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  1. street view
    New St. Nick: The Glowed-up Greek Church at Ground ZeroThe tiny marble Greek Orthodox church next to the World Trade Center finally opens, 21 years after its predecessor was destroyed.
  2. reasons to love new york
    La Guardia Is Kind of RitzySky bridges have become something of a status symbol for airports around the world. La Guardia has two.
  3. street view
    Norman Foster’s Skyscrapers Are Perfect for the City That Just DisappearedAn impeccable space for office work arrives with everything—except a guarantee of office work.
  4. street view
    Keeping It Weird at 550 MadisonThe former AT&T/Sony tower gets a few of its spikier details sanded off but retains a lot of its Johnsonian strangeness.
  5. streeteries
    What Happens to All Those Temporary Dining Sheds Now?In the twilight of the city’s emergency Open Restaurants program, Chinatown’s small businesses are preparing their dining sheds for the long run.
  6. 21 questions
    Rosalie Genevro Wants to Redesign the City’s Diners and Coffee ShopsThe outgoing executive director of the Architectural League answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  7. on set
    The Watcher in The Watcher Is (Probably) a Trad-Arch GuyThey don’t just have strong opinions about your countertops.
  8. 21 questions
    Mario Gooden Holds On to All of His Early Mac ComputersThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  9. 21 questions
    Nader Tehrani Recommends the Plane’s Left Side (When Flying Into La Guardia)The architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  10. design edit
    Nature-Inspired Glass Lighting, Soft Seating at Lincoln Center, and More FindsPlus a monument to a historic Filipino settlement in Louisiana.
  11. street view
    The Emigrant Becomes a Giant Projector ScreenRestored bank building now holds digitally reproduced gold.
  12. 21 questions
    David Rockwell Has a Collection of 75 KaleidoscopesThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  13. 21 questions
    Architect Michael Chen Sneaks Fluorescent Yellow Into Every ProjectThe Design Advocates co-founder answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  14. remembrances
    Issey Miyake Was A Designer’s DesignerThe Japanese fashion designer was not just a favorite of architects; he was an early supporter of many young practices.
  15. dystopias
    Westworld Has Become West Side WorldPresent-day New York, with a few digital additions, was perfectly suitable as a dystopian set.
  16. preservation watch
    It’s Actually Good News That Google Bought the Thompson CenterHelmut Jahn’s iconic Chicago building now has a chance at being preserved.
  17. street view
    What to Do With a Crumbling ChurchWest Park Presbyterian wants to demolish its deteriorating landmark building. We asked an architecture firm for a plan to keep it standing.
  18. life after roe
    Architects Are Getting Ready for an Abortion-Clinic Building Spike“This became a way to start taking action rather than sitting there being incredibly angry and feeling lost.”
  19. 21 questions
    At 90, James Wines Never Goes a Day Without DrawingThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  20. design edit
    A Montauk Motel Renovation, Stadium Seating for Open Streets, and More FindsPlus a 1960s flyer for a whisper abortion consultation service run by clergy members.
  21. hudson yards
    What Is Going On With This Architect and the Buildings He Fake-Approved?The strange case of Warren L. Schiffman and the Marx Development Group.
  22. street view
    The Morgan Library’s Gilded Age Garden Gets a Glow-upA restoration that looks as rich as it should.
  23. street view
    Two Upscale Developments Offer Two Divergent Futures for the South BronxBrookfield’s Bankside looks to Manhattan; the all-affordable Peninsula aims to raise the standard for locals.
  24. street view
    Finding a Future for Ukraine’s Destroyed CitiesThe country’s planners want to reclaim its independent identity and plan for life after Russian oil.
  25. crypto
    Things Are Going Well in Bitcoin CityA rendering arrives right on time.
  26. 21 questions
    Deborah Berke Wants to Live in the 79th Street Boat BasinThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  27. street view
    Is There Still an Architectural Avant-Garde?If there is, it won’t look like a Zaha Hadid swoop.
  28. 21 questions
    Suchi Reddy Lives Happily in Her 375-Square-Foot Micro-ApartmentThe architect and artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  29. second city
    Chicago Has a Newspaper Architecture Critic AgainLee Bey will write a monthly column for the Chicago Sun-Times.
  30. 21 questions
    Robert A.M. Stern Was Called ‘Yellow Socks’ By George W. BushThe architect, historian, and educator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  31. architecture
    Pritzker Winner Francis Keré’s Small Buildings Have Things to Teach Big CitiesA lesson from the Pritzker-winning architect: Don’t overlook local materials, no matter how low-tech.
  32. 21 questions
    Dong-Ping Wong Is Proud (and Ashamed) That He Lived in the McKibbin LoftsThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  33. street view
    Can Better Design Redeem the Cruise Ship?Our architecture critic goes to sea.
  34. street view
    The Start-up Aesthetic Defines New York’s Two New Ivy CampusesThey say they want to engage the community, but that outreach is self-limiting.
  35. 21 questions
    Mabel O. Wilson Has Been Collecting Black Plastic Snow Globes for 25 YearsThe historian and designer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  36. street view
    The Concrete Innovators of Delhi and DhakaA MoMA show devoted to the inventive post-partition architecture of South Asia.
  37. on set
    What Went Into Building The Gilded Age’s 19th-Century New YorkSometimes it’s CGI. Other times it’s a soundstage. And it can also be another city that stands in for the long-lost Upper East Side.
  38. street view
    La Guardia Airport Is No Longer a HellscapeThe new Terminal B: not bad at all!
  39. design edit
    Vintage CorningWare, A Whimsical Windsor Chair, and More Design Picks This WeekPlus a new book about women who changed architecture.
  40. public art watch
    Theaster Gates Is Bringing Part of a Demolished Chicago Church to LondonFor his Serpentine Pavilion commission.
  41. obituary
    Remembering Ricardo Bofill, Architect of Otherworldly Social HousingHis buildings fill dystopic films, but function more colorful utopias for the residents who actually live in them.
  42. design edit
    A Nightlife Residency, Architecture Posters, and Other Things I Liked This WeekPlus, an installation that captures the underwater sounds of New York.
  43. furniture design
    Finally, a Desk for Working ParentsThe Fairfield carrel was designed to help caregivers with young kids in tow better access their local library.
  44. street view
    The Battery Maritime Building Is Beautiful, But It’s No Longer OursA gracious public structure taken mostly private.
  45. street view
    Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial in D.C. Is a Huge AnticlimaxIt somehow tells us less about Ike than it intends to.
  46. streeteries
    The Era of Experimental Streeteries May Soon Be OverBrace yourself for blandmarks.
  47. studio life
    Why Zaha Hadid Architects Switched to Employee OwnershipWhile the news surprised many, the change was apparently a long time coming.
  48. books
    What Will It Take to Design (Actually) Healthy Cities?The Topography of Wellness explores a century of how we’ve gotten it wrong and the resilient systems we need to get it right.
  49. street view
    A Rare Feat: A Tower by a Major Architect That Doesn’t Fight With Its NeighborsAt the corner where J&R Music and Computer World once stood, the condo building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is confident but not loud.
  50. developing
    Architects Agree: The Buildings Around the High Line Are TerribleThe black hole of starchitecture.
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