Yards.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7o/7obprceg6hcyv4pm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zm/zm01jm67vksqx0he.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yueykfc2urvpmmgr.jpg"></p><p>Fresh off the news, they've also released a slew of new renderings of the mega-development's&nbsp;retail and restaurant spaces, which include a big new restaurant from David Chang and the massive Neiman Marcus store set to anchor the project.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006438/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-08T13:22:00-04:00 >2017-05-08T13:22:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/06/06j9wgatj2xk24ts.jpg" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's picks feature a book talk that examines how the built environment shapes the human experience, and&nbsp;an evening with Rethink Studio about turning visions of a&nbsp;&ldquo;Post-Robert Moses New York&rdquo; into reality. Last but not least, <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> and Chris McVoy will take part in a discussion&nbsp;about the new Queens Library at Hunters Point later this week.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9335/welcome-to-your-world-a-conversation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to Your World: A Conversation | May 9</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ql/ql3p6ww0qphtyzft.jpg"><em>Image via archleague.org</em></p><p>Check out a free book talk about&nbsp;&ldquo;Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives&rdquo; by&nbsp;architectural historian and critic&nbsp;Sarah Williams Goldhagen, who will be in conversation with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nadaaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nader Tehrani</a>. In her book,&nbsp;Goldhagen &ldquo;utilizes recent research in cognitive neuroscience an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005403/design-trust-seeking-proposals-for-public-for-all-rethinking-shared-space-in-nyc-initiative Design Trust seeking proposals for “Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC” initiative Justine Testado 2017-05-01T16:19:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T16:23:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqnmxerx4qn5y5o8.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In today&rsquo;s political climate, we must affirm and ensure that New York City&rsquo;s public realm provides places of refuge and play, congregation and demonstration, and dialogue and exchange.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In their latest community-driven effort, the non-profit <a href="http://designtrust.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Trust for Public Space</a> recently launched &ldquo;Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC&rdquo;. The citywide call invites design firms, communities, agencies, and individuals based in any of New York City's five boroughs to send project ideas for planning and designing public spaces that are more accessible, resourceful, and can be sustainably maintained and operated.</p><p>Here are more details from the Design Trust:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvfip86wl41nx76a.jpg"><br><em>The Brooklyn Bridge. Photo: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of the Design Trust for Public Space.</em></p><p>Proposals must&nbsp;be&nbsp;research, design, and planning projects that will unlock the potential of NYC&rsquo;s shared spaces, including underutilized and under-resourced community assets. Projects may be site-specific but must potentially change the way NYC&nbsp;develops and manages public space citywide.&nbsp;</p><p>Although Design Trust efforts may eventually lead to built work, projects should demonstrate broad policy or programming goals, with potential for furt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005378/will-ny-governor-cuomo-be-able-to-fix-penn-station-s-problems Will NY Governor Cuomo be able to fix Penn Station's problems? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-01T14:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T10:19:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r1/r1npfzxxbucramox.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The urgency to fix the station has reached a peak. But this also creates a great occasion to get something done &mdash; something grander than Mr. Cuomo's current plan, a project born of political expediency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the majority of commuters in New York, New Jersey and the surrounding areas, Penn Station has been the source of many headaches, late arrivals to work, and chaos as of late. Throughout the month of April, multiple trains have been derailed, a train got stuck at Penn Station, there have been ongoing power problems, and a false-alarm of a gunshot caused a stampede injuring 16. All of these incidents have caused massive delays further congesting an already cramped transit system and instilling fears of safety. The issues have been so disruptive that there is even a social media push, #NoPayMay, for commuters to use April's tickets stubs in May due to the substandard service in the past month.&nbsp;</p><p>On Thursday, Amtrak officials revealed they would be closing several tracks over the summer but have yet to say how many, or for how long. While the need for improvements are highly recognized, many fear that Amtrak's approach to tackling the deteriorating infrastructure will strain the alread...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005359/this-week-s-picks-for-nyc-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for NYC architecture and design events Justine Testado 2017-05-01T13:18:00-04:00 >2017-05-01T13:18:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b9yii8hwdo9lui3x.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Planning for another week in New York City? If you're curious about where design-inclined folks are gathering&nbsp;around town, Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;have compiled a snappy list of local architecture and design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">events</a>&nbsp;that are worth checking out.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746512/weekly-events-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;so you don't miss out.</p><p>This week's event picks start with&nbsp;a conversation about Jane Jacobs' evolving legacy between Curbed architecture critic Alexandra Lange and Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring. Two separate talks featuring esteemed artist Anish Kapoor and Atelier Bow-Wow co-founders&nbsp;Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto will also happen later in the week.&nbsp;And if&nbsp;you haven't seen it yet, the Museum of the&nbsp;City of&nbsp;New&nbsp;York&nbsp;recently began&nbsp;exhibiting a&nbsp;collection of World War I-era posters and prints created by New Yorker artists who were enlisted in the war effort.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9240/talk-vital-little-plans-the-short-works-of-jane-jacobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talk: &ldquo;Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs&rdquo; | May 2</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dh/dhd8ebf6ll2hok3h.jpg"><em>Photo credit: Phil Stanziola - New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection...</em></p>