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Joseph Giovannini

July 10, 2000 | The City Politic
The Untouchables

At the Venice Biennale, a new wave in architecture -- digital, abstract, evanescent as a dream -- all but displaced the Renaissance forms of old.

June 26, 2000 | Cityscape
Time of the Signs

Designers of the New 42nd Street Studios took the mandate for signs in Times Square to heart, creating one huge, eye-popping ad for culture.

June 5, 2000 | The City Politic
Ferry Dust

The new ferry landing at Pier 11 has a magical impact on Wall Street's waterfront; unlike South Street Seaport, it merges the land and the harbor.

May 1, 2000 | The City Politic
Pier Glint

Frank Gehry's proposal for the Guggenheim would float a titanium cloud above the East River, a blaze of light illuminating downtown's dark canyons.

April 24, 2000 | The City Politic
On the Right Track

Anticipating the arrival of its new high-speed trains, Amtrak deftly transforms dreary Penn Station with sleek escalators and other touches.

April 3, 2000 | Cityscape
Just Add Water

Turning Governors Island into a destination point with a conference center, shops, and restaurants could revitalize the harbor. But are the planners thinking big enough?

March 27, 2000 | Cityscape
Best Bytes

The Cooper-Hewitt's eye-popping "Design Culture Now" show reveals the impact of computers on architecture and design -- but doesn't have much to say on the subject.

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