Jayne Merkel

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Abba Tor (1923-2017), the engineer of the almost impossible

The two most daring architects of the middle of the 20th century, Eero Saarinen and Louis Kahn, both went to the Abba Tor when they needed help designing groundbreaking buildings. Saarinen enlisted Tor’s help on the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport, the Deere & Company headquarters, and the Repertory Theater…
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The Architect’s Newspaper remembers Diana Balmori, 1932 – 2016

New York City and the world lost one of the most creative advocates for the now-threatened environment with the death of Diana Balmori on November 14.

An urban and landscape designer, author, historian, and professor, she made a significant impact on the world with her…