Image: Pier55/Heatherwick Studio
A federal court has vacated the permit for the $200 million Pier 55, designed by Thomas Heatherwick for a site in the Hudson River, leading The Architect's Newspaper to report that "Heatherwick’s pier on the Hudson is a no-go."

Renzo Piano's Box for the Arts

Headlines23. March 2017
By: John Hill
Lenfest Center for the Arts (left) and Jerome L. Greene Science Center (right). (Photo: @ Columbia University/Frank Oudeman)
Yesterday Columbia University opened up the doors of the 60,000-square-foot Lenfest Center for the Arts on its new Manhattanville campus for a press preview. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the building is set to open next month with an exhibition of student work.

A Hadid in Midtown Manhattan?

Headlines22. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Kushner Companies/Zaha Hadid Architects via WSJ
A rendering for the conversion of 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City by Kushner Companies – the former firm of Jared Kushner, aka Donald Trump's son-in-law – has been released, revealing a supertall design by the late Zaha Hadid.

ASLA-NY 2017 Design Awards

Headlines17. March 2017
By: John Hill
James Corner Field Operations: Navy Pier South Dock and Polk Bros. Plaza (Photo courtesy of ASLANY
The American Society of Landscape Architects, New York has annouced the honor and merit winners in its 2017 Design Awards.

Underdogs Win Aarhus Competition

Headlines17. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image: Vargo Nielsen Palle and ADEPT
The newly established practice Vargo Nielsen Palle, in collaboration with ADEPT and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter, has bested BIG, SANAA and Lacaton & Vassal in the restricted international competition for the new school of architecture in Aarhus, Denmark.

MIPIM 2017 Awards Winners

Headlines17. March 2017
By: John Hill
Tabanlioglu Architects: Beyazit State Library (Photo: Emre Dörter; all photos courtesy of MIPIM)
The 27th MIPIM Awards, which bill themselves as "the world's property market," were announced on 16 March 2017 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.
Chicago Riverwalk (Photo: Kate Joyce Studios)
Following the success of the multi-phase Chicago Riverwalk designed by Ross Barney Architects, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced the Chicago Urban River Edges Ideas Lab, which "will engage architectural firms to explore ideas for the development of Chicago's public river edges."
Image courtesy of CL3VER
The Mies van der Rohe Foundation and CL3VER, a 3D visualization company, have released an interactive 3D tour of Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion that can be used on web, mobile, and virtual reality devices.

AIANY 2017 Design Awards

Headlines 8. March 2017
By: John Hill
Image: AIANY
Last night the New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) announced the winners of the 2017 Design Awards in four categories: Architecture, Interiors, Projects, and Urban Design.
Photo courtesy of Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Chicago Architecture Biennial has announced the more than 100 architects and artists who will be participating in its second edition, under the theme "Make New History" developed by directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of LA's Johnston Marklee.