MoMA curators select highlights from Towards a Concrete Utopia

The curators of MoMA’s recently opened exhibition about the architecture of former Yugoslavia have chosen their favourite pieces from the show, including Kenzo Tange’s masterplan for Skopje and a giant war monument in Croatia. Towards a Concrete Utopia: Architecture of Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 presents examples of the impressive buildings and ambitious masterplans created during the socialist

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BIG U flood defences for Manhattan move forward

The first phase of Bjarke Ingels’ barrier system designed to protect Lower Manhattan from tidal surges and rising sea levels is getting underway. A request for proposal (RFP) for has been issued to find a stewardship partner for the BIG U project, which was created by a team that includes the Danish architect’s firm BIG

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MoMA’s Toward a Concrete Utopia exhibition presents the architecture of Yugoslavia

The impressive monuments, ambitious masterplans and unrealised visions of architects across socialist former Yugoslavia are the subject of an exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 explores the use of building and urban planning to create a national identity for the country during its 45-year existence.

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Expansion of New York’s Frick Collection gains approval amid protests

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved Selldorf Architects’ renovation and expansion plans for the city’s Frick Collection museum, despite ongoing protests against the “harmful” project. Approved during a hearing yesterday, 26 June 2018, the proposal by Selldorf Architects will involve the largest overhaul of the Frick Collection since it was transformed from the home

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Skylights and voids bring daylight into extended Brooklyn row house

Netted balustrades, a tiled studio-cum-playroom and roof lights all feature in this renovated and extended Brooklyn home, designed by VonDalwig Architecture. The local firm overhauled the three-storey family residence in the borough’s Park Slope neighbourhood. The Extended Townhouse is long and slender, measuring 19.5 feet wide and 42 foot long (5.9 metres wide by 12.80 metres

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130 William skyscraper for New York will be “great for drones” says David Adjaye

British architect David Adjaye has spoken about the design decisions behind his textured concrete skyscraper for Manhattan, as more details and renderings of the project are released. Located at 130 William Street, the residential tower will feature facades textured with lumpy hand-cast concrete all the way up to its peak. This will make the high-rise

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Seven of the biggest building projects underway in NYC

The three-day AIA Conference on Architecture kicks off in New York City today. To coincide, here’s an overview of some of the largest and most high-profile construction projects currently taking shape across the metropolis. Hudson Yards Described as New York’s largest urban development since Rockefeller Center, Hudson Yards is a $20 billion mega project on

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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 tower tops out over New York’s MoMA

Newly released construction photographs show the progress of French architect Jean Nouvel’s first New York skyscraper: a supertall tower rising above the city’s Museum of Modern Art. The images by photographer Giles Ashford capture the 53W53 tower as construction reaches the final 82nd floor and the building’s curtain wall takes shape – significant progress since

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Rafael Viñoly unveils renovation and extension for art-deco car showrooms in New York

Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly has revealed plans to add a glazed extension and rooftop garden to a 1920s building in Manhattan, as part of a major overhaul that will create automobile showrooms and office spaces. Rafael Viñoly Architects is set to renovate 787 Eleventh Avenue, which was built in 1927 by American architect Albert Kahn

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners officially completes Three World Trade Center in New York City

Architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has completed the construction of Three World Trade Center in Manhattan, which is now the city’s fifth-tallest building. The skyscraper spans 80 storeys and reaches 1,079 feet (329 metres) high, making it currently the second tallest building at the redeveloped World Trade Center site. External construction work in

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Hardly anyone can name more than one female architect, says director of new movie about women that built New York

“Women are doing some of the most prestigious work in New York” but nobody knows who they are, according to architect and filmmaker Beverly Willis, who wants to change this with her new movie about the women who have shaped the city. Willis’ film Unknown New York: The City that Women Built premiered last week,

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Six-acre park opens at Williamsburg’s Domino Sugar Factory site

US studio James Corner Field Operations has created a public park on the waterfront site around the former Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, featuring a sunbathing spot, an industrial-style playground and a taco stand. Opening this week, Domino Park comprises six acres (2.4 hectares) of parkland, stretching a quarter of a mile along the East River in

