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A Delicate Balance

December 23rd, 2002

Tadao Ando, a refined craftsman, builds big in Texas

Miami Vice

October 7th, 2002

Is this the ugliest building in New York?


May 20th, 2002

How the future of Ground Zero is being resolved


January 14th, 2002

Memorializing terrorism’s victims in Oklahoma.


January 14th, 2002

Memorializing terrorism’s victims in Oklahoma

Many Mansions

November 12th, 2001

On the centenary of Louis Kahn’s birth, a look at his legacy and his secret life

Art Houses

November 5th, 2001

New museums in Milwaukee and St. Louis

Building Plans

September 24th, 2001

What the World Trade Center meant

Site Specific

August 2nd, 2001

Two new shows in L.A. explore the legacy of early-modern architects

House Proud

July 2nd, 2001

Mies van der Rohe and Robert Venturi at three museums

Digital Dreams

March 12th, 2001

What if Howard Roark had used a Mac?

The Supreme Court

January 8th, 2001

Norman Foster’s courtyard addition to the British Museum…

Suburban Grandeur

October 9th, 2000

Richard Meier’s new United States Courthouse and Federal Building in Central Islip, Long Island.

Busy Buildings

September 4th, 2000

New buildings in the Times Square area and the new 42nd St. Studios building.

A Place to Play

February 14th, 2000

An urban football stadium in midtown Manhattan.

Dior’s New House

January 31st, 2000

Christian de Portzamparc’s L.V.M.H. small skyscraper on 57th St.

Stairway to the Stars

January 17th, 2000

The new Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.

Far Out

March 8th, 1999

Revisiting Brasilia, the futuristic capital of Brazil.

Zone Defense

February 22nd, 1999

Early New York developer Louis Horowitz and his book, “The Towers of New York.”

Casino Royale

September 14th, 1998

Latest crop of massive casinos in Las Vegas

The Big Top

April 27th, 1998

London’s new Millennium Dome

Landmark Kitsch

August 18th, 1997

The question of landmark designation for modern buildings of debatable aesthetic value…

The Colorist

October 22nd, 2007

The playful world of Will Alsop

Past Perfect

August 27th, 2007

Retro opulence on Central Park West

Tower of Babel

August 6th, 2007

What should a newsroom look like in the twenty-first century?


October 16th, 2006

Two New York projects show how to use Frank Gehry and how not to


August 28th, 2006

After the World Trade Center furor, Daniel Libeskind moves on


July 31st, 2006

Massimiliano Fuksas reinvents the convention center

Molto Piano

May 29th, 2006

Three new designs demonstrate Renzo Piano’s brilliance and his limitations

Mysterious Skin

March 20th, 2006

Herzog and de Meuron’s otherworldly stadium in Munich

When In Rome

February 27th, 2006

A striking redesign of Getty’s Malibu villa

Shanghai Surprise

December 26th, 2005

The radical quaintness of the Xintiandi district


December 19th, 2005

Norman Foster’s thrilling addition to midtown Manhattan

The Sculptor

October 31st, 2005

Santiago Calatrava redefines the apartment tower

A New Beginning

May 30th, 2005

Why we should build apartments at Ground Zero

Green Monster

May 2nd, 2005

A startling addition to Astor Place

Outside the Box

November 15th, 2004

Yoshio Taniguchi’s elegant expansion of the Modern

Down at the Mall

May 31st, 2004

The new World War II memorial doesn’t rise to the occasion

Slings and Arrows

February 9th, 2004

The architectural machinations at Ground Zero can be treacherous

Good Vibrations

September 29th, 2003

Frank Gehry’s Disney Hall is a musical pleasure palace

Urban Warriors

September 15th, 2003

Daniel and Nina Libeskind thought they had figured out how to get a building built. Then they came to New York

Artistic License

June 2nd, 2003

Two great new cultural centers open out of town

Eyes on the Prize

March 10th, 2003

The amazing design competition for the World Trade Center site

Designing Downtown

January 6th, 2003

How will so many people with so many different ideas agree on the new proposals for the World Trade Center site?

Shaping the Void

September 12th, 2011

How successful is the new World Trade Center?

Roosevelt’s Room

August 15th, 2011

Talk story about the late architect Louis I. Kahn and the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial on Roosevelt Island.

Lady Zaha

July 25th, 2011

A flamboyant architect’s quieter side.

Design for Living: Modernist Vacation Homes With A Mission

April 11th, 2011

Living Architecture, which immodestly calls itself “a new social enterprise set up to revolutionize both architecture and UK holiday rentals,” has commissioned five modern vacation homes with the apparent intention of putting the Masterpiece Theatre version of England to rest once and for all.

Gracious Living

March 7th, 2011

A review of Frank Gehry’s new tower at 8 Spruce Street. From the east you see it against the Woolworth Building, the most lyrical skyscraper in New York. Gehry’s building isn’t its equal, but it’s the first thing built downtown since then that actually deserves to stand beside it.

Neighborhood Watch

December 20th, 2010

Eric Owen Moss transforms an entire neighborhood of Culver City with the kind of avant-garde architecture that is usually scattered around the world

What Happens in Vegas

October 4th, 2010

The CityCenter development, on the Las Vegas Strip, attempts to provide an alternative to the city’s garish architectural pastiches.


August 9th, 2010

Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron rethink the parking deck in Miami.

Shadow Building

May 17th, 2010

On the new skyscraper headquarters Goldman Sachs built for itself in lower Manhattan.

The Wave Effect

February 1st, 2010

Jeanne Gang and architecture’s anti-divas.

Surface Tension

November 23rd, 2009

Jean Nouvel and the art of the façade.

Spiraling Upward

May 25th, 2009

About the Frank Lloyd Wright retrospective at the Guggenheim


March 23rd, 2009

The new stadiums for the Yankees and the Mets

Toddlin’ Town

March 19th, 2009

The centennial of Daniel Burnham’s Plan for Chicago

Center Stage

February 2nd, 2009

The new Alice Tully Hall and the Lincoln Center renovations

Hello, Columbus

August 25th, 2008

Brad Cloepfil’s redesign of 2 Columbus Circle

Out of the Blocks

June 2nd, 2008

Beijing’s Olympic architecture is spectacular, but what message does it send?

Situation Terminal

April 21st, 2008

Airport design and the new terminals in Beijing and Madrid

Bowery Dreams

November 19th, 2007

A new home for the New Museum of Contemporary Art

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