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SCUDDER PLAZA -WOODROW WILSON MEMORIAL - PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
architect Studio Joseph
Princeton held a competition for an installation to best wrestle with Woodrow Wilson’s complicated legacy. The main design challenge was to acknowledge both Wilson’s triumphs – his ambitious foreign policy and advances in higher education – and his shortcomings, in his racist proposals for federal employees and support for segregation. Understanding history is not a culmination of a single voice but of many. Bronze plaques embedded in the granite paving symbolically demonstrate the power of incremental over monumental and the equality of all voices.
Using excavation and surgical insertion, we create a new overlay of engagement. Open space is preserved and enhanced for social and collegiate gathering. Both media-driven and physical elements celebrate missing voices.
CONCERT CENTER IN KANAUS LITHUANIA
architect John Reed
Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) has been appointed by Kaunas City Municipality to run a one-stage design contest for Kaunas’ new Concert Centre. The substantial new building for this leading Lithuanian city, which has just won the title European Capital of Culture 2022, will encompass a world-class concert venue as well as multifunctional spaces for public and community events.
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FXFOWLE BREAKS GROUND ON NEW STATUE OF LIBERTY MUSEUM
FXFOWLE has unveiled their design for a new Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor. Set into a new landscape and lighting plan, the 26,000 square foot (2,415 square meter) museum will feature an exhibition experience by ESI Design, giving the island’s 4.3 million yearly visitors an opportunity “to learn about and honor the Statue’s history, influence, and legacy in the world.”
REDEVELOPED RED HOOK , NYC
RED HOOK — A vision for a massive redevelopment that would add thousands of residential units to the Brooklyn waterfront and a subway connection to lower Manhattan has been put forward by global engineering firm AECOM.
In the report shared with DNAinfo New York on Monday night, AECOM has reimagined Red Hook with as many as 45,000 new residential units and a new No. 9 train that would extend from Manhattan's No. 1 line and connect to Park Slope.
The AECOM rendering envisions mid- and high-rises replacing the Red Hook Container Port, the Red Hook Cruise Ship Terminal, the NYPD tow pound, alongside Red Hook Houses and at the mouth of the Gowanus Canal. Many of the developments would occupy city- or Port Authority-owned land.
OMA New york
The New York office of Dutch firm OMA has proposed an apartment building with a "prismatic" corner for Manhattan. Planned for a corner plot at 121 East 22nd Street in the Grammercy Park neighbourhood, the building commissioned by Toll Brothers City Living will contain 133 residential units. The position between a quiet private park and the bustling area of Madison Square led OMA New York to design a building that aims to reflect both.
Thomas Phifer architect
Thomas Phifer architect
55 HUDSON YARD NYC
JANUARY 19 2015 -55 HUDSON YARD NEW YORK
The New York-based architect has been selected to design the building complex of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and TR Warszawa Theatre at Plac Defilad.
Thomas Phifer and Partners was selected after a two-stage selection process, beating 11 other architects* that submitted conceptual designs for the two building complex composed of the 15,000sm (161,450sf) Museum and the 10,000sm (107,600sf) Theatre; the two buildings will be connected by a roofed plaza, the first of such type in Warsaw. As can be seen in the site plan below – the Museum is the blue bar on the east and the Theatre is the red square on the west – the two institutions will anchor the northeast corner of Plac Defilad (Parade Ground), which is anchored by the large edifice of the Palace of Culture and Science and borders the Park Świętokrzyski on the north.
ONE JOHN STREET , DUMBO
Alloy with partner Monadnock acquired the last waterfront site in DUMBO in late 2013. Situated entirely within Brooklyn Bridge Park, 1 John Street features spectacular bridge and river views from all 42 apartments, full service amenities, an annex for the Brooklyn Children's Museum and retail facing the park. Construction started in Summer 2014. For information on sales visit www.onejohnst.com.
Developer Donald J. Chiofaro is reviving his effort to build a pair of skyscrapers along Boston Harbor. The $1 billion plan calls for construction of an office building, an adjacent hotel and condominium tower that would redefine the downtown skyline.
BERNARD DEMOULIN WON THE COMPETITION OF MUSEE DE CLUNY, PARIS
architect: Bernard Desmoulin
95 candidats, 5 finalistes et 1 lauréat pour l'extension du Musée de Cluny : Bernard Desmoulin. L'architecte français (qui fait actuellement l'objet d'une exposition à Sarrebourg) a en effet été désigné par le jury, présidé par le directeur général des Patrimoines Vincent Berjot, pour la conception d'un nouveau bâtiment d'accueil du musée sur la terrasse Boeswillwald et donnant sur la rue du Sommerard. Il s'agit également de repenser de nouveaux parcours muséaux, en lien avec les espaces existants.
ONE VANDERBILT : New 65 story tower near Grand Central to stand taller than the Chrysler Building.
It looks like the Chrysler Building is about to get a new neighbor. According to the New York Times, SL Green has reportedly proposed the development of a 1,200-foot, 65-story tower that would occupy the block between 42nd and 43rd Streets, and Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues. This proposal will have to undergo a review process as part of a new de Blasio administration plan to rezone an area of Vanderbilt Avenue for larger buildings.
55 HUDSON YARDS, NEW YORK
55 Hudson Yards (also known as One Hudson Yards or One Hudson Boulevard) is a future tower just outside of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project. Located in Chelsea, Manhattan, it will add a combined four million square feet (370,000 m2) of space to the Hudson Yards project, along with 50 Hudson Yards, even though the two buildings will be located outside of the redevelopment site itself.