Publications

Google’s NYC Office by Interior Architects Has Eye-Catching Features at Every Turn

In view of the High Line park and the Hudson River, Google has a new home. With space split between two Chelsea landmarks, and revamped by Interior Architects, the search engine’s sales team enjoys impressive digs that are nevertheless decidedly understated. The goal here was to play against type by celebrating the low-tech and the local.

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Lessons from the Sept. 19 Mexico Earthquake

When the dust settled from the Sept. 19, 2017, Puebla-Morelos quake—the most damaging seismic event in Mexico since the 1985 quake—44 buildings had partially or fully collapsed in Mexico City.

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Reviving the Joy of Decoration at Nike’s New SoHo Building

529 Broadway is a joy to look at and its decoration runs more than skin deep. In its fine, thoughtful and varied detail, the building speaks to passing New Yorkers at a scale that seems to respect them as individual, embodied citizens.

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International Photo Museum to Open

Fotografiska International, the world’s largest photography museum, will establish its first U.S. location at 281 Park Ave. South building, formerly known as the Church Mission House in Midtown South.

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A Bridge to Nowhere

The bridge that used to connect Trinity Church, one of the earliest sites to receive landmark designation, and now demolished 25-story parish building will be getting additional structural supports designed by Harold I. Shapiro and Gilsanz Murray Steficek until it is ready to be tied to the emerging 26-story parish hall in the spring of 2018.

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Learning from Disasters

Reconnaissance trips following natural or manmade disasters can provide valuable education because observing success is equally valuable to observing failure, as we can learn what to promote in our designs.

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Trinity Church Unveils Design for New Tower

Trinity Church used to be connected to a 25 story parish building. A new 26 story Trinity Church Parish Center will take its place to engage with community through mixed use of space, including commercial space and nine floors dedicated to a parish center at the base.

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Thinking Outside the Cube

Known as the Cubes, the project flanks the western edge of a through-block plaza at 120 West 42nd Street between Avenue of the Americas and Broadways.

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Former Toys R Us Site in Times Square is Being Reimagined

The former flagship Toys ‘R’ Us store in Times Square is now being converted into locations for clothing retailers Gap and Old Navy. The 65 feet tall Ferris wheel had been dismantled, and its towering T-Rex shredded and burnt.

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