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IN THIS ISSUE 13_07.28.2010
Historic preservation tax credit program gets chopped from state budget, imperiling numerous developments
Long-delayed Queens megaproject gets planning commission approval as locals vow to fight on
Competing groups explore Chinatown's zoning future, with developers and small businesses at odds
Contractors fume over new rules and shifting policies that have them scrambling to clean up sites and meet deadlines
Debate rages over addition of three new towers to 1970s Christian Science campus
Barn-raising for Dennis Wedlick Architect's Hudson Passive Project, among the first in New York State
Editorial> Caution to the Wind
Smoke and Parametric Mirrors
Eavesdrop> Isadora Mullion
Titular Tiff; Bigger Bottom Line; Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Battery Park City Library by 1100: Architect
With a decades-worth of projects, the Frenchman's glowing red construction may be the best
Artsee Eyewear by Openshop
In fight for environmental justice, new middle school sprouts green roof with goal of LEED Platinum
Museum Plaza's New Legs
HUD loan guarantee could restart REX-designed Louisville tower
The British architect had wide-ranging influence both at home and abroad
Olafur Eliasson and Henning Larsen team up for a multifaceted, multifunctional project in Reykjavik
Studio Visit> Loading Dock 5
Crit> Brooklyn Bridge Park
At Deadline
Snohetta's Broadway Debut; Hammer Time for Hodge; Rem Roars in Venice
Product> The New Euro Furnishing Showrooms
For our 6th annual Developer's Issue, we focus on Manhattan below Canal Street, guided by our own fascination -- and admitted confusion -- about the sometimes contradictory forces that have come to characterize the area. Is it a financial district or a residential neighborhood taking full advantage of the waterfront? A tourist magnet or a crowded mess? Are buildings on the rise or paralyzed in place? There's much under way at the World Trade Center, but few seem to understand the development's fine-grained future. Most importantly, it is hardly clear how this latest Lower Manhattan mega-block (and we found there have been quite a few precedents since the 1940s) is going to weave into a rejuvenated street grid at a much different scale. Amid river-to-river renewal, we bring you the fullest picture possible of downtown development.
Lower Manhattan is collectively the hardest-charging construction site in the city, with streets being renewed, parks planted, condominiums converted, and towers marching skyward. With a helping hand from the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, AN takes a snapshot of the district as it will appear at year-end in 2018 -- with a nod to the developers and architects who are designing downtown's future.
Hard Times
America's Mayor: John V. Lindsay and the Reinvention of the New York at Museum of the City of New York
There are plenty of fine ideas in Our Cities Ourselves, but Alexandra Lange longs for life beyond bikes and BRT
Guided by Voices
Matthew A. Postal takes a tour of the new AIA Guide to New York City
Q&A> Burt and Jonathan Resnick
All in the Families