Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine February 2006

 

Give My Regards to the Moynihans

I’m trilled about the Penn Station Project . It’s a great legacy to the late Great Senator Patrick Moynihan. But more so, a testament to his never ending concern and work for the people of New York and this nation. He was right-on referring to the destroyers of the original Penn Station by calling them “bastards.” How can we ever…

Clean Water Act

Visit the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, in Rotterdam, by February 5, and you may leave with an unlikely souvenir: bottled water. Since November, artists Lucy and Jorge Orta have been pumping murky brownish liquid into the museum from a nearby canal, then processing it through a filtration and purification machine, and selling glass bottles of clear drinkable OrtaWater to visitors…

About Face

One could get the wrong impression of the 2F chair from its abbreviation of “Two-Face,” which also happens to be the moniker of a conflicted Batman villain. With a profile of less than an inch and a different appearance on each side, it is somewhat elusive. But there’s nothing sinister about Finnish industrial designer Hannu Kähönen’s super-efficient seat. Scheduled for…

Eco Chic

By branding her supermarket with boutique style, a young designer hopes to turn shoppers into accidental environmentalists.

Slim City, Mexico

One of the prime movers behind the restoration of Mexico City’s historic district, billionaire Carlos Slim Helú is also a major investor in the neighborhood.

Thought Bubble

Foster and Partners’ new library in Berlin utilizes decades of research, taking green building to the next level.

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