Sydney Franklin

Associate Editor, The Architect's Newspaper

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Developer behind Foster + Partners’ London Tulip tower files appeal

The team behind Foster + PartnersTulip tower wants to put the project back on the drawing board after the proposal was blocked last summer by London Mayor Sadiq Kahn.
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W Awards reveal winners of Jane Drew and Ada Louise Huxtable Prizes

Pakistan’s first female architect, Yasmeen Lari, and Princeton University’s Beatriz Colomina have been awarded the top honors at this year’s W Awards. Formerly known as the Women in Architecture Awards, the program is now in its eighth year and celebrates women who’ve impacted…
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Softbank CEO, Tony Blair, and the Saudi Crown Prince will help build Indonesia's new capital

Indonesia is building a new $34 billion capital city that will be steered by none other than Softbank CEO and WeWork financier Masayoshi Son, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Saudi Crown Prince
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Norman Foster's original Two World Trade Center will replace BIG's tower

Bjarke Ingels’ planned design for Two World Trade Center (2 WTC) is out. As the New York Post reports, Silverstein Properties has dropped the 2015 tower proposal in favor of
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Abatement sparks confusion over LACMA demolition

Contrary to earlier reports elsewhere, demolition work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) hasn’t officially begun. Instead, the abatement process is underway with crews working to figure out best practices for removing asbestos and advancing environmental remediation at the…
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NYC Parks Department required to rethink controversial redesign of Fort Greene Park

Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park will live to see another day in its current state.  After over three years of controversy, the New York Supreme Court has decided that the 30-acre landscape
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Governor Cuomo unveils $300 million plan to reimagine the Erie Canal

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $300 million proposal to upgrade the Erie Canal with recreational hotspots and a series of environmental improvements to combat flooding, restore wetlands, and enhance agricultural irrigation across New York State. Revamping…