Set against a crisp, fall sky, this photo demonstrates an example of the old-versus-new architecture which makes New York City a design masterpiece. Once the world’s tallest building for a mere 11 months, before being ousted by the likes of the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, the Bank of America Tower, and now, One World Trade Center, The Chrysler Building is still one of our favorites in New York City and remains a stunning example of classic Art Deco architecture.
Everyone can admit that New York City construction scaffolding does not constitute “good” design. The NYC Department of Buildings along with several partners has taken this into account and have created an exciting competition – designers are to rethink and redesign the idea of scaffolding in the Urban Shed International Design Competition. Currently in stage 2 of the competition, three finalists have been chosen and each will set up shop on a job site in Lower Manhattan to showcase their design. The winner will receive city certification and their design will be used for future construction projects. The judges of the competition will be looking for a sustainable, economical design that has improved technical and structural performance and makes for a better environment for people who live, work and travel in New York City. Check out more information on the Urban Shed International Design Competition here.
The Sixth Annual Open House New York Weekend is fast approaching. This fantastic series of events will take place this coming weekend, October 4th and 5th, at hundreds of locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City. Some tours are very popular and require advance reservations so call now to book early after visiting the official site to plan your urban adventure.