A new addition on the edge of the Soho Cast Iron Historic District

Aaron Seward reports for The Architect’s Newspaper: In Detail> 19 East Houston Street The new building mimics the scale of its neighbor and its Houston Street face is meant to appear as though it has been sliced away, revealing the section. Up through the 1920s, Houston Street was a narrow little passageway through the lower Manhattan trenches, no bigger than

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Will the Landmarks Preservation Commission also find it out of context?

Will the Landmarks Preservation Commission also find it out of context?

Eric Jankiewicz reports for Curbed: Board Says Glass Addition ‘Makes No Sense’ for MePa Building The French bistro Pastis closed at the end of February for a 15-month renovation, and while restauranteur Keith McNally promises that the restaurant will reopen in the same spot, the building owners have other plans for the building in the works as well. Last night, Manhattan’s Community Board 2

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Some designs make adaptive-reuse seem harder

Some designs make adaptive-reuse seem harder

Jessica Dailey reports for Curbed: For ‘Newer, Odder’ Buildings, Historic Preservation Is Tough During discussions of why the American Folk Art Museum, and its geometric cooper and bronze facade, could not be incorporated into the Museum of Modern Art’s expansion, one of the architects working on the expansion plan called the Folk Art Museum’s design, “bespoke,” meaning “that the architects Tod Williams

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a large hallway with chandelier and marble walls

Beautiful ceiling fresco finally unveiled

Hana R. Alberts reports for Curbed:  See a Glorious, Just-Uncovered Hotel Ceiling Mural From 1927 After one year of painstaking conservation efforts, a 1927 fresco hidden underneath over a dozen layers of white paint and plaster has been unearthed. Then-prolific artist Joseph Aruta painted the ceiling in the lobby of the iconic Sherry-Netherland Hotel on 59th Street in the Beaux-Arts

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