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rom left: Rafael Vinoly's and SHoP Architects' designs for the Domino Sugar site. Inset: Raphael Vinoly and SHoP's Vishaan Chakrabarti

Architecture review: A look at Two Trees’ “daring” vision for Domino Sugar

This week Two Trees Management revealed a new vision for its conversion of the Domino Sugar factory site in...

Architecture review: A look at Two Trees’ “daring” vision for Domino Sugar
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Architecture review: The Stone curse

Poor Edward Durell Stone! Though Stone was one of the most original American architects of the post-war era, his name is heard these days only when someone is trying to tear down or efface...

Architecture review: The Stone curse
Architecture review: Columbus Circle under wraps, out of commission

Architecture review: Columbus Circle under wraps, out of commission

As regards the redevelopment of Columbus Circle that was unveiled five years ago, I was spectacularly wrong. When the...

Architecture review: Columbus Circle under wraps, out of commission
Architecture review: At new East 79th Street tower, a stone-and-glass pas de deux

Architecture review: At new East 79th Street tower, a stone-and-glass pas de deux

As long as developers are building “as of right,” as long as they do not need to win some...

Architecture review: At new East 79th Street tower, a stone-and-glass pas de deux
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Not a model Citizen

In its modest, soft-spoken way, “Citizen” is one of the weirdest names that a developer, in this case Anbau Properties, has yet bestowed upon a Manhattan residential development. True, this is an election year,...

Not a model Citizen
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Hyatt Union Square looks unimpressive, but hydroponic bamboo trees could provide originality

Unlike Paris, whose magistrates have enforced a general unity upon their architecture, especially as regards the height of contiguous buildings, the streets of New...

Hyatt Union Square looks unimpressive, but hydroponic bamboo trees could provide originality
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Toll Brothers erecting fine looking Francophile condo on East 65th Street

About a year and a half ago, I wrote an article in The Real Deal about 535 West End...

Toll Brothers erecting fine looking Francophile condo on East 65th Street
Fifth Avenue Apple flagship facelift subtle, but profound

Fifth Avenue Apple flagship facelift subtle, but profound

One does not usually speak of commercial real estate in terms of the miraculous, but as regards the Apple’s...

Fifth Avenue Apple flagship facelift subtle, but profound
Park Avenue Armory to go from childhood haunt to vibrant place

Park Avenue Armory to go from childhood haunt to vibrant place

From left: Park Avenue Armory and a rendering of its renovated interiorThe Park Avenue Armory, which takes up the...

Park Avenue Armory to go from childhood haunt to vibrant place
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Lower Manhattan’s Fiterman Hall holds no promise of architectural distinction

From top: James Gardner, renderings of the new Fiterman Hall and the destruction of Fiterman Hall after 9/11One of...

Lower Manhattan’s Fiterman Hall holds no promise of architectural distinction
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