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    National and international architects contribute to Brad Pitt's project for affordable Lower Ninth Ward homes.

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    New art and architecture bookstore opens in Manhattan

  • Meet The Bloggers

    With an unorthodox mix of reporting, commentary, and activism, a new generation of architectural pundits is making its voice heard—online.

  • Beyer Blinder Belle to Restore Empire State Building's Lobby

    The Empire State Building delivered the last word in the 1930s skyscraper height wars, but fame has not exempted it from the ongoing competition of contemporary office design.

  • Hilary Ballon

    The Columbia university architectural historian and curator of the exhibition “Robert Moses and the modern city” explains why the controversial planner deserves a reassessment.