A Dreamland of Fun, Food and Frolic

Did you ever sign a petition to save a building? It sometimes seems futile, especially here in the states. We are a country that forgets about architectural history. Someday, we too can be like our European neighbors, who treasure antiquity, if we save these works of...

SCALY SKIN

Daniel Libeskind Designs Milan Expo Pavilion for Chinese Developer Vanke New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind has proposed a twisted reptilian structure for the first ever expo pavilion for a stand-alone Chinese company. Ancient Chinese teachings and Renaissance...

NORMAN STYLE

Durham Castle, seen here with its crenelated top edge was fortification.The Normans, upon conquering England, fortifications came first, they provided shelter and protection. But churches were also built, small and grand. Medieval churches were often hurried affairs...

LIPSTICK BUILDING (REALLY?)

Its official name is 53rd at Third, but is popularly known as the Lipstick Building  (the lipstick). The elegant elliptical shape of the building is different from its surroundings. This is the second post-modern contribution of Philip Johnson to the Manhattan...

23 SKIDOO

Twenty-three skidoo was a happening at a triangular site where Broadway and Fifth Avenue meet. The juxtaposition of the streets and a nearby park caused a wind-tunnel effect   In the early twentieth century, men would hang out on the corner of Twenty-third Street and...

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