Yaddo, an arts colony that for nearly a century has nurtured some of the country’s most acclaimed writers, including Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath and Patricia Highsmith, is turning over a new leaf at its upstate New York campus.
Image courtesy Santiago Calatrava The recession halted the construction of Santiago Calatrava's 2,000-foot tower in 2008. The Chicago Spire, a hyper-tall condo from Santiago Calatrava that tried to soar into the record books as the world’s second-tallest building, only to get mired in the recession, may be inching back to life. The developer of the twisting, 2,000-foot tower, Shelbourne North Water Street, is close to paying off $135 million owed to creditors of the bankrupt project, sources close to the project say. Those payments, which could be approved in October, include $109 million to a local division of mega-developer Related
10 Hudson Yards, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, is nine stories out of the ground. It will reach 52 stories. The steel platform that is vital to the $20 billion Hudson Yards mega-project in Manhattan—what will allow three high-rise towers to be built atop of working railroad tracks on the eastern half of the site—is taking shape, after a slow start. For a time it seemed like the project would never happen at all; the development team was chosen in 2008, but groundbreaking didn’t occur until well after the recession, in late 2012. But on Thursday, large sections of the
The renovation and adaptive reuse of a historic department store building is just one of many projects that are a collective attempt to revitalize the upstate New York city. Continuing efforts to revive Rochester, New York, after decades of decline, The Architectural Team (TAT) has embarked on a plan to transform a former department store into a mixed-use complex that will have apartments, offices, and a rooftop garden. The $200 million plan, which is in partnership with the WinnCompanies, an adaptive-reuse developer, focuses on a store known as Sibley’s (Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Company), which was a much-loved retail fixture
Photo courtesy Tarantino Studio The Bachman-Wilson House (1954), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has been purchased by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. A Frank Lloyd Wright house that its owners say is imperiled because of frequent flooding will soon be headed for higher ground, and presumably, drier ground, too. On Wednesday, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced that it had purchased Wright’s 1954 Bachman-Wilson house, which it plans to relocate from a riverbank in New Jersey to its campus in Bentonville, Arkansas. “It won’t face an issue of rising water here,” said Diane Carroll, a spokeswoman
A rendering of the new glass atrium that will mark the entrance to the hospital-turned-hotel. In Buffalo, a hospital by some of the best-known designers of the 19th century, left for dead in the 20th, is being revived as a boutique hotel. The landmarked Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, by Henry Hobson Richardson along with Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, is adding an 88-room hotel and conference center, as well as fresh landscaping, as the Rust Belt city bets that its architectural heritage can attract tourists. The redesign, led by Deborah Berke Partners and finalized last month, will