Photo of the Day:
Does this new Queens transit hub look like a) a sea creature? b) something out of the Jetsons? or c) something out of this Disney “Magic Highway” clip? The Urban Alloy Towers—designed by architects Matt Bowles and Chad Kellogg for a competition—include an elevated train station, apartments, and stores.
Big Data: The 28-acre Hudson Yards development is slated to become the first “quantified community” in the United States. NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress, with Related Cos. and Oxford Properties Group, plans to monitor information like air quality, pedestrian traffic, and energy use, although any personal data monitoring would be voluntary. According to Related Hudson Yards president Jay Cross, "Hudson Yards will be the most connected, measured and technologically advanced digital district in the nation.” [Crain’s New York Business]
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5 More Stories for Thursday:
The Fay Jones School of Architecture recognized 11 Alumni Design Award winners. The jury of faculty members selected a total of five projects out of 34 for awards. [Fay Jones School of Architecture]
Renzo Piano, Hon. FAIA, and Zoltan Pali’s, FAIA, design for the Academy Movie Museum has not won over many dogs, as evidenced by these pictures (created from Christopher Hawthorne’s critique). [L.A. Curbed]
Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has great taste in $13,000 built-by-hand bathtubs. [New York]
When New York’s Port Authority was in the pavilion-design business. [The New York Times]
Furniture by Zaha. [Designboom]
Step Up, Step Down:
Congress for New Urbanism names Lynn Richards, a Harvard Loeb Fellow formerly with U.S. EPA, president and CEO. She succeeds John Norquist.
— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) April 16, 2014
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