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Behind The Building

The 16 Oldest Buildings in New York City

NYC is a relatively new city compared to others around the world. That said, even New York is hundreds of years old, and several...

The Life and Times of the Windermere in Hell’s Kitchen 

The Complete History Of The Winderemere In NYC When the neighborhood Hell’s Kitchen was met with an attempt at renaming in the 50s to “Clinton,”...

The History Of The Helmsley Building

The New York City skyline is one of the most iconic in the world and hosts some of the most iconic structures ever built....

The History Of The Dominick Hotel

Located at 246 Spring Street, The Dominick is one of the trendiest hotels available in SoHo. Its beautifully appointed rooms offer gorgeous views of...

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The 16 Oldest Buildings in New York City

NYC is a relatively new city compared to others around the world. That said, even New York is hundreds of years old, and several...

The History Of The Helmsley Building

The New York City skyline is one of the most iconic in the world and hosts some of the most iconic structures ever built....

What Is Beaux-Arts Architecture and Where Is It In NYC?

Several New York City structures pay homage to a distinct architectural style that originated at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Characterized by garish...

How Idlewild Airport Became JFK International Airport

JFK International Airport in New York City is a concrete veining of pale terminals surrounded by a vast network of roadways. Every day, about...

Met Life Building: How it Changed Midtown Architecture

Located at Park Avenue and 45th Street, the MetLife Building is one of the “100 Tallest Buildings in the United States.” It towers above...
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Why is There So Much Scaffolding in NYC?

New York City has some of the most beautiful buildings in the United States. From the art deco-style skyscrapers to haunted mansions. From Victorian homes...
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2 World Trade Center: Last Piece to Get Underway on the...

Twenty years after the visceral devastation and human anguish of September 11, 2001, the final step of rebuilding is finally coming to the now...

The Weeping Woman of the SoHo Well

Beneath the cast iron facades and pop-up shops of SoHo, there lies an old well with a dark past. Built in the 1700’s and...

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5 ‘Brutal’ Buildings: This Architecture Style Once Fizzled But Now Sizzles

They say “what goes around, comes around” and that trends never die. They just cycle in endless loops. This is true for most things...

6 Iconic School Buildings in NYC

The New York City public school system一the nation’s largest一serves over 1.1 million students in 1,800 separate schools. From Erasmus Hall Academy in Flatbush, Brooklyn,...

The Case for Warehousing in New York City

Individuals involved in the warehousing industry tend to always be looking for opportunities to cut costs. These cost-cutting management strategies tend to discourage investment...

The Weeping Woman of the SoHo Well

Beneath the cast iron facades and pop-up shops of SoHo, there lies an old well with a dark past. Built in the 1700’s and...

Remembrance and Reconstruction: The Financial District After 9/11 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and New York will once again mourn the losses we’ve suffered while celebrating the hope and...
2 Wall Trade Center

2 World Trade Center: Last Piece to Get Underway on the...

Twenty years after the visceral devastation and human anguish of September 11, 2001, the final step of rebuilding is finally coming to the now...