What do city dwellers do when a piano is abandoned on their street corner? This beautiful, poignant film by Anthony Sherin captures the twenty-four hours during which an upright piano was mysteriously left outside his window.
UK architecture firm Foster + Partners unveiled their plans for the New York City Public Library this week. They plan to insert a contemporary lending library into currently unused reading rooms and stacks in the back of the Fifth Avenue building, only one-third of which is currently open to the public.
Commuters traveling through this beautiful Naples metro station will feel as though they’re swimming through an underwater cave. The walls have been covered in Bisazza tiles in many shades of blue. The mosaics were created by Catalan architect Oscar Tusquets Blaca as part of the city’s art station circuit, which hosts a series of art installations.
Even though San Francisco is quickly becoming one of the most expensive places in the country to live, a new initiative is making the city’s POPOS’s (Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces) more accessible to the masses. A 1985 ordinance requiring new office and hotel buildings to incorporate public spaces into their designs was recently updated to insure that the public mission of the ordinance is actually being maintained.
On Tuesday, New York City officials broke ground on what will be the world’s largest prefabricated building, the thirty-two-story high-rise in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards. The building is the first of fifteen prefab buildings planned for the site, some of which will be as tall as fifty stories.
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