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IN THIS ISSUE 14_09.03.2008
Three colleagues remember an eloquent and spirited advocate for architecture.
Saarinen Spared in NJ
Redevelopment plan seeks new use for Bell Labs
Air Frights
Stringer asks NYCHA to weigh fundraising plans
Non-Commissioned Officer
LiMandri takes over at DOB
We're all for wind power, but don't forget New York's most sustainable feature: the subway.
Report determines structural fire caused WTC 7 collapse
It's the critic's cozy corner!
Open: Boutique
Jil Sander Downtown New York
Big Three
Port Authority unveils renderings for revived tower over 8th ave. depot
Unveiled: Utah Museum of Natural History
RFQ out for Smithsonian's Museum of African-American History, to rise on 14th and Constitution
Schooled in Modernism
Open: Performance Space
Galapagos Art Space
LES Not More
Long-awaited rezoning plan draws unexpected fire
Hog Heaven
Pentagram designs a new home for Harley-Davidson's collection of motorcycles
Studio Visit: Alex Garvin & Associates
Viguier's Victory
A French architect revives The McNay in San Antonio
New Academic Leaders Upstate, Downstate
Cornell makes Kleinman Dean and Columbia picks Dolkart for preservation program
At Deadline
Fresh Air Finds
New products for outdoor furniture are good to go inside or out, combining the latest in technology with a welcome sense of comfort and sustainability
Field Operations pays tribute to Paterson's industrial past with a 7.5-acre suite of outdoor rooms.
A Bronx River brownfield is reborn as a place of rugged beauty.
The High Line has captured the imagination of New Yorkers like no other project in recent memory, but when it opens in a few months, it will be one of several chunks of aging infrastructure in the area to find new life as a public space. The relics of industry that still scatter the region are reborn as elements of parks, and their reuse is representative of larger changes, too: The 19th-century stone raceways in Paterson once powered silk mills, and thus the local economy, and they will soon be put to use as part of the city's plan to develop a heritage tourism industry. In Red Hook, too, where shopping has displaced shipping as the main source of jobs, the Ikea-built Erie Basin Park sits on the old Todd Shipyard. Each of these six projects makes fresh use of a once-obsolete piece of the industrial past, and in so doing, pushes it into the future.
A Greenpoint wastewater treatment plant celebrates its nautical past.
Bergmann Associates remakes a rusting Hudson rail crossing as the world's longest pedestrian bridge.
A new artwork rethinks water access on a post-industrial patch of the Hudson.
Red Hook lost a shipyard, but gained a new, mile-long stretch of public waterfront.
Dreamland: Architectural Experiments Since the 1970s
Happy Talk
Blubberland: The Dangers of Happiness
Oh Cairo, My Cairo!
Creating Medieval Cairo: Empire, Religion, and Architectural Preservation in Nineteenth-Century Egypt