Development / New York City

New York by Frank Gehry: The Tallest Residential Tower in the Americas


During the trailers for Limitless this past weekend, New Yorkers were subject to a small film describing Frank Gehry’s latest edition to the New York landscape. New York by Gehry is advertised as the “tallest residential tower in the Americas” with rents starting at $3,000 a month and rising to $15,000-plus. “What I wanted to do … Continue reading

Metropolism: A look into the future… from the 1920s
Development / Film / Infrastructure

Metropolism: A look into the future… from the 1920s


me·trop·o·lis –noun, plural -lis·es. 1. any large, busy city. 2. the chief, and sometimes capital, city of a country, state, or region. 3. a central or principal place, as of some activity. Before Star Wars, one of the most popularly noted futuristic films came from Germany in the late 1920s. A visionary depiction of skyscrapers ruling the landscape and flying cars. While skyscrapers do not sound to futuristic to you now – in this moment in history, there were very few skyscrapers, and to … Continue reading

Nineteenth Century Suspension Bridges
Development / History / Infrastructure / New York City

Nineteenth Century Suspension Bridges


During the nineteenth century there was a shift in materials used for construction; iron and concrete gained significant popularity. With these heavier materials and increased desire for functionalism, architects sought new advances to technology to support weight. The bridges of the time are the greatest remnants of their success. The iron suspension bridge was introduced in … Continue reading

A Bigger New York – Exploring the Waterfront.
Development / Infrastructure / New York City

A Bigger New York – Exploring the Waterfront.


On March 14th, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn announced the release of Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, a 10-year vision for the future of city’s 520 miles of shoreline. This plan provides a sustainable framework for more water transport, increased public access to the waterfront and … Continue reading