Architecture

September 24, 2001, 9am PDT
Gavriel Rosenfeld says rushing to reconstruct the World Trade Center towers would be a mistake. He cites historical examples of urban destruction, the importance of ruins, memorials designs, and the need to have authentic reminders of a tragedy.
The Washington Post
September 24, 2001, 8am PDT
Members of an Internet-based discussion group promoting New Urbanism offer several proposals for redeveloping the site of the World Trade Center.
Planetizen
September 23, 2001, 9am PDT
There is a trade-off between our need for skylines and the impracticality of buildings over 50-stories.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 23, 2001, 7am PDT
Seen from a particular angle the remains of the World Trade Center look like "tortured fingers of steel."
The Columbus Dispatch
September 20, 2001, 1pm PDT
Samuel Mockbee, winner of a MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grant, talks about the relevance of architecture, his influences, and why you shouldn't "trust anyone under 50."
Salon
September 20, 2001, 8am PDT
Should the World Trade Center towers be rebuilt? Architects, politicians, city officials, developers and others are engaged in a fierce debate.
The Boston Globe
September 20, 2001, 7am PDT
Are tall buildings easy targets for terrorism? Will the skyscraper survive? Experts express their opinions.
The New York Times
September 20, 2001, 6am PDT
Is it possible to design "fortress skyscrapers" that can withstand terrorist attacks? Would anyone want to work in such a building? This article discusses techniques for protecting tall buildings.
The New York Times
September 20, 2001, 5am PDT
Are skyscrapers unsuitable for the 21st century or are they the most efficient response to market demand? Architects and planners debate.
The Boston Globe
September 19, 2001, 2pm PDT
A look at Chicago's landmarks and its rich architectural history.
The Chicago Tribune
September 19, 2001, 6am PDT
Artists Paul Myoda and Julian LaVerdiere have conceived a design for a memorial to fill the void left in New York's skyline.
The New York Times
September 18, 2001, 2pm PDT
Proposed "solar chimney" in Australia would be twice as tall as the world's tallest building and provide power to 200,000 homes.
Wired
September 18, 2001, 12pm PDT
The author recalls a tour of the TWA Flight Center on the day before his tour guide, Neil D. Levin, executive director of the Port of New York and New Jersey, attended a breakfast meeting at the World Trade Center.
The New York Times
September 18, 2001, 8am PDT
CNN reports that one of the suspected terrorists in the September 11 attack studied urban planning in Hamburg, Germany.
CNN
September 18, 2001, 7am PDT
If World Trade Center is not rebuilt, what should go in its place?
Dallas News
September 18, 2001, 5am PDT
Philip Johnson, Robert A.M. Stern, Peter Eisenman, Richard Meier and others express their thoughts on whether the World Trade Center towers should be rebuilt.
The New York Times
September 17, 2001, 2pm PDT
Researchers in the U.K. have developed wind-turbines that could be integrated into buildings. Experts say the innovative concept could be a "new paradigm" as the demand for renewable energy grows.
NewScientist
September 17, 2001, 11am PDT
The entertainment industry is in a quandry -- do they remove the twin towers from their television and movie skylines?
Wall St. Journal
September 17, 2001, 8am PDT
Architecture represents powerful symbolic meanings. This article discusses the architecture of the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon and comments on why architecture is often destroyed for political purposes.
The Washington Post
September 17, 2001, 7am PDT
James Howard Kunstler and Nikos A. Salingaros argue that the age of skyscrapers is at an end.
Planetizen