Author: Nick Barto

(De) and (Re) Construction

As civilization (?) expanded westward, everything had to be built up from scratch. Developing new land, erecting new structures, creating new cities. But this era has long since passed. Even in China, where up to 20 new cities are being built every year, the bubble is about to burst. Construction is increasingly shifting from a practice of creating new built...

On fifth try, Puck changes finally pass muster

Jared Kushner's scaled-down plans for an addition to top of the landmarked SoHo building finally gets the thumbs up from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. It looks like five times is the charm for Jared Kushner of Kushner Cos. and his plans to make additions to SoHo's landmarked Puck Building. The city Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved a scaled-back version of the developer's...

In Detail> Frick Portico Gallery

A Beaux-Arts porch transforms into an light-filled exhibition space. Davis Brody Bond created a climate-controlled gallery from one of the Frick mansion's open air loggias. Paul Rivera Davis Brody Bond Architects & Planners with Renfro design Group Balanced on a pedestal at the end of the Frick Collection’s newest gallery, Diana, goddess of the chase, appears to have just leaped back across Fifth Avenue...

A Jewel Box for Translucent Treasures

A Jewel Box for Translucent Treasures Michael Bodycomb/The Frick Collection White Gold: Highlights From the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain is the inaugural exhibition in the Frick Collection's newly enclosed Portico Gallery. By KEN JOHNSON Published: December 15, 2011 In light of the glass-box atrium plugged into the J. P. Morgan Library & Museum a few years ago, New York cultural custodians might have been...