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IN THIS ISSUE 13_07.30.2008
Vinoly scheme to cover part of London's Battersea Power Station with ecodome goes over like a lead balloon
Sweet and Lower
LPC approves downscaled plans for Domino project
Watching Their Step
Contractors tackle site safety with new group
Expanding Privileges
Mum's the word for changes at the Century Club
Few issues in New York are messier than who pays for the public realm
Open: Restaurant
Ghenet Brooklyn by Rickenbacker + Leung
Open: Restaurant
Kurve by Karim Rashid
And Then There Were Two
Columbia inks dramatic deal with Manhattanville holdout
In Detail: Digital Water Pavilion, Zaragoza, Spain
M.I.T. and Carlo Ratti Associati with Arup
MoMA's Home Delivery show offers plenty to learn about flat-packing, laser cutting, and tool-free assembly. But, asks Alexandra Lange, will this change anything at all about architecture?
Old waterfront switching station to get high-performance shell
Still Raring to Roar
Historian James Ackerman to receive golden lion in Venice
Coney Island Cry
As zoning plan zigzags, Zigun bails out
Studio Visit: Onion Flats
Norman Marcus, 1932-2008
Sandy Hornick pays tribute to a longtime champion of the New York City Planning Commission
Honors: Lumen Awards
The Illuminating Engineering Society of New York
Open: Restaurant
Matsugen by Thomas Juul-Hansen
Stamford department store listed on state register
At Deadline
Slick Surfaces
From green walls and terracotta insulation tiles to custom-printed resin, the latest panel systems come loaded with environmental savvy and plenty of options
Six developers, five boroughs, and a downward-shifting economy: AN sat down with builders representing a broad spectrum of scale and style in New York, to find out how, where, and why they're boldly working in today's market.
From Williamsburg hotspots to the newly beckoning Bronx, here is AN's annual grid of new developments that, in ways both flashy and unfussy, are filling in New York's skyline.
The late, great Charles Moore wrote a 1965 essay called "You Have to Pay for the Public Life," but today, the question is: Who foots the bill? In New York, politicians and not-for-profit groups have increasingly turned to the private sector for crucial help in financing: Give us X classrooms/dollars and we'll give you Y stories. Both sides benefit, but some critics argue things have gone too far. Matt Chaban weighs the options.
In 1971, Tribeca, Dumbo, and Williamsburg were not exactly hotspots of residential development, and a new state tax abatement program known as 421a was devised to help change that. Those neighborhoods, and dozens more like them across the city, are now humming with activity, but the program that aided their transformation has been radically scaled back. Will its demise end a subsidy for luxury buildings or make it even harder to build affordable housing in New York? Alec Appelbaum crunches the numbers.
Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe at the Whitney Museum of American Art
Building the Fluxus Way
George Maciunas Prefabricated Building System at Maya Stendhal Gallery
Friend or French?
Dominique Perrrault Architecture
Saving Modernism
Preservation of Modern Architecture by Theodore H.M. Prudon
Protest: Andrew Yang
China's Olympic Syndrome