These are the shortlisted architecture firms for the 11th Street Bridge Park

Team 1: Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson and Partners
Team 2: Piet Oudolf with Glenn LaRue Smith/PUSH Studio / WXY architecture + urban design 
Team 3: OLIN/OMA
Team 4: Stoss Landscape Urbanism/Höweler+Yoon Architecture
Team 5: Wallace Roberts + Todd (WRT) / NEXT Architects
Team 6: Ken Smith Landscape / Davis Brody Bond
(via These are the shortlisted architecture firms for the 11th Street Bridge Park)

These are the shortlisted architecture firms for the 11th Street Bridge Park

Team 1: Balmori Associates / Cooper, Robertson and Partners
Team 2: Piet Oudolf with Glenn LaRue Smith/PUSH Studio / WXY architecture + urban design
Team 3: OLIN/OMA
Team 4: Stoss Landscape Urbanism/Höweler+Yoon Architecture
Team 5: Wallace Roberts + Todd (WRT) / NEXT Architects
Team 6: Ken Smith Landscape / Davis Brody Bond
(via These are the shortlisted architecture firms for the 11th Street Bridge Park)

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An unbelievably insane project by Junya Ishigami. The cafeteria pavilion for Kanagawa institute is developed horizontally on a single floor, with a surface of about 110 x 70 m, and covered by a thin steel roof that floats at a height of approximately 2,3 m. It is one of the most phenomenal engineering challenges to have ever faced a university cafeteria, because this room is the size of a football pitch, and not a single column supports the roof throughout the entire span. This roof is a single, thin (nine-millimetre) sheet of tensioned steel, perforated by unsealed rectangular openings that allow light and elements to enter the space, creating a semi-enclosed garden. Above, a thin layer of soil transforms the roof itself into a landscape of grass and vegetation. It is simultaneously megastructural and intimate, effortless as a gesture and bewildering in its scale, and like Ishigami’s previous works it has a deeply human dimension: as the steel roof plate expands and contracts with changes in temperature, the ceiling height varies by as much as 80 centimetres, as though the building were alive and breathing.

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Maps Reveal A Starkly Segregated NYC


"Using census data, a Chicago grad student and blogger has created an interesting series of maps to examine the racial breakdown of New York City. Intrigued by a University of Michigan study suggesting that New York is the second-most-segregated metropolitan area in the U.S. (exceeded only by Milwaukee), Daniel Hertz drew up a map revealing large swaths of NYC where less than ten percent of residents are white. He then combined that with a map showing which areas are less than ten percent black.”
Via Gothamist

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Maps Reveal A Starkly Segregated NYC

"Using census data, a Chicago grad student and blogger has created an interesting series of maps to examine the racial breakdown of New York City. Intrigued by a University of Michigan study suggesting that New York is the second-most-segregated metropolitan area in the U.S. (exceeded only by Milwaukee), Daniel Hertz drew up a map revealing large swaths of NYC where less than ten percent of residents are white. He then combined that with a map showing which areas are less than ten percent black.”

Via Gothamist