Aloof institution. Catalyst for Change. Environmental poster child. Architectural theme park. Government-initiated economic development. Digital new world. Boondoggle. The recently-opened Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island is all of the above, or perhaps none of them. How it develops and if it succeeds are questions to be answered in the future. Today, however, it exemplifies […]
Links to News & Ops
- NYC library cardholders can now visit dozens of museums for free - archpaper.comJuly 17, 2018 11:09 am
- Why New York City Is Reporting Its Sustainability Progress to the UN - CityLabJuly 16, 2018 11:04 am
- Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland - Business InsiderJuly 13, 2018 2:37 pm
- Pier 3 at Brooklyn Bridge Park is now open - archpaper.comJuly 12, 2018 10:48 am
Urb News & Viewsfrom UrbDeZine Panelists.
New York City’s new math: 100 years, $4.5 billion, 3 subway stops. New Year’s Day 2017 saw the ribbon cut on the first phase of the Second Avenue subway, the locally-mythic train touted to alleviate the overburdened east side subways since the late 1920s. A Great Depression, a world war and a City bankruptcy interfered […]
The role that industry played and continues to play in molding American society was a hotly contested topic this political season. While talk mostly centered on workers and the economic forces that engulf them, little was mentioned about the actual factories where they work and how these structures shape our cities. The interconnection of factory […]
The latest phase of the park on Governors Island opened to the public this July—20 years after planners voiced vague ideas for its development and 20 years before future visitors assumed the landscape had been there forever.