Born in Uruguay, Rafael Viñoly studied architecture at the University of Buenos Aires before forming one of the largest architecture firms in South America. He eventually relocated to the United States in 1978 and founded Rafael Viñoly Architects in 1983. In the years ahead, he would come to be known around the entire world for […]

Born in Argentina, César Pelli came to the United States in 1952 and quickly rose up the ranks of the architecture world. He made a name for himself as a partner at Gruen Associates where he designed the initial building at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood and the United States Embassy in Tokyo. […]

Buying Your First Home

Buying a home is a very exciting event; you may be moving out on your own for the first time or making the purchase with your spouse or partner. It’s a life change that comes with a lot of responsibilities as well as happiness, so it’s important to understand what you’re getting into and to […]

The XI

Bjarke Ingels. If that name doesn’t mean anything to you, it should. If you do know why he’s such a big deal in the world of architecture, then you probably know what it means to live inside a building he’s designed. New Yorkers are about to get that chance – again. The Danish architect and […]

ARO

I’d like to start this article with a little piece of historical curio. In 1922, the Iceland ice-skating company built an 80-by-200-foot ice rink at 239 West 52nd Street in Manhattan for $800,000. Ten years later, the company went out of business but the ice rink lived on. In the 1950s, new owner Louis Brecker […]

100 Barclay Street

When it comes to the great architects of the 20th century, most people will recognize the name Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright himself would probably agree with that assessment but he was also quoted as saying that Ralph Thomas Walker was “the only other honest architect in America.” Walker was born in Connecticut in 1889 and […]

30 East 31st Street

This “ugly duckling” of a construction site is about to turn into one of the prettiest buildings in Manhattan! Continue reading

45 Park Place

It’s been a long, strange trip for 45 Park Place to arrive in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Continue reading

111 Murray Street

In 2013, St. John’s University sold the building at 101 Murray Street in Tribeca to a trio of developers: Steven Witkoff, Howard Lorber, and Fisher Brothers. With a price of $223 million, plans to recreate the block as a luxury residential tower put it among the highest amount developers had ever paid for buildable land in downtown Manhattan. Continue reading

56 Leonard Street Facade

In 2007, New York-based luxury condominium and hotel developer the Alexico Group purchased the land at 56 Leonard Street in Tribeca from the New York Law School for $150 million. Continue reading