Here’s a global street art project you’ve probably never heard of (pun intended). Similar to Aram Bartholl’s offline file sharing project Dead Drops, Ear and There allows people from across the world to share the (odd) experience of latching giant ear moldings on different locations across the globe. This project was conceived only a few months ago but there have already been over 170 ears placed around the world, according to the founder. You can also join the project yourself by acquiring an ear through their website to place on a location near you.
Relied on by everyone and utilized on a daily basis, transit systems form the critical backbone for urban life. One would assume that most networks feature user friendly interfaces and streamlined routing, though this isn’t always the case. Below, we try to clarify some of the colloquial nuances of the world’s most well-known networks. Just remember: Subways are like Band-Aids.
The Cooper Union Foundation Building at Astor Place stands today amongst modern monoliths, remnants of a day when the elevated IRT Third Avenue rail still ran down the Bowery. With even more big changes are underway with the urban streetscape getting a complete redesign by WXY Architecture, Untapped Cities writer Daniel London had a chance to take a look at what lies behind the great clock in the Cooper Union Building:
The New Yorker Hotel was designed in the Art Deco style by the architectural firm Sugarman & Berger. While the hotel was constructed between 1929 and 1930, the height of the Art Deco period, the exterior doesn’t exude the tell-tale, showy Art Deco ornamentation and details. Instead, it follows the buttoned up, yet still decisively Art Deco Style. (more…)
Museum of the City of New York hosts the tour of St. John the Divine, “Hidden Genius: Rafael Guastavino at St. John the Divine” in conjunction with their Palaces for the People exhibit. This tour is sold out but you can join our vertical tour of St. John the Divine Saturday August 23rd at 12pm for an adventurous behind-the-scenes look climb to the top of one of the world’s largest cathedrals.