Joseph Giovannini

  1. The UntouchablesAt the Venice Biennale, a new wave in architecture – digital, abstract, evanescent as a dream – all but displaced the Renaissance forms of old.
  2. Time of the SignsDesigners of the New 42nd Street Studios took the mandate for signs in Times Square to heart, creating one huge, eye-popping ad for culture.
  3. Ferry DustThe new ferry landing at Pier 11 has a magical impact on Wall Street’s waterfront; unlike South Street Seaport, it merges the land and the harbor.
  4. Pier GlintFrank Gehry’s proposal for the Guggenheim would float a titanium cloud above the East River, a blaze of light illuminating downtown’s dark canyons.
  5. On the Right TrackAnticipating the arrival of its new high-speed trains, Amtrak deftly transforms dreary Penn Station with sleek escalators and other touches.
  6. Just Add WaterTurning Governors Island into a destination point with a conference center, shops, and restaurants could revitalize the harbor. But are the plan […]
  7. Best BytesThe Cooper-Hewitt’s eye-popping “Design Culture Now” show reveals the impact of computers on architecture and design – but doesn’t have much to […]