BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that's not a tower

BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that's not a tower

https://vimeo.com/130206124 In the must-see video above, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels walks us through his inspiration for the incredible tower. He illustrates how the tower will…

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Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

+James Corner Field Operations + 60 Water Via DNA Info NYC architecture, DUMBO, James Corner Field Operations, 60 Water St. nyc high line, high line condos, rooftop…

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Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC's quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC's quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

French lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus has just been announced as a collaborator on an under-construction new public space in New York.Dreyfus, who designed the permanent lighting…

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Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant's design

Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant's design

When form follows function follows food, it results in this NoHo restaurant, Delicatessen. Designed by Nemaworkshop in collaboration with Mark Thomas Amadei, the Delicatessen explores…

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Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

The design is "based in the language of the historic context—specifically the repetition and proportion of architectural elements, the shadows produced by layers on the facade, and…

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Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron's

Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron's "Jenga" tower?

As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Savvy investigation by NY Curbed has uncovered that the Chinese developer Wide Horizon is a huge fan of Herzog and de Meuron's…

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Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park's individual trees

Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park's individual trees

Image via Wikipedia Related: + Tompkins Trees Via The Villager Tompkins Square Park, Tompkins Square Park leaf map, green space nyc, parks nyc, parks east village, east…

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Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

Luisa Cerutti bringing messages of joy to the West 44th area with her hand knitted tree cozies. Cerutti, the co-owner of Domus Housewares Store has outfitted three with colorful “tree…

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See how this NYC apartment's hidden 'active wall' allows it to transform depending on the situation

See how this NYC apartment's hidden 'active wall' allows it to transform depending on the situation

The wall serves as a secret room of sorts, hiding features such as the dining room table. Related: 10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments +…

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How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

Many of New York's elite came out to play when the new Whitney Museum was inaugurated on May 1, 2015, but nobody, except John Whitaker, noticed the 15,500 pound door. Part of a…

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Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson The Collectivity Project has previously been installed in public squares in Tirana, Albania (2005); Oslo, Norway (2006); and Copenhagen,…

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Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet 'affordable' High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet 'affordable' High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

HFZ's principal Ziel Feldman told Bloomberg that he aspires for the site to be a "self-contained kind of city", with a porte cochere, street-level retail, restaurants, and a small…

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NYC's first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

NYC's first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

Actors Fund HDC, adAPT Nyc, eco design, green design, Kips Bay, micro apartments, micro ny, MIcro NYC, Monadnock Development LLC, nARCHITECTS, sustainable design, tiny dwellings, tiny…

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George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

"CBS This Morning" executive producer Chris Licht says the observatory "is a true symbol of how far New York City has come since Sept. 11." Related: 1 WTC’s One World Observatory…

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Related: First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public Via NY Times Oculus, PATH, Santiago Calatrava, Brookfield Place…

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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy .... Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare…

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NYC's new Whitney Museum opens today

NYC's new Whitney Museum opens today

Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown, Whitney Museum of American Art, whitney museum, new whitney museum, yuji agematsu, Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney…

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A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Since last year, Bettman has been setting up impromptu “rooms” all over New York City, having created facets of living room scenes in Bushwick, Chelsea and the Lower East Side…

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NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the creation of a new $1.8 million program to fund the development of local responses to climate change. The Community Climate…

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The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

Housing trends are increasingly technical, sustainable, and healthy. The Prism is committed to focus on its residences’ wellbeing. Located at the corner of Park Avenue and 28th…

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Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

grand central terminal, governor cuomo, grand central terminal energy efficiency, nyc green, green nyc, nyc energy efficiency, grand central terminal green overhaul, sustainable design,…

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city's eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg…

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Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

“Right now, mother cows are crying out for their kidnapped babies; piglets are being castrated with no painkillers; male chicks are being dropped into shredding machines; monkeys are…

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will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

W Hotels Worldwide, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company Introduce the EKOCYCLE™ Brand to W Hotel Guest Rooms across the Globe Stylish Sustainability Initiative Launches Tonight in New…

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PHOTOS: Celebrities and animal lovers come out for the National Audubon Society’s Annual Gala in NYC

PHOTOS: Celebrities and animal lovers come out for the National Audubon Society’s Annual Gala in NYC

The National Audubon Society’s annual gala was held at The Plaza Hotel’s Terrace Room on Tuesday, March 31. Held in honor of top conservationists who have made outstanding…

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