Architecture

The Donald Trump Blueprint

The Donald Trump Blueprint The Donald Trump Blueprint

Trump inhabits interiors in lieu of an interior life and shows them off with hyperbolic self-celebration. Gilt by association!

Jul 26, 2016 / Books & the Arts / Michael Sorkin

The Genius of Jane Jacobs, Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities

The Genius of Jane Jacobs, Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities The Genius of Jane Jacobs, Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities

She argued in favor of local wisdom and community visions over the grandiose designs of distant planners.

Jun 8, 2016 / Cities Rising / Roberta Brandes Gratz

The Cathedral at Ground Zero

The Cathedral at Ground Zero The Cathedral at Ground Zero

Understanding the prosody of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s construction also requires an accounting of its extravagance.

Apr 6, 2016 / Books & the Arts / Michael Sorkin

December 27, 1932: Radio City Music Hall Opens

December 27, 1932: Radio City Music Hall Opens December 27, 1932: Radio City Music Hall Opens

“All at once there is a vast firmament overhead, and a great distance stretching out under it.”

Dec 27, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

Cookie Monster, Hello Kitty, and Super Mario in Times Square.

What Happens to the Right of Public Assembly in the Absence of Public Space? What Happens to the Right of Public Assembly in the Absence of Public Space?

The mentality of traffic engineering cripples mass transit, and free speech, in New York City.

Dec 3, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Michael Sorkin

Maureen Gallace, Ice Storm, Easton (With Robert), 2015.

Is Serious Landscape Painting Still Possible? Is Serious Landscape Painting Still Possible?

Maureen Gallace’s fresh and enigmatic work indicates that it is.

Nov 25, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

Standing Up for Migrant Workers in the Gulf, 1 Installation at a Time

Standing Up for Migrant Workers in the Gulf, 1 Installation at a Time Standing Up for Migrant Workers in the Gulf, 1 Installation at a Time

For the artists in the activist group Gulf Labor, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi epitomizes the conquest of art by corporate interests.

Nov 9, 2015 / Dispatch / Ursula Lindsey

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Letters From the November 9, 2015, Issue Letters From the November 9, 2015, Issue

Inside out and outside in… Gates’s gilded gospel… obstacle illusions…

Oct 22, 2015 / Letters / Barry Schwabsky, Michael Sorkin, and Our Readers

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Why Has Criticism of the Whitney Been Unmoored? Why Has Criticism of the Whitney Been Unmoored?

It shouldn’t be surprising that the museum’s new building looks most like… a building.

Oct 1, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Michael Sorkin

Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina

Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina

The city has granted more than 24,000 demolition permits since Katrina. The Nation partnered with The Lens, a nonprofit newsroom in New Orleans, to explore the fate of those proper...

Aug 27, 2015 / Investigation / The Lens and The Nation

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