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. […]

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 […]

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

685 First Ave Interior

The buildings of Manhattan tends to invoke a particular feeling. Classic beauty and form. Iconic structure. Urban elegance. Every so often, however, a new building rises in the skyline that gives Manhattan a new dimension. Continue reading

Brownstone NYC

How many total buildings are in Manhattan? The short (but correct) answer is – nobody knows.

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Waterline Square Neighborhood by Elliiot BBogod

I’m passionate about the entire island of Manhattan, and I love all its neighborhoods – each one has its unique beauty, and if I were to start to describing to you all those things that I admire in each one, this storytelling session may last a while.

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