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Patchwork City

The future skyline of Queens bears a superficial resemblance to Jersey City: More than a dozen tall buildings are planned to rise along the Queens Waterfront and, as a result of Special District zoning, many others are in the works in Long Island City and Hunters Point. As D. Grahame Shane reports, the Department of City Planning’s surgical approach to zoning is stimulating strategic development throughout the borough, promising a series of dynamic urban patchessas well as some awkward seams. […]

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House Specials

True to its brochure, OHNY offers a chance to explore substations, skyscrapers, lighthouses, lookouts, crypts, clubs, monuments, mansions, hotels, landfills, lodges, factories, fireboats, farmhouses, and so much more.. Culled from this yearrs offering of 150 sites, which here are our recommendations of the high, the low, and the in-between. […]

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Open City

Now in its third year, openhousenewyork is fast becoming a New York City institution. Organized by architect Scott Lauer, the two- day event opens the doors to countless sites throughout New York City. Tess Taylor sat down with Lauer to find out how it all began. […]

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Campus Life

Ask students: The city is in. If at one time Americaas college-age population was sentt away to school in a cornfield, small college town, or hillside enclave, today they flock to cities, where urban campuses are growing and prospering, making new commitments to their cities, and at the same time enlarging their domain into neighborhoods scarred by urban renewal, urban abandonment, or both. Universities are occupying spaces in the skyline, taking over spaces vacated by businesses that have fled to the suburbs or relocated to more technologically equipped, 21st-century office buildings; they are building new housing and retail developments; and they are finding new ways of partnering with neighboring communities with an aim to avoid the territorial and intellectual antagonisms of the past. And yes, they are building new buildings, many by signature architects. […]

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Bright Lights, Big City

Though ethereal, light is one of architecturees most important materials. Whether natural or artificial, light can accentuate architectural genius, mask mistakes, grab attention, make a place feel sacred or safe. New lighting technology and educational programs are keys to keeping architecturees spark alive. […]

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