Seven Towers Transforming NYC’s Skyline

Cataloging the contributions of these eye-popping additions to the city

From windows inside—or out of—the five boroughs, and in the uncanny stillness of the present day, one might be able to see (and ruminate upon the fact) that NYC‘s skyline has changed dramatically in recent years. Away from the mega-projects of Hudson Yards, the Williamsburg waterfront and the World Trade Center, jagged teeth have risen among the historic structures that have long lent their power …

David Adjaye’s First New York Skyscraper: 130 William

Every once in a while NYC gets a skyline addition that contributes to the city in almost untold ways. 130 William is just that. Architect David Adjaye’s in-development masterwork happens to be his first skyscraper ever, and it stretches up 800 feet, comprising 66 stories and 244 residences. Rather than use glass and steel, Adjaye employs custom, hand-cast stonework on the facade, both unexpected and …

The Future of Design is Africa

The future of design may rest in the hands of Africa’s burgeoning artists and architects, according to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The contemporary design museum’s newest exhibition, “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design,” shows off the continent’s innovative thinkers who are helping to reimagine our world. “Africa [is] a hub of experimentation, generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance, and [is] a driving …