Amsterdam neoliberal city?

January 6, 2008,AEDT

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,AEDT

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,AEDT

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,AEDT

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

Palm collection for LACMA

January 5, 2008,AEDT

Forget what you know about the palm, that topknot-on-a-pole that punctuates much of Los Angeles. Come Feb. 16, when the Renzo Piano-designed Broad Contemporary Art Museum opens at LACMA, you’re going to be reacquainted with the tree. Your impressions will | Read More

New York Market – but Where?

January 3, 2008,AEDT

KIM SEVERSON looks at the quandry facing New York of where to place a permanent food market. Kim looks at Greenmarkets and locations in New York that could satisfy the need and hunger for a market in the Big Apple. Hungary for | Read More

Calgary – a city looking to the future

January 3, 2008,AEDT

Calgary is looking towards the future when in 2035 some 70,000 people will live in the downtown core and in 2025, 180,000 people will work there. Calgary is an Winter Olympic host city that is planning its future and looking | Read More

Wysing Arts Centre revamp ready to be unveiled

January 3, 2008,AEDT

The visual arts in Cambridge are set to receive a boost, with the opening of the revamped Wysing Arts Centre this week. The £1.7m centre, incorporating a total of nine buildings, has been in development for three years, with design | Read More

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