Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category

Final MTA Mulry Square Designs Unveiled

Last night the MTA presented their final designs for an emergency ventilation plant on Mulry Square, the triangular parking lot at the southwest corner of 7th Avenue South and Greenwich Avenue. Get more info and photos from Off The Grid…

Final MTA Mulry Square Vent Plant Designs Unveiled.


Help Save The Chelsea Market Tonight At 6:30pm

The Community Board 4 Meeting on Chelsea Market is tonight at 6:30pm at 119 9th Avenue at 17th Street. At issue is a plan to build two large towers at either end of the market. Go to NearSay to read more…

“The current zoning does not allow any additional construction on the site, but a new owner, Jamestown Properties, has expressed a desire to rezone the site to allow a commercial tower to be erected over the 10th Avenue end of the complex and a hotel at the 9th Avenue end.”

via Save Chelsea Market June 1 – West Village & Greenwich Village Local News – gvshp.

80′s Music Videos Shot In The Village

Off The Grid has a great post featuring music videos shot in various parts of the Village in the 1980s. See the High Line when it was still abandoned, The Rolling Stones hanging out on St. Mark’s, and more…

“A less dusty (and frankly more fun) tool for peeking into our neighborhoods’ past — at least its recent past — is the golden age of music videos, rife with scenes of the Village and East Village in the 1980′s, providing some very real visual insights into what has changed — and what’s stayed the same — over the last 30 years.”

via It Happened Here: 80′s Music Videos.

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Garibaldi Statue Restored At Washington Square Park

My grandfather used to tell me about meeting his friends at the Garibalidi statue in Washington Square Park in the 1930s. Though this is the second time the statue has been moved (it was moved about  15 feet in 1970), I’m glad to see that it will remain a prominent fixture in the park. Read more at Washington Square Park Blog…

“There was something nice about the previous location, coming from the fountain and encountering Garibaldi regally standing there,welcoming you into the eastern end of the park (admittedly, while also ready to draw his sword!). I imagine the designer wanted to open up the vista (as was done – and works – on the western side).”

via Garibaldi Uncloaked, Unscaffolded and Restored! Barring Last Minute Setbacks, Eastern End of Park to Open Soon « Washington Square Park Blog.

Whitney Museum Gets Video Rendering Treatment

Here’s a cool video rendering of  what the new Whitney Museum in the Meatpacking District will look like once completed. Visit Curbed to see the video and to read more…

“Situated at the southern end of the High Line, the new museum will replace the museum’s current Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue by 2015. That is, if city philanthropists find it in their hearts to pony up the remaining $212M required to complete construction.”

via Renzo Piano’s Whitney Museum Gets Video Rendering Treatment – Video Interlude – Curbed National.

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Revised Plan Broadens East Village Historic District

Due to resident’s protests the city has agreed to expand the proposed East Village Historic District. If approved, landmark designations could come as soon as July. Here’s more from The Local East Village…

“The buildings were almost crying out to be included in the district,” said Richard Moses, a member of the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative. “It makes sense to include them, they’re very strong architecturally, and there is a lot of cohesion in the streetscape.”

via Revised Plan Broadens Historic District – The Local East Village Blog –

Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate Now Open For Tours

Now through Sunday, November 6 you can tour Kykuit, The Rockefeller Estate in Sleepy Hollow. Tours are daily except Tuesdays…

“This hilltop paradise was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, founder of Standard Oil. His business acumen made him, in his day, the richest man in America. Now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, this extraordinary landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for almost 100 years.”

via Historic Hudson Valley – Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate.