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A Book and a Hotel from Ian Schrager

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

His story starts with the launch of Studio 54 in a former opera house and CBS studio on West 54th Street. "That was the first business -- all the forces of the universe came together," he says. "It was like holding onto a lightning bolt."

Architects and the Meaning of Freehand

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Earlier this month, Routledge Press announced the publication of Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand. It was inspired by a column I wrote in this space in January 2011.

Happy Birthday to an NYC Architectural Icon

Mosette Broderick | Posted 05.16.2012 | New York
Mosette Broderick

Tucked behind St. Patrick's Cathedral in the heart of Manhattan lies an architectural gem with a storied past, waiting to be discovered by a new generation.

Seeing Greenwich Village Through Fresh Eyes: Being a "Visitor" in Your Own Town

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.19.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

Tourists may flock to whatever city any of us calls home, but generally we, the residents, are the last to visit the attractions in our own communities.

Few Second Acts at U.Va.

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Pity the architects who've tried for almost 200 years to follow the genius of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia.

Drawing Like a House Afire

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

These days,it's almost impossible to find a young architect who can draw freehand. To others, though, a computer and a pencil are simply two different ways of developing an idea. There are those who can draw, and those who prefer a computer.

Newport: Yesterday's Seaside Paradise, Part I

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The Obamas aren't coming to Newport to vacation, but one hundred or even fifty years ago they would have. An idyllic spot, it's about to become the subject of several new books.

Great Houses of New York: Louis Tiffany's Treasure Trove!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Positioned directly across the avenue from the imposing Waldo Mansion that houses Ralph Lauren's flagship store today once stood a more exhilarating building, among the most notable that ever existed in the city.