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MoMA exhibits Bodys Isek Kingelez’s fantastical models of African metropoles

New York’s Museum of Modern Art is exhibiting the “extreme maquettes” of late Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez, who modelled futuristic African cities with recycled cardboard, colourful paper and Coca-Cola cans. Located on the museum’s third floor, Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams is the first US retrospective of work by the architect, sculptor and artist. It displays

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ODA completes top-heavy residential tower in New York City

The top floor of this glazed housing complex in New York’s Lower East Side, by architecture firm ODA, has a footprint twice the size of the ground level. Named after its address, 100 Norfolk spans 50,000 square feet (4,645 square metres) across 12 storeys. New York firm ODA designed the building in compliance with the area’s strict zoning laws,

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Camille Walala covers Brooklyn building in colourful Memphis-style graphics

British artist Camille Walala has painted the facade of a building in Brooklyn’s Industry City with geometric patterns and bold colours, completed to coincide with this month’s NYCxDesign festival. The 40-metre-high mural covers the front of a seven-storey building, which forms part of a former industrial complex that now houses creative workspaces, production facilities and

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“Blue glass is the pleated khaki of facades” in New York

After years of glass dominating skyscraper construction in New York, architects in the city are returning to stone and other solid-looking materials to cover their towers. Dezeen spoke to those ditching glazing for alternative cladding to find out why. SHoP Architects’ Gregg Pasquarelli – the design principal behind a pair of copper-clad skyscrapers completed last

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Universal Design Studio erects “temporary town for art” for Frieze New York

Universal Design Studio has redesigned the venue for this week’s Frieze art fair on New York’s Randall’s Island, comprising five giant tents oriented to bathe the interior with indirect light. Rather than one vast structure, the series of large white tents provide a new layout for this year’s fair, which opened for previews yesterday, 2

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A+I designs New York City school with colourful panels and tiered seating

New York studio Architecture + Information has completed a school in Manhattan, using colour to differentiate between public and private spaces, and create an environment that is “playful, not childish”. AltSchool is an educational startup that was founded in 2014 with locations in New York and San Francisco. Its teaching methodology is intended to respond

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The XI towers in New York will “dance” with each other, says Bjarke Ingels

BIG has released new renderings of the pair of towers it is building beside New York’s High Line, which architect Bjarke Ingels says are shaped out of “mutual courtesy” for one another’s views. The XI development – also known as The Eleventh – is currently rising from a full city block between the city’s Chelsea

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BDFO adds extensions and skylights to Brooklyn townhouse

Barker Freeman Design Office has completed the renovation of a townhouse in Brooklyn, demolishing some sections and adding others to make better use of the space. The 20th Street House occupies a corner lot, and previously had front and rear extensions added to it. Barker Freeman Design Office (BDFO) decided to reconfigure these add-ons for

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Studio Gang unveils scalloped concrete condo tower for Brooklyn

US firm Studio Gang has revealed a 51-storey residential tower in Brooklyn, featuring scooped concrete windows and a curved elevated park. Newly released images show the 11 Hoyt development, which the firm’s New York studio has designed for the site of a former car park, next to the Macy’s store in Downtown Brooklyn. The condominium

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Selldorf Architects unveils major renovation and expansion plans for New York’s Frick museum

Selldorf Architects has revealed plans for a renovation and expansion of the Frick Collection museum in New York City. Selldorf Architects’ plans for the biggest overhaul of the Frick Collection since the Manhattan art museum opened in the 1930s, includes adding a extension to the museum’s library and opening parts of the Frick residence to the public for the

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Studio Libeskind designs angular housing for over 60s in Brooklyn

Daniel Libeskind’s architecture firm has revealed it design for a faceted affordable housing block for seniors in Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy neighbourhood. Studio Libeskind has released three renderings of the 10-storey apartment block, which will be built on a plot in the Sumner Houses estate in Bedford-Stuyvesant – often shortened to Bed-Stuy. Although the firm designed the masterplan for the

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Zaha Hadid Architects completes 520 West 28th Street condos in New York

