In honor of the eleventh 9/11 anniversary, this graceful timelapse shows the process of building One World Trade Center, from February 2010 to September 2012.
Detropia, a film that documents Detroit residents in their shrinking metropolis, opens in cities across the country this week. How did Detroit, now on the verge of bankruptcy, reach its current condition—and how could it possibly entice its citizens to stay?
The Burj Khalifa—the world’s tallest building, located in Dubai—may be the highest-profile project in Michigan-based manufacturer Guardian’s portfolio. But they’ve worked on many other inventive architectural projects in cities from New York to Bilbao. View these stunning examples of what Architizer calls an “exuberant use of glass.”
As cities struggle to find room on the roads for both cars and bikes, London firm Exterior Architecture proposes a new solution: get cyclists off the roads altogether by elevating bike lanes above the city. These (somewhat dizzying) renderings imagine “a cycling superhighway in the sky.”
File under high/low: in October, public tours will be offered for those who want to experience the undeveloped remaining portion of New York City’s High Line before construction starts later this year. Across town, the East Side’s Lowline project opens an exhibit at the Essex Street Warehouse that explores visions for turning an abandoned trolley station into an underground public space.
Last summer at the New York Lab, architect Bjarke Ingels (check out his Lab lecture here) concluded his well-attended lecture with a preview of West57, an ambitious residential complex featuring a swooping pyramid-like design. However, Manhattan’s Community Board 4 unanimously voted against the project, arguing that the neighborhood is already fighting against an overabundance of luxury housing. A final decision has yet to be made—meanwhile, West57’s future hangs in the balance.
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