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February 17, 2014
Big Men on Campus

Two academic interlopers attempt to make peace with the townies.

January 19, 2004
Roots of Memory

Changes unveiled this week to Michael Arad’s bold, dignified design for the WTC memorial are likely to include more greenery—not necessarily a good idea.

June 26, 2000
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.

April 3, 2000
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
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.

November 22, 1999
Strike Up the Bandwidth

Broadband access offers high-speed surfing. But will patchwork service and a wait for hookups add bandwidth envy to New Yorkers' status woes?

October 4, 1999
Architecture 101

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

July 12, 1999
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
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
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.

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