Here are the first official photographs of Wendy, the giant blue spiky air-cleaning sculpture that has been installed in the courtyard of the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre in New York (+ slideshow). More »
Tag: New York City
The museum is part of a memorial to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre being developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, who say that they are owed $156 million by mayor Michael Bloomberg's National September 11 Memorial & Museum foundation. The row had been kept quiet over fears it could overshadow the 10th anniversary of the attacks but has now led to the suspension of construction contracts which could delay the completion of the museum.
See our previous story on the opening of the National September 11 Memorial, an animation of the memorial fountains and architecture critic Rowan Moore's examination of the infighting that has plagued the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre site.
Dezeen Wire: plans for a 40-storey tower designed by British architect Richard Rogers to sit on top of the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York have been shelved following the Chinese backer's decision to pull out – The New York Times
See a skyscraper in London completed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners earlier this year.
Dezeen Wire: a tower on the site of the United Nations' campus in New York by Pritzker Prize winning architect Fumihiko Maki that has been on hold since 2004 has been given the green light to continue development - The New York Observer
Maki's proposal for a long, narrow 35-storey tower on the same site as buildings by Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier was stalled by political arguments between the U.N. and the City of New York. The design will now need to undergo alterations ahead of a planning application and is due to break ground in 2013.
Dezeen Wire: New York Times architecture reporter Michael Kimmelman gives a glowing account of the efforts being made by New York City's Department of Design and Construction to revitalise degraded public buildings and infrastructure.
He points to "a quiet revolution reshaping the city’s public architecture," adding that careful investment is having a positive impact on neighbourhoods that are often overlooked - The New York Times
Dezeen Wire: the completed National September 11 Memorial designed by Israeli-American architect Michael Arad opens on Sunday in New York, exactly ten years after almost 3000 people were killed in terrorist attacks across America.
In anticipation of the event, Ted Loos of the New York Times describes Arad's turbulent design process, Karen Matthews writes about Arad's rapid rise in profile for Associated Press and Tina Susman of the Los Angeles Times reports on the architect's battle against controversy. More »
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