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

Rare Glimpses of New York City Infrastructure
Infrastructure / Photography

Rare Glimpses of New York City Infrastructure


What holds us together… Stanley Greenberg is a photographer based out of New York who documents the inner-workings and infrastructure of the city. He shoots in large format black and white, and he’s taken pictures in some very exclusive sites with special permission from the state government. His pictures are very visually striking, and some … Continue reading

Infrastructure / New York City

A Possible Shift in Transportation


Is It Too Late To Change Our Manhattan-Centric Transportation? By Jaya Saxena. Article Here. The Center for Urban Future recently published a 30-page report of the commuting activities of New Yorks revealing some not so surprising findings. The rent in manhattan is simply sky-rocketing. The obvious solution for this is moving out to the nearby boroughs … Continue reading