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    The Showman Becomes the RealistBjarke Ingels and the limitations of building in New York.
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    A Brewery Conversion in Harlem That Looks Like DUMBOAt the Manhattanville Factory District, the very old fuses with biotech and movie production.
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    A Bad Office Can (Maybe) Become a Good ApartmentThe challenges and complexities of cubicles out, bedrooms in.
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    Our Radical, Practical NYCHA MakeoverFor Curbed, Peterson Rich’s architects propose balconies, energy efficiency, and adding mixed-income low-rises.
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    Making Headway on the Perfect New York StreetTwo years after our last close look, real signs of progress.
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    Los Angeles After the FreewayA less car-dependent L.A., already in motion, may have something to teach the rest of the country.
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    The New Jersey Hindu Temple Covered With 10,000 SculpturesMarble elephants, ample parking, and a federal investigation into how it all got built.
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    Thomas Heatherwick Thinks Nearly All New Buildings Are BoringA critique of his critique.
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    Light-Drenched Offices Fill the Shell of Domino SugarA refinery with a dirty past, spotlessly reimagined.
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    Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Was in QueensA museum to a cultural legend emphasizes his unpretentious life at home.
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    Need Housing? Need a Rail Line? Stack Them Up.Studio V’s proposal for a Borough Park rail cut.
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    Janette Sadik-Khan on Getting Congestion Pricing Right‘We don’t look ready.”
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    The Two Newest Luxury Towers Are a MoodCharcoal and bronze dominate at Brooklyn’s tallest building and Adjaye’s latest.
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    Reconsidering the Grand Civic StaircaseAt Steven Holl’s Hunters Point Library and across the city, a familiar architectural gesture has become a trap.
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    David Adjaye, Falling StarchitectCelebrity architects are propped up by a hive of workers. His may undo him.
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    Two Penn Station Plans That Finally Look PromisingCould they converge to make the nation’s worst rail hub much better?
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    Is the Spherical Listening Room at the Shed an Innovation or a Gimmick?Trying out the Sonic Sphere.
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    Lever House Gets a Squeaky-Clean RestorationPrecisely reproducing its opening-day sheen. Next up: the Waldorf.
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    Congestion Pricing’s Pitfalls and How to Avoid ThemLessons from London’s 20 years of experience.
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    Developing Governors Island in Order to Save ItA plan that aims to preserve both its low-rise nature and the earth.
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    The American Museum of Natural History Enters Its Modern Stone AgeThe new Gilder Center has folds of pink granite outside, rough shotcrete swoops within.
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    The Mexican Architect Making Sublime Modern Buildings From Clay and Pine NeedlesUsing traditional Oaxacan techniques, Juan José Santibañez’s museums and schools have a tactile beauty.
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    The Bronx Children’s Museum Is Just Antic EnoughLike a peek into a happy kid’s brain.
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    MoMA’s ‘Architecture Now’ Exists in Some Other New YorkOne that has fewer impediments and more money.
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    The Upper West Side’s Zone of Pedestrian DeathThe area around 96th Street is dangerous. And it’s hardly the worst in town.
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    One Way to a Better City: Ask Disabled People to Design ItWouldn’t everyone fare a little better if (to take just one example) airport luggage-screening counters were lower?
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    Two Supportive-Housing Projects Make the Case for Building Many MoreThey’re cheaper than the alternatives, acceptable to the neighbors, and successful among people who were living on the street.
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    An Office Is Wherever We Decide It IsA new book chronicles employers’, architects’, and employees’ relentless reinvention of the workplace.
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    Walkable City’s Jeff Speck Knows There Are Worse Things Than Crawling TrafficTen years on, he reflects on pipe dreams turned real (like California’s ADU boom) and not (like truly safe streets).
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    Can the Hochul-Adams New New York Actually Happen?The Hochul-Adams mission statement is big on sweeping ideas — and way short on explaining how any of this happens.
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    The Upside-Down Building Is No Longer NovelAt Greenpoint’s new Eagle + West, cantilevers are just one more architectural gimmick.
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    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.
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    La Guardia Is Kind of RitzySky bridges have become something of a status symbol for airports around the world. La Guardia has two.
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    When Caves Were Avant-Garde ArchitectureAt the Noguchi Museum, the joys (and damp) of living below grade.
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    Out of Horror, Beauty: A Visit to the New Sandy Hook Memorial“It was worth the wait.”
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    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.
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    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.
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    The New Geffen Hall Is Open. How Does It Sound?It’s too early to say. But the inaugural concert today (with two very different types of ensembles) was encouraging.
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    On the Vision — and Limits — of a Century of Grand Urban PlansThe Regional Plan Association marks its birthday with a show in Grand Central Terminal.
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    The Emigrant Becomes a Giant Projector ScreenRestored bank building now holds digitally reproduced gold.
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    Morningside Heights Gets That Much HigherTwo seminary campuses monetize their air.
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    Waterline Square Is Better Than We Had a Right to ExpectThe last piece of Riverside South clicks into place.
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    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.
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    The Morgan Library’s Gilded Age Garden Gets a Glow-upA restoration that looks as rich as it should.
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    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.
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    What’s a Bicycle For?A new book digs into our ambivalent relationship with life on two wheels.
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    The 18th Century’s Surround-Sound MachineInside the organ at St. Bartholomew’s.
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    Finding a Future for Ukraine’s Destroyed CitiesThe country’s planners want to reclaim its independent identity and plan for life after Russian oil.
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    An Exhibit Imagines How Design Can Reconnect CommunitiesIf only it weren’t illegal.
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    Lincoln Center Resets Itself as a Cultural Town Square for SpringQuinceañeras, dance parties, and underground jazz will animate the plaza, but will that energy extend past Labor Day?
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