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Norman Foster’s original Two World Trade Center will replace BIG’s tower

22 hours 23 minutes ago

Bjarke Ingels’ planned design for Two World Trade Center (2 WTC) is out. As the New York Post reports, Silverstein Properties has dropped the 2015 tower proposal in favor of Foster + Partners‘ original vision.  A newer rendering of the building has yet to be released, but Larry Silverstein and Norman Foster are reportedly making […]

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Sydney Franklin

Bjarke Ingels spotted in Brazil with Jair Bolsonaro

23 hours 6 minutes ago

Bjarke Ingels was in Brazil on Tuesday, January 14, for a meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro, according to multiple sources (complete with photos). The summit, which reportedly took place at the Palácio do Planalto in Brasília, came at the behest of the Minister of Tourism Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, who invited the Be-Nômade (Be-Nomad) group—responsible for […]

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The Editors

Abatement work sparks confusion over LACMA demolition

23 hours 30 minutes ago

Contrary to earlier reports elsewhere, demolition work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hasn’t officially begun. Instead, the abatement process is underway with crews working to figure out best practices for removing asbestos and advancing environmental remediation at the site.  According to Save LACMA, the nonprofit responsible for the recent petition to […]

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Sydney Franklin

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s massive South Station tower will finally begin construction

1 day 2 hours ago

After more than a decade, developers of a 2.75-million-square-foot air rights complex are aiming to begin construction this month atop Boston’s historic South Station. Headlined by a 51-story Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed tower, the Hines-led project was first approved by the City of Boston in 2006 and given a redesign in 2016. Investor reshufflings and related […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Ohkay Owingeh tribe restores a historic central village in New Mexico

1 day 3 hours ago

Thirty miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Owe’neh Bupingeh, the central village of Ohkay Owingeh, has been the home of one of the 19 federally recognized Pueblo tribes in New Mexico for over 700 years. The village is organized around a series of plazas where hundreds of homes once stood. Although Owe’neh Bupingeh remains […]

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Shawn Simmons

Gallery Gabriel & Guillaume takes on New York in grand style

1 day 3 hours ago

Untethered to a fixed brick and mortar space in one city or another, a nomadic gallery has the advantage of setting up (temporary) shop in some of the most emblematic locales. Whether their wears feature prominently at an exhaustive list of fairs, in storied buildings, or in recently completed real estate projects, this type of […]

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Adrian Madlener

Seattle debuts modular housing for homeless Native Americans

1 day 4 hours ago

Eagle Village, a new pilot community in Seattle’s South of Downtown District, is the first transitional housing project in King County to go fully modular. At the heart of the community are six modular trailers, previously used to house transient Texan oil workers, that have been divvied up into a total of 24 self-contained, dorm-style […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Related Companies backs down on building a wall around Hudson Yards

1 day 22 hours ago

After outcry from city officials and local New York community groups, the developers behind Hudson Yards have backed down on building a 720-foot-long wall the neighborhood’s southwestern perimeter. In a tweet today, Related Companies and Oxford Property Group said the site’s upcoming second phase will instead be open and connected to the High Line instead […]

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Sydney Franklin

Super Nintendo World will open at Universal Studios Japan for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

1 day 22 hours ago

Nintendo fans, rejoice: The company just provided a first “look” at Super Nintendo World, a Mario-themed expansion to Universal Studios Japan, that chief executive officer of Universal Creative Thierry Coup described as a “life-size, living video game” in a press briefing yesterday. Set to open this summer in Osaka to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, […]

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Shane Reiner-Roth

San Francisco’s fourth-tallest tower inches closer to approval

1 day 23 hours ago

San Francisco’s Planning Commission has approved a new 61-story, 800-foot-tall mixed-use tower at Transbay Center. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects for a group led by developer Hines, if approved and built as currently planned, it would be the city’s fourth-tallest building. Located at 542-550 Howard Street, the currently vacant site is known as Parcel […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Governor Gavin Newsom proposes billion-dollar plan to alleviate California’s homeless crisis

