An American photographer, Berenice Abbott was a central figure in and important bridge between the photographic circles and cultural hubs of Paris and New York. Continue reading »
The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. Continue reading »
donttakethisthewrongway, a design studio based out of Savannah, Georgia, installed a series of “Public Punching Bags” around Manhattan during their visit to New York City Design Week 2019. The idea was to give people a way to momentarily express their frustrations in a public place before going on with their day, hopefully feeling a bit better than before. Continue reading »
Berenice Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio and raised by her divorced mother. She went to Ohio State University for two semesters, but left in early 1918 spending two years studying sculpture in Paris and Berlin. She studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris and the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin. During this time, and after it was suggested by the writer Djuna Barnes, she adopted the French spelling of her first name, “Berenice”. Continue reading »
Today, Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group announced that a new public landmark designed by Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio, will open in Manhattan in 2018. Named ‘Vessel’, the landmark building will be covered by a polished copper-colored steel skin, and is a space that will allow people to have an elevated view of New York City. Standing at 150 feet tall, it will have 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, 2,400 steps and 80 landings, that together will create a mile’s worth of pathway. It also has a diameter of 50 feet at its base, widening to 150 feet at its top. It’s currently being fabricated in Italy. Continue reading »
To celebrate the opening of their Manhattan stores, Lowe’s Home Improvement has created real life Vines and installed them in their new store windows. Continue reading »
Chinese Liu Bolin stands hidden for a self-portrait at the Charging Bull in Lower Manhattan on June 23rd, 2011. Bolin is creating a series called “Hiding In The City” in which he camouflages himself against an urban background for a self-portrait. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal). Click to zoom.