Archinect - News 2015-08-28T20:19:15-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/125438798/tallest-observation-wheel-in-the-western-hemisphere-expected-to-break-ground-in-staten-island-soon Tallest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere expected to break ground in Staten Island soon Alexander Walter 2015-04-16T14:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:31:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/ap91efcssbgypskb.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York City this week will officially break ground on a spot near the Staten Island Ferry terminal where the world&rsquo;s tallest observation wheel will rise &mdash; unless Dubai builds a bigger one first. The Dubai Eye started erecting its 690-foot wheel a week ago. [...] The 630-foot New York Wheel seeks to dethrone the 550-foot High Roller in Las Vegas as the tallest in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <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></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/egjfb8zqt0a47dg5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlcxynm5emptg9p3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/ujsg6n9qx18ryppm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trqjm7oiz8hl67bl.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122840627/they-ve-been-waiting-patiently They've been waiting patiently Nam Henderson 2015-03-14T15:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-14T18:13:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pvlahxwq1x2xb2v.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Do you have any skills?...You don't need to have any skills to come volunteer...this is still a story".</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jordan Klepper<strong>&nbsp;</strong>investigates a story of reconstruction in&nbsp;Staten Island. Two and a half years post-Sandy, four locals offer criticism of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/recovery/html/home/home.shtml" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC Build it Back</a> program.&nbsp;He then chats with&nbsp;Enrique Norten about <a href="http://www.archdaily.com/155167/mercedes-house-phase-1-ten-arquitectos/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mercedes House</a>,&nbsp;a recent&nbsp;TEN Arquitectos project (totaling 1.2 million square feet) in Manhattan, completed in approximately three years. The role of dreaded "<em>bureaucracy</em>" is then referenced and&nbsp;Alana Tornello (a&nbsp;Disaster Recovery Coordinator) urges folks to volunteer and not forget.</p><p>For an alternative view of the topic; check out&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.rebuildajustny.org/weathering-the-storm-rebuilding-a-more-resilient-nycha-post-sandy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy</a>&nbsp;</em>released by<em>&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.rebuildajustny.org/weathering-the-storm-rebuilding-a-more-resilient-nycha-post-sandy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Alliance for a Just Rebuilding</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120665101/facing-the-realities-of-climate-change-staten-island-s-complicated-strategy-of-managed-retreat Facing the realities of climate change: Staten Island's complicated strategy of Managed Retreat Alexander Walter 2015-02-13T15:07:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T20:23:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/60fee64c4445f9f3f4a64114df403594.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Living at land&rsquo;s edge has always come with a certain amount of risk: storms coming off the ocean can be violent and proximity to water always carries with it a possibility of getting wet. [...] in three communities on Staten Island, a New York State program to encourage managed retreat through homeowner buyouts has elicited strong interest and vocal support.</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/114195194/reading-room-a-catalog-of-new-york-city-s-branch-libraries Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:40:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e88d088e4a9b09d2521a1f59e464d93d.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Between 2008 and 2013, I photographed the branch libraries of New York City&rsquo;s three public library systems: 212 branches in all[1], spread across the five boroughs. Through arrangements with each of the library systems, I worked mornings before the branches opened to the public. I traveled by subway and bus and made six to twelve pictures of each branch, interiors and exteriors, using a 4&times;5 inch view camera. My archive, to date, holds over 2,000 negatives.</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/99476730/a-scheme-on-a-bluff-the-view-from-todt-hill-houses A Scheme on a Bluff: The View from Todt Hill Houses Alexander Walter 2014-05-09T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:58:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39d8be35786c3c1e0554f211fded0369.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the third article in our Typecast series, writer Brad Fox travels to Todt Hill Houses on Staten Island. Safe, suburban, and well-maintained, Todt Hill defies many of the stereotypes of New York City housing projects. Unlike the Lower East Side&rsquo;s Smith Houses, which were constructed in the place of demolished tenements, Todt Hill predates most of the single-family homes in its surrounding neighborhood.</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/58161234/mayor-bloomberg-unveils-plans-to-build-world-s-tallest-ferris-wheel Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Plans To Build World's Tallest Ferris Wheel Archinect 2012-09-27T19:55:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T14:58:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q9gjpnt8vpigsoqt.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mayor Bloomberg today will unveil plans to transform Staten Island&rsquo;s waterfront by building the world&rsquo;s largest Ferris wheel along with a new retail complex and hotel on sites adjacent to Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George. The New York Wheel will be built just to the north of the ballpark and be 625 feet tall &ndash; 84 feet higher than the Singapore Flyer, currently the tallest Ferris wheel in the world.</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>