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.

Apr 18
50 Years Later, A (Three Hour) Opening for the New York State Pavilion : The New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens | Photo via tomspixels Flushing Meadows Corona Park has its fair share of eye-catching structures, ranging from the looming Terrace...
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Apr 15
April 24 | Prosperity for a Finite Planet with Tim Jackson : “Prosperity — in any meaningful sense of the word — transcends material concerns.” — Tim Jackson Ecological economist, professor, and award-winning playwright Tim Jackson has spent...
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Apr 14
Anti-Fragile: The Uncertain Future of Arverne East : Superstorm Sandy brought the Rockaways into the forefront of New Yorkers’ consciousness for a period of time, first as the focal point for media coverage of recovery efforts, subsequently as a key ref...
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Apr 8
Autopsy of a Hospital: A Photographic Record of Coler-Goldwater on Roosevelt Island : Images courtesy of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Roosevelt Island, a two-mile sliver of land in the East River nestled between the Upper East Side and Astoria, is home to a population of 12,...
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Apr 8
Rebuild by Design Proposals Unveiled : Last week, ten interdisciplinary teams charged with developing solutions to protect the New York metro region from future climate events presented their final plans to crowds totaling more than 1,000...
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Apr 2
Folly 2014: SuralArk : Last fall, The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park put out a call for the third season of Folly, a competition exploring contemporary in...
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Apr 2
Marketing Waste: Recycling New York City : Inside the SIMS Municipal Recycling Facility | Image via Sims In 2003, Sims Metal Management, the world’s largest metals and electronics recycler, expanded into curbside recycling in the United States...
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Mar 26
Studio Report: Cities with Wet Feet : Next week, ten teams of architects, planners, engineers, and scientists (among others) will unveil the results of more than seven months of research and design development into strategies for rebuildi...
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Mar 26
Pushing the “Reset” Button on Public Housing : NYCHA Resident Association President Reginald Bowman talking to other panelists | photo courtesy of the Institute for Public Architecture “A Total Reset,” the title of a roundtable convened last week...
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