From the Department of Environmental Protection comes a wonderful set of vintage photos showing the rediscovery of the Manhattan Company well that supplied the main water tank on Reade and Centre Street.
"The well was uncovered during excavation for the Court House Square building in March 1926. The Surrogate Court House is in the background home today to the Department of Records and Information Services including the Municipal Archives and City Hall Library."

From the Department of Environmental Protection comes a wonderful set of vintage photos showing the rediscovery of the Manhattan Company well that supplied the main water tank on Reade and Centre Street.

"The well was uncovered during excavation for the Court House Square building in March 1926. The Surrogate Court House is in the background home today to the Department of Records and Information Services including the Municipal Archives and City Hall Library."
"Tavern on the Green reopens April 24 after two years of work inside and out on the historic, nearly 150-year-old structure designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould." via The New York Times

"Tavern on the Green reopens April 24 after two years of work inside and out on the historic, nearly 150-year-old structure designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould." via The New York Times

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NYCxDESIGN is happening May 10–21. For information, visit NYCxDESIGN.com. — Photo: Marley White/NYC & Company

nycgo:

NYCxDESIGN is happening May 10–21. For information, visit NYCxDESIGN.com. — Photo: Marley White/NYC & Company

Restoring the High Bridge involves manually removing the old bricks (at right, and closeup top left) so they can be washed and scrubbed by hand before being returned to the site (bottom left). 

Restoring the High Bridge involves manually removing the old bricks (at right, and closeup top left) so they can be washed and scrubbed by hand before being returned to the site (bottom left). 

Center for Active Design Announces Winners of Excellence Awards - A/N Blog

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Columbus Circle. Photo: Julienne Schaer/NYC & Company

nycgo:

Columbus Circle. Photo: Julienne Schaer/NYC & Company

theatlanticcities:

New York City, as seen through the typography of its numbers.
[Images: @newyorknumbers/Instagram]

theatlanticcities:

New York City, as seen through the typography of its numbers.

[Images: @newyorknumbers/Instagram]

"In Mexico, everyone seems to be Alexander Girard. Not afraid of color, of two colors together, of tiles and stripes, of patterns on pattern, of humble materials made noble by aggregation."Architecture critic Alexandra Lange on the exciting visual noise of Mexico City.

"In Mexico, everyone seems to be Alexander Girard. Not afraid of color, of two colors together, of tiles and stripes, of patterns on pattern, of humble materials made noble by aggregation."

Architecture critic Alexandra Lange on the exciting visual noise of Mexico City.

Spotted: Our new Times Square pedestrian plaza, designed by Snøhetta, is featured on the Yahoo weather app.

Spotted: Our new Times Square pedestrian plaza, designed by Snøhetta, is featured on the Yahoo weather app.

How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World

Water, Infrastructure, and a Societal Sea Change

Washington Square Park Reveals Renovations’

Fences were removed from the construction site on the park’s southwest corner this Monday, concluding a massive restoration project that began in 2007.

Come to our latest installment of DDC TALKS, our monthly lecture series. This month, James Carpenter, speaks about “Light in the Public Realm.” Email Carolyn Gibson to register.

Come to our latest installment of DDC TALKS, our monthly lecture series. This month, James Carpenter, speaks about “Light in the Public Realm.” Email Carolyn Gibson to register.

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Heads Of Department Of Finance, Department Of Design And Construction

Dr. Feniosky Peña-Mora, an accomplished engineer with more than two decades of cutting-edge research and industry work experience, has combined engineering excellence, managerial efficiency, and design quality throughout his career. As commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction, Dr. Peña-Mora will be charged with building public works big and small, ranging from making streets safer as part of the Vision Zero initiative, to renovating and constructing municipal facilities. 

“Our standards will continue to be high. We will strengthen resiliency, efficiency and safety in every project we oversee. We hope to build a new generation of streets, public works and buildings that weave our diverse communities closer together and enrich the fabric of this city,” said incoming Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Dr. Peña-Mora.

The restoration of the New York City Council Chamber, in City Hall, was an intricate project involving historic preservation specialists, artists, and architects. The Council Chamber was one part of a multi-phase restoration of New York City Hall.

The restoration of the New York City Council Chamber, in City Hall, was an intricate project involving historic preservation specialists, artists, and architects. The Council Chamber was one part of a multi-phase restoration of New York City Hall.

nycneighborhoods:

The DUMBO Improvement District, in partnership with AIGA/NY, NYC Parks, and NYC Small Business Services, is seeking a qualified design team to create DUMBO Circuit, a pop-up 1-mile outdoor fitness loop activating eight park sites surrounding the BQE and Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Elements of the project may include wayfinding, signage, creative surface treatment, mapping, customized fitness equipment and/or web design. Project will be installed for one year (Summer 2014-2015).
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DUMBO Beefing Up for Summer with Plans for an Outdoor Gym | NY Daily News
One-Mile ‘Urban Fitness Trail’ Coming to DUMBO | DNAinfo.com New York

nycneighborhoods:

The DUMBO Improvement District, in partnership with AIGA/NY, NYC Parks, and NYC Small Business Services, is seeking a qualified design team to create DUMBO Circuit, a pop-up 1-mile outdoor fitness loop activating eight park sites surrounding the BQE and Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Elements of the project may include wayfinding, signage, creative surface treatment, mapping, customized fitness equipment and/or web design. Project will be installed for one year (Summer 2014-2015).

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