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Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg

18:00 - 1 May, 2016
Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg, Bruton Parish Church Pilaster Section and Capital (c. 1752), pine, possibly carved in England. AF-21.1.2. Courtesy of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
Bruton Parish Church Pilaster Section and Capital (c. 1752), pine, possibly carved in England. AF-21.1.2. Courtesy of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

How were buildings constructed in the 18th- and early 19th-centuries in Virginia? What did the builders use? What can the collecting habits of 85 generations of rats reveal? Valuable clues and answers can be found in the architectural objects and fragments from both surviving and demolished buildings and will be revealed in Architectural Clues to 18th-Century Williamsburg, which opens on May 28, 2016, and will remain on view indefinitely at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, one of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg. 

ODA Unveils New Residential Towers for Brooklyn

08:00 - 11 April, 2016
ODA Unveils New Residential Towers for Brooklyn, Courtesy of ODA
Courtesy of ODA

New York-based ODA has revealed their design for new residential towers in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. These three towers, called 416-420 Kent, aim to revitalize the neglected East River waterfront and will introduce a new sense of community, while providing ample natural light and green spaces for residents.