Karrie Jacobs

  1. cityscape
    What if You Could Walk to the Airport?There’s a difference between an airport terminal that radiates civic virtue and one that’s a true public space.
  2. Demolition ManWhy can’t anyone fight developers anymore? Because builders have discovered that if the state likes their proposals, Pataki will tear down […]
  3. Architecture 101New student-activities centers at Columbia and NYU expose the complex and sometimes contentious relationships between two schools and their neighbors.
  4. Architecture: Designer MarriageAn exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt shows that Charles and Ray Eames did a lot more than design the world’s comfiest chair.
  5. Robert Moses LivesA 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 m […]
  6. Fat CityStrip away the genially glitzy signage, the oddly beautiful armature, and 4 Times Square – a.k.a. the Condé Nast tower – is an office bui […]
  7. Champagne DesignJust as the city proposes zoning exemptions for exceptional design, a new tower in midtown reminds us how beautiful – radical idea! – contempo […]
  8. New Train of ThoughtThe restored Grand Central is lovely, but is strict preservation the best approach to the West Side train station? Let’s atone for the loss of P […]
  9. Hoopless DreamsThe NBA Store Plays Ralph Lauren’s Game
  10. Site Lines: Coming Full CircleThe Coliseum site gets the building it almost had in 1989.
  11. Site Lines / Dressed to Shill: The Bus Terminal Gets a Madison Avenue MakeoverThey’re ruining the Port Authority. That’s what I catch myself thinking as I stand at the corner of Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street, waiting for t […]
  12. Cineplex OdiousOutsize movie theaters are making new apartment towers uglier than they’ve ever been. So don’t blame the architects for these big boxes. Blame H […]
  13. Sitelines: Air ApparentTerminal 1 launches a new era at JFK.
  14. Faulty TowersOld buildings may send the occasional cornice hurtling to the street, but it’s modern architecture we should really fear.