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The bell towers, situated at the front end of the cathedral, held the vaults of the nave in place. (Via Pixabay)
Foster + Partners pitches new Notre Dame spire as competition heats up
Foster + Partners has floated a glassy replacement for the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral’s roof, including a crystal spire and observation deck.
Mayor de Blasio has already floated a number of resiliency policies, including extending the southern tip of Manhattan—OneNYC 2050, a Green New Deal for the city, would take things much further. (Brandon Jacoby/Unsplash)
De Blasio cracks down on glass towers as part of Green New Deal
In announcing a sweeping Green New Deal for the city, Mayor de Blasio announced that inefficiently-designed glass towers would be banned.
Los Angeles–based practice LA-Más has designed a set of ADUs to be made available through an affordable housing initiative. (Courtesy LA-Más)
LA-Más designs colorful accessory dwelling units for Los Angeles
Los Angeles–based firm LA-Más has designed a new “postmodern-plus” accessory dwelling unit to tackle the city’s affordable housing crisis.
Atelier Peter Zumthor has unveiled the latest batch of renderings for its controversial LACMA replacement proposal. (Courtesy Atelier Peter Zumthor/The Boundary)
New batch of renderings for Zumthor’s LACMA proposal unveiled
Atelier Peter Zumthor released updated renderings of its proposed LACMA replacement that was recently approved by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.