Archinect - News 2017-10-18T09:20:24-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150033697/the-new-yorker-commiserates-the-demolition-of-citicorp-s-brutalist-plaza-recently-named-a-protected-city-landmark The New Yorker commiserates the demolition of Citicorp's brutalist plaza, recently named a protected "city landmark" Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-17T14:42:00-04:00 >2017-10-17T14:43:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0h/0hk08edrhxlxalbk.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0h/0hk08edrhxlxalbk.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0h/0hk08edrhxlxalbk.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0h/0hk08edrhxlxalbk.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>New York City&rsquo;s Landmarks Preservation Commission declared the Citicorp complex a protected landmark on December 6, 2016, but between that designation and its earlier &ldquo;calendaring&rdquo; (the scheduling of a public hearing and the first formal step in the designation process) in May of last year, approvals for demolition and new construction were secured.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite being named a&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149981808/the-former-citicorp-tower-has-been-named-a-nyc-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">city landmark</a>&nbsp;in 2016, the brutalist sunken plaza of 601 Lexington Avenue, formally known as the Citicorp Center, was demolished over the summer.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>"The finest part of the new urban composition was a sunken plaza, a dozen feet below sidewalk level. Entered from the block&rsquo;s southwest corner and uncannily sheltered by the underbelly of the elevated skyscraper ten stories overhead, it was a consequence of the city&rsquo;s &ldquo;plaza bonus&rdquo; zoning, which allowed developers to build higher in exchange for incorporating public space into their property. It was the work of Hideo Sasaki, one of a great generation of landscape architects&mdash;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/588228/dan-kiley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Kiley</a>, Lawrence Halprin and Harriet Pattison prominent among them&mdash;who worked alongside such familiar heroes of mid-century modern design as <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/51409/eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13825/louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Kahn</a>.&nbsp;"</em></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3801/gensler" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a> will lead the&nbsp;200,000-square-foot renovation&nbsp;of the plaza.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033134/new-york-s-iconic-yellow-cabs-are-slowly-disappearing-from-city-streets-and-uber-is-cashing-in New York's iconic yellow cabs are slowly disappearing from city streets — and Uber is cashing in Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-13T15:12:00-04:00 >2017-10-13T15:14:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic19clk0nwnjy9g3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic19clk0nwnjy9g3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic19clk0nwnjy9g3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/ic19clk0nwnjy9g3.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>What seemed inevitable for quite some time now, has finally come to pass; Uber has overtaken yellow cabs in average daily ridership figures, the New York Times reports. This past July, Uber witnessed an average of 289,000 rides per day, whereas yellow cabs only managed 277,000.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More than half of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/484833/uber" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Uber</a>'s rides start outside of Manhattan. Yellow and green cabs are not as accessible in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island and users prefer Uber and other ride-share apps. The company capitalized on this market by offering borough-specific promotions and moved its support and recruitment center outside of Manhattan.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032652/new-museum-taps-rem-koolhaas-oma-to-design-next-phase-of-bowery-expansion New Museum taps Rem Koolhaas’ OMA to design next phase of Bowery expansion Devin Gannon 2017-10-11T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T13:43:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10116/new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150005620/how-to-get-a-job-at-oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA&rsquo;s</a> <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8435/rem-koolhaas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/91946/shohei-shigematsu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shoehei Shigematsu</a> will design the museum&rsquo;s new building at 231 Bowery as part of the institution&rsquo;s expansion. The new structure, purchased by the contemporary art museum in 2008, will link the museum&rsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sanaa</a>-designed building and double their footprint on the Bowery, adding 50,000-square-feet of space. OMA&rsquo;s first public project in New York City, 231 Bowery is expected to break ground in 2019.</p> <p>First announced last May, the museum&rsquo;s expansion makes way for more galleries, improved public circulation and flexible space for new programs. In a press release, a member of the museum&rsquo;s board of trustees, Lisa Phillips, called OMA a &ldquo;great choice.&rdquo; She added, &ldquo;Koolhaas has thought deeply about the identity and landscape of our city going back to his landmark book <a href="https://archinect.com/alta-nyc/re-reading-delirious-new-york-in-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Delirious New York</a>, published in 1978, a year after the Museum&rsquo;s founding. Though he is one of the world&rsquo;s finest architects with a deeply civic and ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031757/come-party-with-archinect-in-new-york-this-thursday-update-rsvp-s-have-maxed-out-contact-us-to-get-on-wait-list Come party with Archinect in New York this Thursday! UPDATE: RSVP's have maxed out, contact us to get on wait list Archinect 2017-10-09T19:46:00-04:00 >2017-10-15T23:52:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qggavz3xkpkceb7j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qggavz3xkpkceb7j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qggavz3xkpkceb7j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qggavz3xkpkceb7j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;We have already hit our limit of 500 confirmed guests for the party. If you have RSVP'd and cannot make it, please update your status <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archtober-party-tickets-37762083408" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;to free up some space for others. If you would like to attend, please send us an email to <a href="mailto:rsvp@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rsvp@archinect.com</a>, indicating your name and guest name(s), so we can add you to the waiting list.