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BIG, ARUP among finalists in the Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge design competition

The Van Alen Institute, along with the New York City Council, have announced the six finalists—three professional proposals and three proposals in the “young adult” category for designers 21 and younger—of Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that challenged entrants to breath new, cyclist- and pedestrian-focused life into the walkway of the iconic, borough-spanning […]

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Buffalo mayor calls for renaming transit station in honor of the late Robert T. Coles

Buffalo, New York, Mayor Byron Brown has requested that the city’s Utica Street Transit Station, one of 14 stations serving the Buffalo Metro Rail system, be renamed in tribute to the architect who designed it, Robert T. Coles. Coles, a pioneering African-American architect, community activist, and civic icon in his native Buffalo, passed away this […]

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It looks like Staten Island’s mega Ferris wheel isn’t dead after all

It’s the story that goes round and round: After the 630-foot-tall New York Wheel was called off in October 2018 after costs ballooned to $1 billion, it looked like Staten Island wouldn’t be getting a record-setting Ferris wheel on its shore after all. Now, Advance/SILive.com has learned that New York Wheel investors are reportedly looking […]

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Margaret Morton, urban photographer and former Cooper Union professor, passes away

Margaret Morton, a Cooper Union professor and photographer who shot New York City’s homeless populations and vacant architectural treasures, has died at the age of 72 of leukemia. The Cooper Union announced her death in an Instagram post on June 29, two days after her passing. Morton, born October 16, 1948, in Akron, Ohio, graduated […]

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The clock is ticking for historic McKim, Mead & White office tower in Lower Manhattan

During the worst weeks of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, demolition permits were filed for 15–19 Beekman Street, the site of a historically significant late 19th-century Classical Revival office tower designed by McKim, Mead & White that serves as a core contributing building to Lower Manhattan’s Fulton-Nassau Historic District, which was federally designated […]

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COOKFOX designs the first WELL Platinum-certified office for the IWBI

The new offices of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) are situated on the 8th floor of 220 5th Avenue, a 1912 neo-Gothic structure opposite Madison Square Park. Behind the exterior lined by gargoyles and historical copper-hung, double-hung windows, nearly 6,00 square feet of office space was renovated for the organization dedicated to accrediting the health […]

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The Cooper Union’s virtual End of Year Show bucks the trend of lackluster online galleries

For the first time since Cooper Union’s campus closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, students can now roam the halls of the architecture school’s Foundation Building, albeit virtually. The End of Year Show, Cooper’s long-running exhibition of student work held annually since 1860, was quickly adapted to a digital format when it became […]

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A massive, $2 billion neighborhood designed by ODA is revealed for Queens

Major changes could be coming to Astoria, Queens, as plans were revealed today for Innovation QNS, a five-block, $2 billion mixed-use project next to the Kaufman Arts District. If approved, the development could bring up to 2,700 units of housing to the neighborhood. The project is being developed through a partnership between Kaufman Astoria Studios, […]

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The future doesn’t look so bright for New Jersey’s American Dream

American Dream, a potentially cursed megamall designed by Gensler in the New Jersey Meadowlands, is, once again, having a rough go of it. Over 20 delay-mired years, at least two name changes, and innumerable legal challenges after the project was first envisioned, the 3-million-square-foot “destination” complex, complete with an indoor ski slope, DreamWorks water adventure […]

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Design for Distancing aims to bring life back to public spaces left dormant in lockdown

If our communities are ever going to reopen the economy safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, they need to find more ways to keep people apart and to make better use of outdoor space. That’s the premise behind Design for Distancing, a planning initiative in Baltimore that has brought architects and public health experts together to […]

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Harvard GSD students launch month-long Design Yard Sale for racial justice

Because nothing says summer like an old-fashioned yard/tag/stoop/rummage sale, a group of students and alumni from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) has launched an online variation of the seasonal cash-raising enterprise in support of anti-racist causes. All net proceeds generated from the sale of creative works during the month-long inaugural Design Yard Sale […]

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National Building Museum presents an online exhibition of life in New York during COVID-19

A new virtual exhibition, Documenting Crossroads: The New Normal, held by the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., presents images that photographer Camilo José Vergara captured on the streets of New York City in the past few months of life in the city’s streets during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 71 photographs include portraits of essential workers, […]

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