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Calatrava's Oculus and the revitalized World Trade area

For over a decade after the events of 9/11/01, I avoided the area where the World Trade Center had once stood. The enormous gap in the lower Manhattan skyline, achingly obvious from any vantage point, was almost unbearably immediate when felt from street level while negotiating barriers set up for the clean up and eventual rebuilding of this area. 805 more words


Art in the Details: Looking Up in the Financial District

A couple of months ago I wrote this post about the architectural art at the Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum subway station. You may remember, the exhibition at that station consists of architectural details that were salvaged from demolished New York City buildings. 439 more words

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Canyon of Heroes

Visitors to lower Manhattan may notice some unusual granite markers embedded in the sidewalks along Broadway. Those granite markers looks like this:

The further you walk, the more markers you will see – and they are located on both sides of the street. 435 more words

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