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New York Architecture

12 Stunning Reasons New Yorkers Should Look Up

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts

Life moves fast, especially for all you New Yorkers out there. On your average commute to the office, between the train delays, the pushy pedestrians,...

Could This Be the Coolest Building in New York City? Architect Thom Mayne on 41 Cooper Square

Louisiana Channel | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

In 2009 a spaceship landed in the middle of old New York.

His Designs Are All About Great Function And Meaning

Ron Barth | Posted 03.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ron Barth

This Italian architect gives us the scoop.

The Dangling Crane: A Sword of Damocles for the Modern World

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Paul Gunther

Thanks paradoxically to nature's recent fury, there is a chance to pause and think about how best to shape a livable tomorrow directed by the kinds of limits that ultimately foster exactly such sustained growth.

Help! Stop Those Plans to Kill the New York City Skyline

Sherman Yellen | Posted 12.09.2012 | New York
Sherman Yellen

A hit has been ordered against the skyline of New York City. This new plan of Mayor Bloomberg's for taking down older office buildings in the Empire State building area and putting up colossal replacement buildings to attract more CEOs to the city, is a nightmare of vandalism in the name of progress.

What Was So Special About Long Island?

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Would you ever guess that there are 500 buildings located on Long Island designed by 78 of the most internationally-acclaimed architects, such as Marc...

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.

The Architecture of Mormonism: A 2012 Campaign Guidepost

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Paul Gunther

With a presidential campaign reaching fever pitch earlier than ever, and with all professional prognosticators predicting a close call, LDS temple architecture deserves closer inspection.

Creating the Post-Hipster City: In Conversation With Urbanist Aurash Khawarzad

Tida Tippapart | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Tida Tippapart

Committed to exploring the multiple intersections between art and urbanism, Aurash Khawarzad speaks about creating the post-Hipster city, gentrification, and what it means to (re)build New York City from the ground up.

LOOK: Architect Designs Giant Mountains To Cover Ugly Roofs

Posted 04.06.2012 | New York

Forget trekking beyond city limits to get your board on. A new design crafted by architect Ju-Hyun Kim seeks to blanket the tops of buildings with ma...

Interactive Valentine's Day Art In Times Square

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- There's a giant red heart in the middle of New York City's Times Square that can measure love's pulse. Touch the heart and it starts to b...

Mr. Jobs, Meet Jackie O

Paul Gunther | Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts
Paul Gunther

The new Apple store in Grand Central Terminal is cultural memory writ large, resulting in a renewal of artistic appreciation for a place at risk of being taken for granted.

Masters of the Postmodern Universe

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.04.2012 | New York
J. Michael Welton

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Paul Needham

Mercedes House Adds A New Letter To New York's Alphabet

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- In 1980, when Steven Holl wrote "The Alphabetical City" in Pamphlet Architecture, he focused on how the shapes of nine letters -- T, I, U,...

LOOK: 'Project Neon' To Catalogue City's Neon Signs

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.11.2011 | New York

Kirsten Hively is on a quest to find New York's best neon signs. Every week she goes to a new glowing Gotham establishment and posts a photo and story...

Landmarking Urban Change in New York

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roberta Brandes Gratz

New York City has become a city for the rich and the poor for national and local economic reasons that have nothing to do with preservation.

George Maciunas: The Man Who Invented SoHo

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roslyn Bernstein

The grand shopping mall that is SoHo was until recently the arts center of New York City, a neighborhood created by artist visionary George Maciunas.

ARCHITECTURE: Humanitarian Architecture Exhibit Opens In NYC In October

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Even before the economic collapse of 2008, architects -- and young architects in particular -- had turned away from designing splashy new icons and to...

Fifty Cities in Twenty Years

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
J. Michael Welton

The Chinese people, their collective memory wiped clean by Mao's Cultural Revolution, need context for their new cities. Not surprisingly, American architects are swarming there.

Architecture's Terror and Wonder: A Conversation with Blair Kamin

Guy Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Guy Horton

Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, thoughtfully and provocatively defines the emotional and cultural dim...

Design Directs Everything

Alla Kazovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Alla Kazovsky

"Design Directs Everything" is the mantra of the first of its kind in the United States Architecture & Design Film Festival which opened in New York City last night.

At Home in Manhattan: Park51 as Global Architecture

Guy Horton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Guy Horton

2010-10-11-park51slim.jpgThe most recent conceptual images of Park51 compellingly show a building that, if built, could be positioned amongst some of the finest examples of global architecture.

Meal Periods: Steaks and the City

Michael McCarty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael McCarty

"Oh, by the way, I've invited 13 people over for dinner tonight." That's my wife breaking the news to me on a Sunday morning after I've just flown in on a late-night flight from L.A.

A Mad Look At 225 Lafayette Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Before it became overpriced condos, 225 Lafayette Street was a typical Manhattan office building with one very atypical tenant: Mad Magazine.

Scouting a Crypt

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Nothing beats days when you're asked to scout something as unusual as a crypt.