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Glass Building February 27, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — eveg180 @ 5:44 pm

Its amazing how new development mostly picks glass for the outside of the building? This building is called “The Lucida” and is located on corner of East 86th Street and Lexington Avenue. This Upper East Side building is considered to be the first LEED-certified green building, which has 110 luxury apartments with the interior being richly styled by S. Russell Groves. The dramatic curtain wall was designed by renowned architect Cook + Fox. But notice how the glass squares called windows are opened… Its very unique and different…

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Inspired by RED

Filed under: Uncategorized — ninabailey1225 @ 3:17 am

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Dr. Susan Gonzalez is the coordinator of vocal studies at Hunter College. She has on a long jeans skirt and navy blue turtleneck, accented with red. She has on red suede ankle boots, a red beaded necklace and a crocheted red sweater to jazz up her outfit. Dr. Gonzalez calls her style ecclectic and is inspired by color. Today she felt “Red” and aesthetic. Dr Gonzalez shows us that Hunter students are not the only ones with style.

 

Department store in Berlin February 26, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — eveg180 @ 11:56 pm

The” Kaufhaus des Westens” department store is usually abbreviated to “Ka De We” and is located in Berlin, Germany. It was opened in 1907 by Adolf Jandorf, and designed by famous architect Emil Schaudt, and it had five floors of retail space with 24,000 square meters. In 1927 the ownership changed to Herman Tietz, and to his company called Hertie. He modernized and expanded the department store to 7 floors totaling 60,000 square meters. It has 10 display windows in front of the store that are showcasing many different designers that they are carrying. In front of the department store there are white color taxis lined up on the street to have easy access to transportation after shopping.

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D & G

Filed under: Uncategorized — eveg180 @ 10:56 pm

Dolce & Gabbana was founded in 1985, by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Their headquarters is based in Milan, Italy. Their key products are clothing, footwear, and handbags. They employ 3,150 people, and they have 7 freestanding boutiques in the United States. Their official website is www.dolcegabbana.com They change their window display frequently, and it always looks good and different. It’s never boring. They pay attention to details.

Domenico Dolce studied fashion design, while Stefano Gabbana studied graphic design. These 2 creative people became one of the best “high end” fashion designers in the world. This explains and shows the similarities that any designers have…

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The Freedom Tower

Filed under: Uncategorized — tarosa @ 3:05 am

freedom-tower-1After learning the significance of slender buildings in New York City, a modern symbol of wealth, power and even pride in our city (as compared to others), i now see why this freedom tower design was chosen to replace the twin towers. Americans needed the building which was to replace the twin towers to say to the rest of the world, that nothing can keep us down, or stop us from prospering. What better than a new, tall slender building to show our, ‘haters’ how good we are doing (even if we really are not doing that well economically) its the symbol which really matters.

 

Broken-Windows Theory and Racism?

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brokenglass2Ray Mortenson’s exhibit, “Broken Glass” based in the South Bronxduring the eighties, is full of pictures that connect to the images that the Broken windows theory portray in the worst case scenario. If one broken window eventually leads to more broken windows, this ultimately leading to the demise of a community or neighborhood. Mr Kelling and Wilson believe that ignoring the little things such as graffiti, litter and broken windows, will lead to the abandonment of a community. Though critics have found loop holes which questions the theory, because it in face ignores the issue of racism. Richard Morin in his article, “the crack in the broken-windows theory”, talks about how race is a much bigger factor than what the broken-windows theory portrays. I do believe that the theory is laking in some of the most obvious racist issues. Because for so many years the black community has been racially stigmatized, they suffer more in abandoned communities. The studies show, that the larger the black population, the more disorder the residents feel. How can the Broken-Windows theory be re-written to include these unspoken issues?

 

Slenderness in the City February 25, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — ninabailey1225 @ 8:57 pm

This new style of Slenderness in the city sounds good and looks even better. These tall, sleek buildings built in Midtown Manhattan, as well as Hong Kong are equated with affluence and luxury. The buildings range from 1:12, 1:18 or 1:20 (the thinnest) in ratio, but what purpose do these slender buildings serve to the general New Yorker? Does it add anything to city or make the city look any richer? Could it mean 100 homeless men or women off the street…? Maybe 100 affordable units for the struggling New Yorker…? It would really be nice to see just one plan or blueprint that is designed for the collective good. Just some food for thought…

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