by Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller • August 26th, 2015
Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller lay out their ambitious proposal for a pneumatic waste system affixed beneath the High Line and articulate how this expansion of infrastructural repurposing could fundamentally reshape what we do with our garbage.
by Aaron Reiss • December 17th, 2014
Aaron Reiss dives into Beyond the Grid, an ambitious plan underway in the Two Bridges neighborhood of Lower Manhattan to create a more resilient, connected, and sustainable Lower East Side by fusing heating, power, and communications infrastructures.
by Jonathan Tarleton • September 16th, 2014
Over the last year, we’ve brought you periodic updates from The Architectural League’s initiative The Five Thousand Pound Life, an...
The Omnibus Roundup — Archival Photos, Future Libraries, Harbor Upgrading, Hydro Power, Obscura Day and Food Book Fair
by Urban Omnibus • April 27th, 2012
NYC 100 YEARS AGO The New York City Municipal Archives have digitized and made available online 870,000 images dating back...
The Omnibus Roundup – Towers-in-the-Park, Convention Centers in Queens, Tidal Turbines in the River, Presidential Omissions and Lots of Things To Do
by Urban Omnibus • January 27th, 2012
“ARCHITECTURE IS NEVER DESTINY” A viewing of the The Pruitt-Igoe Myth, a documentary by Chad Freidrichs, prompted Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic...
The Omnibus Roundup – Waste to Energy, MyBlock Underground, Parking Apps, Driving Tax Breaks and Bedrock Myths
by Urban Omnibus • January 20th, 2012
This week in the Omnibus Roundup: Bloomberg’s plans for Wi-Fi and waste-to-energy; MyBlockNYC and Undercity team up; the DOT wants...
The Omnibus Roundup – LES Low Line, Touchscreen Travel, Tools at Schools, Project Neon: The Show, and Living as Form
by Urban Omnibus • September 23rd, 2011
LES LOW LINE The Lower East Side might be getting a new park. The proposed project, the Delancey Underground, would...
The Omnibus Roundup – Printed Solar, Pop-Up Chapel, MTA, Public Summer, Aerialist Antics and Brooklyn Breweries
by Urban Omnibus • July 15th, 2011
PRINTABLE SOLAR PANELS Solar energy has long been touted as a solution to our unending thirst for cheap energy, but traditional panels have always been difficult and expensive to construct and install. Worse yet, they tend to be ugly. Researchers at MIT have now come up with a way to print solar cells on paper, fabric or plastic, with a process that is easy, cheap and...