Archinect - News 2016-12-06T05:16:04-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149971631/editor-s-picks-455 Editor's Picks #455 Nam Henderson 2016-10-03T09:09:00-04:00 >2016-10-03T13:46:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gv/gvatadkn3xz7sw75.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a> featured <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;interview with "The Wire" actor Bob Wisdom from <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149969903/screen-print-45-orhan-ayy-ce-interviews-the-wire-actor-bob-wisdom-for-la-forum-s-summer-issue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Forum's summer issue, in Screen/Print #45</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nr3bur3h0lewx0tv.jpg"></p><p>Therein, the two spoke of the show&rsquo;s depiction of race and crime in American cities, as well as the actor&rsquo;s own observations on east vs. west coast urbanisms.</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> reviewed &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future</a>&rsquo; an "<em>intimate, luscious documentary portrait of Eero Saarinen</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> was a&nbsp;bit surprisingly, "<em>Feeling, very very conflicted about this entire article and film, but I do very much want to see it. That said, Eliel is my favorite Saarinen. With great &nbsp;respect to Eero's incredible body of work, I just prefer Eliel's focus on craft.</em>"</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>MoMA's chief curator of architecture and design, Martino Stierli, was on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969309/show-and-tell-moma-s-chief-curator-of-architecture-and-design-martino-stierli-on-one-to-one-38" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #38</a>.&nbsp;<strong>LiMX</strong> was not impressed "<em>nothing he is saying is particularly interesting or doesn't sound half-hearted corporate speak. Generally zzzzzzz. Amelia seems more up on arch curation than he...Berg...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59631614/largest-skyscraper-on-west-coast-designed-by-pelli-clarke-pelli-approved-for-san-francisco-transbay-transit-center Largest skyscraper on West Coast, designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, approved for San Francisco Transbay Transit Center Archinect 2012-10-19T14:04:00-04:00 >2012-10-31T22:16:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hu/huxxh35whb0ddwc4.jpg" width="294" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A 1,070-foot tower that will become the largest skyscraper on the West Coast received its final approvals from the Planning Commission on Thursday.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Clarke also showed the Planning Commission the actual metal and glass that will be used on the exterior of the building. He explained that the skin of the building has been augmented to add metalwork that will grow deeper and denser at the bottom of the tower. Clarke said adding the metal to the glass exterior will give the building a light texture that will glow in an ambient way.</p> <p> The metalwork also was used to make the building safer for birds and to help control the flow of water down the structure.</p> <p> Some people speaking about the project decried the tower as being too large and criticized its design.</p> <p> <em>NOTE: image has been update per Mark Hogan's tip in the comments</em></p>