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Urbanism

  1. cityscape
    A Pair of New U.S. Embassies, Arriving at an Undiplomatic MomentReimagining the American compounds in New Delhi and Mexico City.
  2. cityscape
    The Shed at Hudson Yards Stays Half-True to Its Radical RootsWhether it busts out of tameness is up to the programmers.
  3. cityscape
    Essex Crossing Is a Megadevelopment That Knows Its Tenement NeighborsA pair of towers and a new Essex Street Market, plunked into the Lower East Side, turn out to be surprisingly well-integrated into the local fabric.
  4. urbanism
    Is Hudson Yards Really the City of Tomorrow?A debate between four starchitects.
  5. cityscape
    The De Blasio Climate Plan Is Big, Ambitious, and Very VagueBut it does make clear what a huge job it will be to keep the ocean out of lower Manhattan.
  6. select all
    Silicon Valley Wants a Monument to Itself. Will It Scale?So far it’s just vaporware.
  7. proposals
    My New Plan to Climate-Proof Lower ManhattanOver the coming years, we will spend up to $10 billion to extend the downtown waterfront as much as 500 feet into the East River.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. cityscape
    Who Works in the Chrysler Building? A Floor-by-Floor Investigation.The tenant list, revealed.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. conservatism
    Conservatives Are Right to Write Off Big CitiesNeverTrump Republicans think urbanites are eager to vote for a less xenophobic brand of their ideology. That’s as delusional as Trump’s Twitter feed.
  15. 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.
  16. cityscape
    Norman Foster’s Tulip Is Instagram Architecture at Its EmptiestThe Gherkin is getting a sperm-shaped neighbor.
  17. basta!
    Rome Tried to Break Up Its Version of the MTA, and Only Apathy Stopped ItA big majority of voters were in favor — but so few people voted that it didn’t matter.
  18. cityscape
    Columbia U. Tries to Welcome the Neighbors — and Keeps Them at Arm’s LengthThe Manhattanville campus is simultaneously open and remote.
  19. cityscape
    What to Expect When Amazon Lands in Long Island CityPricier lunches and more transit needs.
  20. 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.
  21. cityscape
    Modern Rome Is Falling Into Ruins, and Its Mayor Is FiddlingBasta!
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. urban planning
    Nashville Is Supposed to Be the Model Walkable 21st-Century City. Not Quite.A walkable downtown that’s still pretty car-dependent.
  25. urbanism
    A Stage Full of Starchitects Debates the State of the IndustryBillie Tsien, Robert A.M. Stern, and Daniel Libeskind talk about museums as malls, architecture as performance, and who will design the Trump library.
  26. For One Day of Protest, Every City Belonged to Its PedestriansCities are places for openness — and carlessness.
  27. urbanism
    The 4 ‘Spaces’ Cities Need to Make People HappierKey ingredients to urban life.
  28. cityscape
    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.
  29. cityscape
    The Urban Designer Who Brought Whimsy to London Is Turning His Eye to New YorkThomas Heatherwick is the Willy Wonka of Hudson Yards.
  30. What Will New York Feel Like With Half a Million More People?It’s a crowded town.
  31. cityscape
    Will Brooklyn Finally Get a World-Class Skyline?A handful of new projects promise an end to Downtown’s drab-construction boom. 
  32. from the archives
    Revisiting the Last Great Debate Over Skyscraper ShadowsAnother tall building, another fight over a share of light. 
  33. the urbanist
    These Are the Cities Within New York CityPart industrial park, part adult playground.
  34. cityscape
    Can Andrew Cuomo Be a Less Toxic Robert Moses?Most of what he can do is not building but repairing.
  35. profile
    Jean Nouvel Is a Master Without a StyleTalking to the architecte terrible who can’t stand one of his new buildings.
  36. design hunting
    Inside Governors Island’s New Oyster PavilionTurns out that slurping the bivalves is good for New York Harbor.
  37. urban planning
    Which New York Is Yours?Talking to Jeremiah Moss of Vanishing New York and Nikolai Fedak of New York YIMBY, 50 years after the Landmark Law.
  38. superskyscrapers
    The Rise of the Mile-High BuildingHow tall can tall be? When engineering meets ego, the sky is barely a limit at all.
  39. architecture
    The Folly of Santiago Calatrava’s WTC StationHe was commissioned to design an architectural extravagance at ground zero. He succeeded, an accomplishment that threatens to destroy his reputation.
  40. urbanism
    A Proposed Megatower on the Pier Would Wreck the South Street SeaportThis battle doesn’t just pit preservation against development; it forces us to choose between preservation by neglect and a more active restoration.
  41. architecture
    Who Wants a Supertall Skyline? The Emerging Aesthetic of the 1,000-Foot TowerDozens of supertall buildings are being built or planned. If we avert our gaze, we’ll get a bundle of glass stakes fencing off the air above ­Manhattan.
  42. future culture
    Going Green in the Urban JungleMeet the architects who want to save cities by letting mother nature back in. 
  43. urbanism
    Davidson on Preserving the Brooklyn Navy Yard It needs to be a place to make things.