Archinect - News 2017-08-19T03:20:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150023197/watch-the-shed-slide-along-the-high-line Watch the Shed slide along the High Line Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-17T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T17:41:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tx/txcafhsn2jtiqg8s.jpg" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In its scale, this faintly quaint, eloquently designed contraption aspires to conjure up the spirit of those 19th-century exemplars of elegant engineering like the Brooklyn Bridge or the Eiffel Tower: industrial-era monuments of structural form, both necessary and sufficient, ingenious but not space age, encapsulating the aspirations of a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the Shed, an&nbsp;art and performance space designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfro</a>&nbsp;in collaboration with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8706/rockwell-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rockwell Group</a>&nbsp;will be in construction for at least another year, the structure is already capable of conducting its five minute moving act along the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>. Weighing in at 8 million pounds, it glides on a half-dozen exposed steel &ldquo;bogies,&rdquo; or wheels, six-feet in diameter, 'with tapered bearings so meticulously engineered that the system requires just six 15-horsepower motors'.</p> <p><em>When opened, the shell will drape over the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/494/shed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shed</a>&rsquo;s sprawling plaza at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/53803/hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hudson Yards</a>, which can then be made into a movie palace or a gallery for art or a theater with bleacher seats &mdash; a flexible new 17,000 square foot public space for New York at what promises to be one of the city&rsquo;s busiest pedestrian intersections after all the commercial skyscrapers around it are built.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150019761/camden-highline-gets-backing-from-london-mayor Camden Highline gets backing from London Mayor Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-28T02:36:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T14:23:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3k/3kwc0qxzkpohe6q6.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Another day, another city, another <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">high line</a>&mdash;this time in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/722/london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>. While in America, we use crowdfunding to help supplement health care costs or to actualize an invention, in England, <a href="https://www.spacehive.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spacehive</a> is using this form of alternative financing to help back projects that make local places better. Think kickstarter, but for place-making. Projects range from a 90m temporary water slide in Bristol to a Library of Things in Southeast London where one can rent a violin or camping gear alongside their books. Among such proposals, is a 0.8km garden walk on a disused elevated railway line. Its project title&mdash;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150014535/crowdfunding-campaign-launched-for-camden-highline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Camden Highline</a>.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>The project plans to transform the obsolete tracks into a new type of green infrastructure for walking and cycling. They are currently seeking &pound;37,412 in order to cary out a feasibility study, including site appraisals and surveys. Thus far, the project has raised 93% of its funding goal to the thanks of 249 backers, including Mayor of London, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/760315/sadiq-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sadiq Khan</a>. Khan spoke of the pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150014535/crowdfunding-campaign-launched-for-camden-highline Crowdfunding campaign launched for Camden Highline Abigail Banfield 2017-06-26T12:27:00-04:00 >2017-06-26T12:37:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9n/9nmsh973sxinn75n.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A crowdfunding campaign has been launched for the latest civic development in North London; the Camden Highline. For years, the disused railway has been talked about among local residents, with many wanting to see a little bit of New York in Camden Town.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/7p/7p3gmoexn8g9rxx3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/7p/7p3gmoexn8g9rxx3.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of Camden Town Unlimited</figcaption></figure><p>Since 2016, Camden Town Unlimited have been working with Network Rail to secure the 18-metre&nbsp;wide disused railway line, which runs for almost a&nbsp;kilometre&nbsp;between the beloved, vibrant Camden Market and the newly developed Kings Cross area. The initial ambitions for the project include creating a space which is accessible to all and will provide a home for the arts, festivals, and live performance, as well as ecological and educational benefits.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6a/6ahxn66cq9gkfu9x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/6a/6ahxn66cq9gkfu9x.