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State Backs Out Of Plan For Residential Towers At Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6

Since 2006, two condos have been slated to go up just west of Brooklyn Bride Park's Pier 6, and though they were originally planned as luxury developments akin to those at Pier 1, 30% was reserved for affordable housing after Mayor de Blasio was elected and intervened. Show More Summary

City says court settlement allows it to move forward on park housing plan without state

City Hall said Wednesday that a 2015 court settlement shows Brooklyn Bridge Park can move forward with a pair of controversial apartment towers near Pier 6 without the state's approval. Earlier this... To view the full story, click the title link.

Oregon Rail Heritage Center + Bridges

After brunch at Isabels Cantina, we headed out to visit, at my request, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.  But first we stopped at Cathedral Park under St. John’s Bridge, a beautiful suspension bridge with gothic style towers and piers. Show More Summary

A look at the history of some more of NYC’s finest bridges

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The only thing larger than the Big Apple is its towering bridges.

The 10 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

Sometimes architecture can be so singularly powerful that it comes to define a city—just try to imagine a Paris without the Eiffel Tower, or a Barcelona without the powerful influence of Gaudí. And while bigger, staggering buildingsShow More Summary

How an arts center summit supports culture — without ever saying what that is.

On Monday, the Kennedy Center Arts Summit called out to citizen artists to build bridges -- from its own ivory tower.

Copper-clad towers in New York to be linked by sky bridge

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

While a number of New York's planned buildings are exciting for their outlandish designs, such as Via 57 West and the Spiral (both by BIG), SHoP Architects' upcoming American Copper Buildings design is more understated. Its two copper-clad...Show More Summary

NBD, but Cortney and Robert Novogratz Just Renovated a Castle for Their Family of 9

Post by Caroline Olney. When we think of castles, we think of stone towers and draw bridges, but Cortney and Robert Novogratz (and their seven kids) aren't stuck in such outdated ideas -- to them, a castle is an ugly, over-worked seven bedroom home in Hollywood Hills, California, just begging for a makeover. Show More Summary

Washington just built the world’s longest floating bridge

Seattle’s Lake Washington is so deep that support towers for a conventional suspension bridge would need to be nearly as tall as the Space Needle. As a result of that and a particularly soft lake bed, engineers opted to build a floating bridge instead, the longest of its kind in the world. Show More Summary

Condo in One of SF's Most Scenic Spots Asks for $1.075M

The only way to get closer to the Vallejo Street Steps is to walk them When you think of San Francisco landmarks features like the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and Lombard Street are the usual suspects that spring to mind. However, the Vallejo Street steps are certainly up there, near the top of the list for many. Show More Summary

The Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

Medieval stone walls, sky-high towers, bridges arching over glittering moats—castles display some of the greatest architectural achievements in the world. And there's no better place to see proof of that than in Europe, from the stone fortresses of the Scottish highlands to the storybook lookalikes of Germany. Here are 12 of the most beautiful castles on the entire continent.

Until Dawn dev announces second virtual reality project, Tumble VR

Tumble VR is a first-person puzzle game from the makers of Until Dawn. Exclusive to PlayStation VR, Tumble VR challenges players to complete tasks like building towers and bridges to solve increasingly difficult puzzles. Based on Supermassive’s 2010 PlayStation 3 game Tumble, the new version has been built specifically for VR, and includes loads of […]

Here’s An Early Look At Top Gear’s Ken Block Drift-A-Palooza In London

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This week, we warned you all of the “brief periods of loud engine noise” that would echo through London due to “an American Mustang” drifting around Tower Bridge on March 12. One of our Jalopnik readers went out and braved the noise, only to find Ken Block taking new Top Gear host Matt LeBlanc for a spin. Read more...

Looks Like Top Gear Will Drift A Mustang Across The London Tower Bridge

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Jalopnik has been forwarded an official-looking letter to London residents allegedly coming from the BBC, informing locals that “an American Mustang car [will be] driving at speed performing ‘slides’ on and around” the famous Tower Bridge. Read more...

All-Female Exhibition Opens In Tower Bridge

3 months agoEngland / London : Londonist

Local art on display for International Women's Day.

Tiny Apartment Gets Colorful Revamp in London

Graphic, fun wallpaper punches up several spaces Just a stone's throw from London's famed Tower Bridge lies this 45-square-meter apartment (about 484 square feet), which Stuttgart, Germany-based firm Studio Alexander Fehre gave a zany,...Show More Summary

Is this the end for China's weird architecture?

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

China is well-stocked with unusual and copycat architecture, and the vast country boasts its own versions of Western landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, White House, Tower Bridge, and even an entire Austrian village. However, the New York...Show More Summary

Concrete Viewing Platform in Norway Looks Brutal, Offers Beautiful Views

Images by Jarle Waehler and Eivind Nygaard. While a series of new glass viewing towers and bridges at tourist sites and parks across the world have captured travelers's attention, Norwegian architecture practice Code decided to take a different route when...

Pic of the week: Sea smoke towers over Lake Superior during frigid Arctic outbreak

This is not an approaching thunderstorm or tsunami -- it's sea smoke building up behind the iconic Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth, Minn.

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