Miscellaneous

On Block in Harlem, Neighbors’ Push for Restoration Will End in Demolition

Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times Derrick Taitt and his neighbors tried to save the graffiti-covered building at 58 East 126th Street. By CARA BUCKLEY Published: April 15, 2012 Gentrification, or at the very least prettification, has reshaped block after block in Harlem, but it has not fully arrived at East 126th Street between Madison and Park Avenues. There, handsome rows of century-and-a-half-old...

Killing Modernism with Fuzzy Math, Bad Information and False Choices

Killing Modernism with Fuzzy Math, Bad Information and False Choices

Modernism, despite the popularity of Mad Men and shelter magazines like Dwell, is under assault. Iconic works of architecture and landscape architecture from the 1960s and 1970s have a particularly high mortality rate, though because of cultural and other biases, it's usually the endangered buildings we hear about and not the landscapes. Two places, both recognized as Modernist masterworks, are currently...

Architecture’s Ugly Ducklings May Not Get Time to Be Swans

Architecture’s Ugly Ducklings May Not Get Time to Be Swans

Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times The Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y., has been closed since it was damaged by storms in September. By ROBIN POGREBIN Published: April 7, 2012 GOSHEN, N.Y. — As Modernist buildings reach middle age, many of the stark structures that once represented the architectural vanguard are showing signs of wear, setting off debates around the country between...

Market Nears A Landmark .

By LANA BORTOLOT Whole Foods Market Inc. faces a series of City Council votes starting next week to win final approval for construction of a 52,000-square-foot supermarket next to a 140-year-old landmark in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Enlarge Image Close Eric Haugesag for The Wall Street JournalThe Coignet building today next to the planned Whole Foods grocery site The new store is planned to wrap around two...