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image Courtesy of Camden Town Unlimited</figcaption></figure><p>Using the famous New York High Line as a precedent, this crowd-funded project will initially work on the existing infrastructure, workshops, events, and feasibility works. The funds raised from the campaign run on&nbsp;...</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/150008931/korea-s-high-line-the-mvrdv-designed-skygarden-opens-in-seoul Korea's High Line, the MVRDV-designed Skygarden, opens in Seoul Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-23T14:38:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T22:47:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhxz7n7waifyx15d.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ever since the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> appeared above the streets of Chelsea in New York, cities across the globe have been working on creating their own variations of the civic project. In London, this iteration was to be the Thomas Heatherwick designed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a>. However, the project was marred by controversy due to suspicious funding and motives and was finally <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004995/london-mayor-sadiq-kahn-scraps-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nixed by the Mayor</a> back in April. Well, as <em>the Guardian</em>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/may/19/seoul-skygarden-south-korea-london-garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">points out</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;London could've stood to take a few pointers from the South Korean capital of Seoul, whose <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> designed Skygarden opened over the weekend to much excitement.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o4/o47wgtvbju66a8iq.jpg"></p><p>The firm won the bidding process back in May 2015 and have since been working to transform an existing overpass in the heart of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/11458/seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul</a> into a 983-meter long public garden, overlaying a matrix of Korean flora onto the 16m elevated steel and concrete structure. The Rotterdam-based architecture and urban design practice has gathered 50 families of plants, collecting around 228 species and sub-species and arrange...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994499/studio-gang-uses-solar-rays-to-carve-a-tower-along-the-high-line Studio Gang uses solar rays to "carve" a tower along the High Line Nicholas Korody 2017-02-28T17:59:00-05:00 >2017-06-21T17:37:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/aw7i4ysuzx2e4ece.jpg" width="650" height="849" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> is rapidly becoming not just a popular tourist site, but a veritable avenue of major&mdash;and glitzy&mdash;architectural projects. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a> has announced that they will join the roster of big-name architects with buildings lining the pedestrianized train tracks. The firm has released the first images of the Solar Carve Tower, a 166,750 square foot tower commissioned by 40-56 Tenth Ave Joint Ventures.</p> <p>The Solar Carve Tower gets its name from the design strategy responsible for its angular form. In short, the edifice gets its shape from combining parameters imposed by its allowable envelope with angles derived from solar paths, as well as views of the nearby Hudson.</p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l0z05ef8kgs7risp.jpg"></p> <p><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36wnejysi5483yoq.jpg"></p> <p>&ldquo;In addition to producing a faceted, gem-like facade, this integrated response allows the building to benefit the important public green space of the High Line&mdash;privileging light, fresh air, and river views to the public park&mdash;while also becoming a new iconic silhouette on the New York skyline,&rdquo; the studio writes in ...</p> 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 "Ultimately, we failed"—Robert Hammond, co-founder of the High Line, on the park's relationship to the Chelsea community Nicholas Korody 2017-02-17T12:24:00-05:00 >2017-06-21T17:37:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/23/23uiq7ltu50ovbjh.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;We were from the community. We wanted to do it for the neighborhood,&rdquo; states Robert Hammond, a co-founder of the High Line in an <a href="http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2017/02/the-high-lines-next-balancing-act-fair-and-affordable-development/515391/?utm_source=nl__link3_020717" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with City Lab. &ldquo;Ultimately, we failed.&rdquo;</p> <p>The High Line might be popular, but it hasn&rsquo;t really benefited its adjacent community. Visitors are overwhelmingly tourists&mdash;and overwhelmingly white, despite the fact that one-third of the residents of Chelsea are people of color.</p> <p>In the interview, they discuss the displacements that usually attend such high-profile design interventions, which are increasingly gaining favor in municipal governments.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967265/highline-invasive-cockroaches Highline>>>invasive cockroaches Orhan Ayyüce 2016-09-07T16:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-08T13:49:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pr/prbijq36fidvkjj4.jpg" width="650" height="534" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Because this species is very similar to cockroach species that already exist in the urban environment, they likely will compete with each other for space and for food.