Archinect - News 2016-12-02T14:55:43-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers Alexander Walter 2016-08-24T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:05:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sd/sd5y2oqmwyxisxch.jpg" width="650" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles wants to rethink its river. [...] And LA isn&rsquo;t the only metropolis looking to reclaim its once-mocked waterway. Cities around the world are realizing that water can be a cultural and recreational asset, not something to hide&nbsp;or pillage, and it seems&nbsp;no waterway&nbsp;will be wasted for long.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958945/gruen-associates-mia-lehrer-oyler-wu-appointed-to-design-l-a-river-greenway-in-san-fernando-valley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gruen Associates, Mia Lehrer, Oyler Wu appointed to design L.A. River Greenway in San Fernando Valley</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952791/what-s-happening-with-frank-gehry-s-masterplan-for-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's happening with Frank Gehry's masterplan for the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138883945/a-plan-to-clean-up-the-river-spree-around-museum-island-in-berlin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A plan to clean up the River Spree around Museum Island in Berlin</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom Trading the L Train for a giant inflatable condom? Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T17:58:00-04:00 >2016-07-03T18:15:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2l/2livy9zkn1a5smpc.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2019, New York City's Hurricane Sandy-damaged L Train tunnel will shut down for repairs, making it tricky to get across the East River without a new form of transport. In a competition sponsored by the Van Alen Institute to find alternatives, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> suggested building a fiber-glass fabric tunnel for pedestrians that could also double as a projection space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wulezgc3byuvpf6g.jpg"></p><p>The tunnel, which an AECOM designer likened to an inflatable condom in this <a href="https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160630/east-williamsburg/williamsburg-music-club-owners-pushed-out-by-vice-returning-with-new-venue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DNA info</a> article, would have segments above and below the water line in order to enable river traffic to pass over it.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dl/dlrtx0gshjmsnw6x.jpg"></p><p>However, the super-sized prophylactic&nbsp;ended up being a hard sell, losing out to the docking ferry proposal "Transient Transit" (pictured above) designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/38008/burohappold" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BuroHappold Engineering</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kohn Pederson Fox Associates</a>&nbsp;for the competition's $1,000 prize.&nbsp;</p><p>All the latest in river-design news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936222/a-river-of-solar-power-a-scheme-for-the-tijuana-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A river of solar power: a scheme for the Tijuana river</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947815/why-are-heatherwick-s-proposals-succeeding-in-new-york-but-tanking-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why are Heatherwick's proposal...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/25396876/from-trash-to-beauty-and-back-again From Trash to Beauty and Back Again anthony dong 2011-10-27T19:53:54-04:00 >2011-11-07T13:19:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c7/c7qdsi5q6tj24o20.jpg" width="331" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>a floating dome, built with the spokes of dead umbrellas and carried over the waves by the invisible power of empty soda bottles.... was due to begin a monthlong exhibit on Friday in a finger of water in Inwood, at the northern end of Manhattan. &ldquo;We were floating it on pontoons to Inwood from the South Bronx.&rdquo; A pause. &ldquo;We shipwrecked,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;On Rikers Island.&rdquo; If this is failure, it is of a type rooted in genius.</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>