Features : Archive for Design And Architecture

City Seeks Times Square Plaza Designs – So Does WNYC

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We’d like to know what YOU think should define the pavement on the new Broadway Plazas. Share your ideas here.

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Touring Brooklyn's Lost Subway Tunnel

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just a few feet below the surface of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn lies the world's first subterranean railway tunnel. Watch the video.

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Paul Goldberger Tours the High Line

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Take an audio tour with architecture critic Paul Goldberger, as he explores the High Line.


Architecture As Exhibitionism? A Verdict On Standard Hotel Peep Shows

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Does the design of the hotel lend itself to these public peep shows? We asked one architecture critic for the answer. Watch the video.


Re-Design Valentine's Day With Studio 360

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Toss the chocolate hearts and red roses out the window in Studio 360's Valentine's Day Design Challenge. Click here to for details on how to enter.

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Field Trip: The 79th Street Boat Basin

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The 79th Street Boat Basin is an Upper West Side Surprise


The UN's Extreme Makeover

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A massive renovation is underway at the United Nations. Luckily for aficionados of mid-century modern design, there is also an elaborate strategy in place to preserve and restore the complex's iconic features, keeping the U.N. looking like it's 1952.

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Climate Change the Copenhagen Way

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Copenhagen climate summit is wrapping up.  Artist Mark Coreth's melting giant ice polar bear sculpture in London's Trafalgar Square is becoming the iconic image of the Copenhagen Climate conference.


Get Outta Here! Take a Field Trip to West Harlem Piers Park

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's been six months since West Harlem Piers Park opened, finally connecting Riverside Park to Riverbank State Park and providing an unbroken, no-dismount bike ride from the Battery to 200th Street. 


Art and Design: From Bauhaus to Typography

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Bauhaus exhibit at MoMa has drawn huge crowds since opening in November. Check out our online tour of the show with curators Barry Bergdoll and Leah Dickerman.


What Made Your Year?

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Only 28 days left in 2009. Tell us what made your year. Name the best food, song, movie, book, show or cultural experience you had. We're reading your choices on WNYC this month.


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555 Kubik's Facade Projection

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Interaction with architecture isn't limited to New York. Using three-D projection, Urbanscreen makes a German building shift, expand...and dream.


Museum of the Phantom City

Monday, November 30, 2009

iPhones and mobile devices have changed the way we navigate the city. Apps like Google Maps and Yelp put an unprecedented amount of information about the city at one’s fingertips.


The City Out My Window: 63 Views of NYC

Friday, November 27, 2009

Architect and illustrator Matteo Pericoli says that we don't choose our window views, they choose us.  In his new book,  "The City Out My Window - 63 Views on New York," he meticulously draws the window views of 63 New Yorkers, both famous and ordinary.


Maya Lin on Nature and Inspiration

Wednesday, November 25, 2009