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Michael Davis

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Michael Davis: The Architecture of Memory & Ambiance In The Forging Of The 'Fish & Game' Restaurant (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 5:39 PM

France, of course, is to blame.

The year was 1968 and it was my first morning in Paris. A freshly baked croissant still warm from the oven and I added butter and strawberry preserve. I had never seen nor smelled anything quite like this curious crescent of pastry, but the...

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Warmth In Architecture: Why Grand Central Station Loves Us And Penn Station Could Care Less

(2) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 5:05 PM

Is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud monuments, until there will be nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength...

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Razed and Confused: The Chilly Fate of the National Cold Storage Warehouse

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2012 | 9:31 AM

If the developer who converted the Eagle Warehouse to residential use was, perhaps, immune to its historic charms, his was a benign indifference that nonetheless bequeathed the building to the future.

And, while he may have been compelled to do so by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and a host of...

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Life Behind the Clock -- Time as Design

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 3:48 PM

Having looked through the Clock to the Bridge beyond, one might wonder about other clock windows.

In my view, every clock is a window through which we observe time subdivided into its simplest, most rational components -- seconds, minutes and hours. More complex time-pieces measure larger increments -- days, weeks,...

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Notes From the Clock -- Brooklyn and Beyond

(3) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 3:06 PM

Photo by Nick Wood

There are numerous benefits to living in a clock, perhaps as many as there are minutes in a day.

Among other things, one can identify one's home from the world outside -- a rare luxury in an age

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