Archinect - News 2014-09-18T15:47:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105404053/the-ny-mets-are-trying-to-save-the-tent-of-tomorrow The NY Mets Are Trying to Save the 'Tent of Tomorrow' Diane Pham 2014-07-30T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T17:18:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cx/cx3kg99hnqrkgtko.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With change in Queens arriving rapidly, the Mets can preserve a piece of team history&mdash;and public good will&mdash;by helping to restore a part of the World's Fair from 50 years ago.</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/104956551/vandals-break-into-the-historic-new-york-state-pavilion-and-set-fire-to-a-stolen-van-damaging-the-50-year-old-terrazzo-map Vandals break into the historic New York State Pavilion and set fire to a stolen van, damaging the 50-year-old terrazzo map Archinect 2014-07-24T18:41:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T18:42:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bf/bfde12d5681ff5f4255b81bfa06288a2.jpg" width="514" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Vandals broke into the historic New York State Pavilion last weekend, setting a stolen van on fire and damaging a piece of its deteriorating terrazzo map, park watchdogs said. The shocking mayhem in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was heartbreaking for volunteers who have been working for years to spruce up the aging 1964 World&rsquo;s Fair relic.</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/102869858/philip-johnson-s-tent-of-tomorrow-receives-5-8m-for-its-restoration Philip Johnson’s “Tent of Tomorrow” Receives $5.8M for Its Restoration Diane Pham 2014-06-27T18:12:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T22:39:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukauhgzxjwaewwge.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Philip Johnson lovers rejoice! It was just announced that the city will put aside $5.8 million to restore the dilapidated crown jewel of the 1964-65 World&rsquo;s Fair in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Funding for the restoration of the &ldquo;Tent of Tomorrow&rdquo; came via Mayor Bill de Blasio, who contributed $4.2 million to the project, while the rest was provided by City Council and Borough President Melinda Katz... Efforts to restore the project will begin soon, but a bumpy road lies ahead&hellip;</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/99846733/johnson-s-glass-house-re-opens-to-self-guided-tours Johnson’s Glass House re-opens to self-guided tours Nam Henderson 2014-05-16T12:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-16T23:10:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3sl1htxe46p6uae.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Diane Daniel calls attention to the fact that&nbsp;<a href="http://theglasshouse.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass House&nbsp;</a>in New Canaan, Conn., will now have a twice-monthly option of taking a <a href="http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/new-tours-of-johnsons-glass-house/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">self-guided tour</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59663/clear-view-glass-house-tours-open-late-architect-s-world-to-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98513147/philip-johnson-was-a-nazi-propagandist Philip Johnson Was a Nazi Propagandist Archinect 2014-04-22T21:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:26:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9642eec233e55a9dfbdc2367a5c2927.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Philip Johnson was a terrible, hateful human being. And he wasn't just some casual Nazi sympathizer whispering, "maybe Hitler has some good ideas" in shadowy bars, either. He actively campaigned for Nazi causes in the U.S. and around the world. Johnson visited Germany in the 1930s at the invitation of the government's Propaganda Ministry. He wrote numerous articles for far right publications. He started a fascist organization called the Gray Shirts in the United States...</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/84289579/buy-a-night-in-philip-johnson-s-glass-house-for-30k-at-neiman-marcus Buy a Night in Philip Johnson’s Glass House for $30K at Neiman Marcus Archinect 2013-10-16T12:19:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T12:19:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1e30a80323586b6fafc27e980040343.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Neiman Marcus, purveyor of luxury goods, now also sells luxuries of the architectural variety. As part of its holiday gift catalog, the high-end retailer is offering one night in Philip Johnson&rsquo;s 1949 Glass House &mdash; for $30,000.</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/38744214/new-director-to-take-over-reins-of-the-glass-house New director to take over reins of The Glass House Archinect 2012-02-20T12:24:00-05:00 >2012-02-20T13:01:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f6e6a346cd3c65bd45930bdeafcc835a.jpg" width="300" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Glass House and The National Trust for Historic Preservation have announced Urbach's appointment as Director of the historic site. "I can hardly imagine a place more full of potential than the Glass House," said Urbach. "It has long contributed to culture by bringing together art, architecture, landscape and people in significant and inventive ways. That is exactly what I hope to foster."</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/28255972/crystal-cathedral-congregants-devastated-by-church-sale Crystal Cathedral congregants ‘devastated’ by church sale Archinect 2011-11-21T13:19:55-05:00 >2011-11-21T13:23:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39cr1fwbtj9xbrr7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some congregants at Crystal Cathedral said they felt blindsided by the church board after it threw its weight behind a bid from the Catholic Church &ndash;- an offer that effectively boots them from their landmark site in Garden Grove. The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Kwan to allow the sale of Crystal Cathedral to the Diocese of Orange was met with tears.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Philip Johnson's iconic church gets purchased by the Catholic church.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/16502923/hour-of-power-to-power-of-cash-crystal-cathedral-bankruptcy-sale-sparks-bidding-war Hour of Power to Power of Cash: Crystal Cathedral bankruptcy sale sparks bidding war Orhan Ayyüce 2011-08-11T13:19:20-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/llwv3entucr14f8f.jpg" width="514" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I believe with every fiber of my being that God turned the eyes of the world on Crystal Cathedral because God wants to make a big bold statement, he wants the world to know that he is a God who still does miracles</p></em><br /><br /><p> Philip Johnson's masterpiece, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Cathedral" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Crystal Cathedral</a> is the subject of bidding wars between Chapman University,&nbsp;Roman Catholic Archdiocese and the retailer Hobby Lobby. Sheila Schuller Coleman, director of ministry at the church and the daughter of Schuller also thinks they can raise the money and keep the church if they can raise $50 million. The Garden Grove campus also includes buildings by Richard Neutra and Richard Meier.</p> <p> The Crystal Cathedral was parodied in the &nbsp;Simpsons&nbsp;episode <a href="http://www.rocktube.us/dP6v49qe7Ax/The_Simpsons___09x25_Natural_Born_Kissers.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Natural Born Kissers"</a>&nbsp;(towards the end)</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14379911/fears-for-philip-johnson-headquarters-if-schlumberger-buildings-are-razed Fears for Philip Johnson headquarters if Schlumberger buildings are razed Archinect 2011-07-23T11:56:52-04:00 >2011-07-23T11:57:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3c8b9131be16fb87861426289af48b7.jpg" width="325" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A partial or complete tear-down of Schlumberger&rsquo;s 10-building corporate campus off Sunset Lane and Old Quarry Road could save the company millions in maintenance costs but would take a chunk out of the town&rsquo;s tax roll and could include the demolition of a building designed by famed architect Philip Johnson.</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>