Archinect - News 2017-05-27T21:21:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150005370/reflecting-on-an-era-of-architectural-icons Reflecting on an era of architectural icons Nicholas Korody 2017-05-01T13:54:00-04:00 >2017-05-12T17:21:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rq/rqdg04scm4wn96ns.jpg" width="650" height="891" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And still they come. The Gherkins, Shards, Walkie-Talkies, Cheesegraters, Scalpels, giant iPhones, Bird&rsquo;s Nest stadiums, flying tabletops, big pants. Like the conveyor belt of consumer items that older readers will remember in Bruce Forsyth&rsquo;s Generation Game, the supply of funny-looking buildings with funny names seems never-ending. Nicknames are converted into brands; satire and marketing merge.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>There has been an era of architectural invention like few others, combined with a sense of hollowness, the feeling of not knowing what it&rsquo;s all for.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74109269/gateway-arch-biography-reveals-complex-history-of-an-american-icon Gateway Arch 'Biography' Reveals Complex History Of An American Icon Archinect 2013-05-28T15:04:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:16:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/9054adc231f6f7e75eca3f3fec1b2240.jpg" width="650" height="952" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>More than decade after Abbott's imaginative drawing, Eero Saarinen submitted a design for a gleaming metal curve to a competition, and the saga of the Arch began. Campbell, a history professor and the co-director of the Wendell Ford Public Policy Research Center at the University of Kentucky, joins Scott Simon to talk about the controversy around the design, the African-American residents who were displaced to build the Arch and whether the monument really symbolizes the opening of the West.</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/72836565/dawntown-announces-landmark-miami-competition-winners DawnTown Announces Landmark Miami Competition Winners Alexander Walter 2013-05-09T18:08:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T18:23:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zq/zq6xwqa5jbq4v7fi.jpg" width="650" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three winners and one honorable mention have been announced in DawnTown Miami's 2013 ideas competition entitled Landmark Miami. This year&rsquo;s theme focused on how cities are instantly identified by the individual structures within them. [...] architects and designers were tasked with creating an iconic architectural piece that contributes to the image of Miami.</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>