Archinect - News 2014-09-30T11:57:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/63951640/big-news-planning-commission-approves-durst-s-57th-street-pyramid-apartments BIG News: Planning Commission Approves Durst’s 57th Street Pyramid Apartments Archinect 2012-12-22T17:57:00-05:00 >2012-12-27T17:29:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1pf0xslzirhnkl4.jpg" width="514" height="378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Our approval will facilitate development of a significant new building with a distinctive pyramid-like shaped design and thoughtful site plan that integrates the full block site into the evolving residential, institutional, and commercial neighborhood surrounding it,&rdquo; Ms. Burden said before voting in favor of the project.</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/62200078/conceptual-artist-christo-is-building-a-gigantic-sculpture-out-of-oil-barrels-in-abu-dhabi Conceptual artist Christo is building a gigantic sculpture out of oil barrels in Abu Dhabi Archinect 2012-11-26T16:08:00-05:00 >2012-11-29T11:44:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2f/2fnve0ufyz2z3j5i.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Christo is creating for Abu Dhabi a colossal structure that he claims will be the world's biggest permanent sculpture. Estimated construction costs of $340m (&pound;212m) would also make it the world's most expensive. A 150-metre-high, flat-topped pyramid would be taller than St Paul's Cathedral or St Peter's Basilica and would overshadow the Great Pyramid of Giza &ndash; creating Abu Dhabi's answer to Egypt's pyramids or Mecca's Kaaba.</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/15545236/hoxha-s-pyramid Hoxha’s Pyramid Alexander Walter 2011-08-02T17:27:59-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sw5nny0gqm5kir3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Albanians have been trying to figure out what to do with the pyramid for years. Just last month, the parliament passed a law to tear it down. Even so, opponents of the demolition are gathering petitions to save the building. And the current president is deciding whether to sign the bill or side with the protesters.</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>