Zach Edelson

Zach Edelson is the Web Editor at the Architect's Newspaper.

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Miami battles rising floodwaters even as development booms

In terms of cities and climate change, Miami Beach is the biggest canary in the coal mine. At approximately four feet above sea level, this 19-square-mile strip of artificial and natural islands faces frequent flooding during storms and high tides. (Last September’s king tide—a colloquial term for high…

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David Chipperfield–designed Manhattan tower tops out

Earlier this week, David Chipperfield, founder of his eponymous London-based firm, joined Ziel Feldman, chairman and founder of HFZ Captial Group, as well as other architects, developers, prospective condo buyers, and reporters for the topping out of The Byrant, a 34-story luxury condominium and hotel tower adjacent Bryant Park. HFZ Captial Group…
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SCAPE turns Lexington, Kentucky’s long-buried water into an asset

Most Lexingtonians don’t know it, but the porous limestone landscape under their feet—called karst—created their bluegrass identity. The basic water that flows through karst reportedly makes their grass grow green, their racehorses grow strong, and their bourbon taste smooth. So when downtown Lexington held a competition to revitalize…

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Nine more NYC parks slated to be fully rebuilt

It's not just New York City's Anchor Parks that are receiving renewed attention: Earlier this week, the city announced that nine additional parks would be fully renovated as part of the ongoing Community Parks Initiative (CPI). The CPI is $285 million project that was launched in 2014 and aims to…
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See Iwan Baan's stunning photos of BIG's Via 57 West

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)'s Via 57 West seems to have already assumed an iconic status on Manhattan's west side. Look no further than the trailer for Marvel's Doctor Strange which—in addition to having 15 million views—prominently features the rental development in its opening setting shot. Tenants began moving into…