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Adam Harrison Levy
The Last Unknown Place in New York
05.30.14

If you want to see a version of the future you could try to take a boat to an island off the coast of the Bronx.

Adam Harrison Levy
The Oldest Living Things In the World
05.09.14

Climate change — once a distant fear — is already upon us, Rachel Sussman’s glorious, and vitally important book could not have come at a more crucial moment.

Owen Edwards
Rizzoli Erased
05.06.14

Owen Edwards remembers the elegant old Art Nouveau building that housed the Rizzoli bookstore, just what a bookstore ought to be.

Alexandra Lange
Lucia Eames, 1930-2014
04.08.14

An appreciation of Lucia Eames (1930-2014).

David Morris
The Public Library
Mark Lamster
The Astrodome and the Challenges of Preservation
Mark Lamster
Can the Doomed Astrodome Save Modernism?
11.06.13

The Astrodome and the Future of Modern Preservation

Mark Lamster
Lost Landmarks in New York and Fort Worth
06.24.13

Modern landmarks, in New York and Fort Worth, are destroyed before preservationist can act.

OBlog
A Campaign to Save The Post Office
02.14.13

Tucker Nichols is campaigning to save the Post Office.

Rick Poynor
On My Screen: Shooting the Past
01.03.13

Stephen Poliakoff’s Shooting the Past, set in a fictitious photo library, is a film that could haunt you for years.

OBlog
Neon: Bright Lights, Big City
12.17.12

Collector's Weekly interviewed architect Kirsten Hively, the created of the free iPhone app Project Neon.

Alexandra Lange
Art Matters to Architecture
08.28.12

In Indianapolis, a restored Milton Glaser mural allows us to see its Brutalist home as its architect intended: with color!

OBlog
Leonard Ross : Photographs of Social Change
05.29.12

Leonard Ross was a distinguished photographer who believed that the camera had the power to transform society.

Alexandra Lange
Fixing South Street Seaport: Is New Architecture Enough?
Alexandra Lange
Round Thermostats and Crystal Lanterns, Revisited
02.13.12

Old designs, new tricks: updates on lawsuits filed against the new Nest thermometer, and on behalf of midcentury masterpiece Manufacturers Hanover.

Alexandra Lange
A Memorial to (Random Access) Memory
James Biber
Vestige(s) of Empire
01.05.12

Comparing the repurposing of two monuments to lost Empire: London's Commonwealth Institute and Berlin's Palast der Republik.

Alexandra Lange
TWA: Still Kicking
Alexandra Lange
Welcome Back, Overbite
08.05.11

Albert C. Ledner's mid-century scallops and portholes have staying power.

John Thackara
Knife Sharpening
Alexandra Lange
Manhattan Museum Musical Chairs
05.12.11

Bye, bye Museum of American Folk Art. Hello the forward march of the Modern.

Photo by Jason Orton
Built Not to Last
01.06.11

Photo of prefab London housting development slated for demolition.

Gail Anderson
Gail Anderson’s Collection of Salt and Pepper Shakers
01.06.11

Gail Anderson shares her collection of Salt and Pepper Shakers.

Alexandra Lange
You Have to Pay for the Public Design
11.15.10

Does a preference for design for private consumption threaten our public space?

Alexandra Lange
Damned Icons
08.12.10

Terminal 3 sits there, empty, next to JetBlue’s so-so Terminal 5, as an object lesson about how preservation and redevelopment have to operate in tandem.

Mark Lamster
The Outlier: Philip Johnson’s Tent of Tomorrow
05.10.10

The latest World's Fair, Expo 2010, opened earlier this month in Shanghai. The US entry is pretty weak (someone and I can't recall whom, recently commented that it looks like a Lexus dealership).

Jason Orton
Tinder Boxes
03.16.10


Alexandra Lange
A Real Modern Monument
01.20.10

Peter Behrens’ AEG Turbine Hall is still in use and is still as striking as the day it was completed — so shouldn't that be the goal for every building?

Alexandra Lange
UN, Now and Then
12.10.09

On the United Nations five-year renovation, systems and sustainability upgrade and preservation effort.

Mark Lamster
Save the Library
02.26.09

These are tough times for those of us who care about books. The publishing industry is in a tailspin; electronic readers and the Internet are challenging the primacy of the printed page.


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