Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Medium Is The Mechanism

Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting … Continue reading

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“The Placemaking Handbook”

“This book should be mandatory reading for anyone entrusted with the design of outdoor public space.” Download the Review (PDF)

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Live from New York

Our new neighborhood to be… Live from New York photos

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The Good Kind—The New York Municipal Building

McKim, Mead & White, New York Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, Manhattan, 1907-1914. ONE-HUNDRED YEARS AGO, when the New York Municipal Building was one year old, McKim, Mead & White were known across the country as the best architects in … Continue reading

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Everywhere In Manhattan I’ve Ever Lived

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Honestly, isn’t this building giving New Yorkers the finger?

UPDATE: When I first published this quick post in September 2014, for some reason it attracted comments from young architects who not only wanted to defend the building, but who saw my comments as ridiculous. In retrospect, it’s obvious that … Continue reading

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