Archinect - News 2015-11-29T09:15:03-05:00 A New Mapping Tool Lets NYC Residents Peek Into Developers' Plans Alexander Walter 2014-06-30T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T13:41:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Municipal Art Society of New York has developed a new tool that shows where development could bring the most change across the city's five boroughs. This resource is a continuation of the group's "Accidental Skyline" initiative, an effort to curb the "as-of-right" development (which allows developers to bypass some regulatory hurdles) that has resulted in some of New York's tallest and skinniest new skyscrapers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Elizabeth Diller, MoMA discuss expansion and Folk Museum's demolition with slice of NY architectural community Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-29T15:46:00-05:00 >2014-02-04T12:57:39-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The controversial plans to demolish the American Folk Art Museum in service of MoMA's expansion rumbled along last night, at a panel discussion hosted jointly by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Art Society</a>, and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's New York chapter</a>.</p><p>Catch-up on news surrounding MoMA's expansion here:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Faces Wrecking Ball. So Does Couples' Friendship.</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne interviews Elizabeth Diller regarding MoMA plans</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects and critics bristle at DS+R's Folk Museum sacrifice</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Folk Art Museum will be razed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro's MoMA expansion</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA reconsiders razing of Folk Art Museum, hands decision over to newly selected architects DS+R</a></li></ul><p>Archinect contributors / <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons</a> MArch students&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a>&nbsp;and Alex Stewart attended the event, taking notes and logging thoughts. The following is their report.</p><p><em>* updated February 3, 2014: You can also find a video of the entire discussion, courtesy of the Architectural League, at the bottom of this post.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em><strong>A Conversation on the ...</strong></em></p> Municipal Art Society Releases Framework for a Better Midtown Archinect 2013-02-27T19:42:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:11:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="667" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The MAS report, &ldquo;East Midtown: A Bold Vision for the Future,&rdquo; provides a plan for how to develop a stronger and more vibrant neighborhood in response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg&rsquo;s proposed major zoning changes, announced last summer, to spur the modernization of East Midtown. MAS fears that in the absence of a careful and comprehensive vision, the City&rsquo;s proposal will fall short.</p></em><br /><br /><p> View/download the document <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>