Seduced and Abandoned: Tourism and Climate Change in the Alps | Environment | The Guardian

“Rising temperatures have contributed to the decline of hundreds of ski resorts on Italian slopes”.   theguardian.com: Seduced and abandoned: tourism and climate change in the Alps | Environment | The Guardian “The Alps’ spectacular panoramas have changed, with white tongues of artificial snow now stretching through yellow meadows. Skiers queue to descend slopes that are… Read More

Photos: Inside the Fabled Walls of the Chelsea Hotel – Vanity Fair

“The Chelsea Hotel may be the only Manhattan lodging space famous for its grit rather than its glamour. Even as only a few of the establishment’s neon letters are lit at night, it remains a solid New York City tourist attraction, drawing all those curious about the infamous Nancy Spungen murder or their favorite Leonard Cohen lyric.” Read More

Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis

metropolismag.com: Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis “In the days before the luxury mishmashes of the High Line and Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, the closest thing the city had to a Starchitect Row could be found on (or near) East 53rd Street between… Read More

Your View of New York City From the Empire State Building Just Got Better | Travel + Leisure

“One of the best views in New York City is finally coming back.

After more than four years of renovations, the Empire State Building — well known for its colorful nighttime light displays and incredible views of the city — is welcoming visitors to its 102nd floor observatory on Saturday, Oct. 12.” – travelandleisure.com Read More

Central Park Tower Surpasses 432 Park Avenue to Become The Tallest Residential Building in The Western Hemisphere – New York YIMBY

“Extell’s Central Park Tower has officially eclipsed 432 Park Avenue as the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and New York City’s tallest..” newyorkyimby.com: Central Park Tower Surpasses 432 Park Avenue to Become The Tallest Residential Building in The Western Hemisphere – New York YIMBY

Why Chronic Floods Are Coming to New Jersey – Vox

  Scientists have directly observed sea level rise since the late 18th century. And as they forecast the next 20, 50, and 100 years, sea level rise will continue to accelerate at an alarming rate. That rise won’t just threaten homeowners on the coast — it will also impact the critical infrastructure that supports many… Read More

Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building – New York YIMBY

  YIMBY has the latest on Harry Macklowe’s Tower Fifth at 5 East 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, the future tallest building in New York City by roof height newyorkyimby.com: Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building By Roof Height, Rising 1,556′ To Pinnacle at 5 East 51st Street, in Midtown… Read More

The Abstract Beauty of One of the World’s Harshest Climates – Atlas Obscura

The desert, as you’ve never seen it before. When he shoots deserts—which he does primarily in the Moroccan Sahara and Canary Islands—Tombolini explores in a 4×4 and either sets up camp or stays in the nearest village. “GPS is a huge help as once night comes in, the place changes radically and directions that seemed… Read More