Zaha Hadid Architects has officially completed its first project in New York City: a residential building with steel bands and rounded glass corners beside the High Line park. Named after its address in Chelsea, 520 West 28th Street is an 11-storey structure that includes 39 private residences and a number of luxury amenities. The building

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BIG releases new image of twisting residential towers in New York

Danish firm BIG has unveiled a new rendering of its pair of rotated towers that are currently under construction in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood. The image provides an updated overview of BIG’s The Eleventh development, which is being built alongside the city’s High Line elevated park. Reaching different heights, the two bronze- and travertine-clad towers are designed with

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New York’s The Shed releases updated images and programme details

More details about the expandable cultural venue at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards have been revealed, including construction photos, new interior renderings, and information about its first commissions and exhibitions. The updated images show views of the flexible gallery, performance and events spaces that will be formed in and around The Shed, designed by New York studios Diller

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RB Systems envisions super-slender cylindrical skyscraper for New York

Design studio RB Systems is following the trend for super-slender towers in New York with a speculative proposal for a 400-metre skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, which would be supported by spiralling steel cables rather than columns. Potentially soaring above all of the neighbouring high-rise structures, the tube-like office building would be built on a currently

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“Trump economics” boosts Manhattan’s luxury property market

The high-end housing market in Manhattan is booming thanks to President Donald Trump’s economic policies and tax cuts for the wealthy, according to a prominent real-estate broker firm. Sales and enquiries for upscale townhouses and mansion-like properties across the New York City borough have skyrocketed over the past year, said a statement from broker Leslie

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Waterfalls, forests and kayaks among proposals for Park Avenue centreline

Architects and designers have imagined ways to transform the central reservation along New York’s Park Avenue for an ideas competition, including an underground rock-climbing wall, a huge cascading waterfall and a route for kayaking commuters. An aquarium, elevated walkways and a putting green are also among the schemes for Park Avenue’s central reservation that architects,

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SOM’s modernist Park Avenue skyscraper faces demolition

A 1960s Midtown Manhattan skyscraper by architecture firm SOM will become the largest building ever to be deliberately destroyed, when it is knocked down in favour of a new tower that will soar 150 metres taller. The 270 Park Avenue high-rise is the headquarters of American bank JPMorgan Chase, which announced last week that it plans

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Competition: win a book of photos showing New York and Los Angeles from above

Dezeen is giving away five copies of LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York – a book brimming with aerial images that architect Jeffrey Milstein took while leaning out of helicopters and small aeroplanes. On his exploit, architect-turned-photographer Milstein toured the two US cities using a camera mounted on a stabilising gyro,

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David Adjaye’s spy museum opens in New York

British architect David Adjaye has completed work on New York’s only museum dedicated to espionage, which invites its first visitors to become spies this weekend. Opening today, the interactive Spyscape museum occupies a renovated 60,000-square-foot (5,574-square-metre) building on West 55th Street in Midtown Manhattan, just two blocks away from MoMA. Adjaye’s firm consulted former members

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Foster unveils homes for art collectors inside skinny New York skyscraper

Foster + Partners has designed 15 loft-style apartments suited to displaying expansive art collections inside its luxury residential tower, which is nearing completion in Midtown Manhattan. The residences are among the first to be completed at One Hundred East Fifty Third, a 63-storey skyscraper rising next to Mies van der Rohe’s 1950s Seagram Building. While the narrow tower will

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SHoP completes first building at Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory site

The first of a series of waterfront buildings that New York firm SHoP Architects is creating at the former Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg has opened. Named 325 Kent, the 16-storey residential block is situated between the Williamsburg Bridge and the factory’s former refinery building – the only structure on the 11-acre site that escaped demolition. Its 522 residences are

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DFA proposes “floating” affordable housing for dilapidated Manhattan pier

New York architecture studio DFA has imagined a series of latticed apartment towers for Manhattan’s Pier 40, which would be able to remain above water in the event of rising sea levels. DFA’s conceptual proposal involves constructing a complex of housing, recreational and commercial facilities on the square-shaped Pier 40. The structure extends 250 metres

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GRT Architects restores facade and overhauls lobby of New York’s Fashion Tower

