Category Archives: Architecture

Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Saltair Pavilion, Great Salt Lake, Utah, 1900. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Gratuitous Swoopy-Doopiness Du Jour

Pale Retiree writes: Now under construction on W. 28th St. in Manhattan, a new apartment building by international superstar/curse Zaha Hadid: This is part of the High Line District, an area that’s been turned into a playground for trendy starchitecture. … Continue reading

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Today’s Lunchtime Reading: Christopher Alexander v. Peter Eisenman

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Via Paleo Retiree, a legendary debate between Christopher Alexander (pictured above, left) and Peter Eisenman (right) from 1982 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design on traditional v. postmodern architecture. CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER: The thing that strikes me about … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Somewhere on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Somewhere on Broadway in Manhattan. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Frank Gehry’s Beekman Tower looms over the Potter Building in lower Manhattan. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: The entrance hall of the NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman building on 42nd St. and Fifth Ave. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Architecture Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: A jumbled view from NYC’s Washington Square Park looking north — partly because we here at UR have a profound and principled objection to the tendency of so much of the architecture press to discuss buildings as … Continue reading

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It’s 75 Degrees and the Jacarandas are in Bloom

Blowhard, Esq. writes: A scene today from my neck of the woods. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Some Snaps I Took in Atlanta

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I was in Atlanta recently for work. Thought I’d share some photos I took. This ferris wheel was right outside the hotel at which I stayed. I guess urban ferris wheels are a thing now? If … Continue reading

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