Urban Omnibus

Urban Omnibus is an online project of the Architectural League that explores, through multi-media features and online commentary, the relationship between design of all disciplines and the built environment of New York City.

Oct 22
Actionable Cartographies : Matt Knutzen performs a different kind of public service than Bruce Barrett of the School Construction Authority or Jeffrey Roth of the Fire Department of New York, two recent install...
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Oct 17
Mandala Roundabout: Walking Columbus Circle with Karen Finley : Karen Finley at the helm, circumnavigating Columbus Circle | photo by Justin Liu, Columbia University GSAPP Emerging from the underground to Columbus Circle, Manhattan’s premiere roundabout, can disor...
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Oct 15
Living Los Sures, Past and Present : Hipsters. Artisanal foods. Gentrification. These images seem forever linked to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, simplified notions of a place that are as ubiquitous as they are problematic....
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Oct 14
OmniBeers | October 22nd : The Urban Omnibus team always relishes an opportunity to get out from behind our screens and meet our readers in person. And, frankly, it’s been too long since we’ve done so in an organized way....
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Oct 8
Schools of Architecture : In June we kicked off our new Profiles in Public Service series by interviewing Jeffrey Roth, the Assistant Commissioner for Management Initiatives at the New York City Fire Departmen...
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Oct 3
Subway Maps for Cities without Subways : Metro Austin | Click to enlarge Ivan Specht is an 8th grader whose fascination with cities, public transit, and maps has led him to embark on a creative cartography project that belies his age. The pr...
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Oct 2
OHNY Weekend 2014: UO Picks : The 12th Annual Open House New York Weekend — chock-full of tours, workshops, and talks emphasizing the powerful experiences that our city’s spaces and buildings create — is coming up on October 11th...
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Oct 1
The Floating Library : The LILAC docked at Pier 25 The LILAC steamship, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the only extant steam-powered lighthouse tender, is berthed at Pier 25 in Hudson River Park....
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Oct 1
Carnegie’s Gift: The Progressive Era Roots of Today’s Branch Library : Earlier this month, the Center for an Urban Future released a report entitled Re-envisioning New York’s Branch Libraries, which takes stock of the capital needs of the city’s 207 branch libraries and...
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Sep 30
Times Square Postmodern : The title of the Skyscraper Museum’s current exhibit, Times Square 1984: The Postmodern Moment, appears to be a contradiction in terms....
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Sep 29
SeaChange Down the Hudson : SeaChange on the East River On September 13th, I joined SeaChange: We All Live Downstream for the last leg of a two-week voyage down the Hudson River....
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