Category Archives: City Walks

The world’s biggest City Walks Architecture: New York fan

As most of you remember, a few years back I wrote City Walks Architecture: New York, which may very well be the most important deck of cards ever written about New York architecture. Yes, I said cards, because the brilliance … Continue reading

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Walker & Walker

Should you stay at the Royalton Hotel in New York City, you will find my architectural walking guide, City Walks Architecture New York, right where it belongs. The Royalton must have read my blog in order to organize such visionary … Continue reading

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Rebuilding

During the summer I spent researching and writing City Walks Architecture: New York, I kept putting Lower Manhattan off. I had been to Ground Zero a few times before on trips to New York, so it’s not that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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City Walks in ID!

City Walks Architecture: New York is featured in this month’s ID which is pretty awesome in and of itself. But then when you look at the company I’m in there on the page…well! There’s Nothing Funny About Design: Essays that … Continue reading

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Week of Walks #7: The High Line

You want to know something amazing? The entire Week of Walks we had a few sprinkles here and there, but it never actually rained while any walks were in progress. And on the day with the worst possible forecast (the … Continue reading

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Week of Walks #6: Midtown Modernism (and martinis)

Friday night headed uptown with Alice Twemlow’s SVA D-Crit students to tour around Midtown’s Modernist monuments, while I read from reviews and other stories published when the buildings were completed. Here we’re catty-corner to the CBS Building, also known as … Continue reading

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Week of Walks #4/#5: Brooklyn Bridge & Lower Broadway

Wednesday morning at 7am, an intrepid group of dedicated architecture fans gathered beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. We walked into Manhattan as the sun came up over Brooklyn. And I told the quite gory story of the bridge’s construction. Spoooooky. Afterwards, … Continue reading

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Week of Walks #3: Party at Jen Bekman

Thanks to everyone who came out to Jen Bekman Gallery last night for the official launch party and walk around the Lower East Side! We swung by Green Depot where Caleb Mulvena and Colin Brice from MAPOS showed us how … Continue reading

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Week of Walks #2: Sustainable Times Square

Thanks to SVA’s Interaction Design MFA program and Worldstudio, Monday’s walk began at the still-scaffolded Bank of America Tower, where we talked about sustainability as it relates to environmentally-responsible architecture as well as people and communities. Besides being home to … Continue reading

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Week of Walks #1: A World of Tomorrow in Queens

It was a blustery day at best but a bunch of intrepid walkers braved the drizzle and the chill for the Week of Walks #1: A World of Tomorrow in Queens. Thanks to all who bundled up and to Core77 … Continue reading

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