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?

There comes a loud, thudding crash.


Gentrification isn’t what you think it is. Not exactly.

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.

In its sixteen-foot-tall cellar, the presses churned out hundreds of thousands of issues a day. A gold-plated dome housing Pulitzer’s private office pierced through its cornice.

What is the student-debt crisis doing to the field of architecture?

A tiny pocket of Chinatown and its discriminating, religion-affirming denizens loom large in the media: a tour.

Wrecking Ball

Like with much of what is spewed out of New York’s over-hyped, PR-industrial complex, a closer look at Central Park reveals a thin green veneer covering a hollow and tired system.


  • Straight Line Crazy, a play by David Hare, ends its run at the Shed on December 18.

A Robert Moses play plays the hits.

The Storefront for Art and Architecture once approached serious topics with buoyancy and a sometimes tongue-in-cheek attitude. What happened?

The Bechers didn’t edit their photos the way contemporary photographers might, making the aesthetic continuity between each frame that much more impressive.

  • Model Behavior was on view at the Cooper Union from October 4 to November 18.

“Model Behavior” offers an incomplete model of models.

  • Vacant Spaces NY by Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, and MOS Architects. Actar, 608 pp., $50

Peeling back the brown paper on Manhattan’s vacant retail spaces

An RPA-themed exhibition performed the usual lip service to social equity without addressing the inequality baked into prevailing models of development.

If New York was going down, we thought, we wanted to go down with it.

Downtown LA represents an intentional failure of the built environment.


Laguardia Place — “I came more from conceptual art, and the thing lived and died on its own merits. Before you theorized it, it had to be done first.”