Tropical Staten Island – In Sandy’s Wake
Environmental / New York City

Tropical Staten Island – In Sandy’s Wake


I remember first hearing about the intensity that was to be Hurricane Sandy at my job. We all gathered in a very serious lunch meeting and were instructed on the proper procedures going further. Little did anyone really anticipate how hard this tropical storm would hit. After the minimal damage after Hurricane Irene last year, I shrugged … Continue reading

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

Manufacturers Hanover Trust – 510 Fifth Avenue
Historic Preservation / Interior Preservation / Landmark Preservation Committee / New York City

Manufacturers Hanover Trust – 510 Fifth Avenue


Interior of Fifth Ave. Bank Building Is Named a Landmark By Andy Newman. Article Here. In February of this year the Landmarks Preservations Committee gave landmark status to the midcentury modern interior of 510 Fifth Avenue, Manufacturers Hanover Trust building designed by Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill LLP in 1954— the squat, transparent former Manufacturers Trust Bank Building … 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