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Some Starting Points and the Archive

If this is your first time here, a good way to get a sense of what this site is about is to look below. More often than not, the writing tends to focus on the reoccurring themes of cities, architecture and design. Here is a selection of popular or defining posts that might be worth a look:

General Motors and What’s Good for the Country

My grandfather told me stories of riding his horse to school, and at some point in time I want my grandchildren to face a much different future and laugh at a past where we had to pay to put explosive liquid into a car, and manually operate levers, pedals and wheels.

The Weekend List

Morning shadows through the curtain, Reading in the sun …

High Line

Despite the wonderful design, the biggest impression I was left with is that this is not a park. For a long time, I feel that the idea of “park” and “landscaping” has been placed under the “pastoral shadow” of Mr. Olmsted and his amazing work in parks across New York City and America at large.

On the Waterfront

My commute is one of seeing a city while moving along its edge – not as arriving to the city, or walking away – but riding the border between the chaos and the calm. The river’s revival is well chronicled and the primary reason for its success is what has been developed along its edges.

“The Street Light Just Came On”

If you remember Warren G, finish that lyric up and I’ll send you a prize.* *maybe The design for the new NYC street lights stem from a competition held in 2004 and they are not intended to replace all the streetlights, but to simply provide a more modern design to be installed in areas that […]




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