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Cityscape

  1. cityscape
    Corey Johnson’s Simple But Innovative Plan to Fix New York’s Transit SystemThe city council speaker has an ambitious strategy for overhauling how New Yorkers get around — no advanced tech or billion-dollar deal required.
  2. cityscape
    The Showy but Restrained Museum of the International BaroqueIn Puebla, Mexico, a subtly flamboyant tribute to the gaudiest, most spectacular art.
  3. cityscape
    Is This Harvard Prototype the Greenest Building in America?HouseZero can handle Boston’s winters and summers, and a lot of its lessons are replicable anywhere.
  4. urbanism
    Hudson Yards Is a Gilded City Straight Out of a Billionaire’s FantasyWhere nothing is ever dirty and everything works, where you can live your perfect life and never have to leave — provided you can pay for it.
  5. urbanism
    How Stephen Ross Became the Most Powerful City-Shaper Since Robert MosesHe’s outmaneuvered, outspent, out-leveraged, and out-sweet-talked his way into the Hudson Yards deal.
  6. cityscape
    Who Works in the Chrysler Building? A Floor-by-Floor Investigation.The tenant list, revealed.
  7. cityscape
    A Built-From-Scratch Neighborhood in Washington That Doesn’t Feel PrefabThe Wharf doesn’t gaslight us into pretending it’s something it isn’t.
  8. cityscape
    The High Line Has Become a Tunnel Through Glass TowersAnd the views now belong to a few very rich neighbors.
  9. cityscape
    The L Won’t Shut Down After All. Time to Panic?Governor Cuomo’s surprise announcement of relief was greeted with less enthusiasm than he might have hoped for.
  10. cityscape
    When a Developer Comes for Your Little Neighborhood ParkIn Nolita and Nashville, two cautionary tales: If it’s not absolutely locked down as green space, it can become a building site.
  11. cityscape
    If You Think Hudson Yards Is Big, Wait Till You See What’s Coming to SunnysideThe future of Queens lies over the rail yards.
  12. cityscape
    Here’s a Solution for Fixing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Get Rid of ItNew York City wants to spend billions upgrading a perpetually jammed roadway. Bad idea.
  13. cityscape
    Will the AT&T Building Ever Really Work? A Look at the (Revised) RenovationA first look at the revised renovation plan.
  14. cityscape
    Growing Out of the ’60s: The Ford Foundation Building Gets RenewedPlantings that work, restored mid-century credenzas — and, finally, wheelchair access that’s not through the back.
  15. cityscape
    Norman Foster’s Tulip Is Instagram Architecture at Its EmptiestThe Gherkin is getting a sperm-shaped neighbor.
  16. cityscape
    Amazon Can’t Monopolize New York CityThe company shouldn’t be seen as a threat. Besides, the world’s great urban center of commerce doesn’t tell anyone to get out of town.
  17. cityscape
    Columbia U. Tries to Welcome the Neighbors — and Keeps Them at Arm’s LengthThe Manhattanville campus is simultaneously open and remote.
  18. cityscape
    What to Expect When Amazon Lands in Long Island CityPricier lunches and more transit needs.
  19. cityscape
    Newark’s Revival Is Finally Real. So Is Its Latest Problem.“We’ve been down so long we have to get it right,” one observer says.
  20. cityscape
    Modern Rome Is Falling Into Ruins, and Its Mayor Is FiddlingBasta!
  21. cityscape
    Why New York City Should Welcome Electric Scooters on Its StreetsHow can anyone detest these things? They are simple, cheap, and slightly goofy. Best of all, they could help us get rid of cars.
  22. cityscape
    Can Paris Exist Sans Gasoline? Its Mayor Thinks So.Anne Hidalgo fights to create a global capital free of exhaust-spewing cars. But not everyone is ready to let go.
  23. art
    Will the Retail Apocalypse Be Good for the Arts?When a Chase Bank becomes a nonprofit.
  24. The Turrets of New York — and the People Who Inhabit ThemA survey of the city’s tiny medieval towers on the Upper West Side, in Crown Heights, and on Staten Island.
  25. There’s a Human Camera Obscura in the New York Public LibraryAn epic drawing of the minutest details from the “Perspective Twins.”
  26. 9 Top Architects Share Their Dream Projects to Improve (or Save) New York CityNorman Foster, Charles Renfro, Rafael Viñoly, and David Rockwell have big ideas.
  27. properties
    Life in Long Island City, the Country’s Fastest-Growing NeighborhoodThe neighborhood’s transition has been a long time coming.
  28. Surveying Post-Bloomberg New York With Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan DoctoroffThe self-described “creature of the suburbs” helped remake this city, in some ways, for his own maximum personal comfort.
  29. The Strange State of New York’s Street-Level Retail StorefrontsThey’re experiencing a combination of withering and supersizing that could have a powerful effect on a city that has always been shaped by shopping.
  30. From Alligator Shoes to Whole Foods: Watching One Harlem Corner Over 28 YearsA photographic history of gentrification at 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard.
  31. Behold the Next New Astor PlaceIt survived riots and punks. How about low-key plazas and cute NYU kids?
  32. Imagining a Wooden SkylineA new miracle building material that could change the way skyscrapers are designed.
  33. the urbanist
    The Rise of the Franken­mansionMegahouses smack in the heart of the city are sprouting up all over the globe. And they’re not all built for Russian oligarchs.
  34. To Honor Jane Jacobs’s Vision, We Need More Planning, Not LessA pair of new books reminds us to look at her streetscape with clear eyes.
  35. The Urban Designer Who Brought Whimsy to London Is Turning His Eye to New YorkThomas Heatherwick is the Willy Wonka of Hudson Yards.
  36. 8 Creative Ways Cities Are Combating Rising TemperaturesFrom street spritzes in Japan to man-made wind in the Middle East.
  37. Will Brooklyn Finally Get a World-Class Skyline?A handful of new projects promise an end to Downtown’s drab-construction boom. 
  38. Revisiting the Last Great Debate Over Skyscraper ShadowsAnother tall building, another fight over a share of light. 
  39. Can Andrew Cuomo Be a Less Toxic Robert Moses?Most of what he can do is not building but repairing.