Addressing A Problem

“The road to low-carbon concrete” by M. Mitchell Waldrop is a thorough summary of the situation. In short, concrete use contributes way too much carbon to the atmosphere, and anyone involved in design and construction needs to be conscious of that. There’s a great deal that can be said on this topic but I’m not an …

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Three Examples

That’s a view from the pergola at the Conservatory Garden in Central Park looking east to (on the left) the Terrance Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center and (on the right) El Museo del Barrio. The garden, the hospital, and the museum are each a different form of adaptive reuse. The Conservatory Garden is the most …

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One Of Frankenstein’s Monsters

I was walking by and could not resist following up on this building. It covers the full blockfront of Central Park West between 103rd and 104th Streets and there are at least three distinct pieces visible from the street: the old masonry on the north and south sides (the north facade is on the right, …

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