Architecture

The Trials of Rafi Segal The Trials of Rafi Segal

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

Apr 24, 2013 / Books & the Arts / Michael Sorkin

Save the New York Public Library! Save the New York Public Library!

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

Apr 17, 2013 / Books & the Arts / Scott Sherman

Dreams Built and Broken: On Ada Louise Huxtable

Dreams Built and Broken: On Ada Louise Huxtable Dreams Built and Broken: On Ada Louise Huxtable

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

Apr 15, 2013 / Books & the Arts / Alexandra Lange

Twin Legacies: The World Trade Center and Manhattan’s Development

Twin Legacies: The World Trade Center and Manhattan’s Development Twin Legacies: The World Trade Center and Manhattan’s Development

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

Sep 22, 2011 / Books & the Arts / The Nation and Francis Reynolds

Proving Grounds: On the World Trade Center

Proving Grounds: On the World Trade Center Proving Grounds: On the World Trade Center

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

Sep 21, 2011 / Books & the Arts / Alyssa Katz

Living for the City Living for the City

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

Mar 18, 2010 / Books & the Arts / Samuel Zipp

A City Made of Waste A City Made of Waste

Across the border from San Diego in Tijuana, a spontaneous urban space is taking shape off the radar of city planners, as an affluent city sheds its aging houses and its pieces are...

Jan 29, 2009 / Books & the Arts / Teddy Cruz

An Unmonumental Grimace An Unmonumental Grimace

Taking stock of the new New Museum.

Jan 29, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Barry Schwabsky

Tilted Ash Tilted Ash

A retrospective exhibition of Martin Puryear's sculptures reinvents MoMA's signature atrium space as a site for spiritual longing.

Dec 13, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

Art Matters Art Matters

Michael Rakowitz talks about his art, the possibility of public space and the Iraq War.

Sep 19, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Benjamin Tiven

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