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Celebrating Architecture that Invigorates Public Spaces

apple store cube fifth ave general motors building plaza

To celebrate their 100th Issue, Architect’s Newspaper asked the leaders of the New York architecture and development community what their favorite buildings of the recent past are. MAS President Kent Barwick pointed out the simple but immensely popular Apple Store cube on Fifth Avenue in the plaza of the General Motors Building, for “[giving] back what is so often missing from buildings of that period – people.”

In other news, the Triborough Bridge is officially being named after Robert F. Kennedy next week spurring the need to change hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of road signage.

The Pepsi Cola sign on the East River is being moved back to its original location and illuminated (New York Daily News)

As tenants leave Manhattan looking for lower rents, office space in Brooklyn is becoming scarce (New York Times)

The Port Authority has launched website geared toward answering the public’s questions on Ground Zero (Crain’s New York Business)

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer will run for re-election (New York Times)

As Councilmembers leave office for new positions, a special Council race will begin (New York Times)

Former Deupty Mayor Dan Doctoroff spoke at Columbia University about the push and pull struggles of working in New York City government (New York Observer)