NYC’s Pier55 Begins to Rise in the Hudson River

 

 

 

Heatherwick Design Studio exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, 2014 entitled, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio

In the exhibition, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio at Cooper Hewitt in June, 2015, along with a vast array of Heatherwick’s unique design concepts and projects, New Yorkers got a sneak-peek of Heatherwick’s Hudson River  project Pier55.  At the time, the project seemed not only far-off in our future, but fraught with problems from financial to environmental.

The project, Pier55, has broken ~ water ~ with an anticipated opening date! We were at that Cooper Hewitt exhibition in 2015, and reviewed our photographs of the images that will be brought to life within this next two years. Below are a few photos from this exhibition ~ architectural models and large-scale renderings for Pier55, a public park and performance space currently being constructed and jetting out 186 feet from the edge of Manhattan into the Hudson River.

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Celebrating Andy Warhol at 90!

 

 

Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol, Martha Graham and a birthday cake, 1981
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
2001.2.829

Whenever I see Andy Warhol’s work, I never imagine he was born in 1928.  But the truth is that on Monday, August 6th, we celebrate what would have been Andy Warhol’s 90th Birthday.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates the AT&T Headquarters Building

 

 

All images courtesy of LPC

We were delighted to learn that today, Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the AT&T headquarters building as an individual landmark.

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Architecture Books ~ Yet to be Written Presented by Storefront for Art & Architecture

 

 

We needed a featured image, so ~ here are some books already written, yet to be read

Best said by Storefront for Art and Architecture in a recent press release, the first edition of the New York Architecture Book Fair, Storefront for Art and Architecture presents Architecture Books – Yet to be Written, an installation that invites us to reflect upon the cultural contribution of architecture through the medium of the book from 1982 to today. With an archeological and projective twist, the project seeks to celebrate and evaluate both the existing and the missing volumes of a history still in the writing.

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#PrideTrain Ad Campaign Hits NYC Subway Stations Again This June

 

 

 

PrideTrain
Image credit: PrideTrain

It’s back ~ the @PrideTrain Ad campaign that originated last year, hit NYC Subway Stations again this June ~ with the hope of keeping the message going all year long.

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34th Street has Gone to the Dogs ~ with ‘Spot’ at NYU Langone’s New Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

 

 

 

Spot sculpture at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital

A new, permanent art installation is on view along the East 34th Street corridor.  It was created by the artist Donald Lipski for the NYU Langone Pavilion at First Avenue.

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Annual Fifth Avenue Easter Stroll, 2018 NYC

 

 

 

Taking a stroll down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday has been a New York City tradition since the 1870s. The annual event begins at 49th Street and runs to 57th Street, with a concentration of spectacular hats in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Check out some of the people and hats we saw on our stroll along Fifth Avenue this Easter.

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The Photography Show (AIPAD) ~ Pier 94

 

 

The 38th edition of The Photography Show (AIPAD) 2018 will present more than 120 exhibitors from around the world on Pier 94 from April 5-8, with Vernissage on April 4.

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Street Lab ~ Uni Project Pop-Ups

 

 

 

Street Lab, the Uni Project ~ Image via Uni Project

Street Lab ~ The Uni Project is a nonprofit that provides programming in parks, plazas, and other public spaces all around New York City.  You might remember seeing them at The Plaza ~ Uptown Grand Central in East Harlem.

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March for Our Lives NYC

 

 

March for our Lives, a nationwide protest against gun violence, has planned a March for Saturday, March 24th.  The main March will take place in Washington, D.C. with supporters planning sister marches in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and other cities.

Here are a few photo’s posted on Twitter + Instagram from the March that caught our eye.

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