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Beijing CCTV

In their defense of “tradition” against the liberating potential of architecture, Prince Charles and Xi Jinping find unlikely common ground.

The Topography of Terror, Berlin

The dense details in Berlin’s memorial museums overwhelm the stories they try to tell.

A staircase in Dresden, Germany, 1945

Architecture lets us speak of the spoken indirectly.

A Roman theater in Bosra, once the capital of the Roman province of Arabia, 2009

How the destruction of architectural treasures became a weapon in Syria’s ongoing civil war.

56 Leonard-Woolworth view

How Michael Bloomberg turned architecture into a sixty-four-ounce Coke.

Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village as seen from the air over the East River, N

The amount of affordable housing in New York City is shrinking, and Mayor de Blasio’s development plans might not reverse the trend.

Rendering of the proposed plan for the Domino Sugar refinery site in Bkln. NY

Inclusionary zoning laws are among the few tools left to ensure the creation of affordable housing.

The former American Folk Art building

MoMA’s new expansion plans represent avant-gardism at its most deracinated.

Advertisement for “Thames Town” development, Songjiang New City, Shanghai, China

The urbanization of China and infusion of Western forms amounts to a second Cultural Revolution.

Equitable Building, Manhattan

Real estate has become an extractive industry, mining the air for property.

Blogs

The Nation's critic in 1931 said the museum would abet the snobbery that believes "American painting is a second-rate affair."

April 27, 2015