Commission deems 'One Vanderbilt' as appropiate

Commission deems ‘One Vanderbilt’ as appropiate

Evan Bindelglass reports for NY Curbed: Midtown Giant One Vanderbilt (Mostly) Wows at Landmarks. Rendering of One Vanderbilt to the left and Grand Central to the right, looking north from 42nd Street up Vanderbilt Avenue. As currently proposed, supertall tower One Vanderbilt will rise to 1,350 feet—1,450 at its peak—to become the city’s second-tallest building. But its top wasn’t the focus of today’s Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing.

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Rehabilitation of millwork historic district seeks to attract new residents

Rehabilitation of millwork historic district seeks to attract new residents

Chris Bentley reports for The Architect’s Newspaper: Smooth Finish. Planners mull the revival of a historic millwork district on the Mississippi. For much of its modern history, Dubuque, Iowa, has been a city that could not catch a break. The millwork industry that built it moved elsewhere in the early 20th century, and later the Interstate Highway System passed it by, too,

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a police car driving down a street past a tall building

Reflection on the preservationist’s role in our modernizing world

Michael R. Allen reports for Next City: No, Historic Preservation Does Not Inhibit Urban Growth. La Samaritaine was once Paris’ most famous department store. There is perhaps no city in the world where the tension between historic preservation and the drive to modernize plays out more vibrantly than Paris. That tension was throw into sharp relief last month, when the French capital

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