Point of View - Point of View August 2014 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Q&A: Jack Goldstein on Preserving New York Martin Pedersen, The community activist and preservationist talks about what's become of New York's Theater District. An Architecture Festival that Celebrates the Arctic Shannon Sharpe, The traveling event and installation aim to promote the cultures of the Arctic Circle. Is Green Globes a Credible Alternative to LEED? Lance Hosey, Opinion: Is Green Globes a credible alternative to LEED? Is Design Making Us Sick? Susan Szenasy, In some situations, design stands in the way of patient recovery. Both House and Home: Architecture Is More Than Just "Elements" Paul Clemence, Two installations at the National Building Museum offer an interesting counterpoint to Rem Koolhaas's "Elements" ethos. Update: What Can Hadid Gain from Her Lawsuit against the NYRB? Site Staff, The architect filed a suit against the respected publication last week. Can she win? Exhibition to Showcase Early Drawings of Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas Finn MacLeod, An upcoming show at the Kemper Art Museum highlights the youthful, often handmade work of the world's most famous architects. "Russia's Eiffel Tower" Saved, for Now Samuel Medina, Moscow drafts measures to keep the historic Shukhov Tower in its place. The Future of Architecture, According to North Korea Justin Zhuang, Nick Bonner, North Korea-phile and founder of Koryo Tours, explains the retro-futuristic appeal of the DPRK's "socialist utopia." World Architects Pledge Zero Carbon by 2050 Martin Pedersen, The UIA has adopted a measure to eliminate carbon emissions by the midcentury. The Metropolis Summer Reading List 2014 Metropolis contributors, Architects, designers, and curators tell us their favorite reads of the summer. New York's Oyster Bar: Serving up Reefs and Resiliency Johanna Phelps, Green Team #29 investigates the feasibility of bringing the city's erstwhile oyster population back to life. What "Design Empathy" Has to Do With the Workplace Susan Szenasy, The Allsteel designer talks about workplace design and interaction, her work on autism, and office trends. Apocalypse in Art: Iconic Architecture on The Brink of Destruction Katherine Allen, The world's most iconic museums meet their #doom in this apocalyptic series of images. Building Diplomacy: 50 Years of the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi Morgan Campbell, The story of how the Modernist landmark came to be New Report Takes Aim at Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial Martin Pedersen, The architect's plans for a memorial to the 34th President of the United States received yet another blow last week. SOFTlab Lets 20,000 Flowers Bloom in Soho Katherine Allen, The studio's latest installation is digital fabrication-meets-Jolly Rancher. New York's Twilight Zone: Inside Roosevelt Island's Concrete Townscape David Turturo, The first of a two-part series, the authors behind "Icon or Eyesore?" explore the Brutalist architecture of the city's strange island town.