Molly Heintz

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Protesters Clash with Police over Public Space in Istanbul

In increasingly violent episodes, protesters clashed with police this week in a park located in one of Istanbul’s busiest commercial hubs. A crowd began to occupy the Taksim Gezi Park on Monday in an attempt to protect the public space and its trees from bulldozers that had begun to clear…
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Shareway 2030: How Höweler + Yoon Wowed Audi

Somewhere in the world right now, drivers and passengers are cursing their city’s traffic. The automotive snarls common in today’s metropolis are accepted as a symptom of modernity, but the traffic jam—as well as the battle between wheeled and foot traffic on city streets—is probably as old as the city…
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On View> The Structural Sculpture of Alan Wiener at Feature Inc.

Alan Wiener Feature Inc. 131 Allen Street, New York Through June 30 To architects and Chicago residents, Alan Wiener's resin sculpture Palace of the Clam's Dream might evoke the distinctive scalloped plan of Bertrand Goldberg's Marina Towers complex. While Wiener does admit admiring recent Chicago architecture—namely Studio Gang's Aqua…
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Two Trees Sweet on Domino

  Over the weekend, the New York Daily News broke the story that the Brooklyn-based developer Two Trees would be buying the Domino Sugar Factory site on the Williamsburg waterfront.  Responsible for developing the DUMBO neighborhood into a mix of galleries, retail, residential, and offices, Two Trees seems to…
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Walking Tours that Conjure New York’s Tragic Past

Before 9/11, the General Slocum steamship disaster was the greatest loss of life in a single day in New York. Never heard of it? You may have walked by a diminutive memorial fountain in Tompkins Square Park, but otherwise little remains to tell the tale of the 1904 East River…
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Six Firms Compete for Audi’s High-Stakes Urban Future Award

Last week at Audi's HQ in Ingolstadt, Germany, architect Junya Ishigami of Tokyo succinctly summed up the problem the car company aims to tackle: there is "a gap between people's speed and the city's speed," Ishigami said. In other words, people's habits evolve quickly to suit a 21st-century lifestyle, but…
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Space and Time Expanding at Yale Art Gallery

Few university art museums have holdings that span from 3000-year old Chinese bronze vessels to bronze coins of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, and from the blue-tiled gates of ancient Babylon to Blam, a red, white, and blue oil painting by Roy Lichtenstein. The collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, both deep…
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Visitors Become Performers at OMA’s Marina Abramovic Institute

What makes the performing arts so thrilling is also what makes them so elusive—they are, by nature, ephemeral. Any documentation of a performance is only a pale reflection of what it's like to be there in the moment. So when performance artist Marina Abramovic began to contemplate what her own…

Little House on the Pier? Residential plan considered for Pier 40.

A new study looks at a variety of revenue-generating makeovers for Manhattan's Pier 40, part of the Hudson River Park and home to multiple sports fields.  Commissioned by several organizations who are active users of the pier--the Pier, Park and Playground Association (P3), Greenwich Village Little League and Downtown United Soccer…