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>We're hosting another party, along with our friends <a href="https://archinect.com/BespokeCareersNYC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bespoke</a>, next Thursday, October 12th, at the Steelcase WorkLife Showroom. Please join us for for an evening of&nbsp;champagne, hors d&rsquo;oeuvres and socializing. <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archtober-party-tickets-37762083408" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to RSVP</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030183/alvaro-siza-s-first-u-s-building-in-nyc-s-hell-s-kitchen-revealed Alvaro Siza’s first U.S. building in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen revealed DianePham 2017-09-26T11:50:00-04:00 >2017-09-26T21:28:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Back in 2015 architects and design buffs were excited to hear that Portuguese Pritzker Prize-winner &Aacute;lvaro Siza would be designing his highly-anticipated first U.S. building on Manhattan&rsquo;s west side in a neighborhood being called Hudson West. Now, developers Sumaida + Khurana and LENY have released renderings of the building at 611 West 56th Street on the former site of the Gristedes corporate headquarters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The tower will rise 35 stories and hold 80 condo apartments.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030022/ny-governor-cuomo-selects-mott-macdonald-and-grimshaw-led-team-to-implement-10-billion-jfk-vision-plan NY Governor Cuomo selects Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw-led team to implement $10-billion JFK Vision Plan Alexander Walter 2017-09-25T13:26:00-04:00 >2017-09-25T13:26:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4gp007am273vc2o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4gp007am273vc2o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4gp007am273vc2o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w4/w4gp007am273vc2o.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[...] announced the Port Authority's selection of a Mott MacDonald-led consulting team [...] for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy Airport. This announcement is the next major step in the Governor's plan to transform JFK Airport - which welcomes more international passengers to the United States than any other U.S. airport -- into a unified, world-class operation to accommodate substantial forecasted passenger growth, while helping to further boost the New York City regional economy.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/of07fz0gn2k9nt33.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/of07fz0gn2k9nt33.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via JFK Vision Plan</figcaption></figure><p>Without mentioning specific details at this point, the announcement from Governor Cuomo lays out the general scope of this ambitious airport redevelopment project based on the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149984797/advisory-panel-issues-report-on-improving-jfk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">January report</a> from the Airport Advisory Panel, including "the creation of a seamless, interconnected terminal system, world-class customer service, a vastly overhauled roadway access network to reduce time-consuming bottlenecks, enhancements to JFK AirTrain together with the expansion of rail mass transit with the focus on developing a one-seat ride to and from the airport, development of modern cargo facilities and improvements to aeronautical infrastructure."</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s5/s5ogxb58torb7kal.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s5/s5ogxb58torb7kal.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image via JFK Vision Plan</figcaption></figure><p>The&nbsp;Mott MacDonald and Grimshaw Architects-led team also includes a variety of expert firms such as&nbsp;TranSolutions, Harris Miller Miller &amp; Hanson, VJ Associates, ACB Architects, EnTech Engineering, Naik Consulting, Reichman Frankle, and Holmes Keogh.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028739/another-heatherwick-project-dead-this-time-new-york-s-pier-55 Another Heatherwick project dead, this time New York's Pier 55 Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-15T14:47:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T17:25:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f3/f3yd7yaor8layiiu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f3/f3yd7yaor8layiiu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f3/f3yd7yaor8layiiu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f3/f3yd7yaor8layiiu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After years of toe-to-toe battling with a small band of critics and a fellow billionaire, Barry Diller said Wednesday that he was pulling the plug on his family&rsquo;s commitment to build and operate a $250 million performance center on an undulating pier 186 feet off the Hudson River shoreline.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in August, plans for the controversial Thomas Heatherwick-designed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/529656/garden-bridge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a>, a pet project of former conservative London mayor Boris Johnson,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150022623/controversial-plan-for-garden-bridge-in-london-is-finally-scrapped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was scrapped due to the Trust's inability to raise private funds in the absence of public funding</a>. Now, another one of Heatherwick's proposed plans, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/531794/pier-55" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pier 55</a>, is getting the boot as well. The project was the vision of American media company IAC chair, Barry Diller. Blueprints for the elevated island park in the Hudson River off Manhattan included a performance venue, an outdoor theater, and a gathering space.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ln/lntab9kfrn5mqg4d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ln/lntab9kfrn5mqg4d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Mr. Diller cited the escalating costs of the project along with the continuing controversy surrounding it as the reasons for the drop. When first proposed, the park was to cost $35 million, but that number eventually increased to over $250 due to legal delays as well as the design's growing complexity. Supporters of the project included the local community board, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Chuck Schumer. On ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028512/dfa-proposes-712-foot-observation-tower-to-clean-central-park-reservoir DFA proposes 712-foot observation tower to clean Central Park reservoir Dana Schulz 2017-09-14T15:36:00-04:00 >2017-09-14T15:41:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0ztrvmpjwuuzuz6w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0ztrvmpjwuuzuz6w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0ztrvmpjwuuzuz6w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0ztrvmpjwuuzuz6w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Creative studio DFA is proposing a 712-foot public observation tower in Central Park that would double as a sustainable filtration system to clean the hazardous Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and turn it into a non-toxic, useable freshwater pond. Though meant to be temporary, the prefabricated tower would be the world&rsquo;s tallest timber structure if completed, featuring a 56-foot-wide viewing platform and a glass oculus that showcases the tower&rsquo;s functional elements.