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Chase’s plan to shrink public space at new Midtown HQ met with skepticism

"If we’re not getting 3,000 square feet, we should be getting something"

Snøhetta unveils new, ‘preservation-first’ design for 550 Madison revamp

The architecture firm has retooled its renovation of Philip Johnson’s postmodern landmark

New looks inside Studio Gang’s ‘Solar Carve’ on the High Line

New looks at the office building whose design is inspired by the sun

Building your values

The Ford Foundation’s restoration of its landmark building makes a bold statement about what architecture owes the public today

Foster + Partners will design Union Carbide building’s replacement

JP Morgan Chase has selected the British firm, helmed by starchitect Norman Foster, for its new HQ at 270 Park Avenue

First listings, floorplans for 111 West 57th Street finally appear

SHoP’s skinny supertall is offering apartments from $18 million to $56 million

Restoring Louise Nevelson’s sanctuary of stillness in Midtown

An urban respite amid the chaos of Midtown East is undergoing an extensive renovation

Open House New York 2018 sites include 3 WTC, Domino Park

See the hundreds of NYC sites that will open to the public for this weekend-long event

Is America’s densest city ready to make room?

Our New York-based architecture critic says, "Yes, in my backyard"

Architect Costas Kondylis dies at 78

The prolific New York architect helped dramatically reshape the city’s skyline

In the Bronx, a hip-hop architecture camp teaches students about creative placemaking

Architect Mike Ford fosters interest in urban planning and design through the lens of hip-hop.

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The immigrant architects who built New York City

How immigrants shaped the city’s buildings and streetscape

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The starchitect-led projects that will transform NYC’s skyline, mapped

Starchitecture is alive and well in New York City—it seems like every week brings more buildings designed by big-name architects, or developments that will have a transformative effect on the city's skyline. Here are some of the biggest projects.

Maya Lin-designed megamansion could rise on this $20M Tribeca lot

The proposed 22,000-square-foot home was once listed for $35 million

New York Aquarium opens its ocean-inspired shark pavilion at Coney Island

The latest attraction to hit Coney Island is this brand new pavilion filled with hundreds of sharks.

David Adjaye’s concrete NYC skyscraper will have apartments starting at $650K

The British starchitect’s first New York skyscraper looks to the past for inspiration

Times Square Design Lab debuts with 5 pieces of quirky street furniture

The inaugural exhibit brings functional pieces to chaotic Times Square

Peter Pennoyer will design an 18-story condo on Madison Avenue

Naftali Group filed plans for the project with the city’s DOB

Can good design help NYC’s affordable housing crisis?

In a new set of guidelines, the Public Design Commission how a more equitable, resilient, and livable city starts with affordable housing.

NYC’s first modernist home, designed by William Lescaze, is for sale

The modern icon, built in 1934, is on the market for the first time in more than 30 years

Architecture’s #MeToo moment and the marketing of ‘starchitecture’

How will New York’s real estate world respond when allegations of misconduct hit close to home?

AIANY rescinds honors for Richard Meier, Peter Marino, citing harassment allegations

AIANY said it "cannot in good conscience confer these awards under these circumstances."

Modernist plaza at SOM’s 140 Broadway will get new planters, other changes

The LPC approved replacing planters on the plaza

Proposed changes to 140 Broadway’s modernist plaza will go before LPC

A big planter is out, but changes on the Broadway side of the building remain

Natalie de Blois and the rise of postwar corporate modernism

An appreciation of the trailblazing architect behind some of Park Avenue’s most iconic buildings

Architects discuss the future of the NYPL’s soon-to-be-transformed Mid-Manhattan branch

The two projects architects broke down the 30-month renovation

Swiss Institute’s new Selldorf Architects-designed East Village HQ will open in June

The contemporary art institution will debut its spiffy new building on June 21.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan picks architect for new Upper West Side HQ

The renovated museum will open in 2021

What is New York’s most underrated building?

Sound off about the New York buildings you believe have architectural merit, but don’t get the attention they deserve.

Why SOM’s modernist Union Carbide building is worth saving

Renovation is always a better use of resources than demolition and replacement

City’s plan to demolish & replace SOM-designed 270 Park Avenue sparks criticism

Archicritics are up in arms over the city’s plans to demolish a midcentury icon

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s striking boathouse with ‘the best view in the world’ nears completion

Architecture Research Office recently completed a simple, striking boathouse at the park’s Pier 5

In Far Rockaway, new beachfront rentals offer resilient architecture, luxe design

The 60 waterfront homes at Saltmeadow, a new luxury rental in Far Rockaway, are built to withstand flooding.

Long-vacant Bed-Stuy lot will give way to this ground-up townhouse

The parcel of land on Halsey Street has been vacant for decades.

Could Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava be designing Hudson Yards towers?

Rumors have surfaced that the starchitects will design buildings for the megaproject’s second phase.

550 Madison’s lobby is razed as support continues to mount for landmark status 

Manhattan Community Board 5’s landmarks committee has approved a resolution that supports landmarking the exterior of Philip Johnson’s postmodern office building.

Lower Manhattan’s celebrated 140 Broadway may get unwelcome ornament

Proposed changes, including the addition of planters and street furniture, could change the nature of this modernist icon.

Architects reimagine a dated co-op in one of Manhattan’s Brutalist icons

LA-based architects updated a drab midcentury apartment in lower Manhattan’s concrete towers.