New York studio GRT Architects has uncovered and repaired the decorative facade of a tower in the city’s Garment District, during the renovation of its entrance inside and out. The Fashion Tower is a 23-storey art deco building by architect Emery Roth – best known for residential towers in the city like the San Remo

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KPF’s Brooklyn skyscraper to feature record-breaking rooftop pool

Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 68-storey skyscraper in Downtown Brooklyn will include the “highest residential infinity pool in the western hemisphere” on its roof. Two new renderings show the infinity pool as part of a “rooftop retreat” that New York-based firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects has designed for the Brooklyn Point residential tower, which is set to become

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New York’s best emerging architecture studios of 2018 revealed

Five young architecture studios based in the Big Apple have been selected for this year’s New Practices New York awards, set up to promote the city’s best up-and-coming talent. Agency–Agency, MABU, NHDM, Only If Architecture and PRO have all been named as 2018 winners of the awards, which are awarded biennially to studios headquartered in

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Parasitic pods attached to buildings could house New York’s homeless

Our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video features a proposal by creative agency Framlab to house the homeless population of New York in parasitic pods attached to the outside of existing buildings. The hexagonal modules have been designed for easy and inexpensive assembly, and would be slotted into scaffolding structures affixed to windowless facades around the city.

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“550 Madison is worthy of the greatest respect and most careful preservation”

As demolition work begins on the lobby of Philip Johnson’s AT&T Building, now known as 550 Madison, Municipal Art Society of New York chair Christy MacLear emphasises the building’s architectural significance and warns of the limitations of the city’s current preservation process. As thousands of New Yorkers go about their work days, a monument is

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MoMA announces exhibition exploring Yugoslavia’s concrete architecture

New York’s Museum of Modern Art will examine former Yugoslavia’s impressive concrete structures and bold urban planning visions created during its communist years, in an exhibition opening this summer. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, will present examples of the distinct style that emerged in the state, which occupied the Balkans region of

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Paul Raphaelson photographs Williamsburg’s derelict Domino Sugar Factory ahead of redevelopment

American artist Paul Raphaelson has published photographs of Brooklyn’s dilapidated Domino Sugar Factory, revealing the eerie rust-covered spaces along the East River that were abandoned in 2004 and demolished a decade later. The photographs were taken by Raphaelson in August and October of 2013, just months before most of the complex was demolished by real-estate

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Heatherwick’s Vessel structure nears completion at New York’s Hudson Yards

Work is almost complete on British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s giant honeycomb of interlinked staircases, placed at the centre of the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan. Images posted by Instagram users show that the Vessel structure has reached its full height, with all 154 staircases and 80 landings in place – forming a mile of walkways.

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Heatherwick reveals New York condo towers with bulging windows

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled a pair of residential towers to straddle New York’s High Line park, which will feature curved windows that resemble those at his studio’s recently completed hotel in Cape Town. Heatherwick Studio designed the two towers to be built on either side of the High Line, at 515 West 18th

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TBD overhauls West Village penthouse with rooftop deck and pool

New York design studio TBD has transformed an apartment in Manhattan’s West Village with white interiors and a new rooftop patio, complete with an outdoor shower and hot tub. TBD reconfigured the New York apartment – located on Christopher Street and measuring 1,600 square foot (149 square metres) – to create an open-plan layout. The

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Trump Tower catches fire in New York City, injuring three

An electrical fire has caused smoke to billow from the roof of Donald Trump’s skyscraper on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue and has injured three people. Reports claim that Trump Tower’s heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system ignited earlier around 7am, but the New York City Fire Department tweeted saying the fire was “under control” shortly afterwards.

