June 16, 2010, 9am PDT
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.
March 22, 2010, 5am PDT
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.
August 19, 2009, 5am PDT
<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.
August 4, 2009, 2pm PDT
James Surowiecki dispels the myth that banks are better off renegotiating mortgage then foreclosing.
July 24, 2009, 12pm PDT
James Surowiecki argues that state governments are sabotaging the economic recovery, and simultaneously sinking the creation of a smart energy grid.
May 24, 2009, 1pm PDT
A new exhibition of the sketches, designs and architectural models of Frank Lloyd Wright opens at one of his most famous creations, the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
March 30, 2009, 8am PDT
Paul Goldberger looks at the two new baseball stadia opening in New York this Spring.
March 29, 2009, 5am PDT
What light is right? How much is too much? These questions don't typically get asked in cities, as they simply rely on what they've always done. But now the Municipal Art Society in New York is bringing these issues to the table.
March 16, 2009, 8am PDT
$16.8 billion of Pres. Obama's stimulus package is allocated to energy efficiency and renewable energy. Steve Coll of the New Yorker explains where the funding is going, and what it means.
March 4, 2009, 2pm PST
That's just one of the interesting tidbits in this celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Plan of Chicago and Daniel Burnham in The New Yorker.
January 9, 2009, 7am PST
The New Yorker profiles Van Jones, a leading environmental activist and the driving force behind the movement to create a green energy jobs policy in the United States.
December 21, 2008, 7am PST
Nick Paumgarten imagines a New York City landscape that would result from a present-day economic crisis.
July 15, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>The New Yorker traces the history of the American lawn from 1841, commenting on their unnatural origins, and finally analyzing the alternatives suggested by anti-lawn movements.</p>
June 23, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>A new building by Rem Koolhaas in Beijing is part of a wave of modern construction that is changing the tightly-planned urban fabric of the Chinese capital.</p>
June 3, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In expectation of a new exhibit opening at the Whitney Museum of Art, the New Yorker reflects on the curious life and career of Buckminster Fuller.</p>
October 3, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>This slideshow from <em>The New Yorker</em> features historic maps and computer-recreations to show how Manhattan may have looked before the arrival of Europeans.</p>
April 11, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Americans' commutes are increasing. The number of 'extreme commuters' -- those who commute over 3 hours -- has nearly doubled since 1990. The longest commute in the nation? Seven hours each way. Is the extreme commute America's newest addiction</p>
February 6, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Critic Paul Goldberger suggests that New York planner Robert Moses may deserve another look at the "sheer scale of his achievements." Goldberger reviews the forthcoming book, "Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York".</p>
September 7, 2006, 8am PDT
The seemingly endless controversies over the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site may have encouraged members of the public to look elsewhere for ways to understand and commemorate the disaster.
July 27, 2006, 11am PDT
Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas puts a new spin on convention center design.