The project calls for anyone to photograph examples of hostile architecture — from spikes on windows to bars on benches — and share the images on Instagram.
The Skyscraper Museum’s “Ten & Taller: 1874-1900” exhibition maps the first Manhattan buildings to soar beyond 10 stories.
From a Dodger Stadium by Buckminster Fuller to an Ellis Island by Frank Lloyd Wright, a new book gathers hundreds of alternate realities proposed for New York City.
A competition challenged developers to reinterpret a biography of the “master builder” as interactive experiences.
“The kind of planning for a city that would really work would be a sort of informed, intelligent improvisation, which is what most of our planning in life is in any case,” said Jane Jacobs in a 1962 interview with Mademoiselle, conducted just after the 1961 publication of her influential The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
Demolition and construction following World War II radically altered the landscape of the United States, and one machine in particular allowed for such a dramatic overhaul.
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the west side of Manhattan was once among New York City’s top three bird-killing buildings.
The built environment of the United State was constructed on grand ideas, including parks that inspired morality, towns designed to curb strikes, and homes that offered everyone their own slice of the land.
Over 700 miles of underdeveloped space are in the shadows of New York City’s elevated highways and rails.
One of the most overlooked design casualties of global homogenization is regional lettering.
If you’ve ever found yourself lost in Manhattan, you know that city grids are a beautiful thing.
Following on the heels of New York, London, and many other urban centers, Boston is the latest city to envision how best to manage the certainty of rising water levels due to global warming.