Lucy Wang

 

Lucy got hooked on the ideas of sustainable design ever since a life-changing summer in Portland, Ore. where she learned about "green" living and how to ride a bike. After graduating with a landscape architecture degree, she set off on a half-year trip across North America on mass transit to explore landscape architecture sites and cities, documenting parts of her journey at Landscape Voice. Lucy currently lives in Shanghai.

Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

If you wander up the Allen Street pedestrian mall until you reach Delancey, you’ll come face-to-face with a beautiful yet deserted relic from the city’s past: the Allen Street…

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BIG unveils plans for NYPD's first-ever green-roofed police station

BIG unveils plans for NYPD's first-ever green-roofed police station

Located on the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue and E 149th St., the eye-catching 43,000-square-foot 40th Precinct Station resembles a stack of staggered bricks, which BIG says references…

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Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

FDNY Company 2's elite force of firefighters does more than just fight fire. The team is trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, from fire and building collapses to water and…

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SOM’s glittering LEED Gold-seeking towers symbolize renewal of Manhattan’s Far West Side

SOM’s glittering LEED Gold-seeking towers symbolize renewal of Manhattan’s Far West Side

Located between the Penn Station complex and the gateway to the Hudson Yards district, Manhattan West comprises two full city blocks bound between Ninth and Tenth Avenues as well as…

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Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub finally set to open in March

Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub finally set to open in March

With an original anticipated opening of 2007, the megaproject has been slowed by ballooning costs and scandals. Major delays and bad press have unsurprisingly hit Calatrava’s…

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NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

Situated on a 3.5-acre site, the 68,000-square-foot elementary school is topped with a cantilevered R-30 roof that floats above a grass playing field. The structure is clad on the…

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Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

Currently located beneath Madison Square Garden, the labyrinthine Penn Station has long been criticized for being difficult to navigate and dangerously overcrowded. Built in 1963, the…

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Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Elevated atop a concrete plinth, the Writing Pavilion is clad in black-stained cedar that complements the natural surroundings and dark brown fencing. A full-height glazed door swings…

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Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to redesign Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall

Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to redesign Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall

Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been selected to lead the $500 million redesign of the David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall. The two firms…

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REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

Brooklyn-based architecture firm REX was selected last Friday to design the performing arts center at the World Trade Center site (PACWTC). Led by Joshua Prince-Ramus, a former…

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Inside the super-skinny, $4M units that make up DUMBO's first luxury townhouses

Inside the super-skinny, $4M units that make up DUMBO's first luxury townhouses

Although Dumbo’s residential projects primarily comprise converted loft space, the 3,049-square-foot DUMBO Townhouses are an entirely new project built from scratch to replace a…

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American Museum of Natural History unveils its “thrilling” expansion design

American Museum of Natural History unveils its “thrilling” expansion design

The new expansion will be located along Columbus Avenue on the museum’s rear grounds near West 79th Street. To minimize encroachment on the adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Park, the…

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East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

Located at Washington Houses, the 143,000-square-foot multifamily development comprises 88 affordable housing units, a 54,000-square-foot home for the DREAM Charter School, and…

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Rosetta Mission-inspired LED comet could land in your city

Rosetta Mission-inspired LED comet could land in your city

A new pavilion is bringing people closer to NASA’s out-of-this-world accomplishments. The World Science Festival, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and ESA asked architecture firm…

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Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

New Yorkers sick of Old Man Winter now have another exciting reason to look forward to spring: New York's MillionTreesNYC just announced its annual spring tree giveaway! The PlaNYC…

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Aviator's Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Aviator's Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Open to grand views on three sides, "Villa for an Aviator" comprises raised and stacked vertical volumes that mimic the motion of an ascending plane. Rather than keep a plane's…

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This is now the world's most expensive building

This is now the world's most expensive building

It might not look like it, but New York City's recently completed One World Trade Center is now the most expensive building in the world—by a very large margin. Although 1 WTC is a…

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Steven Holl Architects' Kennedy Center expansion breaks ground in D.C.

Steven Holl Architects' Kennedy Center expansion breaks ground in D.C.

Located amidst the Jefferson and Lincoln memorials, the Kennedy Center stands as an equally magnificent structure and a "living memorial" for John F. Kennedy. Rather than replicate…

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Elon Musk's Other SolarCity

Elon Musk's Other SolarCity "Gigafactory" Expected to Bring 5,000 New Jobs to New York

Hot on the heels of the incredible 400,000-person-strong People's Climate March last weekend, Elon Musk-backed solar company SolarCity just struck a major deal with New York State to…

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Get a Free Fruit Tree at MillionTreesNYC's Fall Tree Giveaway!

Get a Free Fruit Tree at MillionTreesNYC's Fall Tree Giveaway!

Great news tree huggers: MillionTreesNYC just launched its seventh tree giveaway season and for the first time ever, the green initiative will be handing out a variety of highly coveted…

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Only Two Weeks Left to See “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile” at MCNY

Only Two Weeks Left to See “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile” at MCNY

Palaces for the People is a compact exhibition that includes the original architectural drawings, artifacts, contemporary color images and historic photographs of Rafael Guastavino Sr.…

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Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park - and Actually Includes a Park

Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park - and Actually Includes a Park

Just like the nearly decade-old Atlantic Yards plan, Pacific Park is envisioned as a 22-acre, mixed-use site anchored on one end by the SHoP-designed Barclays Center. COOKFOX has…

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BOOK REVIEW: Leslie Adatto Explores 101 Fantastic Urban Rooftops Across New York City

BOOK REVIEW: Leslie Adatto Explores 101 Fantastic Urban Rooftops Across New York City

When Leslie Adatto moved to New York City in 2010, she did something that most New Yorkers simply forget to do--she looked up. By choosing to explore a side of the city hidden right…

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8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

Photo by Heather Shimmin 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar and Restaurant 230 Fifth Ave. Manhattan While the 230 Fifth rooftop is open year-round, we're willing to bet that this lush rooftop…

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PARA-project Transforms a 1930s Attic into Stunning Writer's Workshop and Library

PARA-project Transforms a 1930s Attic into Stunning Writer's Workshop and Library

Built for a client who is both a writer and a bookbinder, this renovated attic primarily serves as a work space, but also includes a guest room and leisure area. To break up the…

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