Inside Dumbo’s First Houses

Jeremiah Budin reports for Curbed NY Dumbo’s first townhouses, at 55-57 Pearl Street (aka 169 Water Street), were referred to by one Landmarks Commissioner as “a little landmark in the making” and just hit the market (pre-construction) for $4.1 million each. The five identical houses, brought to you by Alloy, Dumbo’s residential developer of the moment, will share a common

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The Washington Monument Illuminated

The Washington Monument Illuminated

Kriston Capps reports for The Washinton Post The Washington Monument is broken — and it hasn’t looked so good in years. Put in place after the structure was damaged by an earthquake in 2011, the scaffolding creeping up the 555-foot stone obelisk like kudzu has overtaken the memorial. Let’s keep it that way. On Monday evening, the National Park Service

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Zaha Hadid's first New York City Building Revealed

Zaha Hadid’s first New York City Building Revealed

Hana R. Alberts reports for Curbed NY Zaha Hadid may have lost out on the competition to design the High Line, but now the Iraqi-British starchitect is back in the ‘hood with a design for her very first New York City building. In fact, this time around, she beat out big names including Norman Foster—to whom she lost a competition

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Laurie Olin wins National Medal of Arts

Laurie Olin wins National Medal of Arts

Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic, reports for philly.com   Laurie Olin’s most famous work was the 1988 transformation of Bryant Park in N.Y. from drug-dealing haven to serene refuge. Laurie Olin says he really meant to retire two years ago. He even had notices sent out to announce he was handing the reins of his Philadelphia-based landscape architecture firm to

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