Month: December 2016

Heavy Reading On Cities And Climate

The Empire State Building, being less wasteful of energy than it might appear, as photographed by Anthony Quintano: Cities are largely seen as profligate with energy and produce the majority of the world’s greenhouse gasses, but the issue is more complicated than that. Cities produce so much pollution because that’s where industry is and because in many …

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Two More Obsessive Maps

First up, from the New York Times: Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block. Next, from Will Geary via Boing Boing a video map: Visualizing 24 hours of subway activity in New York City. (As a bonus, this link also includes a video map showing CitiBike use over 24 hours.) While these maps are …

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Two “Best Of” Lists

1902’s winner under construction: The New York Times and Curbed have published their lists of the best architecture of 2016 in New York. I expect such lists to be dominated by new construction, so I was happy to see the restoration of the reading room at the New York Public Library and the conversion of …

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