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Transparent buildings are safer says Renzo Piano

In this video interview, architect Renzo Piano discusses designing his glass skyscraper for The New York Times in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Piano began work on the project just three days after the city’s Twin Towers were destroyed in 2001, and said everyone was unsurprisingly fearful of building another high-rise that could

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David Adjaye updates design for his first New York skyscraper

British architect David Adjaye has released a revised version of his firm’s first New York high-rise: a 66-storey concrete skyscraper in Downtown Manhattan. The newly released official renderings show a much different design to the conceptual images leaked earlier this year, which depicted the skyscraper with golden facades. Instead, the residential tower on William Street in the Financial

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AIANY calls for emerging architecture firms to enter New Practices New York awards

Dezeen promotion: submissions are now open for newly established architecture and design studios to enter the New Practices New York 2018 Awards, presented by the city’s American Institute of Architects chapter and Center for Architecture. New Practices New York recognises new firms that are proving their commitment to transforming New York City for the better.

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Work halts on Calatrava’s Greek Orthodox church at World Trade Center site

The future of the Santiago Calatrava-designed Greek Orthodox church at New York’s World Trade Center looks uncertain, as the archdiocese has failed to pay construction fees. Work on the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, designed by the Spanish architect to replace a 19th-century building destroyed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has been suspended indefinitely. Construction had been underway for

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Watch The Met’s A Year of Architecture in a Day symposium live from New York

Dezeen is livestreaming a series of architecture talks and discussions at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features presentations by architects including Wang Shu, David Adjaye, Amanda Levete and Elizabeth Diller. Tune in today from 11am to 6pm New York time. The livestream will continue until 6pm (11pm UK time). Dezeen is media partner for In Our Time: A Year

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New York commences plans to landmark Philip Johnson’s AT&T building

The process to bestow landmark status on Philip Johnson’s postmodern Midtown Manhattan skyscraper is now underway, a move that could stop Snøhetta’s planned renovation of the building from going ahead. New York’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted unanimously today to set a date for the public hearing to preserve the tower at 550 Madison, commonly

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Snøhetta unveils “chiseled” New York tower with bronze details

Architecture firm Snøhetta has designed a residential skyscraper for Manhattan’s Upper West Side, which will feature an angular terrace cut into its side. Close to Lincoln Center and Central Park, the tower at 50 West 66th Street will feature several slices up its form, as it narrows in stages from base to top. “The design

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Framlab proposes parasitic hexagonal pods to sleep New York’s homeless

New York’s empty walls could be covered with honeycomb-like clusters of pods to house the city’s growing homeless population, as part of this proposal by creative agency Framlab. Oslo and New York City-based Framlab developed the Homed scheme in response to the growing number of people sleeping rough in New York City, which has risen by

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A Year of Architecture in a Day talks return to The Met in New York

Dezeen promotion: a symposium covering the most important architecture and design projects from the past 12 months will take place 9 December 2017 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, with speakers including architects Wang Shu and David Adjaye. As media partner for In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day, which The

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Long Island house for a tailor is built using trees felled in hurricane

New York-based Narofsky Architecture has built this house on a hurricane-damaged site in Long Island, with wooden cladding and furniture made from trees knocked down during the storm. Designed for a tailor, the residence is located in Nassau County on the northern coast of Long Island, which was among the areas struck by Hurricane Irene

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Mecanoo reveals renovation plans for New York Public Library

Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo has unveiled its masterplan to overhaul the New York Public Library’s main beaux-arts building on Fifth Avenue. The newly released visuals and details reveal Mecanoo’s intentions for the Stephen A Schwarzman Building – the library’s main branch at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street – which the studio has developed with local

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Bureau V’s MINI Living Urban Cabin aims to “start a conversation about immigration”

New York architect Peter Zuspan explains how his studio Bureau V’s colourful additions to the MINI Living Urban Cabin in New York reflect the city’s large immigrant population in our latest Dezeen x MINI Living video. Created as a model for a tiny living space, the MINI Living Urban Cabin is a travelling installation designed

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Duplex penthouse with expansive roof terraces tops Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street

Images of the penthouse at Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s residential complex in New York City have been released, showing large rooftop terraces and an internal spiral staircase. The 5,603-square-foot (1,707-square-metre) residence will include four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, as part of the seven-storey condo building in Manhattan’s Nolita (north of Little Italy) neighbourhood. Multiple outdoor

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wHY proposes undulating park for cyclists and runners along New York’s East River

