by Stephen Rustow • December 3rd, 2014
In his inaugural column for Urban Omnibus, Stephen Rustow reflects on the relationship between individual pieces of architecture and our collective perception of urban landscapes in light of waning public access to the city's iconic heights, its skyscrapers.
by Joshua Leon • September 30th, 2014
The title of the Skyscraper Museum’s current exhibit, Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment, appears to be a contradiction in...
by Mercedes Kraus • February 1st, 2012
Elisha Otis moved to Yonkers, New York in 1852 to convert an abandoned sawmill into a bed frame factory. Endless...
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 – Huxtable on Empire State, Martin on OWS, Skyscraper Anatomy, Marathon Courses, Transpo2030 and Post-industrial Waterfront
by Urban Omnibus • November 11th, 2011
HUXTABLE LAUDS EMPIRE STATE BUILDING RENOVATION For her latest installment in The Wall Street Journal, architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable focuses her attention on the extensive renovations of the Empire State Building and where the New York City icon fits in this "age of the superskyscraper," in which technological innovation and "the timeless incentives of ego and profit"...
The Omnibus Roundup — Torre Verre, East River Esplanade, Public Data, A Week on the Water, D-Crit Book Club and What the Cell?
by Urban Omnibus • August 12th, 2011
TORRE VERRE Torre Verre is back! When development firm Hines first revealed plans for a new Jean Nouvel sliver tower next to MoMA, the City Planning...
by Jessica Cronstein • April 28th, 2011
A full house greeted Henry N. Cobb on April 23rd, at the Center for Architecture in honor of the prestigious AIA 25 year Award, this year presented to the John Hancock Tower, designed in 1976 by Cobb and his firm, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The acclaimed architect made a rare appearance to discuss "The Skyscraper as Citizen: Reflections on the Public Life of Private Buildings." The lecture began with the proposition that...