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4y/4y89znkfqr6lh8ma.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4y/4y89znkfqr6lh8ma.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Via DFA</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/iciliny7enwv1z7d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ic/iciliny7enwv1z7d.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Via DFA</figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x8/x8jxuzejorevkmik.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x8/x8jxuzejorevkmik.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Via DFA</figcaption><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/it/it760sg0d35tjm0v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/it/it760sg0d35tjm0v.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Via DFA</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9h3k97i4n7i71xr6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9h3k97i4n7i71xr6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Via DFA</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028357/win-2-tickets-to-beaux-arts-ball-2017-alchemy Win 2 tickets to Beaux Arts Ball 2017: Alchemy Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-17T16:59:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tt/tt40b3g7pbrvgghu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tt/tt40b3g7pbrvgghu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tt/tt40b3g7pbrvgghu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tt/tt40b3g7pbrvgghu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archleague.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>&nbsp;is getting ready to kick off another eventful <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150027050/the-architectural-league-s-beaux-arts-ball-2017-alchemy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball</a>,&nbsp;taking place September 22nd at Building 28 in Brooklyn's Navy Yard. Attendees will get to mingle with fellow designers and friends, listen to music spun by DJay Jung&nbsp;while&nbsp;illuminated by lighting from Joel Fitzpatrick Studios, and see site-specific installations by Brett H. Schneider and Lizzie Hodges.</p> <p><strong>Thanks to The Architectural League, Archinect is giving away two pairs of tickets to two of our readers!</strong>&nbsp;<br></p> <p>This year&rsquo;s theme, Alchemy, celebrates&nbsp;the transformation from one state to another, the quicksilver act of creation: dockyards into an innovation hub; concrete, steel, and wood into the world we live in.&nbsp;<strong>For a chance to win</strong>, respond to the following prompt in the comment section below by <strong>Friday, September 15th, 12 PM EST</strong>: Name your favorite instance of adaptive re-use in architecture this year.<br></p> <p>Only your first comment will count. Two winners will be announced next Monday, September...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150028368/morphosis-new-bloomberg-center-at-cornell-tech-campus-now-open Morphosis' new Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech campus now open Justine Testado 2017-09-13T19:58:00-04:00 >2017-09-14T11:18:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cta9bs3qs01rkxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cta9bs3qs01rkxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cta9bs3qs01rkxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9c/9cta9bs3qs01rkxu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/42923078/morphosis-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morphosis</a>'&nbsp;Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center in Roosevelt Island, New York has officially opened its doors. Designed as&nbsp;<a href="https://tech.cornell.edu/campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell Tech</a>'s &ldquo;home base&rdquo;, the academic building was named in honor of&nbsp;Emma and Georgina Bloomberg, in recognition of a $100 million gift from former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.</p> <p>With <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/117998/thom-mayne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> as design director and Morphosis principal&nbsp;Ung-Joo Scott Lee as project principal, the 4-story, 160,000 sq.ft. educational hub provides traditional classrooms and large workspaces as well as clusters of &ldquo;break-out&rdquo; spaces, huddle rooms, and social areas for group study sessions. Students can also use the quiet rooms and micro-pods for working privately or as telephone booths.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/okaep5wqarlraut9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/okaep5wqarlraut9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Interior. Photo: Matthew Carbone for Morphosis.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3q/3qu4x13k1liyvcxs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3q/3qu4x13k1liyvcxs.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Ground floor. Photo: Matthew Carbone for Morphosis.</figcaption></figure><p>Aiming to be New York's first net-zero university building, the non-fossil fuel Bloomberg Center is equipped with multiple sustainable features, such as a 40,000 sq.ft. solar canopy that supports 1...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150027050/the-architectural-league-s-beaux-arts-ball-2017-alchemy The Architectural League's Beaux Arts Ball 2017: Alchemy Sponsor 2017-09-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-08T21:06:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i3/i3idt2xww8d4pdx3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i3/i3idt2xww8d4pdx3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i3/i3idt2xww8d4pdx3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i3/i3idt2xww8d4pdx3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by </em><a href="http://archleague.org/2017/09/beaux-arts-ball-2017/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Architectural League</em></a><br></strong></p> <p>Join friends and colleagues for <strong>Alchemy,</strong>&nbsp;the&nbsp;2017 Architectural League Beaux Arts Ball&nbsp;taking place at&nbsp;<strong>Building 28 in Brooklyn&rsquo;s Navy Yard.</strong>&nbsp;This year&rsquo;s theme celebrates&nbsp;the transformation from one state to another, the quicksilver act of creation: dockyards into an innovation hub; concrete, steel, and wood into the world we live in.