Foster + Partners, the architectural firm run by Norman Foster, was chosen to design the first full- block office tower on Manhattan’s Park Avenue to be built in almost 50 years, the developers said today.
U.S. President Barack Obama joined former President George W. Bush at the World Trade Center in Manhattan to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed almost 3,000 people, reading a passage from the Bible at a ceremony attended by the families of the victims.
U.S. President Barack Obama marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by emphasizing Americans’ perseverance, saying for all the wars, disruptions and soul-searching of the past decade the country’s values and optimism remain.
The big new show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, “British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age,” probably features quite a few exhibits that are also on view at your local charity shop.
Larry Silverstein is in discussions to cap 3 World Trade Center at seven floors if tenants aren’t found to take enough space for the building’s planned 80 stories, said two people familiar with the talks.
Zaha Hadid , the Iraqi-born architect who has lived for some four decades in the U.K., finally won recognition from her country of adoption as she clinched the U.K.’s RIBA Stirling Prize for her MAXXI Museum in Rome.
John Studzinski, senior managing director of Blackstone Group LP and a cultural philanthropist, awarded 25,000 pounds ($40,000) to a London music venue, inaugurating an art prize he’ll give out every two years.