There's no doubt that the awarding of the Pritzker Prize this week to Chinese architect Wang Shu was based as much on its symbolism as for personal achievement. Jiayang Fan looks at what the announcement's reception in China has been.
Mar 3, 2012 The New Yorker
In reviewing a handful of new books looking at cities and how they work, this piece from <em>The New Yorker</em> glosses over the current thinking behind the urban conversation and wonders if city celebration has gone too far.
Jun 21, 2011 The New Yorker
Kazakhstan built a new capital city in 1997 in far-off Astana. This piece from <em>The New Yorker</em> takes a tour of the city, and finds a unique architectural development underway, but a city still in its early years of formation.
Apr 22, 2011 The New Yorker
The New Yorker takes an informal survey of the Lower East Side with slow-driving proponent Rod King.
Nov 29, 2010 The New Yorker
A new exhibit at the Cooper Union revisits architect Paul Rudolph's vision for a megadevelopment built around Robert Moses' expressway project that would have destroyed much of SoHo and Tribeca.
Nov 10, 2010 The New Yorker
Paul Goldberger pays Las Vegas' CityCenter a visit, and wonders how much different it really is from a fake Paris and the Luxor Pyramid.
Oct 4, 2010 The New Yorker
Traffic has become thick and widespread throughout Moscow, where long lines of cars harken back to the dying days of the Soviet era.
Aug 5, 2010 The New Yorker
Goldman Sachs' new headquarters in New York is "modern but nowhere near the architectural cutting edge; neither cheap nor extravagant; and efficient without seeming merely functional." Paul Goldberger dissects the new Henry Cobb design.
Jun 16, 2010 The New Yorker
Pres. Obama has come out in favor of developing more nuclear power plants, and the public is warming up to the idea because of the climate change benefits of switching from coal. Hendrik Hertzberg looks at the politics of atomic power.
Mar 22, 2010 The New Yorker
<em>The New Yorker</em> offers a long profile of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and highlights his efforts to "undo" the work of Robert Moses.
Aug 19, 2009 The New Yorker