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On New York's Skyscraper Boom and the Failure of Trickle-Down Urbanism

11/25/14

On New York's Skyscraper Boom and the Failure of Trickle-Down Urbanism

A new class of skyscrapers serves to reinforce the city's steep social hierarchy.

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Then and Now: How Life Has Changed Since I Launched the Origami Kayak

11/24/14

Then and Now: How Life Has Changed Since I Launched the Origami Kayak

The founder of Oru Kayak on how the business has changed and grown in the last two years

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First Look: Getting to Know the Finalists of the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

11/24/14

First Look: Getting to Know the Finalists of the 2015 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

We ask the five finalists about their work, their inspirations, and their plans for MoMA PS1’s courtyard.

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Banking on Design: Palm Springs Launches Architecture and Design Center

11/18/14

Banking on Design: Palm Springs Launches Architecture and Design Center

The new institution is housed in E. Stewart Williams's iconic Santa Fe Savings & Loan building.

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Beyond Gaudí: Exhibit Looks at La Sagrada Família's Collaboration across Time

11/18/14

Beyond Gaudí: Exhibit Looks at La Sagrada Família's Collaboration across Time

An ongoing show at the City College of New York casts the architect's unfinished masterpiece in a new light.

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BIG Unveils Plan to Revitalize Smithsonian DC Campus

11/14/14

BIG Unveils Plan to Revitalize Smithsonian DC Campus

Ingels and co. recently released details of the $2 billion plan.

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Launch Problem: How to Make a New York Pier Kayak-Friendly

11/13/14

Launch Problem: How to Make a New York Pier Kayak-Friendly

The Green Team takes on urban kayaking.

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The First Chicago Architecture Biennial to Assess the State of the Art of Building

11/08/14

The First Chicago Architecture Biennial to Assess the State of the Art of Building

The biennial's organizers reveal details of the inaugural event's programming.

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Will George Lucas's Space-Age Museum Join Chicago's Architectural Pantheon?

11/06/14

Will George Lucas's Space-Age Museum Join Chicago's Architectural Pantheon?

The architects behind the museum hope it will join the ranks of the city's cherished landmarks.

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A Plaza Is No Guarantee of Democracy

11/04/14

A Plaza Is No Guarantee of Democracy

Public space matters much less than what occurs in (and around) it.

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