&nbsp;Responding to this year&rsquo;s theme,&nbsp;Brett H. Schneider and Lizzie Hodges&nbsp;have designed&nbsp;<em><strong>UNPACKING</strong></em>, a site-specific installation that will stretch along 400 feet of the building&rsquo;s interior to create &ldquo;soft rooms&rdquo; for the Ball&rsquo;s patrons.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://archleague.org/2017/09/beaux-arts-ball-2017/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Learn more</a>&nbsp;about this year's event and how to purchase tickets.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since The Architectural League revived the event in 1990, the Beaux Arts Ball has become the premier annual party of the architecture and design community in the city with&nbsp;<strong>over 1,000 architects, designers, artists</strong>&nbsp; and their friends attending. The League identifies a distinctive architecturally significant v...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026975/get-lectured-university-at-buffalo-fall-17 Get Lectured: University at Buffalo, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-09-08T13:15:00-04:00 >2017-09-08T13:15:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sbfygmw977c3liv3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sbfygmw977c3liv3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sbfygmw977c3liv3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sb/sbfygmw977c3liv3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, the start of the new school year is coming up. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/12906389/university-at-buffalo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University at Buffalo,&nbsp;School of Architecture and Planning</a>'s Fall 2017 lecture series is titled &ldquo;Border Crossing&rdquo;. &ldquo;In the context of the current divisive political environment and within the border city of Buffalo, the series presents&nbsp;architects, designers, urban planners, and researchers working across boundaries &ndash; national borders, cultural lines, and disciplinary demarcations.&rdquo;</p> <p>Here's a selection of upcoming lectures.&nbsp;All events take place at 6 p.m. in 403 Hayes Hall, unless otherwise noted.</p> <p><strong>Sept ...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026653/get-lectured-syracuse-fall-17 Get Lectured: Syracuse, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-09-07T12:35:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T14:45:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sz/sz2p7kdjpum4f4cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sz/sz2p7kdjpum4f4cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sz/sz2p7kdjpum4f4cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sz/sz2p7kdjpum4f4cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, the start of the new school year is coming up. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a> kicks off their Fall '17 lecture events tomorrow. Check out some of the speakers.</p> <p><strong>Sept 8<br><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149970749/one-to-one-39-with-tomas-koolhaas-filmmaker-and-son-of-rem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomas Koolhaas</a></strong> / Documentary Filmmaker, Los Angeles, CA<br>Film Screening: &ldquo;REM&rdquo; 6:00pm. Reception follows.</p> <p><strong>Sept 12<br>Lyndon Neri &amp; Rossana Hu</strong> / <a href="https://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri &amp; Hu Design and Research Office</a>, Shanghai, China<br>at Van Alen Institute, NYC 6:30pm (doors open 6pm)</p> <p><strong>Sept 18</strong><br><strong>Rubin Global Design Studio&nbsp;</strong>Medell&iacute;n<br>Lecture</p> <p><strong>Sept 19</strong><br><strong>Francisco Sanin</strong> / Professor, Syracuse Architecture <br><strong>Alejandro Echeverri </strong>/ URBAM, Medell&iacute;n<br><strong>Jorge P&eacute;rez</strong> /...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150026583/get-lectured-columbia-gsapp-fall-17 Get Lectured: Columbia GSAPP, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-09-06T15:18:00-04:00 >2017-09-06T15:18:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5xa2lhacwy2gmqrr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5xa2lhacwy2gmqrr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5xa2lhacwy2gmqrr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5xa2lhacwy2gmqrr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, the start of the new school year is coming up. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University GSAPP</a> has a packed schedule of events for Fall 2017, including lectures, conferences, exhibitions, and more.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>LECTURES</strong></p> <p><strong>Sept 11</strong>, 6:30pm<br><strong>Lacaton &amp; Vassal: Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal</strong><br>Response by Amale Andraos<br></p> <p><strong>Columbia GSAPP at the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/815274/2017-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a><br>Sept 15</strong>, 1-4pm<br><strong>Making Books Now</strong><br>at&nbsp;Chicago Cultural Center</p> <p><strong>Sept 18</strong>, 6:30pm<br><strong>URBANUS: Meng Yan</strong><br>Response by Adam Frampton</p> <p><strong>Sept 25</strong>, 6:30pm<br><strong>Ensamble: Ant&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a-Abril and D&eacute;bora Mesa</strong><br>Response by Mimi Hoang<br></p> <p><strong>Oct 2</strong>, 6:30pm<br><strong>Rosanne Hagger...</strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025952/examining-buffalo-architecture-through-film-at-ub Examining Buffalo architecture through film at UB Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-09-01T20:34:00-04:00 >2017-09-01T20:34:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwk5w0o932bs1f02.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwk5w0o932bs1f02.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwk5w0o932bs1f02.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vw/vwk5w0o932bs1f02.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Yamazaki&rsquo;s residency is part of the program&rsquo;s ambitious and multi-dimensional schedule for 2017-18 that opened in April with New York City-based composer Laura Kaminsky and virtual artist Rebecca Allen and continued with Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista in July, which included the unveiling of &ldquo;Beat Blossom,&rdquo; Buffalo sculptor Shasti O&rsquo;Leary Soudant&rsquo;s public art installation in the Percussion Garden of Artpark, in Lewiston, New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As part of its&nbsp;<a href="https://www.buffalo.edu/cai.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Creative Arts Initiative (CAI)</a>, the University at Buffalo will have&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rimayamazaki.com/about/biocv/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rima Yamazaki</a>, an independent documentary filmmaker specializing in contemporary art and architecture, in residence Sep 1 to Oct 31.