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Life After Wartime

If the plan is built to full capacity, new VA housing could support up to 2,500 homeless vets. Courtesy HOK

Covering 388 acres of prime real estate, the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration campus could, in its crudest configuration, give every one of the 4,500 homeless veterans in Los Angeles…

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Where My Comsat?

Courtesy Preservation Maryland

One of architect Cesar Pelli’s best-known works, the former Comsat building in Clarksburg, Maryland, has been sold to a developer and faces an uncertain future.

Pelli’s building is part of a 204-acre tract that was purchased by Lantian Development, a real estate investment and development company based…

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Waterfrontin’

A view along the planned pedestrian walkway designed by AECOM. Courtesy AECOM

Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfront advocates recently celebrated two small, but pivotal, victories in a decades-long battle for walkways along the East River in North Brooklyn and 28 acres of waterfront parkland that were promised but never delivered by…

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Zoning Out?

NYC Planning contends that ZQA will fight bland streetwalls and create more lively streetscapes, as seen here in the East Village. Simon Collison / Flickr

In November and December, all five of New York City’s Borough Boards, and 50 of 59 Community Boards, voted against one or both of two…

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Montana Brainstorm

Experimental venues dot the plains, including Ensamble Studio's forthcoming Domo (shown). Courtesy Ensamble Studio

Montana has long been mythologized for its wide-open spaces and stunning vistas. Starting this summer, one of its most remote corners will be home to a unique cultural venue: the Tippet Rise Art Center.

Founded by…

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BIG in the Bronx

Courtesy BIG

New York’s Finest will soon have BIG digs in the Bronx. Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is designing a three-story, 59-foot-tall, 43,500-square-foot station house for the 40th Precinct in the Bronx’s Melrose neighborhood.

The 40th Precinct includes three South Bronx neighborhoods: Mott Haven, Port Morris, and Melrose. The squad…

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Female-ness, Corb, and Contraband

Andreas Angelidakis and Juliana Huxtable kick off the first in a series of partnerships between AN and Fa├žadomy, a contemporary journal that reflects on issues of identity through the lenses of art and architecture.

The portmanteau of…
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Turn Up the Base

Janet Cardiff's installation, The Forty Part Motet on view at Gallery 308 in the renovated Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. JKA Photography

One voice out of forty emerged from the speaker installed in the recently renovated Gallery 308 at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture as part…

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Natural Order

The proposed interior of the Gilder Center Central Exhibition Hall in the Museum of Natural History. Courtesy Studio Gang Architects

On November 4, the American Museum of Natural History Board of Trustees approved Studio Gang Architects’ conceptual design for its $325 million, 218,000-square-foot Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and…