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Community Board to Vote on One Vanderbilt Proposal

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC
A task force will decide whether to approve zoning changes that would allow for a 65-story office tower at One Vanderbilt.

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WNYC News

One World Trade Center Opens

Monday, November 03, 2014

WNYC
Thirteen years after the September 11th attacks, the tallest building in the America opens for business with only the principle tenant moving in. 

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WNYC News

Landmarks Commission Saves East Village Synagogue

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
It only took nearly 50 years to do so.

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WNYC News

Arrested Development: Housing Stalls at Barclays Center Arena

Friday, October 10, 2014

WNYC
Forest City Ratner began exploring modular construction to cut costs as it began to build thousands of apartments. But a dispute with a contractor has put the idea on hold.

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The Takeaway

A Template for Tolerance: A Church, Mosque, and Synagogue Under One Roof

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A project called "House of One" will make religious history as the first building to house a church, mosque, and synagogue under one roof. The project aims to promote religious tolerance by providing a space where the three monotheistic religions worship separately but also learn from each other. The building, which will be constructed in Berlin by 2018, will also include a shared space where all three faiths -- and anyone from the public -- come together for dialogue and exchange.

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WNYC News

Meet the Man Tasked With Solving Affordable Housing

Friday, February 07, 2014

WNYC

Asserting that his administration will take an "entirely different approach" to city planning, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carl Weisbrod as New York City Planning Commissioner.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Future of Penn Station

Monday, May 13, 2013

There's a movement to reimagine Penn Station.Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society, talks about the push for a redesign of the station and what would happen to Madison Square Garden.

 

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Features

Famed Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies at 91

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The woman who turned her love and appreciation of the built environment into a pioneering career as an architecture critic has died.  Ada Louise Huxtable was 91.  Her attorney, Robert Shapiro, says Huxtable died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Edward Durell Stone, Legendary Architect

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Architect Edward Durell Stone was both celebrated and scorned, and led a life that was both triumphant and embittered. Among his iconic projects are The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. His son, Hicks Stone, discusses the controversial figure in 20th-century architecture, and his new biography, Edward Durell Stone: A Son's Untold Story of a Legendary Architect.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Architecture, Public Planning, and Security

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Susan Silberberg, Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at MIT and planning consultant, and Robert Rogers, Principal at Rogers Marvel Architects, PLLC, discuss the physical changes to our public realm post 9/11. Susan Silberberg has been studying how "security creep" is impacting city dwellers and the varied motivations for the securitization of urban space. Robert Rogers' firm, Rogers Marvel, has helped design sections of Battery Park City to insure security for the buildings in and around that neighborhood, developed new architecturally pleasing street elements for Wall Street to insure security, and has developed a master plan for the area around the Pentagon.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Daniel Libeskind on the World Trade Center Redevelopment

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Architect Daniel Libeskind discusses the master plan for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center Site and his role in it. He’ll also discuss the international architecture practice he’s created since moving to New York after winning the master plan competition a decade ago. Libeskind’s plan reconnects the World Trade Center site to the urban fabric and vibrant street life of Lower Manhattan.

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Features

From Dyker Heights to Pelham Parkway, A Tour Of the City's Best-Lit Homes

Monday, December 20, 2010

Many homeowners decorate their homes with several modest strings of lights during the holiday season, but there are some who take it to a whole different level. Check out our slideshow and upload your own photos.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Architectural and social historian Mosette Broderick discusses the lives of Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stanford White—who created the most influential, far-reaching architectural firm of its time. Triumvirate: McKim, Mead & White: Art, Architecture, Scandal, and Class in America's Gilded Age tells the story of their world and times, and the buildings they built:including houses for the Astors and the Vanderbilts, Trinity Church in Boston, Judson Memorial Baptist Church in New York, the Boston Public Library, the original Pennsylvania Station in New York City, the arch in Washington Square, and Columbia University and New York University.

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The Arts File

NYU's Architectural Expansion

Friday, December 10, 2010

Architect Michael Sorkin and NYU's Lori Mazor weigh in on the architectural plan.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Citizen Architect

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Documentary filmmaker Sam Wainwright Douglas talks about “Citizen Architect,” his documentary on the late artist, architect, and educator Samuel Mockbee and the radical educational design/build program: the Rural Studio. The film explores Mockbee’s effort to inspire students to consider how they can use their skills to better their communities. “Citizen Architect” will be screened at Cooper-Hewitt on September 23.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Way We Play: Modern Playground Design

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monkey bars and jungle gyms are history—the modern playground, with building blocks and noodles, is all about imagination and manipulation. David Rockwell, founder and CEO of Rockwell Group, and Roger A. Hart, director of the Children's Environments Research Group at CUNY Graduate Center, join us to discuss contemporary playground architecture and its role in child development.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ghosts of New York

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

John Freeman Gill and art dealer and collector Ivan Karp discuss the changing city and the disappearance of the architectural sculpture that once thrived in New York.  

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Features

Ear to the Ground

Friday, March 26, 2010

WNYC's Janaya Williams shines her highly arbitrary spotlight on some of the city's happenings. From the Civil Rights Movement, to new leadership at the Cooper-Hewitt, to getting ready for Passover.

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