Archinect - News 2015-08-29T13:00:37-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/122840627/they-ve-been-waiting-patiently They've been waiting patiently Nam Henderson 2015-03-14T15:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-14T18:13:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9pvlahxwq1x2xb2v.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Do you have any skills?...You don't need to have any skills to come volunteer...this is still a story".</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jordan Klepper<strong>&nbsp;</strong>investigates a story of reconstruction in&nbsp;Staten Island. Two and a half years post-Sandy, four locals offer criticism of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/recovery/html/home/home.shtml" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC Build it Back</a> program.&nbsp;He then chats with&nbsp;Enrique Norten about <a href="http://www.archdaily.com/155167/mercedes-house-phase-1-ten-arquitectos/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mercedes House</a>,&nbsp;a recent&nbsp;TEN Arquitectos project (totaling 1.2 million square feet) in Manhattan, completed in approximately three years. The role of dreaded "<em>bureaucracy</em>" is then referenced and&nbsp;Alana Tornello (a&nbsp;Disaster Recovery Coordinator) urges folks to volunteer and not forget.</p><p>For an alternative view of the topic; check out&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.rebuildajustny.org/weathering-the-storm-rebuilding-a-more-resilient-nycha-post-sandy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy</a>&nbsp;</em>released by<em>&nbsp;</em><a href="http://www.rebuildajustny.org/weathering-the-storm-rebuilding-a-more-resilient-nycha-post-sandy/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Alliance for a Just Rebuilding</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120665101/facing-the-realities-of-climate-change-staten-island-s-complicated-strategy-of-managed-retreat Facing the realities of climate change: Staten Island's complicated strategy of Managed Retreat Alexander Walter 2015-02-13T15:07:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T20:23:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/60fee64c4445f9f3f4a64114df403594.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Living at land&rsquo;s edge has always come with a certain amount of risk: storms coming off the ocean can be violent and proximity to water always carries with it a possibility of getting wet. [...] in three communities on Staten Island, a New York State program to encourage managed retreat through homeowner buyouts has elicited strong interest and vocal support.</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/115655555/the-anatomy-of-emergency The Anatomy of Emergency Alexander Walter 2014-12-10T14:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T18:10:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8e2e3b29c8e3dbdf8d3e3c587111961.jpg" width="514" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Of all the roles of government, emergency response may be the least controversial. When disaster hits, we expect our fire, police, and other public services to provide immediate relief. But as James McConnell, Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Data at the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM), reminds us, tactical effectiveness in a crisis requires more than boots on the ground, ready at a moment&rsquo;s notice.</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/113906945/the-key-is-not-more-money The key...is not more money Nam Henderson 2014-11-17T21:52:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T10:46:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3yuslnxd385slg1.jpg" width="514" height="670" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We need to retreat, especially intellectually...from the idea that we can keep on building anywhere we want. New Yorkers are tough. They can take whatever nature throws their way. But you just can&rsquo;t grow forever at the expense of the sea" - Professor Ted Steinberg</p></em><br /><br /><p>Going beyond the more well known and singular, such as U.S. HUD's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/rebuild_by_design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rebuild By Design competition</a>, Alan Feuer, Greg Moyer and Melanie Burford highlight various more quotidian infrastructural and planning efforts underway. With an eye toward not just rebuilding but resilience, the&nbsp;<a href="http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/cuomo_130524.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Metropolitan Transportation Authority</a> and <a href="http://www.coned.com/fortifying-the-future/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Con Edison</a>&nbsp;are spending approximately $1 billion (each) on resiliency improvements&nbsp;over the next few years.&nbsp;Meanwhile, initiatives such as <a href="http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/community-reconstruction-program" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Rising</a>&nbsp;or&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nycedc.com/service/programs-business-recovery-resiliency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Business Resiliency Investment Program</a>&nbsp;seek to build community/civic capacity. Yet, others argue that NYC will always be vulnerable, as a result of our own "<em>environmental machismo</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110334101/report-highlights-vulnerability-of-amtrak-s-nyc-tunnels Report highlights vulnerability of Amtrak’s NYC tunnels Alexander Walter 2014-10-02T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T23:02:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c1cbfd5bff06b60b85958fa3bc6eebb.jpg" width="300" height="198" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new engineering report assessing the damage caused to the Amtrak-owned Hudson River and East River tunnels in New York City by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 recommends a phased process of maintenance works, which will require taking individual tunnel tubes out of service for extended periods.</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/98144587/anti-fragile-the-uncertain-future-of-arverne-east Anti-Fragile: The Uncertain Future of Arverne East Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T12:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:47:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/835d01f7f8118052a2d501a7a89c53dc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Superstorm Sandy brought the Rockaways into the forefront of New Yorkers&rsquo; consciousness for a period of time, [...] subsequently as a key reference point in debates about rebuilding versus retreating from the flood zone. [...] The last of these sites is Arverne East, 81 acres of City-owned land that have remained vacant since the neighborhood was razed in 1969. Below, Jonathan Tarleton and Gabriel Silberblatt consider Arverne East&rsquo;s uncertain future.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Posts:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97577444/the-final-proposals-of-the-10-shortlisted-rebuild-by-design-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84846738/white-arkitekter-wins-for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Arkitekter wins &ldquo;For a Resilient Rockaway&rdquo; (FAR ROC) Design Competition</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77454300/for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) Design Competition Finalists</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/84846738/white-arkitekter-wins-for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition White Arkitekter wins “For a Resilient Rockaway” (FAR ROC) Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-10-23T17:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-24T08:28:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/216t3rgp6vpswrcg.jpg" width="514" height="236" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Breaking news from New York City today: the team of Swedish firm White Arkitekter has won the two-phase "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) design competition at the Arverne East site in the Rockaways. [...] The winning team also included members from ARUP and Gensler.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77454300/for-a-resilient-rockaway-far-roc-design-competition-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">For a Resilient Rockaway (FAR ROC) Design Competition Finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69345971/flood-proof-loos Flood Proof Loos Jason Buchheit 2013-03-13T00:38:00-04:00 >2013-03-18T18:49:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/na/naat456mo39dlhmx.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City&rsquo;s beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary facilities in time for the summer of 2013?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Loos on stilts, modular shiny boxes, what more could beach goers in NYC ask for?</p>