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Seems like there is no such a thing as "free lunch."</p><p><a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/high-line-brought-invasive-cockroach-nyc-article-1.1542222" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>High Line may have brought invasive cockroach that can take the cold to NYC&#8203;</strong></a></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/650x/be/be1q9kulfl4ewply.jpg" width="650" height="331" 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/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/650x/f2/f2a1l0it797trzfc.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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/149947436/inside-the-zaha-hadid-designed-50-million-high-line-penthouse Inside the Zaha Hadid-designed $50 million High Line penthouse Julia Ingalls 2016-05-25T14:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:07:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pz/pz0teexe9oivb3t8.jpg" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cherry atop 520 West 28th, Penthouse 37 contains five bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, including a corner master suite with two windowed dressing rooms and his-and-hers baths nestled on its lower level, which also houses three guest en-suite bedrooms, a utility room, and a wet bar.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Running at a little over $7,269 a square foot, Zaha Hadid's one and only <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a>-adjacent luxury penthouse design features a sinuous metal exterior with floor to ceiling glass windows between 10th and 11th avenues in Chelsea.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106323/ismael-leyva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ismael Levya Architects</a> worked with Zaha Hadid Architects to create the 39-unit condominium, which offers starter units at $25 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4e/4en41taxlhvfbjwj.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e98noesdix20rtsu.jpg"></p><p>The latest on Zaha Hadid Architects:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945845/to-thrive-post-zaha-koolhaas-says-zha-should-emulate-high-fashion-brands" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">To thrive post-Zaha, Koolhaas says ZHA should emulate high fashion brands</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941758/zha-after-zaha-patrik-schumacher-on-zaha-and-what-s-next-for-the-firm-on-archinect-sessions-61" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA after Zaha: Patrik Schumacher on Zaha and what's next for the firm, on Archinect Sessions #61</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944678/hans-ulrich-obrist-and-etel-adnan-remember-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hans Ulrich Obrist and Etel Adnan remember Zaha Hadid</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937008/across-from-hudson-yards-architect-proposes-9-acre-floating-island-as-an-encore-to-the-high-line Across from Hudson Yards, architect proposes 9-acre floating island as an encore to the High Line Dana Schulz 2016-03-29T12:59:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T09:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/93/93490qzc2yevarf6.jpg" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The plan would build five interconnected pyramid-shaped buildings, comprised of an art center, restaurants, and publicly accessible open spaces. A circular elevated promenade would encircle the island, which Kaufman says would contrast to the linear procession of the High Line. At ground level there will be a central reflecting pool with a promenade leading out to a marina.</p></em><br /><br /><p>New York architect&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eytankaufman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eytan Kaufman</a>&nbsp;has drawn up a conceptual plan for a nine-acre floating island across from Hudson Yards. The scheme, called&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.highcircle.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hub on the Hudson</a></strong>, would connect the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">final leg of the High Line</a>&nbsp;with a pedestrian bridge over the West Side Highway that connects to the circular-shaped cultural and recreational center&nbsp;700 feet into the river.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145730937/updated-renderings-revealed-for-bjarke-ingels-high-line-twin-ish-towers Updated renderings revealed for Bjarke Ingels' High Line twin(ish) towers Alexander Walter 2016-01-14T14:10:00-05:00 >2016-09-15T17:13:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/49/491d773c072f91ded6c66bb3b97b5d7d.jpg" width="650" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project&rsquo;s makeup is evidently still undergoing changes, as the developers have waffled between either hotel or office options in the base of the buildings... Given the sky-high prices developers can obtain for office space in Meatpacking and surrounding blocks, office may indeed make more sense than hotel... In any case, the buildings will become the most prominent in the neighborhood by a significant margin. The two towers will stand 28 and 38 floors apiece...