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New York City Architecture

How Legacy Architecture Shapes Our Experience of Place

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

When it comes to sustainability -- at least in the literal sense -- we don't need data to demonstrate the performance of older buildings: their continued existence already proves that they have, in fact, been sustained over time.

Grand Central To Turn 100

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 01.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Grand Central, the country's most famous train station and one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture in America, turns 100 on ...

Macy's $400 Million Makeover Upsets Preservationists

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A $400 million makeover is giving New York's iconic Macy's store a sleek, new 21st-century style. And some preservationists aren't happy ...

The SHoP Along The River: The Cool Design Firm Transforming New York's East Waterfront

Melanie Courbet | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Melanie Courbet

Commissioned by the City of New York, SHoP transformed and revitalized a neglected, inaccessible stretch of land into a renewed area that draws the fabric of the city to the East River.

Notes From the Clock -- Brooklyn and Beyond

Michael Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Michael Davis

Perhaps most rewarding is the fact that my home behind the clock -- that so faithfully marks time for Brooklyn and beyond -- time travels backward. Here in this loft, time erases itself second by second.

The Abandoned Palace at 5 Beekman Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

This building has a secret. It's completely empty, essentially abandoned, and has been for a decade, with a portion of its interior shuttered since 1940... until now.

Is New York Architecture Past Its Prime?

Capital New York | Mark Hay | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Center for Architecture currently has, on exhibition, a piece called the "liquid wall," the winner of a competition for "innovative" material for ...

Could Doomed Coney Island Bank Become a Ballroom?

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

The Save Coney Island project has released an imaginative rendering by volunteer architects as one way the building could be restored and transformed -- in this case, into a Bowery Ballroom-like hall.

That Abandoned Rooftop Greenhouse on 60th? It's Being Torn Down

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

2010-09-23-greenhouse.jpgFrom the ground, you'd never know there was anything special about the building on 60th Street, but, as anyone who's ever walked across the Queensboro Bridge knows, it has a great rooftop secret.

Scouting the Occult in Brooklyn

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr


The Most Famous Classroom in New York City

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr