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27 Projects Win 2019 AIANY Design Awards

10:00 - 19 January, 2019
27 Projects Win 2019 AIANY Design Awards, Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park. Image © Michael Moran
Tata Consultancy Services, Banyan Park. Image © Michael Moran

The New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has presented 27 projects with 2019 Design Awards. AIANY announced the results after two days of deliberations by a a jury of independent architects, educators, critics, and planners. For each of the five categories, winning projects were granted either an “Honor” or “Merit” award, and were chosen for their design quality, innovation and technique.

Princeton University Embodied Computation Laboratory. Image © Pablo Marvel Tanderrum Bridge. Image © Kristoffer Paulson Oculi House. Image © Michael Moran Cornell Tech Tata Innovation Center. Image © Albert Vecerka + 28

Apple Store, Upper East Side / Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson

09:00 - 19 January, 2019
Apple Store, Upper East Side / Bohlin Cywinksi Jackson, © Peter Aaron
© Peter Aaron

© Peter Aaron © Peter Aaron © Peter Aaron © Peter Aaron + 18

John F. Kennedy International Airport – Terminal 4 / SOM

20:00 - 18 January, 2019
John F. Kennedy International Airport – Terminal 4 / SOM, © Douglas Spranger
© Douglas Spranger

© Douglas Spranger © Douglas Spranger © Douglas Spranger © Douglas Spranger + 12

  • Architects

    SOM
  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Design Partner Emeritus

    David Childs
  • Managing Partner

    Anthony Vacchione
  • Planner

    Derek Moore
  • Area

    1500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2001
  • Photographs

New York City's Chrysler Building is Up for Sale

05:00 - 17 January, 2019
New York City's Chrysler Building is Up for Sale, Chrysler Building. Image Courtesy of Tishman Speyer
Chrysler Building. Image Courtesy of Tishman Speyer

New York City's famed Chrysler Building is up for sale for the first time in over 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, the art deco office tower’s current owners officially placed it on the market, though the building's value has yet to be released. Designed by William Van Alen, the building was bought by Tishman Speyer in 1997. As an iconic part of the New York skyline, the building is admired for its distinctive ornamentation based on Chrysler automobiles.

AD Classics: AT&T Building / Philip Johnson and John Burgee

16:30 - 12 January, 2019
AD Classics: AT&T Building / Philip Johnson and John Burgee, © David Shankbone
© David Shankbone

It may be the single most important architectural detail of the last fifty years. Emerging bravely from the glassy sea of Madison Avenue skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan, the open pediment atop Philip Johnson and John Burgee’s 1984 AT&T Building (now the Sony Tower) singlehandedly turned the architectural world on its head. This playful deployment of historical quotation explicitly contradicted modernist imperatives and heralded the mainstream arrival of an approach to design defined instead by a search for architectural meaning. The AT&T Building wasn’t the first of its type, but it was certainly the most high-profile, proudly announcing that architecture was experiencing the maturation of a new evolutionary phase: Postmodernism had officially arrived to the world scene.

City of Saints Bryant Park / Only If

17:00 - 11 January, 2019
City of Saints Bryant Park / Only If , © Michael Vahrenwald / Esto.
© Michael Vahrenwald / Esto.

© Michael Vahrenwald / Esto. © Michael Vahrenwald / Esto. © Michael Vahrenwald / Esto. © Michael Vahrenwald / Esto. + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bryant Park, New York, NY 10018, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Kutay Biberoglu, Pierre de Brun, Karolina Czeczek, Adam Snow Frampton, AIA
  • Area

    900.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Chelsea Apartment / BoND

12:00 - 20 December, 2018
Chelsea Apartment / BoND, © Eric Petschek
© Eric Petschek

© Eric Petschek © Eric Petschek © Eric Petschek © Eric Petschek + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chelsea, New York, NY, United States
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Noam Dvir and Daniel Rauchwerger
  • Area

    520.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

The High Line's New Public Space to Feature the Work of Simone Leigh

12:01 - 10 December, 2018
The High Line's New Public Space to Feature the Work of Simone Leigh, The Spur & The Plinth. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro
The Spur & The Plinth. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Next year New York's iconic High Line will open a new public space for art designed by James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, with artwork by Simone Leigh. The public space will be the newest section of the elevated park dedicated to a rotating series of contemporary art commissions. The first art project in the space will be Brick House, a sixteen-foot-tall bronze bust of a black woman by Brooklyn’s Simone Leigh.

The Spur & The Plinth. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro The Spur & The Plinth. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro The Spur & The Plinth. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro The Spur & The Plinth. Image Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro + 7

Barnard College, The Milstein Center / SOM

13:00 - 26 November, 2018
Barnard College, The Milstein Center / SOM, © Magda Biernat
© Magda Biernat

© Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat © Magda Biernat + 33

  • Architects

    SOM
  • Location

    3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027, United States
  • Category

  • Area

    128000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

4 Projects That Show Mass Timber is the Future of American Cities

09:30 - 24 November, 2018
4 Projects That Show Mass Timber is the Future of American Cities, Courtesy of DLR Group
Courtesy of DLR Group

As architects face up to the need for ethical, sustainable design in the age of climate change awareness, timber architecture is making a comeback in a new, technologically impressive way. Largely overlooked in the age of Modernism, recent years have seen a plethora of advancements related to mass timber across the world. This year alone, Japan announced plans for a supertall wooden skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041, while the European continent has seen plans for the world’s largest timber building in the Netherlands, and the world’s tallest timber tower in Norway.

