Behold this triple-header of 80-plus-story condo towers designed by Toronto hometown boy Frank Gehry for his place of birth (he’s lived in Los Angeles for decades). They kind of look like three stacks of parcel post deliveries carelessly left on a loading dock. Gehry really ticked off the locals when he said that there were only two buildings in downtown Toronto that did not deserve to be torn town. The city planning staff says Gehry’s proposed buildings are too high, and they are right. About 77 stories too high in my opinion. Mr. Gehry has not gotten the news: the skyscraper is obsolete; we shouldn’t be building any more of them; they will turn from assets to liabilities almost instantly. Why? Because we are entering an age of capital and resource scarcities and these buildings will never be renovated.
Behold this triple-header of 80-plus-story condo towers designed by Toronto hometown boy Frank Gehry for his place of birth (he’s lived in Los Angeles for decades).more »
Behold (above) the wished-for outcome of a project that would turn the Interstate 81 elevated freeway that runs through the heart of Syracuse, New York, into a surface boulevard.more »
Behold the conceptual rendering for this year’s official Flint, Michigan, public art project.more »
The new “farm” office campus of Epic systems, a medical software colossus, in Verona, Wisconsin.more »
“This proposed new facade for the Petersen Automotive Museum is one of two similar designs that has received preliminary approval from the Los Angeles Planning Department.more »
Proposed Film and Media Study Facility by Lafayette College for downtown Easton, PA. This off-campus melange of incoherently orchestrated buildings is anchored at the corner by a blank-wall “Borg” cube.more »
The street crossing that ain’t, Marlton, New Jersey.
The “greening” of America proceeds apace!
Behold, the proposed new San Francisco Trans-Bay Transit Center at First and Fremont Streets.more »
Get a load of this beauty. Social housing on the outskirts of Paris by the architectural firm Maison Edouard François.more »