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Urbanism

  1. coronavirus
    Close the Theaters. Close the Opera. Close the Concert Halls. Now.Yes, it will be brutal to the performing-arts economy. It’s also necessary.
  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
    Farm Livin’ Is the Life for Me, Ja? Rem Koolhaas Tries Out Country LifeFor “Countryside, the Future,” a city boy goes to the sticks.
  4. 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.
  5. in conversation
    Frank Gehry Doesn’t Know How to RetireIn conversation with the most famous architect alive, who’s fully engaged and working nonstop as he turns 91.
  6. cityscape
    ‘Slum Clearance’ Tore Down Much More Than TenementsA new exhibition at the Center for Architecture documents the mid-century misfire of urban renewal.
  7. cityscape
    The Elemental Architecture of Jeanne GangA Chicago architect renowned for sublime engineering whose buildings really work for New Yorkers.
  8. cityscape
    A Transit Hub for an All-Corporate San Francisco FutureA public project that almost feels privatized.
  9. cityscape
    Revealed: The Plans for David Geffen Hall and for the Music WithinA $500 million renovation that will finally fix that room. Maybe.
  10. 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.
  11. cityscape
    Two New Buildings Break Free of the Glass StraitjacketFaçade materials that are able to show their age.
  12. cityscape
    Does the Future of Public Housing Lie in These Cozy London Projects?Peter Barber’s cozy brickwork obliterates the usual concrete severity.
  13. 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.
  14. cityscape
    The Hunters Point Library Was Too Expensive, and Is Worth ItA small, great civic monument on the Queens waterfront.
  15. cityscape
    The Challenges of Constructing New York’s Tallest Apartment BuildingA conversation with the architects of the 131-story Central Park Tower.
  16. timeline
    The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel That Wasn’tBut might be one day? The circle of life of a Staten Island tourist attraction.
  17. 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.
  18. urbanism
    Touring the Overlooked Islands of New YorkUnearthing our hidden histories, from buried bodies to heron sanctuaries.
  19. cityscape
    The Berkshires Have the Culture of a Major City — and New Architecture to MatchBig-city institutions amid the cow pastures.
  20. cityscape
    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.
  21. the bqe
    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head FakeThe story goes that he wanted the BQE rammed through the Heights and settled for the Promenade. It’s not true.
  22. cityscape
    New York City Is Still a Disaster for the DisabledOld infrastructure and grudging compliance add up to only moderate progress toward accessibility.
  23. 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.
  24. cityscape
    A Staten Island Outlet Mall Intends to Defy the Retail ApocalypseWith bargains and lively architecture.
  25. cityscape
    Cozy Streetscapes and Big Data: Google’s Reimagining of TorontoThe public-corporate partnership on a huge scale.
  26. real estate
    The Last Residents of the Hotel BossertWhat’s it like to live in a nearly abandoned building?
  27. 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.
  28. cityscape
    This Is the Prettiest Block in New York, And It’s Just Been Perfectly RestoredStation Square, renovated and camera-ready.
  29. 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?
  30. 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.”
  31. suburbs
    The Suburbs Can Be Fixed. No, Really.It won’t happen in one giant swoop. But small changes can have big effects.
  32. cityscape
    A Pair of New U.S. Embassies, Arriving at an Undiplomatic MomentReimagining the American compounds in New Delhi and Mexico City.
  33. cityscape
    The Shed at Hudson Yards Stays Half-True to Its Radical RootsWhether it busts out of tameness is up to the programmers.
  34. 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.
  35. urbanism
    Is Hudson Yards Really the City of Tomorrow?A debate between four starchitects.
  36. 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.
  37. select all
    Silicon Valley Wants a Monument to Itself. Will It Scale?So far it’s just vaporware.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. cityscape
    Who Works in the Chrysler Building? A Floor-by-Floor Investigation.The tenant list, revealed.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. cityscape
    Norman Foster’s Tulip Is Instagram Architecture at Its EmptiestThe Gherkin is getting a sperm-shaped neighbor.
  48. 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.
  49. cityscape
    Columbia U. Tries to Welcome the Neighbors — and Keeps Them at Arm’s LengthThe Manhattanville campus is simultaneously open and remote.
  50. cityscape
    What to Expect When Amazon Lands in Long Island CityPricier lunches and more transit needs.
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