June 27, 2013
The Metropolis Project, Part III
Urbanity, Texas style, 2011. (Photo by Karrie Jacobs)
In which I realize that the problems with the Moynihan Station plan have much more to do with money and politics than architecture.
(Not an America column, but part of a series I wrote about the plans for the WTC site.) In which I ponder the inadequacy of symbolism.
In which I determine that something good might come out of the Walentas-SHoP approach to the Domino site in Williamsburg.
In which I notice that two Manhattan blocks can be a very long distance or a very short distance depending on circumstance.
In which I stumble on evidence that the word “urban” has been rehabilitated.
In which I try to figure out why the Feds are funding a mag lev train from Disneyland to Las Vegas instead of a high speed rail system.
In which I try to figure out why we’re widening a concourse or two instead of building Moynihan Station.