17John

17John "Cotel": Prodigy Network Unveils Winners of NYC's First Crowdsourced Hotel Competition

Located in the heart of the Financial District, 17John is a 1920s art-deco building that will be expanded to include a new 23-story-tall glazed rooftop extension consisting of 191…

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A Clever Way to Create Extra Shoe Storage for Under $10

A Clever Way to Create Extra Shoe Storage for Under $10

From cramming them into stoves to propping them up with magazines, people have come up with all kinds of ways to store their shoes. But if you're looking for a shoe storage method that…

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Buy One Voltaic Emergency Solar Power Kit and Give One to a Hurricane Sandy Survivor

Buy One Voltaic Emergency Solar Power Kit and Give One to a Hurricane Sandy Survivor

We've long been fans of Voltaic, a company that makes gadget-charging solar power kits, but the importance and practicality of these products became especially evident when Hurricane…

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Foster + Partners Unveils Proposal for Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover of Grand Central Station

Foster + Partners Unveils Proposal for Pedestrian-Friendly Makeover of Grand Central Station

The plan begins with the complete take over of Vanderbilt Avenue on the station's west side, which would be transformed into a pedestrian zone not unlike what has been successfully…

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How a White or Green Roof Can Keep Your Building Up to 84% Cooler This Summer

How a White or Green Roof Can Keep Your Building Up to 84% Cooler This Summer

The benefits of white and green roofs are nothing new to us, but a recent study by two top NYC universities has shed light on just how effective these non-traditional roofs can be at…

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

The Jumbo Hostel is housed within a retrofitted 747-200 situated in the Stockholm-Arlanda airport. The jumbo jet has a long history of service - it was originally built for Singapore…

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Iceland's Gorgeous Passive Solar Hof House

Iceland's Gorgeous Passive Solar Hof House

Deep in the northern chill of Iceland, just outside the arctic circle, the Hof House sits snugly within its landscape. Built on an existing estate, Studio Granada Architects salvaged…

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