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141735417/revealed-bjarke-ingels-brand-new-high-line-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REVEALED: Bjarke Ingels&rsquo; Brand New High Line Towers</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144980306/the-nyt-takes-a-stroll-along-the-high-line-with-moshe-safdie The NYT takes a stroll along the High Line with Moshe Safdie Alexander Walter 2016-01-04T19:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:11:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2w/2wenffcykslvxljn.jpg" width="650" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In recent years, Mr. Safdie, 77, whose visit to New York coincided with &ldquo;Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie,&rdquo; an exhibition through Jan. 10 at the National Academy Museum, rediscovered the merits of his Habitat 67. [...] &ldquo;The term &lsquo;starchitect&rsquo; makes me uncomfortable,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s superficial. It creates expectations.&rdquo; &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not against spectacle,&rdquo; he said, adding after a ruminative pause, &ldquo;but for me, that&rsquo;s not the journey.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118274718/moshe-safdie-warns-architects-against-the-seduction-of-computers-in-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie warns architects against the seduction of computers in design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115663589/moshe-safdie-to-receive-the-2015-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie to receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61718175/the-walrus-magazine-discusses-safdie-s-walmart-funded-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Walrus Magazine discusses Safdie's Walmart-funded art museum</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/144964221/turn-the-2-into-housing-or-a-park-or-a-solar-array-christopher-hawthorne-s-pitch-for-one-of-la-s-most-awkward-freeways Turn the 2 into housing (or a park or a solar array): Christopher Hawthorne's pitch for one of LA's most awkward freeways Nicholas Korody 2016-01-04T13:58:00-05:00 >2016-01-17T21:59:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tp/tpmu30msgofmwkrr.jpg" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An elevated park filling a retired stretch of freeway may sound reminiscent of the High Line, the hugely popular park built along an abandoned elevated train line in Manhattan. In symbolic and practical terms, the potential of a remade 2 spur is greater than even that project. It would take a working stretch of freeway in Los Angeles, a city still synonymous with car culture, and reinvent it as a vibrant, diverse urban landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Critics rarely take advantage of their position to propose urban initiatives of their own, but when they do, it usually merits some serious consideration.<br><br>Christopher Hawthorne has issued an inventive, but well-reasoned, proposal to remake the awkward terminus of the 2 Freeway, where it "bends south and west from Interstate 5 and dips into Silver Lake and Echo Park, two miles or so from downtown Los Angeles," into a new urban space.</p><p>Noting the general feasibility of the idea &ndash; similar projects have had little to no harmful effect on traffic conditions &ndash; Hawthorne asserts that transforming the freeway could turn "noise into quiet, gray into green, dangerous into healthful, a no man's land into a destination."<br><br>Hawthorne proposes a variety of possible programs, from parkland to housing to storm water treatment (or all of the above), rather than prescribe a single idea. In the process, his call reads more as an invitation for designers than an edict.<br><br>He concludes by suggesting a glimmering ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143609533/something-like-a-new-golden-age-of-public-art-in-nyc Something like a new golden age of public art in NYC Nam Henderson 2015-12-18T09:06:00-05:00 >2015-12-18T12:40:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bk/bkg80yf7or3ohsnp.jpg" width="529" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I hate this historical turn, which for me is contained most neatly in the High Line...The trend I mean is this: toward ersatz, privatized public spaces built by developers; sterile, user-friendly, cleansed adult playgrounds with generic environments that produce the innocuous stupor of elevator music; inane urban utopias with promenades, perches, pleasant embellishments, rest stops, refreshments, and compliance codes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jerry Saltz analyzes how the rise of bad,&nbsp;privatized public spaces&nbsp;has actually been great for public art. However, these "<em>nightmares of synthetic space</em>" bring&nbsp;with them significant&nbsp;downsides such as a loss of "<em>quietness, slowness, whimsy, stillness, different rhythms, anything uneasy, aimless, inner-directed, accidental, odd...room for silence</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143440911/what-if-perkins-eastman-s-green-line-proposal-turns-broadway-into-a-40-block-park-in-the-heart-of-manhattan What if: Perkins Eastman's "Green Line" proposal turns Broadway into a 40-block park in the heart of Manhattan Alexander Walter 2015-12-15T14:39:00-05:00 >2015-12-16T07:24:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/12/12b099bd80f111f732c548a34a3dcc34.jpg" width="620" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perkins Eastman is taking two of the best-loved urban land-use stories of the Bloomberg era&mdash;the High Line and Times Square&mdash;and combining them into one. The Green Line extends the logic of changes that have already