Cities

Moss Wins Queens Museum of Art Competition

Eric Owen Moss Architects of Culver City, CA, won the Queens Museum of Art (QMA), Queens, NY, design competition. The jury winnowed the 198 entrants down to five finalists in early September. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, site of…

42nd Street Subway Station’s Supergraphics

At 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, for example, all trains are stopping on the express track so that workers can finish retiling the walls. The station is scheduled for completion in December. Squire J. Vickers designed the Independent System (IND)…

Miami’s Hidden Metropolis

This past October Metropolis was invited to Miami, to celebrate the 2002 release of Design Is… Words, Things, People, Buildings, and Places, the first book produced by the magazine. Hosted by Kartell at their new showroom in the Miami Design…

Looking Up at 55 Water Street

New York City is filled with privately owned public parks and plazas provided by real estate developers in exchange for permission to build taller skyscrapers. More a business tactic than a public service, these exchanges are often grudging concessions, the…

Food Sculpture in Boston

CANSTRUCTION is a national community service project sponsored by the Society of Design Administration. Designers create sculptures using non-perishable foods-principally cans-and the food is donated to local charities. In Boston, 19 sculptures have been on display since October 28 at…

Peddling a Fiction

How should New Yorkers greet the news that the United States Olympic Committee last week selected our city as the American candidate to host the 2012 summer games? With a great deal of skepticism, a sigh of relief upon realizing…