Historic Buildings May Be Greener Than You Think

Green - Energy, the Environment and the Bottom Line Historic Buildings May Be Greener Than You Think By JOANNA M. FOSTER The Henry Street Settlement headquarters on the Lower East Side is undergoing a green retrofit. Henry Street Settlement The Henry Street Settlement headquarters on the Lower East Side is undergoing a green retrofit. Green: Living In New York City, a conflict has long been...

A cast-iron structure is restored with traditional and contemporary materials and construction techniques.

THE ARCHITECT'S NEWSPAPER In Detail> The Banner Building A cast-iron structure is restored with traditional and contemporary materials and construction techniques.  Jack Kucy Scott Henson Architect with Gilsanz Murray Steficek Local Law 11/98 is a New York City statute mandating that any building of more than six stories must have its facade inspected once every five years. Scott Henson of Scott Henson Architect was undertaking...

(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...