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Issue Archives IN THIS ISSUE 07_04.15.2009
In This Issue:
  • Six visions for national African-American museum on the Mall
  • Three contenders vie to revamp Pier 57
  • Vinoly and Einhorn, Yaffee, Prescott design new Kennedy projects in Boston
  • Chicago court's decision sends shockwaves around nation
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  • A major chunk of New York's favorite new public space remains in land-use limbo. The city should act now to preserve the High Line's vulnerable northern stretch, writes Jeff Byles.
  • Empire Imbroglio
  • Terrefeud, Rense Watch, and a Tantalizing Blind Item!
  • Grimshaw-designed amphitheater to become latest Coney Island icon
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  • Complexity and contradiction continue at Ground Zero
  • Adidas SLVR New York by Sid Lee and Adidas
  • Virginia to promote connectivity, curb dead ends
  • First new guidelines for parks in half a century
  • With no settlement in sight, MTA unleashes its doomsday plan
  • High-tech, sea-themed pavilion pays homage to the Battery as the first home of the New York Aquarium
  • High Line-straddling tower by Morris Adjmi Architects puts brawny steel atop art-deco base
  • The founder of Polshek Partnership Architects discusses his early successes, how he weathered the nightmarish 1972 crash, and survival strategies that gave rise to a storied career in preservation.
  • In down development market, maintenance funds turn scarce
  • Architects and engineers among the slowest-paid professions
  • As Bart Giamatti once said, baseball breaks your heart. By that standard, New York's insipid new ballparks are a grand slam. Thomas de Monchaux walks the bases.
  • A D.C. firm offers radical alternatives to polite Washington architecture
  • As America takes a fresh look at its transit policies, an ideas competition tackled that paradigmatic city of traffic: Los Angeles. The flood of smart solutions--both practical and outlandish--offered a rare mix of insight, ethics, and hope.
  • Philly feuds over VSBA-designed condo tower
  • Gehry Likes Ike, Museums a Go-Go, and Empire Sustainable Building