News by tag: New York City


Times Square Reconstruction

Works19. April 2017
By: Snøhetta
New York New York, USA - 2017
Photo: Michael Grimm
Today, the NYC Department of Transportation, Department of Design and Construction, Snøhetta, and the Times Square Alliance celebrate the completion of a reinvented Times Square, as the revamped “Crossroads of the World” embraces its role as a stage for public life and freedom of expression.
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

The Table Top Apartments

Works 5. April 2017
By: Kwong Von Glinow Design Office
New York City New York, USA - 2017
Tenement Massing (All images courtesy of Kwong Von Glinow Design Office)
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office has been awarded first prize for their New York Affordable Housing Challenge competition entry. Their project responds to Mayor de Blasio’s priority placed on creating more affordable housing in New York City, by using both new sites and redeveloping existing sites.
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."

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.
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The Times Square Alliance's ninth annual Times Square Valentine Heart was unveiled this morning during a rainy ceremony. The Office for Creative Research's We Were Strangers Once Too is billed as "a public data sculpture highlighting the role that immigrants have played in the founding, development, and continued vibrancy of New York City."

Details of AMNH Expansion Unveiled

Headlines12. January 2017
By: John Hill
Architectural White Model (Image ©AMNH/D. Finnin)
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York has unveiled plans for exhibits and programs in the new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation designed by Studio Gang Architects.

Studio Visit: Gensler

Insight 9. January 2017
By: John Hill
Gensler's new NYC office (Photo: Garrett Rowland, courtesy of Gensler)
With more than 5,000 employees, Gensler is easily one of the largest architecture firms in the world, often topping the annual lists of architecture firms with the highest revenue. Founded by Art Gensler in San Francisco in 1965, the firm now has 46 offices on 4 continents.

Art Under Second Avenue

Found 7. January 2017
By: John Hill
All photographs by John Hill/World-Architects
The first section of the long-awaited (it was first proposed in 1919!) Second Avenue Subway opened to the public on Manhattan's Upper East Side on the first day of 2017. More than the architecture, a big highlight of the new stations is the artwork that lines their walls. World-Architects visited one week after opening to check out the new below-grade "museum."


Works 5. January 2017
By: Archi-Tectonics
New York New York, USA - 2016
All photographs courtesy of Archi-Tectonics
INSCAPE, a new meditation concept, opened recently in Manhattan. Archi-Tectonics created this concept for owner Khajak Keledjian, and collaborated with him to develop a concept that could eventually be distributed internationally.
Image: Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle
The New York Public Library has unveiled a rendering of the renovation of the Mid-Manhattan Library by Dutch architects Mecanoo with New York's Beyer Blinder Belle.