Notes on the American museum, the natural, and history

After a fire damaged a small Sunset Park church in 1947, the congregation asked Alvar Aalto to lead the redesign. The world-famous architect agreed, and then the drawings disappeared.

On Denise Scott Brown’s inconvenient legacy

Food halls have spread far and wide, deflavorizing neighborhoods every step of the way.

Observations on New York’s sky-high columbaria of burnt money

Nan Goldin wants to pump you up.

War, religion, and eternity at Calatrava’s new World Trade Center church.

On the surprisingly enduring resonance of the shopping center

ChatGPT has no sensory organs, but it asserts that architecture is “a material and tactile experience.”

A plan to get post-pandemic New York back on track lacks imagination.


Why was such an inhospitable environment selected for a major athletic event in the first place? The answer is pretty straightforward: they bought it.

What happened to architectural deconstruction and the radical world it promised?

David Geffen Hall promised to rid New York’s preeminent concert venue of its sonic troubles. But this tale of woe goes far deeper.

Inside a Mormon temple, the American Dream clings to life.

My school bought me a $30,000 flight back from Greenland…

Britain’s prominent architectural voices defend the status quo.