Audrey Wachs

Audrey Wachs writes about buildings, old buildings, and cities. You can find more of her work at

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OMA reveals first renderings of New Museum expansion

Today OMA revealed its design for the New Museum addition, a brawny 62,000-square-foot gallery expansion that leans into the contemporary art museum's current home on the Bowery. The seven-story building will replace an older loft that was home to the museum's incubator, NEW INC, as well as artists who…
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McDonald's debuts mini restaurants—for bees

To raise awareness about the world's rapidly diminishing bee population, McDonald's has commissioned beehives disguised as mini restaurants—complete with drive-thrus—for the franchise's outposts in Sweden. The bee-tiful McHives are to scale and feature outdoor seating, a main entrance for fly-ins, and the brand's famous golden arches mounted on the…