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Truman Capote’s townhouse in Brooklyn Heights in 1922
#gaps in the terrace
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What If Manhattan Was Designed Like Paris?
Interesting mostly because of how massive Manhattan is compared to central Paris. Imagine if those streets and boulevards covered this much space.
(via Untapped New York)
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The Plan to Dam the Hudson and Connect Manhattan to New Jersey
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New Museum New York Cover. Still from Luis Urculo’s “Covers” film on Vimeo, which is wonderful and highly recommended.
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MP3 Experiment Eight - Improv Everywhere
I think generally flash mobs are pretty lame but when Improv Everywhere have a go it’s incredible. This is too good not to post, I guarantee you’ll be smiling by the end (probably lots before then as well).
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We’ve been dropping sneak peeks all week leading up to an Architizer-sponsored exhibition this weekend as part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City.
We built a 50-foot model of Manhattan that wraps around the Openhouse Gallery space, lit from behind, onto which 5 architect teams staged mini-interventions.
What’s going on here?
I am VERY disappointed in you, Western Hemisphere.
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Van Alen’s evolution of the Chrysler Building, 1928-29, New York
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Andrejs Rauchut’s thesis project at the Cooper Union - The Architecture of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors staged over a day on Staten Island, New York.
"This transposition of Shakespeare’s characters’ movements onto Staten Island, Rauchut explains, became ‘the backbone for the design of a series of architectural set pieces inserted into the suburban fabric of Staten Island. At each of the points where characters interact, an architectural set is built.’"
See also: wonderful diagram of the play’s entire stage direction.
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From Tsunehisa Kumura’s Visual Scandals
Surprised and excited that this is the cover art for Cut Copy’s new album, which is amazing by the way. This image has always been at the front of my noggin since seeing it on BLDGBLOG ages ago.
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Paris vs New York - A Tally of Two Cities. You’re subscribed to this blog, right?