The potential for mass timber to become the dominant material of future sustainable cities has also gained traction in the United States throughout 2018. Evolving codes and the increasing availability of mass timber is inspiring firms, universities, and state legislators to research and invest in ambitious projects across the country.

Studio Cadena Unveils "Happy" Installation in New York's Flatiron Plaza

13:00 - 21 November, 2018
Studio Cadena Unveils "Happy" Installation in New York's Flatiron Plaza, Happy. Image © Benjamin Cadena
Happy. Image © Benjamin Cadena

Studio Cadena’s Happy installation has been unveiled in New York's Flatiron Plaza. The project is the winner of the fifth annual Design Competition hosted by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute. As the centerpiece of the annual holiday program, the installation was selected by a jury with expertise across the worlds of design and public art, including representatives from the Flatiron Partnership, New York City DOT Art, and Van Alen Institute’s board of trustees.

Happy. Image © Cameron Blaylock Happy. Image © Cameron Blaylock Happy. Image © Cameron Blaylock Happy. Image © Cameron Blaylock + 7

MVRDV's First US Project Breaks Ground in New York City

13:00 - 15 November, 2018
MVRDV's First US Project Breaks Ground in New York City, Radio Tower & Hotel. Image Courtesy of MVRDV
Radio Tower & Hotel. Image Courtesy of MVRDV

Dutch practice MVRDV has broken ground on Radio Tower & Hotel, a 21,800-square-meter mixed-use high rise located in the Washington Heights area in northern Manhattan. The 22-storey building is MVRDV’s first major project in the United States and combines hotel, retail, and office functions in vibrantly stacked blocks. The project was designed to reflecte the vivacious character of the neighborhood and set a direction for future development.

Radio Tower & Hotel. Image Courtesy of MVRDV Radio Tower & Hotel. Image Courtesy of MVRDV Radio Tower & Hotel. Image Courtesy of MVRDV Radio Tower & Hotel. Image Courtesy of MVRDV + 9

Amazon Selects Both New York City and Arlington for HQ2

13:00 - 13 November, 2018
Amazon Selects Both New York City and Arlington for HQ2, Amazon Seattle HQ. Image © Flickr user Joe Behr licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0
Amazon Seattle HQ. Image © Flickr user Joe Behr licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Amazon has selected New York City and Arlington for it's next headquarters, set to become two of the biggest economic development projects in the United States. Instead of choosing one site, Amazon will spread over $5 billion in construction and investments across the two locations. The tech giant will house at least 25,000 employees in each city, and could receive more than $2 billion in tax incentives. The new announcement ends a 14-month competition among cities across the country.

Bleecker Street / Junzi Kitchen

15:00 - 9 November, 2018
© Andres Orozco
© Andres Orozco

© Andres Orozco © Andres Orozco © Andres Orozco © Andres Orozco + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    170 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, United States
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Xuhui Zhang
  • Area

    1774.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Citigroup Center / Hugh Stubbins + William Le Messurier

22:00 - 6 November, 2018
AD Classics: Citigroup Center / Hugh Stubbins + William Le Messurier, © Flickr user paulkhor
© Flickr user paulkhor

This article was originally published on November 5, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

In a city of skyscrapers of nearly every shape and size, the Citigroup Center on Lexington Avenue is one of New York’s most unique. Resting on four stilts perfectly centered on each side, it cantilevers seventy-two feet over the sidewalk and features a trademark 45-degree sloping crown at its summit. The original structure responsible for these striking features also contained a grave oversight that nearly resulted in structural catastrophe, giving the tower the moniker of “the greatest disaster never told” when the story finally was told in 1995. The incredible tale—now legendary among structural engineers—adds a fascinating back-story to one of the most iconic fixtures of the Manhattan skyline.

© Flickr user Steven Severing-Haus © Flickr user paulkhor © Flickr user Jeff Stvan © Flickr user Axel Drainville + 10

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center / Rockwell Group

04:00 - 5 November, 2018
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center / Rockwell Group, © Albert Vecerka / Esto
© Albert Vecerka / Esto

© Albert Vecerka / Esto © Albert Vecerka / Esto © Albert Vecerka / Esto © Albert Vecerka / Esto + 8

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Category

  • Principal-in-Charge

    Shawn Sullivan
  • Design Lead

    Michael Fischer
  • Area

    17518.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

The Half House / Boro Architects + Cochineal Design

05:00 - 3 November, 2018
The Half House / Boro Architects + Cochineal Design, © Bjorg Magnea
© Bjorg Magnea

© Emma Tannenbaum © Bjorg Magnea © Bjorg Magnea © Emma Tannenbaum + 18

COOKFOX Studio / COOKFOX Architects

14:00 - 1 November, 2018
COOKFOX Studio / COOKFOX Architects, © Eric Laignel
© Eric Laignel

© Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel © Eric Laignel + 11