</p> <p>Yamazaki directs, films and edits all of her work. Her new documentary on Buffalo architecture will examine architectural masterpieces and abandoned houses, preservation and demolition through a&nbsp;personal observational style that is centered around reflecting on the arts. &ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to reveal something that cannot be expressed in words. This is to be a cinematic study on the relationship between architecture, society and people,&rdquo; says Yamazaki, &ldquo;Architecture can be a treasure or a burden to a city. A building is a big expensive thing, not only to build, but also to maintain. It&rsquo;s not just a place for people to live and work; it also reflects the society and people&rsquo;s lives.&rdquo;</p> <p>On Wednesday, Sep 13, from 6-7:30 pm, UB will host a screening and a discussion of Yamazaki&rsquo;s 2010 f...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150025080/ai-weiwei-s-massive-public-exhibition-set-for-october-receives-opposition-from-the-washington-square-park-association Ai Weiwei's massive public exhibition, set for October, receives opposition from the Washington Square Park Association Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-29T14:41:00-04:00 >2017-08-30T19:14:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyd3mr9yuroh1cyi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyd3mr9yuroh1cyi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyd3mr9yuroh1cyi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zy/zyd3mr9yuroh1cyi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Chinese artist <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/345/ai-weiwei" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a>'s newest project, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149999918/ai-weiwei-to-install-over-100-fences-around-new-york-one-of-his-largest-public-works-to-date" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Good Fences Make Good Neighbors," is set to open in October of 2017</a>. The famous provocateur was commissioned by the Public Art Fund, in celebration of its 40th birthday, to build one of his largest public works ever. In total, the project will included ten major fence-themed installations as well as smaller works spread throughout Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.&nbsp;</p> <p>One of the bigger pieces for the massive citywide art exhibition was set to land under the Washington Square Park Arch; however, the Washington Square Association released a statement on Friday asking the Public Art Fund to withdraw its plans to house this particular piece under the Arch.&nbsp;</p> <p>The neighborhood association's objections to the installation as <a href="http://www.washingtonsquarenyc.org/journal/2017/8/25/wsa-statement-against-the-ai-weiwei-installation-under-the-washington-square-park-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stated in their letter</a> signed by President Trevor Sumner are as follows:</p> <ul><li><em>The installation will make impossible the erection, under the arch, of our holiday tree that traditionally goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving, and stays u...</em></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024929/new-york-s-lost-soul-as-catalogued-by-jeremiah-moss New York's lost soul as catalogued by Jeremiah Moss Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-28T13:50:00-04:00 >2017-08-28T13:50:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/93rwf03qsdrfmi39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/93rwf03qsdrfmi39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/93rwf03qsdrfmi39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/93rwf03qsdrfmi39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>If New York City has 8 million stories, than at least 4,650 are referenced in the book, which will serve as an invaluable resource to future scholars of the city. As its narrative moves north through Manhattan, visiting neighborhoods that have been gutted in recent decades&mdash;the Bowery, the Meatpacking District, Times Square, Harlem&mdash;it is interspersed with deeper considerations of how we got here as a society.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062439697/vanishing-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul</em></a> is a chronicle of New York City's hyper-gentrification of the past decade, which serves as a further development of the author's blog,&nbsp;<a href="http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeremiah&rsquo;s Vanishing New York</a>, that has extensively tracked the 'murdering' of the city's character through&nbsp;government policies and greed. Writing under the pseudonym of Jeremiah Moss, Griffith Hansbury&mdash;a&nbsp;psychoanalyst and social worker by day, and a poet and author by night, collected a 'body of evidence' of what has gone wrong with New York. Both personal and insightful, the book offers 27 chapters densely packed with detail&mdash;a thrilling mix of copious research and biting observations,&nbsp;featuring long lists of shuttered moms-and-pops and disappeared shopkeepers.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think too often people get stuck on the nostalgia of it,&rdquo; says Moss. &ldquo;They tell themselves these things which I think are memes, like &lsquo;this is normal, New York is always changing, people have always complained about New York changing, goin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023315/first-look-at-rafael-vi-oly-s-tower-for-ritz-carlton-nyc First look at Rafael Viñoly's tower for Ritz Carlton NYC DianePham 2017-08-18T10:59:00-04:00 >2017-08-22T02:23:54-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjkbnlsnc1as3p9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjkbnlsnc1as3p9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjkbnlsnc1as3p9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sj/sjkbnlsnc1as3p9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>EB-5 filings show that Ritz-Carlton New York has plans to build the &ldquo;Ritz-Carlton New York (Madison Park)&rdquo; at Broadway and East 28th Street. Building permits filed in January 2016 call for a 40-floor, 580-foot tall tower designed by Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly Architects, which will contain 164 units, several eating/drinking establishments, a club lounge on the 29th floor and a rooftop bar on the 32nd.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vi&ntilde;oly's leafy design will join "hotel row" where one can already find the Ace, Nomad, and Flatiron hotels. A Virgin Hotel&nbsp;expected to open in 2019.