Archinect - News 2015-01-29T05:20:16-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/119351406/a-closer-look-at-the-giza-2030-master-plan-blessing-or-curse-for-egypt A closer look at the Giza 2030 master plan: blessing or curse for Egypt? Alexander Walter 2015-01-27T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T14:14:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/903193fceff50b329a9dac3518a0c4c7.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is this the promising future of Giza 2030? What is the status of Giza 2030 after the Egyptian Revolution in 2011? Would it be a curse or a blessing if I were from Giza? And my message to the current Egyptian regime is this: if this is the future of Egyptian cities, please leave the situation as it is.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118984560/photographer-documents-egypt-s-monumental-housing-developments-in-the-desert" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photographer documents Egypt's monumental housing developments in the desert</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117198270/new-st-pete-pier-finalists-2-0 New St. Pete Pier – Finalists 2.0 Archinect 2014-12-30T17:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-01T21:08:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ny/ny5sab15nlm3vusn.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Second time's the charm&nbsp;&mdash; that's what the eight finalists of the <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New St. Pete Pier </a>competition must be thinking.</p><p>After the first attempt of an architectural competition to redesign the iconic pier in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/21284/st-petersburg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Petersburg</a>, FL was off to a bad start (remember? <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan</a>'s entry <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35170798/michael-maltzan-s-the-lens-wins-st-petersburg-pier-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Lens"</a> was first crowned as winning entry and, after a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36804974/the-lens-draws-sharp-comments-at-town-hall-meeting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heated debate</a>, quickly fed to the sharks and never realized), the City of St. Petersburg <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106880788/a-second-chance-for-a-new-st-petersburg-pier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched a second RFQ</a> for the pier's redesign.</p><p>The latest brief incorporated one of the core arguments brought forward against "The Lens" by the group&nbsp;<a href="http://www.concernedcitizensofstpete.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concerned Citizens of St. Pete</a> &mdash; the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74124101/the-pier-st-petersburg-s-iconic-inverted-pyramid-closes-this-friday-to-be-demolished-in-august" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">preservation of the signature Inverted Pyramid</a> structure built in 1973.</p><p>Eight finalists have now been presented to the public; each team equipped with a $30,000 stipend to develop initial design concepts, cost estimates and detailed reports.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43wd52spatz1f048.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; Discover Bay Life by VOA - <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/docs/discover_bay_life.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/36/367683s2pdwlkjcr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; The Pier Park by Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, ASD, Ken Smith - <a href="http://www.stpete.org/newstpetepier/docs/the_pier_park.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">View concept (PDF)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whn4brd1qmlppov4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;...</p> 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>