Architecture

A Mix Of Eras, Revisited

Two years ago, I looked at a picture of the Murray Hill Hotel taken at a time of great change in midtown Manhattan. Here’s another view of the area from a little bit earlier, in 1908. The title of the photo is “Belmont and Murray Hill Hotels, New York, N.Y.” and that is what we’ve …

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A New Order

Classical architecture has traditionally been taught through the “orders,” set combinations of column base, column, column capital, and entablatures. The Greeks used the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian Orders; the Romans added the Tuscan and Composite Orders; and ever since the Renaissance architects have dabbled in creating new orders for new times. The problem with creating …

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Skyscraper Roundtable

This is my last reminder that next Tuesday will be the sixth and last session in the Work In Progress lecture series at the Skyscraper Museum. Like the other lectures in the series, it will be available live via Zoom and YouTube, and afterwards it will be available recorded on YouTube. Like the picture above …

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Professional Practice In The News

Most of the time, there are few topics more boring than professional practice. As long as a lawyer I’m talking to has passed the bar exam and is licensed, for example, I don’t care about the details of their continuing education. Every once in a while, a problem in this topic crops up in an …

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