Miscellaneous

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...

Concourse Plaza Hotel and Union League Club receive individual Landmarks status.

NEW YORK CITY LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION Robert B. Tierney Chairman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 No. 11-12 GRAND CONCOURSE HISTORIC DISTRICT AND FOUR INDIVIDUAL LANDMARKS PROTECTED Another noteworthy building from the earlier stage of the district’s development is the Concourse Plaza Hotel at 900 Grand Concourse between East 161st and 162nd streets. Built in 1923, the same year as nearby Yankee...

In Detail> Shepard Hall

Elemental gives George B. Post's Gothic City College landmark a long-in-coming restoration, gargoyles and all The Gothic revival Shepard Hall in Hamilton Heights, built in 1907, has new glass fiber-reinforced concrete decorative trim in place of original terra cotta. Courtesy Elemental Designed by George B. Post and completed in 1907, City College’s Shepard Hall is in all probability the most faithful specimen of...