Walk in the footsteps of landscape artist Olmsted

May 7, 2016

Walk in the footsteps of landscape artist Olmsted

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If you’ve visited parks in New York, Boston or many other places around the U.S., you’ve probably experienced the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted designed hundreds of parks, gardens and other public spaces, including Manhattan’s Central Park, Boston’s “Emerald Necklace,” the grounds of ...

Slender towers rise to dizzying heights on NYC skyline

Feb 22, 2016

Slender towers rise to dizzying heights on NYC skyline

In New York City, there’s no escaping the pressure to be taller and thinner — not even for the skyscrapers. Changes in building technology and materials in recent years have made it possible to build slender towers that are among the tallest in the ...

Playboy Mansion up for sale for $200 millions, reports say

Jan 10, 2016

Playboy Mansion up for sale for $200 millions, reports say

The Playboy Mansion, reputedly host to some of America’s most raucous parties and other shenanigans too graphic for print, is up for sale for $200 million, U.S. media said Saturday. Home of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, 89, the notorious building will be listed ...

The difficulty of being Frank Gehry

Jan 5, 2016

The difficulty of being Frank Gehry

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The exhibition “Frank Gehry: I Have an Idea,” currently at 21_21 Design Sight and curated by fellow architect Tsuyoshi Tane, crams in a lot, but it’s not exactly a linear retrospective. Rather, it’s an upward look at a man on a tightrope — a ...

Skyscraper blaze in Persian Gulf raises questions about safety

Jan 3, 2016

Skyscraper blaze in Persian Gulf raises questions about safety

A blaze that engulfed a Dubai skyscraper on New Year’s Eve — the emirate’s third high-rise fire in three years — has raised fresh questions about the safety of materials used on the exteriors of tall buildings across the wealthy region. Hundreds of gleaming ...

'Architect Frank Gehry: I Have an Idea'

Oct 13, 2015

'Architect Frank Gehry: I Have an Idea'

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Oct. 16-Feb. 7 Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry, known for designing the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and more recently the Fondation Louis Vuitton building, is the focus of 21_21 Design Sight’s new exhibition. Art-directed by architect Tsuyoshi Tane, who is currently working on a redesign ...

What lies behind the bright lights of the city

Sep 29, 2015

What lies behind the bright lights of the city

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When visitors enter The Container, the micro-gallery housed inside Bross hair salon in Tokyo’s Nakameguro neighborhood, they’ll be faced with a faintly illuminated photograph that divides the space into two. The artwork, which forms the center of Suzanne Mooney’s solo show, titled “A Few ...