Architecture / Arts & Culture

Making New York City Modern

In her new book, “Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s,” author Marilyn F. Friedman chronicles the saga of how Americans came to embrace modernism and make it their own, especially in cities like New York.

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Architecture / London

A Look at Saarinen’s Modernist U.S. Embassy in London, Now Becoming a Hotel

For some time now, we’ve been religiously following the progress of the TWA Hotel inside John F. Kennedy Airport’s iconic TWA Flight Center, a midcentury marvel by architect Eero Saarinen. In anticipation of its opening, we’re taking a look back at Saarinen’s distinctively modernist U.S. embassy (officially the U.S. Chancery) in London, which opened in 1960 at a high …

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