Australia’s Tallest Skyscraper Will Have a Green Twist With its impressive height and ambitious twisting, greenery-covered design, you could be forgiven for assuming Southbank by Beulah was destined to remain on the drawing board. The supertall skyscraper has now received planning permission, however, and is due to begin construction in Melbourne next year. Southbank […]
“Rising to a sharp gleaming point in the City of London, the aptly-named Scalpel is another high-profile skyscraper by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). The office building is a striking addition to the capital’s skyline and rises to a height of 190 m (623 ft).” – Adam Williams May 6, 2020 new
“From the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Independence Hall, these buildings are the heart and soul of this city.”
“That’s why we’d argue that Philly has some of the most iconic buildings in the U.S., from Independence Hall (It was the birthplace of America, after all) to the always dazzling Philadelphia Museum of Art.” via philly.curbed.com: Philly’s most iconic buildings, mapped
“Manhattan is in the midst of an unprecedented boom in tall buildings. Before 2004, Manhattan was home to 28 skyscrapers 700 feet and taller. Since then, an additional 13 have been built, 15 are under construction, and 19 are proposed—47 more in all. These additions are rapidly—and radically—changing the skyline.” National Geographic 2015
Check out the interactive map of NYC’s skyscraper construction boom nationalgeographic.com: What New York Could Look Like in 2020
“More than 95 percent of the species migrates each year to the same few hillsides in Central Mexico. Changing temperatures and weather are making their journey more precarious.”
“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 increasingly frozen or rotten. Few of them realise how expensive it is to produce artificial snow, which costs €3-5 per cubic metre. Italy has about 2,500 miles (4,000km) of ski slopes, and the bill for covering them with fake snow adds up to €500m (£420m) every season.” — credit Tomaso Claravino Dec 9, 2019 The Guardian
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Inside the colorful former residence of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, and many more famous personalities.
vanityfair.com: Photos: Inside the Fabled Walls of the Chelsea Hotel
“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. Today, few tenants from that raucous era remain, and the hotel is now being renovated into an artist-friendly luxury hotel. As an accompaniment to Nathaniel Rich’s oral history of the Chelsea, we bid farewell to the former Chelsea with a photographic tour inside its storied hallways.” — Alex Beggs Vanity Fair | photos by Robert Polidori
“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 Sixth Avenue and the East River. There rose a promenade of classics: Eero Saarinen’s Black Rock, MoMA’s Goodwin/Stone home, SOM’s Lever House, Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, Hugh Stubbins’s Citigroup Center, and Philip Johnson’s Lipstick Building.”
Jesse Dorris October 2019 via metropolismag.com
Photos from Evan Joseph Images
Now the Empire State Building offers a 360-degree view of New York City from over 1,250 feet in the air.
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.
“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..”