Audrey Wachs

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

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The Times Square Valentine's Day installation is the place to be today

Today is Valentine's Day, and what better place to celebrate than Times Square? (If you're already doubting my taste and/or sanity, suspend your cynicism for a moment, enjoy this placating 💖 emoji, and read on.) Each year, the Times Square Alliance invites emerging New York architects to deliver a heart-themed installation…
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Construction on world's tallest tower moves forward

Construction on the world's tallest building is finally moving forward. Officials from Jeddah Economic Company (JEC), the firm behind the Jeddah Tower, an almost 3,300-foot-tall cloudbuster, told area media that after some roadblocks, the $1.5 billion project is moving ahead.

"We have faced delays. In projects of this…

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City taps Marvel Architects to design Bronx YMCA

Today the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) unveiled preliminary designs for a new YMCA in Edenwald, a north Bronx neighborhood that borders Westchester County. The 50,000-square-foot community and recreation facility will be designed by local firm Marvel Architects. The city selected the YMCA to develop…
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What is going on with the AT&T Building lobby?

Last month The Architect's Newspaper (AN) reported that the AT&T Building's lobby was demolished. Now, though, preservationists believe the lobby at 550 Madison Avenue is more intact than previously thought. Permits for the lobby demolition were issued in December, and in January, developer Chelsfield and investment group Olayan…