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IN THIS ISSUE 13_07.26.2006
CONTENTS:
NEWS:
At Deadline
Preserving Crown Heights
Brooklyn neighborhood is proposed as historic landmark district
No. 7 Line on Track
Subway extension set to start construction by year's end
Mike Weil, 1955-2006
NYC Director of Zoning passes away; Amanda Burden remembers a colleague and friend
Studio Visit: 212BOX
On Public View
For the 24th Annual Art Comission Awards, winners range from memorial to parks
Venice Architecture Biennale Preview
A Searchable History
Nonprofit organization launches online digital library of historic neighborhoods
Open
Restaurant: Buzina Pop
ARO To Renovate Avery Library
Design Firm will overhaul part of Columbia Architectural Library
Battle in Warsaw
Several jurors resign over Modern Art Museum competition, citing unfair practices
A plea to save Aalto
Harvard faculty up in arms over renovation of historic poetry room
God in the Details
After a five-year renovation, parts of The Cloisters reopen to the public
FEATURES:
There is much more to being a broker than finding a property online or in service listings. Luckily, a growing number of resources offer everything from reports about zoning trends to local gossip. Bookmarked by Larry Carty.
As developmenttand property valueearound the High Line heats up, planners and advocates try to ensure that the new elevated park isnnt annexed as a city-maintained backyard for new condos. Alec Appelbaum looks at how the cityys most interesting new park is balancing public accessibility with private development.
As industry leaves the city, one firm wonders how to intensify its development in one of Manhattan's last manufacturing districts. Jaffer Kolb reports.
Architects, stop wasting time schmoozing with developers. Itts the marketing consultants you need to know. Anna Holtzman reports on the cadre of consultants who are driving developerss architectural decisions.
The long-awaited Brooklyn Bridge Parkks maintenance will be funded by commercial and housing developments within its boundaries, which has some locals worried whether the trend toward private funding of public spaces has gone too far. Alex Ulam reports.
Sometimes architects shake their heads at the decisions developers make, but their ideas can be just as baffling to the folks calling the shots. Architect Alexander Gorlin reaches across the divide, speaking with leading figures in both professionssdeveloper Ian Schrager and architect Gary Handell to find out what makes the relationship work. Portraits by Dan Bibb
The New York tabloids had a field day with the story of the unfortunate Dr. Nicholas Burtha, who apparently blew up his Upper East Side townhouse rather than give it to his ex-wife as part of a divorce settlement. The length to which Burtha was willing to go may seem extreme, but it isn't ultimately foreign to most New Yorkers, whose leases often outlast their love affairs. All over the city there is activity, from the towers beginning to spring up along the East River waterfront to the smaller-scale constructions filling in the city's remaining vacant lots. Here are 42 projects that provide a snapshot of development right now.
REVIEWS:
Casualties of War
The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War
Primitive Hut
Quonset Hut: Metal Living for a Modern Age
Impure Thoughts
Contamination: Impure Architecture
Implementation Begins, Hysteria Ensues
Congress for the New Urbanism XIV
Flight Scenes
District B13D
Screen, Slits, and Mirrors
Artists' Choice Herzog & de Meuron, Perception Restrained
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