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* Architecture + Photography: New York After the Storm by Iwan Baan

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Architecture + Photography:  New York After the Storm by Iwan Baan: “..this set of images by Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan shows the scene in New York over the past week as the city recovers from the effects of Hurricane Sandy that swept across Manhattan last Monday, cutting the electricity and flooding the streets and subways..Iwan Baan also photographed the city from the air, creating a striking photograph that made the cover of New York Magazine..The image shows part of the city in darkness, while the rest is is filled with light and colour. “It was the only way to show that New York was two cities, almost,” Baan told Poynter magazine. “One was almost like a third world country where everything was becoming scarce. Everything was complicated. And then another was a completely vibrant, alive New York.”..A week later the city is now getting back to normal, with power mostly restored, schools reopening and subways running again..Earlier this year Iwan Baan photographed a vertical slum in Venezuela for an exhibition that won the Golden Lion for best project at the Venice Architecture Biennale..”   Excellent, as are most of Iwan Baan’s photos..  Original article includes a 21-image slideshow..

See some of our posts with photos by Iwan Baan:

image: Iwan Baan; article: Dezeen

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Conflict Surrounding Jean Nouvel’s Proposed New Midtown Manhattan Skyscraper

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Photo: Albert Watson; Rendering courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel

French “Starchitect” Jean Nouvel and rendering of his proposed Midtown NYC “Tower Verre”

Justin Davidson has written an interesting article entitled “Colossus” in the Art section of New York Magazine looking at the proposed midtown Manhattan “skyscraper”, the “Tower Verre” (Glass Tower) by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel.  Tower Verre is now required, by the New York City Council, to reach no higher than 1050 feet (320 meters) which is 200 feet (61 meters) shorter than the initially proposed 1250 feet (381 meters) which would have made Nouvel’s new building the same height as the Empire State building.  The article includes a number of interesting comments by Nouvel regarding his aesthetic style, built context, and his inability to understand the motivations for the new restrictions.
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