taken root along the limited stretch of Broadway running through Times Square. [...] proposal builds on the work of Jan Gehl and Sn&oslash;hetta, the architects who pedestrianized Times Square. Yet it also echoes the High Line by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</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/141735417/revealed-bjarke-ingels-brand-new-high-line-towers REVEALED: Bjarke Ingels’ Brand New High Line Towers Alyssa Alimurung 2015-11-23T11:02:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:10:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lq/lq5mg0x4cf77qnjf.jpg" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in February it was revealed that HFZ Capital Group was in talks to bring a &ldquo;monumental&rdquo; new structure to a lot at 76 11th Avenue in the Meatpacking District. And between shortlisted architects Rem Koolhaas and Bjarke Ingels, in April the developer decided to move forward with starchitect-of-the-moment Ingels for the high-profile project. Now Yimby has our first look at the design that may rise along the coveted High Line site.</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/139942698/james-corner-field-operations-chosen-to-design-national-building-museum-s-summer-2016-installation James Corner Field Operations chosen to design National Building Museum's summer 2016 installation Julia Ingalls 2015-10-28T14:25:00-04:00 >2015-11-04T23:30:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5r/5rbvzzrpcvch8p36.jpg" width="650" height="628" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/jcfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a>&nbsp;(JCFO)&nbsp;has been selected to design the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135574011/the-beach-to-be-reincarnated-in-arts-competition-for-d-c-s-dupont-underground-initiative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Building Museum</a>'s Summer Block Party 2016 installation.&nbsp;The National Building Museum selected JCFO&nbsp;after the success of 2015's "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The BEACH</a>," an installation designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/94643/snarkitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Snarkitecture</a>&nbsp;that allowed 180,000 Washington, D.C. museum goers to experience the beach via an ocean of one million translucent plastic balls (and a few monochromatic deck chairs). More information about the 2016 summer design, which main man James Corner said "will be an&nbsp;opportunity to explore something new and unexpected,"&nbsp;will be released in the spring.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/le/le53djte9zbaixaj.jpg"></p><p>For more of Archinect's coverage of James Corner Field Operations:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ee/eernndra8zfes8a0.jpg"><br>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/42091921/james-corner-field-operations-winning-design-for-navy-pier-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations&rsquo; Winning Design for Navy Pier Redesign</a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/vepmoyq1j2li5c1m.jpg"><br>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123673986/field-operations-to-helm-new-miami-underline-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Operations to Helm New Miami Underline Project</a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/57/572e7fc6b2cf3b80cf156a50ee7d61bc.jpg"><br>&bull;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82542688/james-corner-field-operations-selected-for-nicollet-mall-redesign-in-minneapolis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations selected for Nicollet Mall redesign in Minneapolis</a>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzmu71gicj4s2trj.jpg"><br>&bull; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127176132/eco-gentrification-or-the-social-ramifications-of-urban-greening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Eco-Gentrification," or the social ramifications of "urban greening"</a></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/134577514/zaha-hadid-designs-sculptural-safety-canopy-over-the-high-line Zaha Hadid designs sculptural safety canopy over the High Line Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T16:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T17:08:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/108bbzqq6rlr0pqr.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whenever one of the millions of buildings under construction flanking the High Line hit a certain height, the developer is required to put up a shed over the park [...] except, it seems, when it's for a building by [...] Zaha Hadid. Then it's not just a shed protecting passersby, it's a 112-foot long sculptural installation&mdash;in this case entitled Allong&eacute;&mdash;designed by Hadid to give a sneak preview of the swooping forms of her building, which has just hit High Line level [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7tjn4auyiivl9308.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7c/7c893d7ab6d79145501b9308d5236f4f.jpg"></p><p>Photos of ZHA's <em>Allong&eacute;</em> scaffolding/canopy by Scott Lynch. Head over to <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/08/18/zaha_hadid_unveils_a_swooping_canopy_over_the_high_line.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a> to see more images.