Audrey Wachs

Associate Editor, The Architect's Newspaper

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Pier 55 is back from the dead. For real.

Just in time for Halloween, Barry Diller has raised Pier 55 from the dead. Today Diller, the financier and chair of media conglomerate IAC, issued a statement today on the project, a Thomas Heatherwick–designed pier and performing arts center in the Hudson River he was funding up until last month.…
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Emerging New York firms design 15 calming spaces for city high schools

For most teens, high school is an angsty time. This year, though, students at select New York City public high schools can de-stress in meditation and yoga rooms designed by emerging local firms. Today First Lady Chirlane McCray, students, and their teachers gathered at a Brooklyn school to announce the…
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Trump pulls U.S. out of UNESCO, citing anti-Israel bias

Today the Trump administration announced the United States will leave UNESCO, the United Nations development agency, over the organization's alleged “anti-Israel bias.”

Leaving UNESCO might seem like typical Trump isolationism, but the U.S.'s beef with the organization goes back to previous administrations. After UNESCO accepted Palestinians…