Good morning, architects. Poynter's Caitlin Johnston does the forensics on the spectacular New York Magazine cover image cover of a half-dark Manhattan as seen from the air. The photo credit belong to Iwan Baan, who told Poynter that he shot the image using a Canon 1D X with a 24-70mm lens on full open aperture, with a 25,000 ISO and 1/40th of a second shutter speed. Now you can shoot your own! (You will also need a helicopter.) The picture has proven that it's worth at least several hundred words, so New Yorkreleased several more shots from Baan's assignment.
ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture is still without power, which makes it prime for an exhibition about darkness. On Friday, the Storefront organized "In the Dark," an exhibition of sorts on architecture and darkness in which visitors brought flashlights and read texts to the assembled group about, well, architecture and darkness.
THEY WERE PROVED RIGHT. For this magazine, Ben Adler talked to some of the architects who participated in the Museum of Modern Art's 2010 exhibit, "Rising Currents," to see whether the ideas they put forward might have prevented the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. At Landscape Architecture, friend of ARCHITECT Brad McKee goes further, checking out the "waterfront parks designed to submerge against hopes they never would" and seeing how they fared.
EVERYTHING MUST GO. As a Washington resident and art lover, I'm an admirer of (former Washington Post art critic) Blake Gopnik's artwork-a-day Tumblr. One post from last week caught my eye, on the architectural installations of Minneapolis artist Andy DuCett (whose work is pictured). The artist's closing reception and "estate sale" takes place this week at Minnie's Soap Factory.
...AND REMAINDERS. Trailblazing architect Gae Aulenti, who designed the Musée d’Orsay Architect, has died in Milan at 84... Australian firm Cox Architecture makes the shortlist for Japan's National Stadium design competition... The European Central Bank is releasing its new designs for the Euro bankote, which will see familiar images of European architecture across note denominations replaced with images of the Greek goddess, Europa... London-based architect draws stone from blood... A man with a true bionic leg climbed 103 floors of Chicago's Willis Tower.