Podcasts

Whither Wall Street: Alex Washburn

Alex Washburn discusses his role in the project as a city planner.

Whither Wall Street: Kent Swig

Kent Swig discusses his role as developer.

Whither Wall Street: Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers discusses his role as architect and streetscape designer.

Whither Wall Street: Liz Berger

Liz Berger of the Downtown Alliance discusses her role in the project.

Whither Wall Street: Carol Willis, Introduction

Carol Willis introduces the evening's speakers.

Michael Rockland: The George Washington Bridge

The George Washington Bridge, Michael Rockland
FEBRUARY 26, 2009 Michael Rockland THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: Poetry in Steel (Rutgers University Press 2008) CLICK HERE FOR PODCAST Intimate and engaging, Michael Rockland's rich narrative presents perspectives on the GWB that span history, architecture, engineering, transportation, design, the arts, politics, and the post-9/11 mentality. Stunning archival photos, from the bridge's construction in the late 1920s through the present, powerfully complement the account of competition between the GWB and the Brooklyn Bridge that parallels the rivalry between New Jersey and New York City. Rockland profiles the Swiss immigrant structural engineer Othmar Ammann and explains how the Depression dictated the iconic, uncovered steel beams of its towers so admired today. Tales of accidents, an airplane crash, and suicides off its span; the appearance of the bridge in media and the arts; and the author's own adventures scaling its massive towers on a cable animate the story of what Le Corbusier called "the most beautiful bridge in the world."

Re: NY New Verizons, Douglas Mass

July 22, 2008

Douglas Mass, President, Cosentini Associates

Nearly four hundred years after its founding, New York, which grew and grew through “creative destruction,” is a mature metropolis. How can the city adapt and advance in the 21st century? “New Verizons” looks at the high-value real estate portfolio of buildings erected for 20th-century telephone technology and how developers, architects, and engineers are retrofitting and re-positioning these properties.… Read the rest

Re: NY New Verizons, Dan Shannon

July 22, 2008

Dan Shannon, Partner, Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects

Nearly four hundred years after its founding, New York, which grew and grew through “creative destruction,” is a mature metropolis. How can the city adapt and advance in the 21st century? “New Verizons” looks at the high-value real estate portfolio of buildings erected for 20th-century telephone technology and how developers, architects, and engineers are retrofitting and re-positioning these properties.… Read the rest

Re: NY Williamsburg Waterfront, Tom O’Gara

April 22, 2008

Tom O’Gara, Principal, JMH Development

The richly historic, once-thriving industrial zone of the Williamsburg waterfront is witnessing a rapid transformation as a burgeoning residential neighborhood. New condominium developments, large and small, such as The Edge, Northside Piers and Palmer’s Dock, and Schaefer Landing, along with adaptive reuse of landmark structures such as the Austin Nichols warehouse, offer an impressive range of goals of sustainable urbanism: brownfield reclamation, public parks and waterfront access, a percentage of affordable housing, and LEED-certified design and construction.

The presentations and panel will feature the developers of the major residential projects
and public officials who conceived and crafted the rezoning effort in a discussion of what is
going right and where there is room for improvement.… Read the rest

Re: NY Williamsburg Waterfront, Robert Powers

April 22, 2008

Robert Powers, Powers & Company, Inc.

The richly historic, once-thriving industrial zone of the Williamsburg waterfront is witnessing a rapid transformation as a burgeoning residential neighborhood. New condominium developments, large and small, such as The Edge, Northside Piers and Palmer’s Dock, and Schaefer Landing, along with adaptive reuse of landmark structures such as the Austin Nichols warehouse, offer an impressive range of goals of sustainable urbanism: brownfield reclamation, public parks and waterfront access, a percentage of affordable housing, and LEED-certified design and construction.

