Issue No.120 // 07 December 2007
West side storeys...

Five teams compete to develop 26 acre Hudson rail yards site

Five teams are in the running to develop a 26-acre site owned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and located in Midtown Manhattan between 30th and 33rd Streets that will transform the Far West Side. Those teams are the Durst Organization and Vornado Realty Trust with architects FX Fowle and Pelli Clarke Pelli; Brookfield Properties with architects Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Thomas Phifer & Partners, ShoP Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro; Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa, and Handel Architects; Extell Development Company with architect Steven Holl; Tishman Speyer Properties and Morgan Stanley with architect .............more

London Tate wins £50 million grant
London’s most successful contemporary gallery, the Tate Modern has won a £50 million grant from the UK government to boost the development fund of £215 currently being amassed to expand the facility. The Tate Modern, converted from a .............more

LMN Architects' campus upgrade
The University of Washington has hired Seattle based LMN Architects to design a trio of buildings to replace its existing business school, Balmer Hall, built in the late 1960s. That building, which will be razed to make room for the new .............more

COX Richardson and their civic headquaters
The design of the Australian Tax Office Headquarters combines the civic character befitting a major government entity with a sensitive response to environmental and human concerns. This social agenda is addressed through visible environmental .............more

schmidt hammer lassen's performing architecture
Performers House is a modern version of a Danish folk high school. With its exceptional scope and a unique cross cultural international environment, the school offers the best opportunities to develop young creative talent. Spacious performance areas .............more

Beyer Blinder Belle's curvacious design
The commission to expand and renovate the Natick Mall in Massachusetts, one of the first enclosed shopping centers built east of the Mississippi River, presented Beyer Blinder Belle with the opportunity to reinvigorate this building type with a .............more

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