The landscape and urban design arm of US architecture firm wHY has developed a proposal for oscillating bicycle and pedestrian pathways along the Manhattan side of the East River. wHY’s internal studio Grounds developed the scheme in response to a request for proposal from non-profit organisation New York City Economic Development Corporation, as part of

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Architects protest AT&T Building plans with “Hands off my Johnson” placards

Architects and preservationists including Robert AM Stern were among those protesting Snøhetta’s plans for Philip Johnson’s postmodern AT&T Building in New York today. A small crowd attended a planned protest at the base of the Midtown Manhattan skyscraper this afternoon, carrying signs that read “Hands off my Johnson”, “Granite is great” and “Save AT&T”. Reporters

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Manhattan vehicle attack prompts call for better bike lane and pedestrian protection

New York City must provide better protection for cyclists and pedestrians in areas close to busy roads, says a local transportation think tank, following Tuesday’s terrorist attack that killed eight. Transportation Alternatives deputy director Caroline Samponaro said the fatal incident, when a motorist drove onto the popular Hudson River Greenway and knocked down 18 people, could

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Morris Adjmi designs skyscraper with lancet windows for New York City

New York firm Morris Adjmi Architects has designed a residential tower for the city’s NoMad district, with a window pattern that becomes more decorative towards its top. The almost 500-foot-tall (152-metre) skyscraper, developed by Ekstein and Pinnacle, will be located at 30 East 31st Street and aptly named 30 E 31. Its neighbourhood, known as

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Snøhetta proposal for Philip Johnson’s AT&T skyscraper triggers outcry

Several campaigns and protests have been organised to prevent Snøhetta’s overhaul of Philip Johnson’s postmodern AT&T Building in New York, which has been described as “vandalism” by Guardian critic Olly Wainwright. Two online petitions – launched by filmmaker Nathan Eddy and Swiss journal Archithese – are campaigning against Snøhetta’s recently unveiled plans for 550 Madison, formerly the

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Snøhetta reimagines New York’s postmodern icon 550 Madison

Architecture firm Snøhetta has revealed its plans to overhaul the New York skyscraper designed in the postmodern style by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, which involve replacing the street frontage but retaining its recognisable classical pediment. The 647-foot (197-metre) tower at 550 Madison – formerly known as the AT&T Building and then the Sony Tower

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Barry Diller launches “one last attempt” to revive Heatherwick’s Pier 55 for New York

Media mogul Barry Diller is making a last-ditch effort to build Thomas Heatherwick’s “treasure island” park on the Hudson River, despite abandoning the plans last month. Diller issued a statement today outlining his revived enthusiasm for Pier 55, after announcing he was cancelling it on 13 September 2017. “I’m going to make one last attempt

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Meganom gains permission for skinny supertall skyscraper in Manhattan

The tallest building designed by a Russian architecture firm for the US, which will hold apartments like “shelves in the air”, has gained planning approval. Moscow-based Meganom received the go-ahead to build the 262 Fifth Avenue tower in New York’s Nomad district from the city’s Department of Buildings yesterday. First unveiled earlier this year, the skinny skyscraper

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Grey brickwork to clad Upper East Side residential tower by DDG

A host of art deco-influenced details are found in the design of this condominium building under construction in New York’s Carnegie Hill, including patterned grey brickwork, vaulted balconies and brass frames. Slated for completion next year, 180 East 88th will be one of the tallest skyscraper in the area at 524 feet (160 metres) high. American development

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David Adjaye reveals plans for New York’s first spy museum

British architect David Adjaye has released plans for a museum in New York City dedicated to espionage, featuring dimply lit interiors and self-contained exhibitions in weathering-steel drums. Named Spyscape, the interactive museum will include observation areas, screens and transparencies between floors. In addition to designing the building, Adjaye Associates will also lead the creation for the

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KPF reveals plans for Brooklyn’s second tallest building

Architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox has released renderings of a 68-storey skyscraper proposed for Downtown Brooklyn, as the New York borough’s skyline continues to grow. Measuring 720 feet (219 metres) tall, KPF’s Brooklyn Point tower will become Brooklyn’s second tallest building, behind SHoP Architect’s 1,000-foot (305-metre) skyscraper, which has already been approved for the area.

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