- 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.