SHoP Architects Reveals South Street Seaport Plans for a 50-Story Tower and Marina

SHoP Architects Reveals South Street Seaport Plans for a 50-Story Tower and Marina

Up until now we've seen lots of news about the redevelopment of South Street Seaport - but most of them have focused on the redesign of Pier 17 into a new green-roofed building.…

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5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Gets Whitewashed Overnight, Horrifying Artist Community

5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Gets Whitewashed Overnight, Horrifying Artist Community

In just a few hours, the Wolkoffs wiped away nearly 30 years of New York art history as well as any hopes of preserving 5 Pointz through a landmark designation. Throughout the day, 5…

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Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Kim, an Architectural Designer at Neal Beckstedt Studio with an MArch from Cornell University, conceptualized his micro-housing project as a response to New York City's current housing…

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WXY and West 8 Explore Protecting NYC from Floods Using Barrier Islands

WXY and West 8 Explore Protecting NYC from Floods Using Barrier Islands

Ever since Hurricane Sandy rocked New York’s shores, designers have been trying to figure out new coastal protection systems to prevent the city’s low-lying waterfront neighborhoods…

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NYC's One World Trade Center Officially Declared the Tallest Building in the U.S.

NYC's One World Trade Center Officially Declared the Tallest Building in the U.S.

It's official - One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in the United States at a symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on…

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4 World Trade Center: First New Building on 16-Acre WTC Site to Open Its Doors Today

4 World Trade Center: First New Building on 16-Acre WTC Site to Open Its Doors Today

Today, New York City will cut the ribbon on 4 World Trade Center, making it the very first tower at the 16-acre WTC site to open its doors. Extending 977 feet into the sky, the new…

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This $995,000 Private Island Costs Less Than the Average NYC Home

This $995,000 Private Island Costs Less Than the Average NYC Home

If you've ever dreamed of owning your own private island, check out this little gem that's a real bargain by NYC real estate standards. Located less than a two-hour drive from NYC,…

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NYC's Flood-Protecting Seaport City Project Selects Netherlands' Arcadis as Feasibility Consultant

NYC's Flood-Protecting Seaport City Project Selects Netherlands' Arcadis as Feasibility Consultant

It’s been a few months since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the ambitious Seaport City plan to build a new, flood-resistant neighborhood along the lower eastern edge of…

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Solar-Powered Rooftop Home to Be Raised Atop CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture

Solar-Powered Rooftop Home to Be Raised Atop CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture

The Solar Roofpod is an 800-square-foot, modular one-story structure built with sustainable materials. CCNY students designed the building to take advantage of underutilized rooftops…

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5 Pointz Could Be Saved Through a Visual Artists Rights Act Law Loophole

5 Pointz Could Be Saved Through a Visual Artists Rights Act Law Loophole

A few weeks ago, the fate of the infamously graffiti-tagged 5 Pointz building appeared to be certain doom. But in a frantic effort to save the Long Island City warehouse from becoming…

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Green New York Ferris Wheel Approved for Construction on Staten Island

Green New York Ferris Wheel Approved for Construction on Staten Island

Similar to a carnival ferris wheel, but much, much larger, the New York Wheel will be a soaring observation opportunity with sky-high views of the nearby Manhattan skyline. Rather than…

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Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Interest in LEED-Certified Greenwich Village Duplex

Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Interest in LEED-Certified Greenwich Village Duplex

It's no secret that Leonard DiCaprio is a fan of green initiatives like Citi Bike, and now the Great Gatsby star may be extending his love for sustainability to real estate. The actor…

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New Home of St. Ann's Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO's Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

New Home of St. Ann's Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO's Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

Currently, the Tobacco Warehouse is an 18,000-square-foot open space surrounded by four bare brick walls. With St. Ann’s Warehouse in mind, Marvel Architects PLLC re-imagined the…

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MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

In an effort to increase resiliency against future Hurricane Sandy-like storms, NYC's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be fortifying its Lower Manhattan headquarters…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Don't forget to take a break from trick-or-treating tonight to catch the Empire State Building's special Halloween LED light show. Tonight's event will mark the third time the Empire…

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First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

"To enable construction of this pedestrian passageway, portions of the World Trade Center's slurry walls were removed (at this location), and portions of the Hudson River Bulkhead wall…

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Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Walkway Opens in Lower Manhattan

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Walkway Opens in Lower Manhattan

A portion of Santiago Calatrava’s $4 billion World Trade Center PATH station is now open. Starting this week, pedestrians will be able to walk through the WTC West Concourse linking…

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HGTV's Jonathan Scott Shares 5 Smart Ways to Reclaim Wasted Space

HGTV's Jonathan Scott Shares 5 Smart Ways to Reclaim Wasted Space

Photo: Atlanta Closet & Storage Solutions KICKBOARD CABINET HACK Don't be afraid to get creative with traditional structures, especially in the kitchen. Try removing the…

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Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Some lucky designers and architects in Brooklyn will soon have a new place to call home thanks to the Pratt Institute. Today, the institute announced that it is launching a new…

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For a Resilient Rockaways Design Competition Announces White Arkitekter as Winner

For a Resilient Rockaways Design Competition Announces White Arkitekter as Winner

The "Small Means & Great Ends" design originated from the philosophy to introduce a plan that incorporates small changes that are adaptable, feasible, affordable and smart. For…

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Super-Skinny Skyscraper Taller Than the Empire State Building Gets Approval for Midtown NYC

Super-Skinny Skyscraper Taller Than the Empire State Building Gets Approval for Midtown NYC

It’s skinny, it's taller than the Empire State Building and it’s coming to Midtown. SHoP Architects’ super-slim, 1,350-foot-tall tower just got the “ok, you can build…

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Stunning New Pier 17 Renderings Show a Public Green Roof for South Street Seaport

Stunning New Pier 17 Renderings Show a Public Green Roof for South Street Seaport

Last night's event celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the project, but without any actual ground to break, the developers and the designers from SHoP Architects simply threw…

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Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park has been an emotional roller coaster ride for Greenpoint and Williamsburg denizens, who were promised a new outdoor space by Mayor Bloomberg back in 2005. Since…

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Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

If you read Inhabitat on the regular, you've probably heard about Archtober, but did you know that the month-long celebration of architecture extends far beyond the borders of New York…

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What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

If you're a fan of the Roosevelt Island Tram, imagine how cool it would be if those amazing panoramic views of Manhattan actually became part of your daily commute from Queens to…

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