Metropolis Magazine - Metropolis Magazine November 2003 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Green Space Paul Makovsky, In the country’s first green residential tower, a temporary showcase interior offers lasting ideas.The Continental Divide Site Staff, What accounts for the differences between Europe’s workplaces and our own? Three American interior designers offer analysis and insight.Lowering The Veil: Photo Essay Ken Shulman, More glimpses of the architectural treasures of the Muslim world.Lowering The Veil Ken Shulman, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays a critical role in helping Muslim countries connect to the West.Flex Time Paul Makovsky, Faced with demanding residential and workplace requirements, designers invent versatile, high-performance products.China’s Fast Track: Photographs by Tony Law Site Staff, Last year 24-year-old photographer Tony Law won a Fulbright grant to document the modernization of China. “China right now is going through a period of very, very rapid growth,” he says. “The whole country is changing ten times faster than…Put a Cork In It Philip Nobel, How has the AIA’s New York chapter chosen to inaugurate its new space? Hold your ears.Pressing Matter Paul Makovsky, The perfect marriage of form to function.Down, Not Out Site Staff, Pfau Architecture crafts a clever design for an urban school running out of room.A Landmark Decision Sandy Zipp, With public housing projects undergoing demolition nationwide, why is New York preserving this one?You’ve Got Mail Site Staff, From a distance the exterior of 50 Murray Street—a massive, squat structure that was once the Internal Revenue Service’s New York home—appears grim and imposing. The 22-story 1960s office building, which was recently converted to residential use, straddles an entire…Independent View Rob Turner, A new home for the Liberty Bell cuts modern intrusions out of the historic picture.Look who’s Talking… Site Staff, …about sustainability, what it means, what it can be, and how we think about our place in nature.