ESSAYS & ARTICLES

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Starcked Out

Metropolis, June 15th, 2003

The former enfant terrible is veering dangerously close to self-parody.

Subterranean Modern

Metropolis, June 15th, 2004

The stout and utilitarian subway bench may be one of the best pieces of design in New York’s public realm.

Urban Splendor

Metropolis, May 15th, 2004

The new Whole Foods store inside Time Warner Center offers New Yorkers something truly unique: space.

Mirror Image

Metropolis, April 15th, 2004

In the automotive world, brand identity seems to have taken a clear second place to plain, old-fashioned copying.

Wanted: New Cabs

Metropolis, March 15th, 2004

A look back at a classic MoMA show on taxi design reveals the sorry state of today’s fleet.

Walk Don’t Walk

Metropolis, January 15th, 2004

New York’s flashing — and literal — street signs have gone the way of the Automat.

Jane-washing

Metropolis, July 1st, 2006

The danger of Jacobs’ legacy lies with developers who co-opt her ideas to justify their megaprojects.

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