By 2030, every rural town in Africa could be equipped with an undulating red brick droneport, designed by starchitect Norman Foster, to serve as a hub for deliveries of crucial medical supplies.
50 Years of Fighting to Save New York City’s Historic Architecture
The obliteration of the McKim, Mead & White-designed Pennsylvania Station in 1963, just a half-century after its completion, helped galvanize grassroots preservation efforts that eventually led to New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner signing the Landmarks Law on April 19, 1965.
NY Public Library Drops Controversial Makeover of Flagship Building
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has done an about-face on its controversial plan to renovate its flagship research building on 42nd Street and sell the nearby building that currently houses its Mid-Manhattan library, the New York Times has reported.
NY Times Gives You a Video Tour of WTC Site
In two weeks (if not sooner), we’ll be hearing wall-to-wall info about the World Trade Center site and 9/11. Before the frenzy begins, treat yourself with this small video tour prepared by the New York Times.
Steve Jobs as Design Evangelist
Some days Jason Kottke effortlessly proves why he is the elder statesman of the link blog, and today is one of those days. He points to a post by architect-turned-techie David Galbraith that compares Steve Jobs and Norman Foster, who is designing the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. It’s worth noting that Galbraith once worked for Foster.
Sperone Westwater Builds a White Castle
You’ve heard of the White Cube. No, not that London gallery, the idea: that art thrives best in a blank white box, removed from any context and given its own domain of pure space to dominate as the work and the artist see fit. Well, Sperone Westwater’s new gallery space on the Lower East Side, an attenuated tower on the same stretch that hosts the New Museum, stakes a claim for the white castle instead of the white cube. Designed by Norman Foster, this gallery is as much a power play for the LES as for Sperone Westwater. The space, currently showcasing a Bruce Nauman solo exhibition, is like Chelsea minimalism gone mannerist, clean low-key gallery spaces turned into a show-offy art fortress.
(Dark) Lord Norman Foster Builds New Apple Empire
The great dynastic rulers of history have always called upon the best architects of their time to design their monuments and capital cities. iMagnate Steve Jobs is no different: Apple will work with British starchitect Norman Foster to design the company’s new campus in Cupertino, California, rumored to be named “Apple City.”