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The Gates, 14 Years Later

I was looking through some old pictures and came across this one, from February 12, 2005. That was the day that Christo and Jeanne-Claude had their installation “The Gates” in Central Park. I am probably too literal-minded to fully appreciate their vision, but what struck me at the time was that the installation needed more. …

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Semi-Hidden Damage

The photo above was taken in the stair of a school, between the cellar (the first level below grade) and the sub-cellar (the second level below grade). More accurately, the line representing the flood during Hurricane Sandy was 33 steps, or roughly 20 feet, below grade. Grade at this location (according to the topo map …

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