5 Hot Topics for Los Angeles Downtown Dwellers

January 6, 2008,AEST

Living in Downtown Los Angeles is full of highs and lows, excitement and frustration. With more than 30,000 residents already in the community and thousands more waiting to move in, issues are bound to arise. This year, expect these five | Read More

Amsterdam neoliberal city?

January 6, 2008,AEST

Amsterdam is investing hundreds of millions of euros in the Zuidas, the new business district south of the city (corporations will also invest in the project, but if it fails, their losses will be compensated with taxpayers’ money). Despite the | Read More

Moscow rises to Foster’s space-age vision approved

January 6, 2008,AEST

Moscow planners have approved Lord Foster’s design for the world’s biggest building – likened by critics to an alien spacecraft and a “dahlia stuck in a string bag”. The British architect’s £2bn “city within a city”, Crystal Island, will be | Read More

A Borrowed Place on Borrowed Time

January 6, 2008,AEST

In Hong Kong, where land for construction is scarce and commerce has long ruled, preservation has usually given way to a tide of urban development. Few of the British expatriates and Chinese immigrants who came to the city with the | Read More

ICA’s new space is honored as a work of art

January 6, 2008,AEST

This year’s Parker Medalist is the Institute of Contemporary Art, on the South Boston waterfront. No surprise here, since the ICA is probably the most praised new Boston building in years. The architects are the New York firm of Diller | Read More

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