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Karrie Jacobs

April 26, 2004 | Cityside
Demolition Man

Why can’t anyone fight developers anymore? Because builders have discovered that if the state likes their proposals, Pataki will tear down whatever is in the way.

October 4, 1999 | Cityscape
Architecture 101

New student-activities centers at Columbia and NYU expose the complex and sometimes contentious relationships between two schools and their neighbors.

September 13, 1999 | Feature
Architecture: Designer Marriage

An exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt shows that Charles and Ray Eames did a lot more than design the world's comfiest chair.

July 12, 1999 | Cityscape
Robert Moses Lives

A cunning plan to cover the West Side rail yards with a vast park and commercial ventures -- with a stadium in the Hudson on the side -- has a master builder's grandiosity.

June 28, 1999 | Cityscape
Fat City

Strip away the genially glitzy signage, the oddly beautiful armature, and 4 Times Square -- a.k.a. the Condé Nast tower -- is an office building with a weight problem.

May 17, 1999 | Cityscape
Champagne Design

Just as the city proposes zoning exemptions for exceptional design, a new tower in midtown reminds us how beautiful -- radical idea! -- contemporary architecture can be.

October 12, 1998 | Cityscape
New Train of Thought

The restored Grand Central is lovely, but is strict preservation the best approach to the West Side train station? Let's atone for the loss of Penn Station by learning not to fear the future.

October 5, 1998 | Feature
Hoopless Dreams

The NBA Store Plays Ralph Lauren's Game

August 10, 1998 | Feature
Site Lines: Coming Full Circle

The Coliseum site gets the building it almost had in 1989.

July 27, 1998 | Feature
Site Lines / Dressed to Shill:
The Bus Terminal Gets a Madison Avenue Makeover