Last fall, Bjarke Ingels and Daniel Kidd led a Parsons M.Arch studio based on the HUD Rebuild by Design competition brief. In advance of next week’s unveiling of the final Rebuild by Design proposals, Kidd looks back at how the studio informed BIG’s early competition research and shares some of the students’ work.
Roundup — New Libraries, New Lab, Decoding Utility Markers, NYCxDesign, Cricket, and Red, Yellow, and Blue
by Urban Omnibus • May 10th, 2013
NEW LIBRARIES In 2008, the Donnell Library Center on West 43rd Street was sold to a hotel developer and closed....
The Omnibus Roundup — Plan to be Flooded, Deep Maps, Four Freedoms, Dredgefest, Newtown Creek Armada, and a Glimpse of a Future Underground
by Urban Omnibus • September 14th, 2012
PLANNING TO BE FLOODED The waterfront of New York City, in the glow of recent revitalization efforts, is often cast...
The Omnibus Roundup – Troubles at NYCHA, Changes to Street Signs and Superfund, Uses for Bees and Sand, and Congestion Defining
by Urban Omnibus • August 17th, 2012
HELP ME TO HELP YOU First, NYCHA came under fire for not releasing a $10 million internal report by the...
The Omnibus Roundup – Bridges, Subway Report Cards, Bike Lanes, Meadowlands, Post-Olympic Photos, Fires and Ziplines
by Urban Omnibus • August 10th, 2012
‘BERG THE BUILDER The Bloomberg administration and the DOT are taking heat this week for scheduling a new bridge linking...
The Omnibus Roundup — Cutting Red Tape, Expanding Broadband, Meeting the Docent of Decay, Reimagining the SRO, and Investigating Electricity
by Urban Omnibus • June 22nd, 2012
CUTTING RED TAPE Deputy Mayor Robert Steel announced two separate initiatives this week that will expedite municipal processes for development...
The Omnibus Roundup – State of the City, Powerless in Brooklyn, Bluebelt Talk, Musical Maps and the Sixth Borough
by Urban Omnibus • January 21st, 2011
STATE OF THE CITY Mayor Bloomberg delivered the State of the City address on Wednesday. His focus was on neighborhood specific issues, including various changes ranging from livery cab policies to urban technology innovations. "Transformation" -- economic, technological, physical, social, and otherwise -- and "simplicity" were the words of the day. The Staten Island Navy..
by Urban Omnibus • October 8th, 2010
Open House New York is unlocking doors and waiving admission fares all across the city this weekend. Have you signed up to explore Bayside’s Fort Totten? A peak inside the Chrysler Building? A Cathedral tour of St John the Divine? From historic homes to botanic...