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A drawing of a cellblock at Pelican Bay State Prison by an anonymous inmate

A call for architects to refuse to design chambers of living death.

Ground Zero worker

The architecture of the new World Trade Center buildings emphasizes that their business is none of ours.

photo of Hitler and Albert Speer

Why is Léon Krier defending anew the work of the Third Reich’s master builder?

MoMA

In defiance of its mission to preserve important works, the Museum of Modern Art has decided to raze the Folk Art building.

In Israel, an architectural competition and its winner have been sabotaged by the bad faith of its sponsors.

The current renovation plan is too costly and will ruin the landmark 42nd Street building. A reasonable compromise is still on the table.

Pennsylvania Station, photographed by Cervin Robinson in 1962, architecture

How an architecture critic made New York City her touchstone for discussions of public space.

The World Trade Center paved over a patchwork of industrial docks and community businesses to become a planned community catering to high finance.

Costumed as the World Trade Center at the Buskers Fare in New York City, June 19

How the World Trade Center turned Manhattan into a planned community.

There's more to the legend of Jane Jacobs than her showdown with Robert Moses.