When Thomas Halaczinsky arrived in New York from his native and reunified Germany in 1991, he was dismayed by the rundown docks and aging warehouses lining the city’s waterfronts.Read More
Photographer Richard Berenholtz has documented New York City’s ever-changing skylines for more than three decades. Originally an architect with I.M. Pei & Partners, Berenholtz was lured into using his camera fulltime in 1984, initially taking pictures for InterContinental Hotels nationwide.Read More
Dianne Durante, a freelance art writer who produces the web site Forgotten Delights, has released an Android app based on her book Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan. The app, produced by Guides Who Know, features more than three hours of video on the fifty-four sculptures that appear in the book, including Continents by Daniel Chester French, Sherman Monument by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and the Statue of Liberty.Read More
Judith Dupré knows stately structures. The architectural historian has written books about bridges, churches, monuments and tall buildings. “Skyscrapers,” originally published in 1996 and updated twice, remains a bestseller in its genre. In April, Dupré published her most ambitious work, “One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building.”Read More
The extravagant window displays at Bergdorf Goodman department store on New York’s Fifth Avenue are a popular draw this time of year, and for good reason.Read More
After barbarians destroyed the towering, 110-story World Trade Center towers on 9/11, some people wondered whether Americans would continue to regard outstandingly tall buildings as practical and worth the newly-realized risk. American developers are putting that wonder to rest, with a burgeoning new era of skyscrapers in New York City.