Tag: Hudson Yards (Manhattan, NY)

Who Says Building Scaffolding Has to Be Ugly?

Someone could easily make a highbrow reality show about Susanna Sirefman and her firm, Dovetail Design Strategists. An architect by training, a writer and lecturer by avocation, she consults with major institutions to help them find the right architects for their new buildings, additions and renovations. Sometimes this involves organizing design competitions that streamline and […]

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An Ex-Convict Got a Construction Job, but Not Everyone Was Happy

After his second stint in prison — two years on possession of drugs with intent to sell — Andre Chesson needed a job. It had been around a decade since Mr. Chesson had blown an opportunity with Local 79, New York’s biggest laborers’ union. But his parole officer had a suggestion for how to get […]

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Counting Down to a Green New York

New York’s ambitious plan to fight climate change by virtually eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is underway — and the battle begins at home. Two-thirds of the city’s planet-warming pollution is produced by buildings, primarily residential ones, according to a 2017 inventory. In spite of recent efforts, impeded in part by years of intense […]

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New York City’s Evolving Skyline

New York has long been a city in the clouds, but with 16 buildings around 500 feet or taller slated for completion this year, 2019 could be the city’s busiest year ever for new skyscrapers. For many years the city’s skyline was primarily defined by the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings, both over 1,000 feet […]

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Kawi, From Momofuku, Takes Korean Food Head On

You will find Kawi, the latest Momofuku restaurant, on the fifth floor of 20 Hudson Yards, assuming you stay determined and swallow back the urge to run for the exits that may grip you as you negotiate escalators that don’t connect to one another, elevators that are hidden out of sight like somebody’s crazy grandfather […]

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