</p><p>The initial announcement of Hadid's High Line condo building on Archinect in 2013 was a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">topic not without much commentary</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bev6c939tvbop3g.jpg"></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128788844/high-line-co-founder-joshua-david-appointed-world-monuments-fund-president High Line co-founder Joshua David appointed World Monuments Fund president Alexander Walter 2015-06-04T13:28:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T00:04:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/utcl29t5d3rt76vi.jpg" width="200" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York-based World Monuments Fund announced [...] that Joshua David, the co-founder of New York&rsquo;s High Line&mdash;a major urban regeneration project that has inspired similar initiatives in places such as Paris and Philadelphia&mdash;will succeed Bonnie Burnham as president of the non-profit heritage preservation organisation. Burnham is to retire in November after 30 years in the post. [...] David announced in late January that he was stepping down as president of the Friends of the High Line.</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/128710925/olafur-eliasson-wants-you-to-design-utopia-out-of-legos Olafur Eliasson Wants You to Design Utopia (Out of Legos) Nicholas Korody 2015-06-03T13:11:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/op/op8ptn8j6agwv0n5.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...The Collectivity Project is about more than just play. Eliasson conceived of the project as a way to bring people together and allow them to create a utopian society, if only in miniature form. The idea, which is up until September 30, is at home at the 10th Avenue and West 30th Street section of the High Line, where the sounds of construction buzz in the background.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project, which has previously had iterations in Norway and Albania, comprises a station set up on the High Line with piles of white lego pieces. The public is invited to collaborate on creating a miniature city. To kick off the fun, the High Line invited ten of the city's best-known firms &ndash; BIG, David M. Schwarz Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, James Corner Field Operations, OMA New York, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Selldorf Architects, SHoP, Steven Holl Architects &ndash; to create one "visionary structure or construction."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dy/dy8ncbnss757ibki.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrvh920se46nlp55.jpg"></p><p>Olafur Eliasson is a Danish-Icelandic artist known for large-scale, immersive installations that involve elemental materials, including light, heat, and water. For example, last year he turned&nbsp;the galleries of the Louisiana Museum in Denmark into a '<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">riverbed</a>.' A few years ago, he gained major attention for a series of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76751/olafur-eliasson-the-east-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">man-made waterfall structures</a> in New York's East River. Eliasson also works in architecture often, such as with...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127176132/eco-gentrification-or-the-social-ramifications-of-urban-greening "Eco-Gentrification," or the social ramifications of "urban greening" Nicholas Korody 2015-05-12T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T22:41:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzmu71gicj4s2trj.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The High Line is...a perfect example of &ldquo;environmental gentrification&rdquo; &ndash; the growing phenomenon of rising property values in the wake of a large-scale urban greening project... While intended to serve existing residents, in reality it tends to increase land values to the point that those who live there are forced to leave. This exodus in turn transforms the sociological contours of the area and, by extension, the spatial segregation of the entire city.</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/120502832/koolhaas-to-design-new-high-line-project Koolhaas to design new High Line project Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-11T13:16:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:25:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nl/nl3l7jweoiqqf6bz.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gimme Shelter has learned exclusively that developer The Related Companies has hired Rem Koolhaas to design their new High Line project on W. 18th St.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thirty-seven years after <em>Delirious New York</em>, Koolhaas may finally have a building in New York City. While OMA has worked on a variety of commercial interiors in NYC before, as well as being a part of HUD's Rebuilding by Design, the High Line residence will be the firm's first "ground-up" building in the city. That title might have belonged to OMA's 23 East 22nd Street residential tower, if it weren't wiped off of the drawing board by the 2008 recession.</p><p>Koolhaas' project will join fellow starchitect Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street on the High Line, under the same developer, The Related Companies.