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50 Hudson Yards by Foster + Partners Tops Out

The 50 Hudson Yards skyscraper by Foster + Partners has topped out in New York. As one of the largest office buildings in the city, the project has become the fourth-biggest office tower by square footage. The 58-story office tower includes very large floor plates for up to 500 employees on each floor. The tower is the latest in a series of projects rounding out the Hudson Yards on the western edge of Manhattan.

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BIG's Spiral Skyscraper Tops Out in New York City

The new "Spiral" skyscraper by Bjarke Ingels Group has topped out at Hudson Yards in New York City. Rising 66 stories, the project towers over 1,000 feet tall with a series of stepped, landscaped terraces that wrap the building. With over 2.8 million square feet of office space and ground floor retail once complete, the tower will feature open floor plans with views across the Financial District and the surrounding cityscape.

"We Can Be Catalysts for Change": Designer Fauzia Khanani on Pioneering New Prototypes for the Future

Fauzia Khanani is no stranger to challenging the status quo. Working on a range of projects around the globe, from New York and Zurich to Budapest and Geneva, she continues to rethink the process of design across the built environment. Her firm, Studio For, is pioneering new prototypes for the future of work in a post pandemic era. At the same time, she's working on a number of pro-bono conceptual community-driven projects.

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SOM Designs 1,600-foot Skyscraper Next to Grand Central

Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM) has shared new renderings of a tower to replace the Grand Hyatt Hotel next to Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. With over 2.2 million square feet of space, the project is being developed by RXR Realty and TF Cornerstone with SOM, Beyer Blinder Belle and Field Operations. The mixed-use project would rise over 80 stories to 1,646 feet tall, making it the second-tallest building in New York City.

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2 Waterline Square Building / KPF

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75 Kenmare Residential Building / Andre Kikoski

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Moynihan Train Hall / SOM

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PAU's Vishaan Chakrabarti on Creating an Architecture of Belonging in Design and the City Podcast

Design and the City a podcast by reSITE, on how to make cities more livable and lovable, raising questions and proposing solutions for the city of the future. In the second episode of its second season, PAU's founder and creative director Vishaan Chakrabarti explains the possibility of creating an architecture of belonging, discussing social impact, climate change, infrastructure, and reimagining cities.

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New York City HPD Calls for Proposals to Build 100% Affordable Housing on Staten Island

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking plans to build 100 percent affordable housing in Stapleton on the North Shore of Staten Island. The City-owned site provides over 100,000 square feet of land for affordable housing, community amenities and other improvements as part of the island's mixed-use development.

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Sandy Liang Store / Almost Studio

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  • Architects: Almost Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1500 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cascade Architectural, Arcana

The Smile Residential Building / BIG

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  26000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Finds New Home in Historic Church Along Central Park

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has announced that it will renovate an abandoned church off of Central Park in New York City. Designed by architecture firm FXCollaborative and design studio Local Projects, the new museum building enables CMOM to meet increased demand for its program and resources, and marks CMOM’s first expansion in over 40 years. The project aims to engage and inspire New York City’s youngest citizens.

Hair Salon in New York / BoND

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  • Architects: BoND
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1100 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Alberto Campo Baeza and Miguel Quismondo Design New Magazzino Museum Expansion

The Magazzino Italian Art museum is expanding its campus in Cold Spring, NY with a new pavilion by Spanish architects Alberto Campo Baeza and Miguel Quismondo. Following the museum's public opening in 2017, the new pavilion will be dedicated to special exhibitions and public and educational programs. The free-standing structure will feature flexible programming to enable the nonprofit museum to support its growing program and better serve its visitors.

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Axpo Holding AG US Headquarters / BoND

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  • Architects: BoND
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4600 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020

Designing the Hamptons: Long Island's Luxury Homes

The Hamptons are defined by a storied past. As wealthy New Yorkers were drawn to this part of Long Island’s South Fork for the last century and a half, they increasingly built a series of exclusive and luxurious homes. Today, new residences along the coastline are some of the most expensive properties in the United States. As summer homes and vacation getaways, many of these residences are designed as private retreats surrounded by nature.

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