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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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    Is There Still an Architectural Avant-Garde?If there is, it won’t look like a Zaha Hadid swoop.
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    The Museum of Natural History’s New Addition Is a Giant Concrete MarshmallowStudio Gang’s design aims to bring the museum into the urgent present.
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    What Will It Take for Architects to Stop Working With Autocrats?Designers have long relied on a catalogue of excuses to work with questionable clients. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
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    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.
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    Can Better Design Redeem the Cruise Ship?Our architecture critic goes to sea.
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    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.
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    The Concrete Innovators of Delhi and DhakaA MoMA show devoted to the inventive post-partition architecture of South Asia.
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    La Guardia Airport Is No Longer a HellscapeThe new Terminal B: not bad at all!
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    Most Green Buildings Aren’t Even Close to Being Carbon-Neutral — YetWith a few exceptions, their claims — at least so far — are built on fuzzy math and borrowing against the future.
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    Hochul’s Penn Station Plan Is the Worst Kind of Urban RenewalDid we learn nothing from tearing the guts out of city after city in the 1960s?
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    The Battery Maritime Building Is Beautiful, But It’s No Longer OursA gracious public structure taken mostly private.
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    Frank Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial in D.C. Is a Huge AnticlimaxIt somehow tells us less about Ike than it intends to.
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    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.
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    Is This Really the Best 79th Street Dock House We Can Get?Renderings show a boxy institutional structure that could be almost anywhere. Surely we can do better.
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    Concrete Doesn’t Have to Be an Ecological NightmareNew technologies may drastically reduce its huge carbon footprint.
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    Why Do New Buildings Look So Basic?We can embrace ornamentation in architecture without returning to the past.
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    A New Arts Compound in East Williamsburg That Draws You InThe Amant arts center faces the city with severity but aims to cosset visitors.
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    To Stop Flooding, New York Needs Spongy StreetsThe city does the equivalent of mopping up an overflowing toilet with a rock. We have alternatives, and should use them.
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    MoMA’s ‘Automania’: Car Culture, Minus the CultureA show that doesn’t get much past the chrome and glossy paint.
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    La Central May Be the Best Affordable Housing Your Taxes Can BuyAnd that’s a problem.
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    The American Dream Mall Is Ridiculous Yet Not Ridiculous EnoughThey’ve stripped the dazzle paint from Xanadu.
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    A Slice of the SkyThe supertall 111 West 57th is what the ruling class builds for itself.
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    Look! Books! The Tired Old Mid-Manhattan Library Gets a Sharp New RenovationAn understated top-to-bottom rehab puts open access — and open books — front and center (and a café on the roof).
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    Little Island Won Me OverThe tiny public-but-private garden squeezes in a multitude of experiences.
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    How a Denser Los Angeles Can Still Look Like Los AngelesWhere the neighbors don’t want towers, a city competition provides some alternatives.
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    Riverside Park Is Falling ApartAll around the park system, decay is setting in and repair bills are mounting.
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    Could We Really Get a Good Penn Station?Yet another wisp of hope.
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    What Could Governors Island Be?An aquatic botanical garden, a film-set landscape, and more: Four fanciful transformation plans, commissioned by Curbed.
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    How Will We Remember This?A COVID memorial will have to commemorate shame and failure as well as grief and bravery.
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    Standstill Traffic May Be the Only Thing Keeping Crash-Death Numbers DownAnd until we redesign our streets, those numbers will keep going up.
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    A Speeding Driver Obliterated an Empty Streetery in a Dramatic Midtown CrashEight people are hospitalized, including two kids.
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    How We’ll Be Able to Hear Live Music This SummerLincoln Center and other institutions embrace the distanced outdoor concert.
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    Would You Want to Live in a Mid-Century Office Tower on East 38th Street?We asked an architectural firm to game out a (theoretical) conversion.
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    Here’s a Handsome Solution to New York’s Bike-Parking CrisisOonee’s pods can securely store seven bikes in one car’s worth of parking.
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    Scott Stringer Has Big Ideas About Your StreetAnd your sidewalk, and your commute. A first look at his comprehensive transit plan.
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    If Your City Were Really Dying, You Probably Wouldn’t KnowVisiting Annalee Newitz’s Four Lost Cities.
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    Even Before COVID, Superstar Cities Were ShrinkingIn London, Paris, Tokyo, and New York, the population is steady or falling. But that doesn’t mean they’re in trouble.
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    Is a High Line Extension Really What We Need on the Far West Side?Even if improving pedestrian access is the point, levitating over the city is not the solution.
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    Can an Armored Capitol Still Be the People’s House?The protesters shouted “This is our house!” as they sacked it.
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    Penn Station’s New Train Hall Is Only a Start. But at Least We’re Starting.A grand entrance to a rail system that needs much more.
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    What New York Needs to Learn From Guadalajara’s Biggest MarketA way to create a large-scale, wide-open, democratic shopping space in the urban fabric.
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    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
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    The E-Scooter Is Part of a Balanced Transit DietAnd it should—with caution and regulation—be welcomed.
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