</p><p><a href="http://www.world-architects.com/architecture-news/headlines/Koolhaas_to_Build_in_NYC_Finally_2555" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>h/t world-architects.com</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110100332/photographing-the-extreme-transformation-of-the-meatpacking-district Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District Alexander Walter 2014-09-29T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-02T13:35:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/67/6765bdcd7a7611f089742b9863f4b41b.jpg" width="620" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perhaps no part of Manhattan has changed as dramatically since the 1980s as the Meatpacking District. Located on the Lower West Side, the district has gone from a blue-collar warehouse district with a seedy side into a hyper-luxurious, bustling neighborhood. From the High Line to the expensive shops and restaurants along the old cobblestone streets, everything looks quite different from when Brian Rose first brought his camera to the Meatpacking District.</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/109562349/the-final-segment-of-the-high-line-is-stunningly-refreshing The Final Segment of the High Line Is Stunningly Refreshing Alexander Walter 2014-09-22T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T12:17:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/27/27e43990a64f9658733c947dc172474e.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There are some deft variations on the design themes of the two older sections, and they show some gentle wit, a quality that was absent in 2009 and 2011, when these earlier portions, which run from Little West 12th Street to West 30th Street, were completed. Now, for example, you can actually walk on old train tracks, rather than look wistfully at the remnants of the tracks poking up amid the plantings.</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/107712447/along-the-high-line-top-this Along the High Line: Top This! Alexander Walter 2014-08-29T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T20:39:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sd/sd6ip7kfgtbyg6dv.jpg" width="650" height="497" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The facades of his 515 Highline, a 12-unit condo at 515 West 29th Street in West Chelsea that will almost touch the elevated park, will be rippled like the surface of a sea. And Soori High Line, a 27-unit condo across the street at 522 West 29th, will have not only rooftop pools [...]. More than a dozen lower-floor apartments will also come with private pools to allow residents to float above it all while contemplating the brash buildings that increasingly populate the surrounding blocks.</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/105326910/behold-the-first-look-inside-zaha-hadid-s-high-line-condos Behold, The First Look Inside Zaha Hadid's High Line Condos Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/ce327100bc9636a93e33d296b3e7209d.jpg" width="200" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid's swooping, spaceship-like condo building along the High Line is just about the most exciting of the many buildings on the rise in West Chelsea and the dozens of projects designed by starchitects in New York City. Mind-boggling renderings of the wavy exterior? Check. Some voluptuous floorplans, plus pricing? Check. Here now, the first look inside the West 28th Street condos, with two unreleased renderings snagged by a tipster.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134027/zaha-hadid-architects-commissioned-to-design-high-line-condo-to-be-first-hadid-project-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects commissioned to design High Line condo, to be first Hadid project in NYC</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98435205/nyc-chief-city-planner-amanda-burden-on-public-space-and-densification NYC chief city planner Amanda Burden on public space and densification Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-21T13:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T16:28:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xk/xkww242yn2k1pe1m.jpg" width="376" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there is any one lesson that I have learned in my life as a city planner, it is that public spaces have power. It's not just the number of people using them, it's the even greater number of people who feel better about their city just knowing that they are there. Public space can change how you live in a city, how you feel about a city, whether you choose one city over another, and public space is one of the most important reasons why you stay in a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Amanda Burden served as New York City's chief planner under Mayor Bloomberg, leading such revitalization projects as the High Line and Brooklyn's waterfront. You can watch the full TED talk below, or read the complete transcript <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_burden_how_public_spaces_make_cities_work/transcript" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92457261/high-lines-and-park-life-why-more-green-isn-t-always-greener-for-cities High Lines and park life: why more green isn't always greener for cities Archinect 2014-01-30T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-01-31T09:55:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/644157a6901fae1d176e59a8007c8e7e.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One obvious answer to these conundrums is increased focus on "sustainability", along with the questionable notion that because something has a lot of vegetation on it, it must be good for the environment. Accordingly, urban farms are part of this peculiar trend. As early as the mid-1980s, Prince Charles advocated turning the depopulated streets of central Liverpool into farmland, something which seemed connected to his war against modern architecture around the same time...</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>