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IN THIS ISSUE 03_02.17.2010
SO-IL brings its Pole Dance to Queens
New York's landmarks commission contends with uncontextual Noho tower
Richard Dattner and Peter Samton remember the irrepressible champion of New York architecture
Keeping Houses
Vast tract of Astoria to be sensitively rezoned
Editorial> Publishing Ties that Bind
The transfer of the AIA's official publication from Record to Hanley Wood's Architect raises troubling questions about the industry's flagship publication, writes William Menking.
Out of the Ordinary, Trading Up
Eavesdrop> Sara Hart
Dwell in the House of Ennui
Robert at the 
Museum of Arts and Design
Still a Lady
Piano designs new wing for Boston's Gardner Museum
Bull's Eye on Cities
Target refines big-box model for urban locations
David Sarkisyan, 1947-2010
Jean-Louis Cohen recalls the flamboyant director of the Russian State Museum of Architecture
In Detail> Milstein Family Heart Center
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners with Thornton Tomasetti and W&W Glass
Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans to complete Eldridge Street window
NYC unveils designs for new sidewalk sheds
New Niagara crossing up in the air
Gone are wenge-wood slabs, white leather, and square mats. The new look in retail is decidedly ad hoc, cheap, and creative. And small shops are the place where architects can be inventive, as retailers discover that even a bit of design expression can pack enough punch to turn stores into destinations. Julia Galef shops for the latest in smart design.
Dynamic Trio
A kit of parts and boundless creative moxie have brought near-instant retail success to the young design group Rich Brilliant Willing
Nice Racks
Leading retail designers offer their go-to solutions for merchandise display
Elizabethan Opus
Elizabethan Architecture: Its Rise and Fall, 1540-1640 by Mark Girouard
Snohetta's ascendance is on full display at Scandinavia House, writes Thomas de Monchaux