The World of Tomorrow, Today: New projects on three New York World’s Fair Sites

The World of Tomorrow, Today: New projects on three New York World’s Fair Sites

Gallery Talk by Joan Krevlin of BKSK Architects as part of our current exhibition, “Persuasive Images: Architecture of the New York World’s Fairs”.

Guided by the philosophy that successful buildings both support an organization’s identity today and

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60 Water’s spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks – if you lived there

60 Water’s spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks – if you lived there

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Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC’s first WELL-certified tower

Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC’s first WELL-certified tower

F+P won the international competition to design the new building in 2012. You can view video of the winning proposal here. At this iconic Manhattan address, the tower will be divided vertically into three areas. The base of the tower will be integrated

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Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

While the 135,000-square-foot space will not be publicly accessible, it is designed to reduce noise output from the arena, capture rainwater, and provide nice views from the street, as well as from the new towers rising above it. The undisclosed cost of

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See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

Dwell magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they’re currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May 9th. If you’re a homeowner, architect or designer who would like to highlight

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NYC’s new Whitney Museum opens today

NYC’s new Whitney Museum opens today

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Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum
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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 Street, it is a short walk from Madison Square and Union Square parks, as well

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Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an existential threat and New York City must continue to lead the way,”

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Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in the Tall Buildings category, the design envisions a vertical

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New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

Next month, the Museum of the City of New York will invite visitors to experience NYC in a new, immersive way with an installation entitled Soundscape New York. The exhibit, which opens on March 10th, aims to enhance and elevate people’s experience

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This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

Midtown’s brand new Hunt & Fish Club Restaurant may echo old New York glamour, but its sprawling living wall elevates the venue into modernity. Designed by Studio Iyor, the lush vertical garden hugs the eatery’s rear marble dining room. The verdant

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5th Annual Green Festival at the Javits Center

5th Annual Green Festival at the Javits Center

Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the United States. This annual festival is back at the LEED Certified Javits Center from April 24-26 for its 5th year in New York City. Single, weekend, and three

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Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City

Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City

The 10,923-square-foot condo is housed in the luxurious mixed-used building on West 57th between Sixth and Seventh avenues. At 1,000-feet-tall, One57 is currently the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere – at least for the time-being.

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PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson’s Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson’s Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

Philip Johnson designed the Glass House as a weekend retreat for himself and his partner, art critic David Whitney. Set on a sprawling plot that was originally 47 acres and lined with forest, the Glass House was accompanied by a Brick House for guests, a pool,

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Sprawling 1.5-acre green roof tops new NYC Department of Sanitation complex

Sprawling 1.5-acre green roof tops new NYC Department of Sanitation complex

A double-skin façade wraps the building, comprising glass curtain wall and 2,600 custom perforated-metal fins that reduce solar heat gain and glare, create a uniform wrapper to obscure views into the facility while allowing views out, and also break At

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Is the Port Authority already looking to sell the World Trade Center?

Is the Port Authority already looking to sell the World Trade Center?

One World Trade Center just opened its doors this fall, but the Port Authority may already be considering selling the entire WTC site. According to an extensive report released this past weekend, Governors Cuomo and Christie announced that the agency would

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500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

It looks like Greenpoint is about to get a whole lot greener. Thanks to a nearly $2 million grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, the Brooklyn neighborhood will soon be able to plant 500 new trees. The funds are part of a $19.5 million settlement

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Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Although the official groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated NY Ferris Wheel is scheduled for February of next year, work has already begun on the parking area around the mammoth project. The 650-foot observation wheel, which is slated for completion

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Popular graffiti-clad artist collaborative slated for passive house makeover

Popular graffiti-clad artist collaborative slated for passive house makeover

After years of delays, it looks like ABC No Rio’s popular graffiti-clad art house will finally be getting its ultra-green makeover. Almost five years ago, news of the artist cooperative building’s demise was met with a flurry of controversy, but that soon

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NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

This week, a New York City committee approved long-awaited plans to replace the city’s antiquated, unused sidewalk payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. The high-speed aluminum charging stations will offer free Wi-Fi as well as free nationwide phone calls

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The sad reason why One World Trade Center had to scrap its green dreams

The sad reason why One World Trade Center had to scrap its green dreams

When plans for the recently opened One World Trade Center were first made public years ago, they promised to deliver not only one of the tallest and most impressive buildings in the world, but also one of the greenest. And although the original concept included

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Will the Hudson Yards “Thrill Device” really make you crap your pants?

Will the Hudson Yards “Thrill Device” really make you crap your pants?

In this week’s odd architecture news, Related Companies president Jay Cross reportedly surprised guests at a real estate luncheon recently by boasting that the second tower in the developer’s mammoth 30 Hudson Yards project will have a very interesting

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New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

Harlem’s historic Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot used to be a nuisance for neighborhood residents before it was demolished five years ago, but now it’s back and better than ever. The renovated building, which dates back to 1890 when it was used as a trolley

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BIG’s West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

BIG’s West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

Image: Wade Zimmerman

BIG designed West 57th for The Durst Organization, which is also responsible for the adjacent Helena residences (a LEED Gold-certified project). The design for West 57th emerged out of the European tradition of forming residential

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Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 100th Home Repair on Second Anniversary of Sandy

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 100th Home Repair on Second Anniversary of Sandy

Congratulations are in order thanks to the tireless work of non-profit Habitat for Humanity. On October 29th, HFH finished repairs on a Coney Island residence damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Although all of the organization’s projects are significant, this

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