The presentations and panel will feature the developers of the major residential projects
and public officials who conceived and crafted the rezoning effort in a discussion of what is
going right and where there is room for improvement.… Read the rest

Re: NY Williamsburg Waterfront, Stephen B. Jacobs

April 22, 2008

Stephen B. Jacobs, President, The Stephen B. Jacobs Group

The richly historic, once-thriving industrial zone of the Williamsburg waterfront is witnessing a rapid transformation as a burgeoning residential neighborhood. New condominium developments, large and small, such as The Edge, Northside Piers and Palmer’s Dock, and Schaefer Landing, along with adaptive reuse of landmark structures such as the Austin Nichols warehouse, offer an impressive range of goals of sustainable urbanism: brownfield reclamation, public parks and waterfront access, a percentage of affordable housing, and LEED-certified design and construction.

The presentations and panel will feature the developers of the major residential projects
and public officials who conceived and crafted the rezoning effort in a discussion of what is
going right and where there is room for improvement.… Read the rest

Re: NY Williamsburg Waterfront, Dan Kaplan

April 22, 2008

Dan Kaplan, Senior Principal, FXFOWLE Architects, PC

The richly historic, once-thriving industrial zone of the Williamsburg waterfront is witnessing a rapid transformation as a burgeoning residential neighborhood. New condominium developments, large and small, such as The Edge, Northside Piers and Palmer’s Dock, and Schaefer Landing, along with adaptive reuse of landmark structures such as the Austin Nichols warehouse, offer an impressive range of goals of sustainable urbanism: brownfield reclamation, public parks and waterfront access, a percentage of affordable housing, and LEED-certified design and construction.

The presentations and panel will feature the developers of the major residential projects
and public officials who conceived and crafted the rezoning effort in a discussion of what is
going right and where there is room for improvement.… Read the rest

Re: NY Williamsburg Waterfront, Ron Moelis

April 22, 2008

Ron Moelis, Principal, L&M Equity Participants

The richly historic, once-thriving industrial zone of the Williamsburg waterfront is witnessing a rapid transformation as a burgeoning residential neighborhood. New condominium developments, large and small, such as The Edge, Northside Piers and Palmer’s Dock, and Schaefer Landing, along with adaptive reuse of landmark structures such as the Austin Nichols warehouse, offer an impressive range of goals of sustainable urbanism: brownfield reclamation, public parks and waterfront access, a percentage of affordable housing, and LEED-certified design and construction.

The presentations and panel will feature the developers of the major residential projects
and public officials who conceived and crafted the rezoning effort in a discussion of what is
going right and where there is room for improvement.… Read the rest

Re: NY Williamsburg Waterfront, Shaun Donovan

April 22, 2008

Shaun Donovan, Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

The richly historic, once-thriving industrial zone of the Williamsburg waterfront is witnessing a rapid transformation as a burgeoning residential neighborhood. New condominium developments, large and small, such as The Edge, Northside Piers and Palmer’s Dock, and Schaefer Landing, along with adaptive reuse of landmark structures such as the Austin Nichols warehouse, offer an impressive range of goals of sustainable urbanism: brownfield reclamation, public parks and waterfront access, a percentage of affordable housing, and LEED-certified design and construction.

The presentations and panel will feature the developers of the major residential projects
and public officials who conceived and crafted the rezoning effort in a discussion of what is
going right and where there is room for improvement.… Read the rest

Green Teams, One Bryant Park: Cook+Fox Go Platinum, Building on 42nd Street

Building on 42nd Street

The 54-story crystalline tower rising at 42nd St. and Sixth Avenue sets a bold standard for sustainability. Upon completion in 2008, The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park will be the country’s greenest skyscraper, demonstrating the state of the art in energy efficiency, indoor air quality, sustainable materials, and environmentally-conscious construction and operations.… Read the rest

Green Teams: FXFowle, Building a Green Practice; Selling Green

Selling Green

Bruce Fowle reflects on the evolution of his firm’s pioneering place in high-performance high-rise design, from the Condé Nast Building @ 4 Times Square to an array of current residential and mixed-use projects.… Read the rest

New York New Visions

Click here for A Coalition for the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan: http://nynv.aiga.org/Read the rest