Archinect - News 2014-12-22T12:07:55-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/113883612/new-york-state-of-mind-weekly-news-round-up-for-november-10-2014 New York state of mind: Weekly News Round-Up for November 10, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-17T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-17T19:30:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6q42hhhe6a5rzg9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Thursday, November 13:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113597893/smithsonian-hires-big-architecture-group-for-2-billion-south-mall-renovation-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan</a>: While approval is still pending, the large-scale renovation will include "two underground levels of visitor amenities" and could take up to twenty years to complete.</p><p><a title="Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks</a>: The nonprofit advocacy group claims that cordoning off the Chicago waterfront for Lucas' museum violates the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing "equal protection and due process" for deciding what to do with land belonging to the state of Illinois.</p><p><strong><em>Wednesday, November 12:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Two window washers trapped on scaffolding at 1 WTC" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113498245/two-window-washers-trapped-on-scaffolding-at-1-wtc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two window washers trapped on scaffolding at 1 WTC</a>: The two men were shortly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/nyregion/world-trade-center-window-washers-just-grabbed-on-during-rescue-.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rescued</a>&nbsp;by firemen, after uneven ascending cables left them dangling at a 65-degree angle 827ft in the air.</p><p><a title="The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113497437/the-courtyard-house-plug-in-a-house-within-the-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House</a>: People's Architecture Office created a modular interior set to install in Beijing's historic buildings, as a renovation alternative to demolition.</p><p><a title="The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113496634/the-race-to-save-architecture-in-myanmar-s-biggest-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Race to Save Archi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113424292/how-pictures-of-the-eiffel-tower-at-night-violate-copyright How pictures of the Eiffel Tower at night violate copyright Alexander Walter 2014-11-11T15:06:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T10:00:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/igiot3urxpazxl1r.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Indeed, taking a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night for any reason other than personal use is, technically, a violation of French copyright law [...]. A daytime photo is fine&mdash;copyright on the structure itself has expired&mdash;but night time photos remain problematic because the light show is more recent than the tower itself. Also illegal is taking a photo of the Atomium, Belgium&rsquo;s most famous tourist attraction [...].</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/29417305/ginger-group-unveils-plan-to-transform-the-eiffel-tower-into-a-gigantic-tree Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree MikeChino 2011-12-01T14:59:31-05:00 >2011-12-08T09:16:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxbkc67ej33lfhp3.jpg" width="514" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of consultants in Paris has hatched a plan to turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant tree by covering it with 600,000 plants. Their dream is to literally plant the 324 meter tall aesthetic symbol of Paris with 12 tons of rubber tubing, and gradually add bags planted with greenery all over.</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>