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023207/cuomo-releases-new-renderings-of-moynihan-station-as-major-construction-gets-underway Cuomo releases new renderings of Moynihan Station as major construction gets underway Dana Schulz 2017-08-18T09:04:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T16:26:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8m/8mkrq5rf3pe7wrnr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8m/8mkrq5rf3pe7wrnr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8m/8mkrq5rf3pe7wrnr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8m/8mkrq5rf3pe7wrnr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>At a press conference this morning in the under-construction space, Governor Cuomo announced that major work has begun on transforming the James A. Farley Building into the state-of-the-art, 225,000-square-foot Moynihan Train Hall. Along with the news that the $1.6 billion project will create 12,000+ construction jobs and 2,500 permanent jobs, come new renderings of the station, showing more exterior views and looks at the 700,000-square-foot shopping and dining concourse.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cj/cjgd43x1e1b2tzkw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cj/cjgd43x1e1b2tzkw.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/e7/e7s1ffofbqog05kq.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/e7/e7s1ffofbqog05kq.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/62/62a6852zdj7iw74s.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/62/62a6852zdj7iw74s.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qe/qe97ihp5rdb4u47i.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/qe/qe97ihp5rdb4u47i.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/y0/y02n8mp4xpz3u2xp.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/y0/y02n8mp4xpz3u2xp.jpg"></a><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/62/62a6852zdj7iw74s.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></figure><figure><figcaption>Via office of Governor Cuomo</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023185/construction-on-first-major-phase-of-freshkills-park-to-begin-soon Construction on first major phase of Freshkills Park to begin soon DianePham 2017-08-17T14:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T13:58:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/ufszfouiv20wndaa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/ufszfouiv20wndaa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/ufszfouiv20wndaa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uf/ufszfouiv20wndaa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"The effort to turn Fresh Kills Landfill into a verdant and vibrant destination for wildlife and outdoor recreation received a huge boost on Monday as the city awarded a $22.9 million contract for the construction of the first major section of Freshkills Park."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Lomma Construction Corp. will lead works on the first 21 acres of the North Park. The area will be kept largely natural with simple additions including a seven-acre seed farm, an observation tower for birdwatching, a picnic lawn, composting restrooms, a waterfront overlook deck, a bicycle repair station, a forested plateau, bike/pedestrian pathways, and limited parking for visitors. James Corner Field Operations is responsible for the master plan of the park.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022914/construction-work-on-new-york-wheel-to-resume Construction work on New York Wheel to resume Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T20:41:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T20:41:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t2e7h5paxcmte1g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t2e7h5paxcmte1g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t2e7h5paxcmte1g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3t/3t2e7h5paxcmte1g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The New York Wheel has been delayed repeatedly since it was first announced in 2012. Initially, developers planned to finish the North Shore attraction in 2015, but that has since been pushed back to at least 2018. The estimated cost of the project has also grown from $230 million to $590 million.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As announced on Monday, The New York Wheel in Staten Island is spinning toward completion once again. The developer, New York Wheel Owner LLC, said it planned to work with American Bridge Company, which built a similar observation wheel in Las Vegas.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020531/humanitarian-emergency-michael-greenberg-looks-inside-new-york-city-s-housing-crisis "Humanitarian emergency": Michael Greenberg looks inside New York City’s housing crisis Alexander Walter 2017-08-01T15:47:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T15:49:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p5/p5bwehe5g283tly4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>New York City is in the throes of a humanitarian emergency, a term defined by the Humanitarian Coalition of large international aid organizations as &ldquo;an event or series of events that represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or wellbeing of a community or other large group of people.&rdquo; New York&rsquo;s is [...] a &ldquo;complex emergency&rdquo;: man-made and shaped by a combination of forces that have led to a large-scale &ldquo;displacement of populations&rdquo; from their homes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"What makes the crisis especially startling," author Michael Greenberg continues in his latest piece for <em>The New York Review of Books</em>, "is that New York has the most progressive housing laws in the country and a mayor who has made tenants&rsquo; rights and affordable housing a central focus of his administration."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018573/amid-mta-s-disastrous-summer-cuomo-moves-forward-with-expensive-plan-to-turn-ny-s-bridges-into-a-light-show Amid MTA's disastrous Summer, Cuomo moves forward with expensive plan to turn NY's bridges into a light show Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-20T14:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T11:43:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/22/22heikm3n7giiyvv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/22/22heikm3n7giiyvv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/22/22heikm3n7giiyvv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/22/22heikm3n7giiyvv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The project, part of a broader plan called &ldquo;New York Crossings,&rdquo; would outfit the MTA&rsquo;s seven bridges and two tunnels &mdash; and the Port Authority&rsquo;s George Washington Bridge &mdash; with pulsating, multicolored LED lights that can be choreographed with each other, with the Empire State Building and with One World Trade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005378/will-ny-governor-cuomo-be-able-to-fix-penn-station-s-problems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTA's crumbling infrastructure</a> has been making headlines since April and the situation does not appear to be getting any better for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYC</a> transiters; three-quarters of the city's subway lines are plagued by chronic delays and frustrated riders continue to overcrowd the system.