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Cityscape

  1. cityscape
    How Real Architecture Inspired Westworld’s Futuristic CitiesThe meaning behind season three’s deluxe urban dystopia, agleam with prosperity and gentrified to a high polish.
  2. cityscape
    The Sunnyside Yard Master Plan Is a Mirage of a Better CityNew York City’s plan for the city’s heart is the best of all worlds. Whether it can actually exist in ours is another question.
  3. cityscape
    Coronavirus Threatens Everything That Makes New York GreatThe city thrives on human entanglement. What happens if a pandemic drives its residents into isolation?
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    Farm Livin’ Is the Life for Me, Ja? Rem Koolhaas Tries Out Country LifeFor “Countryside, the Future,” a city boy goes to the sticks.
  5. cityscape
    L.A.’s Beguiling Idea: An African-American Arts DestinationIn South Los Angeles—formerly known as South Central—Destination Crenshaw will be an elevated park amid the traffic arteries.
  6. cityscape
    Trump’s Classical-Architecture Edict Is Dumb — But Not Worth the OutrageIt’s boneheaded. But it doesn’t censor architects or stifle creativity in the country at large.
  7. cityscape
    Every Plan to Fix Penn Station, RankedMore than 30 years’ worth of schemes, renderings, misfires, and good intentions.
  8. cityscape
    Eric Adams’s ‘Go Back to Iowa’ Is Intolerant — and IncoherentThe Brooklyn borough president implies that you’re not a New Yorker if you shop at chain stores. Tell it to the customers at your local Duane Reade.
  9. cityscape
    ‘Slum Clearance’ Tore Down Much More Than TenementsA new exhibition at the Center for Architecture documents the mid-century misfire of urban renewal.
  10. cityscape
    The Elemental Architecture of Jeanne GangA Chicago architect renowned for sublime engineering whose buildings really work for New Yorkers.
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    A Transit Hub for an All-Corporate San Francisco FutureA public project that almost feels privatized.
  12. cityscape
    Revealed: The Plans for David Geffen Hall and for the Music WithinA $500 million renovation that will finally fix that room. Maybe.
  13. cityscape
    The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Renovates, and Faces an Existential ThreatA new visitor center and Woodland Garden, and the long shadow of proposed high-rise neighbors.
  14. the future issue
    By 2029, a Hyperloop Could Turn Columbus, Ohio, Into a Suburb of ChicagoI’m intrigued but skeptical.
  15. cityscape
    Two New Buildings Break Free of the Glass StraitjacketFaçade materials that are able to show their age.
  16. cityscape
    Does the Future of Public Housing Lie in These Cozy London Projects?Peter Barber’s cozy brickwork obliterates the usual concrete severity.
  17. cityscape
    Spending $9 Billion on New Architecture Will Not Solve the Rikers ProblemAttitudes toward crime and incarceration, rather than the physical place, are most of the problem.
  18. cityscape
    At Battersea Power Station, the Best We Could Hope for (in Both Senses)Yet another spectacular building becomes mixed-use luxury.
  19. cityscape
    The New MoMA Tries to Get Out of Its Own Way. We’ll See If It Can.An attempt to manage the crush of visitors that’s made the museum hard to love.
  20. cityscape
    Àlvaro Siza Vieira, an Architect’s Architect, Comes to TownA legend in the profession, little-known here, builds his first New York tower.
  21. cityscape
    The Hunters Point Library Was Too Expensive, and Is Worth ItA small, great civic monument on the Queens waterfront.
  22. cityscape
    The Challenges of Constructing New York’s Tallest Apartment BuildingA conversation with the architects of the 131-story Central Park Tower.
  23. cityscape
    Red Tape Is Keeping New York City’s Landscape Stuck in the PastAn ambitious new plan to remake the Port Authority bus terminal highlights the extent to which the city’s balkanized bureaucracy stifles ambition.
  24. cityscape
    Steven Holl’s Subtle ‘Reach’ Humanizes the Kennedy CenterThe architect has managed to strike an impossible balance in his addition to the venerable icon.
  25. cityscape
    The Berkshires Have the Culture of a Major City — and New Architecture to MatchBig-city institutions amid the cow pastures.
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    New Studies Say Gentrification Doesn’t Really Force Out Low-Income ResidentsIn part because it improves school integration, it may be better for lower-income residents than previously thought.
  27. cityscape
    OMA Adds a Dose of Delirium to the New MuseumPrince Street will now dead-end into a plaza formed by the new wing.
  28. cityscape
    New York City Is Still a Disaster for the DisabledOld infrastructure and grudging compliance add up to only moderate progress toward accessibility.
  29. tribes
    After a Splashy Launch, JFK’s TWA Hotel Has Become an Aviation Nerd’s ParadiseOn the runway with the “av geeks.”
  30. cityscape
    I ♥ Tourism: Why New York Is Better When It’s Full of Annoying VisitorsYeah, they’re in the way. But they tell the rest of the world that this is the place to be.
  31. cityscape
    A Staten Island Outlet Mall Intends to Defy the Retail ApocalypseWith bargains and lively architecture.
  32. cityscape
    Cozy Streetscapes and Big Data: Google’s Reimagining of TorontoThe public-corporate partnership on a huge scale.
  33. cityscape
    Can a Gas Tank Be a Playground? Dueling Ideas for Bushwick Inlet ParkAn inventive scheme to reuse (rather than demolish) industrial structures in a new park faces local opposition.
  34. cityscape
    The Restorations of L.A.’s Eames House and Silvertop Were Not Simple JobsThe innovative materials and methods in the Eames Case Study house and John Lautner’s Silvertop can be a headache as they age.
  35. cityscape
    This Is the Prettiest Block in New York, And It’s Just Been Perfectly RestoredStation Square, renovated and camera-ready.
  36. urban planning
    Why New York Can’t Have Nice ThingsIt costs three times more to build a subway station here than in London or Paris. What if we could change that?
  37. cityscape
    How Disney Hall Transformed a Downtown L.A. Neighborhood and the City Beyond“The 90-year-old architect may yet get to walk around the effervescent urban core he envisioned with art and music at its center.”
  38. cityscape
    LACMA Is Leaping Over Wilshire Boulevard, and L.A. Isn’t Sure Whether to Join ItA plan that’s either bold or gimmicky.
  39. cityscape
    TWA Takes Flight Again, Without Leaving the GroundSure, it whitewashes the past some. But can you imagine a better place to have a drink when your flight is delayed?
  40. suburbs
    The Suburbs Can Be Fixed. No, Really.It won’t happen in one giant swoop. But small changes can have big effects.
  41. tribes
    A Sunny Saturday at Brooklyn’s Most Instagrammable IntersectionTaking stock of the photogenic scene at the corner of Washington and Water Streets.
  42. cityscape
    A Pair of New U.S. Embassies, Arriving at an Undiplomatic MomentReimagining the American compounds in New Delhi and Mexico City.
  43. cityscape
    The Shed at Hudson Yards Stays Half-True to Its Radical RootsWhether it busts out of tameness is up to the programmers.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. cityscape
    The Showy but Restrained Museum of the International BaroqueIn Puebla, Mexico, a subtly flamboyant tribute to the gaudiest, most spectacular art.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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