Park Avenue Armory

Herzog & de MeuronPattern Language: In an ongoing restoration and renovation of a New York City landmark, the architects bring subtlety and boldness to the process. By Suzanne Stephens Certain modern architects view the restoration of historic buildings like an archaeological dig that exhumes alterations over time and places the resulting evidence on display. Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron (with Platt...

Restoration Redux

Photo © Christian Richters At the Neues Museum in Berlin, David Chipperfield and Julian Harrap saw history as a series of layers, both old and new. Top architects are tackling historic buildings in surprising ways. By Jorge Otero-Pailos Preservation has returned to the center of architectural theory and practice, after languishing in the margins for over half a century. Just a decade ago, it...

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards – Winner!

Congratulations team! We received the Moses Award (The New York Landmarks Conservancy) for the Banner Building, the Conservancy’s highest honors for outstanding preservation efforts. The Awards ceremony will be at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (an Award winner) on Wednesday, April 25, starting at 6:00pm, with a reception starting at around 7:00. Peg Breen, the Conservancy president, will make...