Archinect - News 2015-10-04T05:24:09-04:00 Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York Alexander Walter 2014-11-25T13:26:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:39:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Josef Albers&rsquo;s Manhattan, a mural that enlivened the lobby of New York&rsquo;s Met Life (previously the Pan Am) Building from 1963 until its controversial removal in 2000, could make a triumphant return to the city. Possible sites include the World Trade Center Transit Hub, The Art Newspaper understands. Finding a suitable home for the work is not the only obstacle: the original mural is in a landfill site in Ohio.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Can J.F.K.’ s Pan Am Terminal, a U.F.O.-Like Monument to America’s Jet Age Innocence, Be Saved from the Wrecking Ball? Archinect 2013-07-09T17:01:00-04:00 >2013-07-11T16:55:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If the design, by the firm of Tippets Abbott McCarthy and Stratton, wasn&rsquo;t as sophisticated as Eero Saarinen&rsquo;s TWA Terminal a few hundred yards away&mdash;surely one of the great buildings of its era, transportation hub or otherwise&mdash;the Pan Am terminal was the second-best piece of architecture at JFK, and in some ways it captured the feeling of the moment more directly.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Building High Anxiety Nam Henderson 2013-04-01T00:13:00-04:00 >2013-04-08T23:16:06-04:00 <img src="" width="450" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;A $100 million building cannot really be called cheap,&rdquo; Ada Louise Huxtable, the celebrated architecture critic for The New York Times, wrote in 1963. &ldquo;But Pan Am is a colossal collection of minimums.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Ginia Bellafante recently wrote an article marking this month's 50th anniversary of the completion of Park Avenue&rsquo;s Pan Am Building, since renamed the MetLife Building. Although, initially the public/critical reception was primarily negative, today the building is one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in the City.</p>