Individual Visitors banned from the Hudson Yards Vessel The Vessel at Hudson Yards reopened Friday after a four-month shutdown following a rash of suicides— but you won’t be able to climb it alone. One45-Museum of Civil Rights in Harlem revealed In addition to the museum, two mixed-use towers designed by SHoP Architects will add nearly one million square feet of office, residential, and retail space in West Harlem. Places Journal: Active Exclusion Too often the concept “active transportation” produces environments that are not fully accessible. The history of Roosevelt Island, named for a disabled president who used a wheelchair, offers lessons at once troubling and hopeful. New Affordable Housing in Bronx & Harlem revealed by Body Lawson Associates With rallying cry that “Design for housing has to change,” Victor Body-Lawson unveils new ideas in “community wealth and wellness” for today’s low-income and senior developments Kohn Peterson Fox selected to design a 900-foot residential tower for 5 World Trade Center site The new tower will be largely residential with 1,325 rental apartments; 25 percent of those are planned permanently affordable (330 units) and will be offered to households earning less than 50 percent of the area’s median income Empire, State & Building This book considers the material basis of building as a key impetus of both urbanization and the energetics of urban life. Waiting for Godot: The New Penn Station’s New Train Hall 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. 9th Annual A+ Awards Spotlights Architecture for a Changing World Architizer online platform for architecture, announces the official opening of the 9th Annual Architizer A+Awards, emphasizing architecture’s role in a changing world Bike Sharing on the rise in New York and London While public transit usage remains well below pre-Covid levels in both cities, bike sharing have seen strong rebounds since the start of the pandemic. Public Review begins for DCP’s Important Zoning for NYC Coastal Flood Resiliency Proposed zoning would make new construction more resilient to disasters, including today’s COVID-19 pandemic; allow for better and faster building repairs; ensure seniors in nursing homes are better protected New York City's Jail "The Tomb" to close this November Manhattan’s notorious “Tombs” will close next month as part of Rikers realignment Narbutas bold move to open a showroom in New York during Covid-19 pandemic Narbutas, a Lithuanian-based international company designing and creating furniture for the modern workspaces, opens a showroom in New York. Snøhetta wins Cooper Hewitt National Design Award On October 1, Snøhetta was the recipient of the 2020 National Design Award for Architecture, bestowed by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York City finally has a permanent Open Streets Program Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city’s outdoor dining program will extend through the winter months and be made permanent in NYC.