2 days 1 hour ago

On January 7, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his statewide initiative to resolve the homeless crisis. The plan calls for a $1.45 billion budget, $750 million of which is from taxpayer money that will be designated for supportive housing, while the remaining $700 million will go towards health-related expenses. “We have an unprecedented amount of […]

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Shane Reiner-Roth

80 Atlantic is Toronto’s first timber office building in generations

2 days 3 hours ago

A look around Toronto’s seemingly innumerable construction sites tends to reveal building materials common to many North American cities: brick and stone, steel and glass, and of course, concrete. But a new mass timber office building in the Liberty Village neighborhood points in a different direction. Designed by Canadian firm Quadrangle for Hullmark Developments, with […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

Asthetíque pilots its latest cafe design toward Russia

2 days 4 hours ago

Imagine a bustling airport terminal: something straight out of a PanAm advertisement but somehow, also in Russia. Setting the stage of this amalgamated image is a monolithic cement wall that mimics the jagged curves of a Soviet-era building. Whispy airplane motifs appear to take flight but are anchored in place by a number of Brutalist […]

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Gabrielle Golenda

Major updates proposed for Rockefeller Plaza overhaul

2 days 4 hours ago

  The landmarked public spaces and plaza of Rockefeller Center, designed in large part by The Associated Architects (an umbrella name for a collection of firms at the time) and built in the early 1930s, are up for a major revamp. Gabellini Sheppard Associates, along with Tishman Speyer, who owns most of the plaza, are […]

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Drew Zeiba

The mythologies of Oregon’s utopian seekers still informs its design and architecture today

2 days 22 hours ago

A few months back, while casually scrolling through some feed or another, I was struck by a series of images for a Portland-based boot company, Danner. Kicking up a faint cloud of dust with measured, deliberate steps, a lone photovoltaic maintenance worker moves across the image between parallel sets of solar trackers in a 64-acre […]

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Justin Fowler

NYC Parks Department required to rethink controversial redesign of Fort Greene Park

2 days 23 hours ago

Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park will live to see another day in its current state.  After over three years of controversy, the New York Supreme Court has decided that the 30-acre landscape would not be subject to a redesign or the removal of 83 mature trees until a proper environmental impact review is conducted. The lawsuit […]

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Sydney Franklin

Anish Kapoor’s New York bean is finally rising at 56 Leonard

3 days 1 hour ago

Long live the new bean: The long-delayed New York version of Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate in Chicago (colloquially known as The Bean) is finally rising at the foot of the Jenga-like Herzog & de Meuron’s 56 Leonard in Tribeca. Prep work for the mirrored sculpture began last summer, as the sculpture’s outline was marked out […]

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Jonathan Hilburg

NYC launches new website outlining timeline and process for the BQX streetcar

3 days 2 hours ago

After much uncertainty and relative quiet, an updated timeline has been announced for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX streetcar) that would connect 11 miles of Brooklyn and Queens. The City’s Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Transportation have launched a new website detailing the proposed streetcar, along with previously released and new reports, which would […]

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Drew Zeiba

Chevalier Morales Architectes’ Drummondville Library unites a community

3 days 3 hours ago

Accoladed Montreal firm Chevalier Morales Architectes recently completed the Drummondville Public library. Set on a strategically central site in the historic Québécois market town, the new curtain wall structure serves as much more than just a standard bibliothèque. The “well rounded” building operates as a sorely needed connector that bridges a formerly isolated civic complex […]

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Adrian Madlener

Loitering takes center stage in Los Angeles

3 days 3 hours ago

Taking up space, it seems, is among the most actively policed crimes in America today. Sidewalk infrastructure prohibits extended stays through the punitive additions of spikes and dividers, cafes are inviting so long as one exchanges their stay for the purchase of food or drink, and the browsing experience in retail settings is regularly guarded. […]

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Shane Reiner-Roth
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