The Big Apple

New York had no transcendent architectural scale in the 90’s. There were some isolated cases and unnoticed as demonstrations in Times Square, but this presence is enlivened in recent years.

In the first decade of the century, showed examples of Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Christian de Portzamparc, the third of residential buildings by Richard Meier on the West Side Highway, Jean Nouvel and Herzog & de Meuron in Soho and Noho and as a host of smaller-scale interventions, especially indoors.

Morimoto Restaurant is an example, shows the creative master Tadao Ando. When visiting the city do not cease to go to the bathroom and see one that does ‘almost’ everything.

Peep at the restaurant in Soho, the toilets are separated diners with a reflective glass through which you can see from the tables into the interior, but in reverse. Only in New York!

For New Yorkers, a recurring topic of conversation is their neighborhood, how many blocks to the Subway, the park, the river, to the supermarket, coffee, to the library.The neighborhoods are distinguished historically by the current of his people. Curators at the Upper East, Upper West liberals, the Bohemians in the East Village … this changes as some industrial areas become neighborhoods and environments revived.

Tribeca and the Financial District at the southern tip of Manhattan, live a revitalization, as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center, have incentives for housing.

 

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