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Pump track a new feature at City Lake

Pump track a new feature at City Lake

A new multi-use pump track, designed and built by an Olympic BMX track builder, is in place at City Lake as the newly developed park prepares to officially open next month. The asphalt pump track and accompanying skills course are just a few of the improvements that are part of ...

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TWA Takes Flight Again, Without Leaving the Ground

TWA Takes Flight Again, Without Leaving the Ground

For years, Eero Saarinen’s propeller-age TWA Flight Center sat forlornly at JFK like a pinioned bird, vacant, shabby, and useless. The airline went bust in 2001; four years later, JetBlue photobombed the original with its new Terminal 5, designed by Gensler, and briefly considered sprucing up the old building as ...

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Our Town: Finding America in our nation’s capital – Blog

Our Town: Finding America in our nation's capital - Blog

View of Washington Monument taken from Lincoln Memorial and people in search of America #####IMG000000000#####   It is increasingly difficult to take pride in being American. ‘American Exceptionalism,’ first described in 1831 by Alexis de Tocqueville, was said to describe our practicality, our energy and our clever down to earth ...

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An Ode to the Single-Collector, ‘Niche’ Museum

An Ode to the Single-Collector, 'Niche' Museum

Museums built to house a single person’s art collection are the best kind of vanity project. When the museum is actually just that person’s house? Even better. When done right, a one- or two-collector museum has a distinct point of view, a personality that comes with benign quirks, wackily themed ...

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SHoP unveils US Embassy offices for lush site in Bangkok

SHoP unveils US Embassy offices for lush site in Bangkok

New York firm SHoP Architects has designed an irregularly stacked office building for the US Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.  SHoP is designing the New Office Annex (NOX) for the United States Embassy in Thailand for the US Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations. NOX is designed for the ...

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