Monthly Archives: October 2014

The NJIT Architecture School said, “Kean University’s proposal of a curriculum of ‘drawing by hand’ does not recognize the demands of today’s job market.”

Kean University, a state school six miles away from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, another public university, has announced that they will open the Michael Graves School of Architecture. According to articles in the New Jersey Record, NJIT is … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Architecture, Beauty, Classical, Culture, Current, Education, Good Kind | Leave a comment

“One entered the city like a god. One scuttles in now like a rat.”

That’s the famous quote by the immortal Vincent Scully about Penn Station, where demolition started fifty-one years ago today. But stay tuned—some interesting things are starting to happen, and they’re not the things you’ve been reading about. More photos here … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Architecture, Beauty, Classical, Current, Good Kind, New York | Leave a comment

Top Seven Reasons Behind the Shanghaiing of New York (#Dubai-on-Hudson)

Big Finance: Most people don’t realize that Big Finance is the engine driving the global movement that has the Mayors of New York, London, and Paris promoting shiny Starchitecture indistinguishable from the shiny Starchitecture in Dubai, Mumbai, and Shanghai (always in … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Architecture, Culture, Current, New York, The Other Kind, Urbanism | 9 Comments

Thank you, Mr. Godschalk

    DAVID GODSCHALK reviewed Street Design in the current Urban Land magazine, A revolution in street design is unfolding across America…. Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns is the revolution’s handbook. Its promise is clear: invest in … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in New Urbanism, News & Reviews, Pedestrian, Street Design, Urbanism | Leave a comment

Eclectic Good Kind

See it in the New York Times

Share Button
Posted in Architecture, Current, Good Kind, New York | Leave a comment

Separated at Birth

Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, Texas, meet The Borg, Alpha Quadrant, Outer Space. People have long said that Thom Mayne’s buildings have all the human scale and attractiveness of menacing alien spaceships,* but “Why ask why?” — “Resistance … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Architecture, Current, Joke, Separated at Birth, The Other Kind | Leave a comment

A Street Is A Terrible Thing To Waste — from New York State Conference of Mayors Summer Bulletin

Download the PDF

Share Button
Posted in Bicycle, Current, New York, Pedestrian, Street Design, Urbanism | Leave a comment