Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that one of the country's most famous post offices, New York's James A. Farley Building, will be getting a $1.6 billion makeover. Made famous in the classic film Miracle on 34th Street, the building has seen reduced functionality over the past 10 years as mail traffic decreases. Now, a portion of the historic building will be given new life as Moynihan Train Hall.
Featured in Architecture
Featured in Architecture
Throughout history, architecture has been used as a creative, functional outlet that often heralds the cultural depth of society.
In celebration of the 150th birthday of acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, New York's MoMA is holding a comprehensive retrospective.
As evident in his symmetrical shots of Berlin's beautiful architecture, Paris-based photographer Thibaud Poirer knows how to expertly capture interiors. In his latest series, Libraries, Poirer offers a gorgeous glimpse inside some of the world's most unique reading rooms. Like his past work, Libraries presents the symmetrical beauty and diverse decorative styles of various institutions' interiors. Some, like Biblioteca Joanina in Coimbra, Portugal and Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne in Paris, France feature ornate architecture inspired by a classical aesthetic.
Last year, the world mourned the passing of visionary architect Zaha Hadid.
For 135 years, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia has slowly been marching its way toward completion.
Photographer Andy Yeung continues his look at Hong Kong with a new series of stunning aerial photographs. Flying his drone high over the Kowloon Walled City, Yeung gives us a glimpse at the densely packed geometry of Hong Kong's high flying apartment blocks. With Walled City, the photographer explores the largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon City. Once a Chinese military fort, it was transformed into a housing enclave, with the population exploding after World War II.
Unused architecture can find new life in unexpected ways.
Forget assisted living or RVs, more and more seniors are looking at tiny homes to spend their retirement.
On a small island off the northeast coast of England, rows of fishing sheds dot the coastline. In Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, the fishermen made clever use of the materials they had on hand when designing their sheds. By using overturned boats, these traditional structures show ingenuity and a spirit of recycling that has existed for quite some time in the area.
Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi is renowned for his sky-high sculptures of figures and edifices meticulously crafted from mesh.
With a career spanning over 70 years, American architect Frank Lloyd Wright changed the course of American architecture.