Curator Deborah Wye explains how the Orchard Beach Pavilion inspired her to research and present the building's history, to advocate for its preservation and to explore the city through some of its neglected civic architecture.
The Omnibus Roundup — Flooded Subways, Before I Die, Legacy of Moses, SEED Awards, Pier 42 and Happy Thanksgiving!
by Urban Omnibus • November 23rd, 2011
The Omnibus Roundup – Greatest Buildings, Pruitt-Igoe, Park Design, Moses in Song and Digging Up Brooklyn
by Urban Omnibus • January 14th, 2011
GREATEST BUILDING EVER What is the greatest building in New York? New York Magazine asked that question to a panel of noted architectural thinkers, including the League's very own executive director Rosalie Genevro and board members Robert A.M. Stern and Gregg Pasquarelli, for its recent feature The Greatest New York Ever. The "arguers" weigh in on what...
Few figures invoke the tensions of urban planning in New York City like the larger than life Robert Moses. But it is another iconic figure, Paul Rudolph, who may have the last word on the project that Moses hoped would seal his legacy -- the Lower Manhattan Expressway. An important new exhibit at Cooper Union, organized by the Drawing Center, provides a much-needed reminder of Rudolph’s breadth of vision for Lower Manhattan.