</p> <p></p> <p><br>While the parties involved point fingers and place blame every which way they can,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/628442/governor-andrew-cuomo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo,</a> has faced growing pressure to fix the system.<br></p> <p>Among the list of complaints being lodged against the Chief of State, are critiques of his plan to turn the region's bridges into a choreographed light show in concert with the city's skyscrapers. The cost of the lighting scheme has not been revealed though an early internal estimate put the price tag at $350 mill. In addition, where funding will come from remains unclear&mdash;a spokesman for Cuomo stated that "this is definitively NOT being paid for by the MTA," though a meeting back in January had suggested otherwise. Regardless of who picks up the tab, c...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018390/lower-manhattan-is-quickly-becoming-the-epicenter-of-the-new-york-architecture-scene Lower Manhattan is quickly becoming the epicenter of the New York architecture scene Nicholas Korody 2017-07-19T14:03:00-04:00 >2017-07-20T12:08:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p2/p2lbakrm8igmzat8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p2/p2lbakrm8igmzat8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p2/p2lbakrm8igmzat8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p2/p2lbakrm8igmzat8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>According to <em><a href="https://therealdeal.com/2017/07/14/the-design-district-more-than-100-architecture-engineering-firms-relocated-to-lower-manhattan/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Real Deal</a></em>, via the Downtown Alliance, the center of the New York architecture world is heading south, with over 100 architecture and engineering firms concentrated in Lower Manhattan. Nearly half of them moved there in the last decade or so, while others&mdash;like SOM and AECOM&mdash;settled in the area even earlier.</p> <p>Apparently, a lot of the firms were once in Midtown South and SoHo, but rising rents forced them out. In fact, 10 of the 15 architecture firms that relocated to Lower Manhattan in 2014 were coming from the former. That&rsquo;s because, in part, rents jumped a solid 13% each year between 2010 and 2013 in Midtown South&mdash;the &ldquo;most expensive major market in the nation,&rdquo; according to Tristan Ashby of JLL.</p> <p>Other forces driving architecture down into the lower reaches of Manhattan include easy access to mass transit as well as an influx of new restaurants.</p> <p>But it&rsquo;s not clear how long Lower Manhattan will remain the loci of New York architecture. For example, BIG has announced t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017679/justice-in-design-redesigning-ny-s-most-notorious-prison Justice in Design: redesigning NY's most notorious prison Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-14T19:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T19:18:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/94ebbh0ta1bsine6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/94ebbh0ta1bsine6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/94ebbh0ta1bsine6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/94ebbh0ta1bsine6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Today, the Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform&mdash;a multi-disciplinary group of experts convened by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito&mdash;released Justice In Design, a report that envisions an alternative to a single, centralized jail. It details how community-based jails, dubbed &ldquo;Justice Hubs,&rdquo; might function in an urban context to replace Rikers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Rikers Island Correctional Facility, a&nbsp;complex of 10 jails and about 10,000 detainees located northeast of LaGuardia Airport, has been one of NYC's most debated problems for decades&mdash;widely criticized for corruption, brutal mistreatment of detainees, and inhumane conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.morejustnyc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Independent Commission on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform</a>&mdash;a multi-disciplinary group of experts is proposing to shut down The Rikers and advocates for alternatives to single, centralized jails.&nbsp;The group released&nbsp;<a href="https://www.vanalen.org/projects/justice-in-design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justice In Design</a>, a report that envisions an alternative to a single, centralized jail and details how community-based jails, dubbed &ldquo;Justice Hubs,&rdquo; might function in an urban context to&nbsp;replace Rikers.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bg/bg7ciblwfrzmromi.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bg/bg7ciblwfrzmromi.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>"Developed in partnership with the nonprofit urban think tank Van Alen Institute, the design-based findings are a follow up to a March&nbsp;<a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/31/nyregion/report-new-york-city-prison-reform-rikers.html?mtrref=archinect.com&amp;gwh=9CFF40BAE2A874BA987FDAAE409CB506&amp;gwt=pay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> that recommended a system of borough-based jails to replace Rikers, among other reforms to the city&rsquo;s criminal justice system."</p> <p>The d...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150015066/winning-design-for-nyc-s-first-official-lgbtq-monument-is-revealed Winning design for NYC’s first official LGBTQ monument is revealed Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T17:55:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T17:55:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/27/27fds88xull1b72k.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>After the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 people dead, Governor Cuomo formed the LGBT Memorial Commission to honor the fight for equal rights and remember victims of hate, intolerance and violence. A request for designs for the new memorial went out in October. It is to be built in Hudson River Park near the waterfront piers that have played a key role in the city&rsquo;s history as both a meeting place and a haven for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designed by a Brooklyn-based mixed-media artist, Anthony Goicolea, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/616185/lgbtq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LGBTQ</a> monument consists of nine boulders, some bisected with glass that acts as a prism and can emit a subtle rainbow. Meant to be communicative, usable and complimentary to&nbsp;the landscape, the&nbsp;design was inspired by sites like Stonehenge and Easter Island as well as burial mounds and African stone circles. </p> <p>&ldquo;It feels like there are certain shapes and patterns that are encoded in our DNA as humans that transcend any particular culture and speak to how we are unified in the larger scheme,&rdquo;&nbsp;said the artist.&nbsp;&ldquo;I wanted to create a space that feels familiar, even though it is new.&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014148/initiated-by-donald-trump-the-far-west-side-of-manhattan-development-is-almost-finished Initiated by Donald Trump, the Far West Side of Manhattan Development is Almost Finished Nicholas Korody 2017-06-23T12:33:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T11:58:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxgdjr9cu7p6fzqw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxgdjr9cu7p6fzqw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxgdjr9cu7p6fzqw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxgdjr9cu7p6fzqw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The effort to convert the old Penn Central rail yard on the Far West Side of Manhattan into high-rises has bumped along since being proposed in the mid-1970s by a developer named Donald J. Trump. What was proposed for the area often rankled neighbors, who found the buildings to be too tall, too close together and too pricey. But, after welcoming its first residents in the late 1990s, the controversial mega-project is entering its homestretch.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The site includes buildings by architects like Richard Meier and the soon-too-be-completed Three Waterline Square by Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly.</p> <p>While Donald Trump is no longer the landlord, his name still appears on fa&ccedil;ades.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014047/screening-of-100-women-architects-in-the-studio-of-frank-lloyd-wright-on-june-28th Screening of "100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" on June 28th Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T20:03:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T20:06:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f4d42cnebqhvpxey.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Featuring a talk by&nbsp;Dr. Ann Rubbo on the artist and architect Marion Mahony Griffin, this screening of "A Girl is a Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright" at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34491/center-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Architecture</a> in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> on June 28th at 6 p.m. investigates Wright's history of working with women, focusing on six ladies who worked with the architect, including&nbsp;Marion Mahony Griffin, Isabel Roberts, Lois&nbsp;Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Here's a trailer for the film:</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150013785/the-high-line-launches-new-network-platform-to-help-future-parks-avoid-their-mistakes The High Line launches new network platform to help future parks avoid their mistakes Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-21T15:24:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T13:20:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpdxh61jzce3dkza.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Now, Hammond has embarked on a new project: the High Line Network, an organization, which just launched a brand new website. Its aim? To help cities working on their industrial adaptive reuse projects learn from the High Line&rsquo;s stumbles&ndash;and from each other.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In many ways, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Line</a> has been an undeniable success. Phenomenally popular, it has become one of the leading attractions in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York</a> and has brought about a massive wave of development to the area. The flip side of this however, if not yet obvious, is that the project has also been lodged with complaints of spurring gentrification in the surrounding neighborhoods and has become emblematic of the widening class divide existing in the city.&nbsp;</p> <p>Many of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992511/ultimately-we-failed-robert-hammond-co-founder-of-the-high-line-on-the-park-s-relationship-to-the-chelsea-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">those involved in its creation have begun to express some remorse</a> over the unintended consequences that have come about from the adaptive reuse project. With new variations on the idea popping up, from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008931/korea-s-high-line-the-mvrdv-designed-skygarden-opens-in-seoul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seoul's new Skygarden</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150004888/rejecting-modernist-master-planning-notions-mad-s-milan-master-plan-repurposes-dilapidated-rail-yards-by-symbiosis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAD's repurposing of dilapidated rail yards in MIlan</a>, Robert Hammond, one of the founders of Friends of the High Line, has embarked on a new project, the High Line Network. The goal of the organization is to create a platform for new infrastructural re-use projects to share information so that they can avoid so...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150013546/a-chess-set-that-forms-the-new-york-city-skyline A chess set that forms the New York City skyline Julia Ingalls 2017-06-20T13:53:00-04:00 >2017-06-20T14:10:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/74/74yni0it0ahdihzj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>First-name-only architects Chris and Ian of Skyline Chess have already rendered landmark buildings of London into chess pieces, and now they're trying to create a similar set of New York City, provided they receive enough funding via <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/805054982/skyline-chess-new-york-city-edition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their Kickstarter</a>. &nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mh/mh0tvfj4u4co3i0x.jpg"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/pv/pvgdldfbr13hlit6.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>Each building has been carefully chosen to represent a particular chess piece. As the architects explain:&nbsp;<br></p> <p>"We gave careful consideration to selecting each piece on the board, to ensure that it both visually reflected the appropriate chess piece and also reflected the architectural status and scale of that building in the city.</p> <ul><li><strong>King</strong>&nbsp;- One World Trade Tower&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Queen</strong>&nbsp;- Empire State Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Bishop</strong>&nbsp;- Chrysler Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Knight</strong>&nbsp;- Flatiron Building&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Rook</strong>&nbsp;- Guggenheim Museum&nbsp;</li><li><strong>Pawn</strong>&nbsp;- Brownstone House"</li></ul><p>Each piece has been weighted and given a felt bottom to make them enjoyable to hold and maneuver.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/u0/u08iyx8dy1626qb6.jpg"></a></figure></figure>