Monthly Archives: May 2023

Can high court ban copying?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the other day in a decision about art that could have a negative influence on classical architecture. The 7-2 decision in a case involving the art (I use the term out of politeness) of Andy … Continue reading

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A tour of new Penn Station

It remains possible that the Pennsylvania Station completed in 1910 and infamously demolished in 1963 – “We once entered the city like gods, now we scuttle in like rats” (Vincent Scully) – will be rebuilt to its original design by … Continue reading

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The white cliffs of Carrara

Architect magazine has an interesting piece about the world’s most famous marble quarry. The town of Carrara, on the west coast of Italy, has been mining Carrara marble for at least two millennia. Carrara marble – the Romans called it … Continue reading

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R.I.H., a place for healing?

Rhode Island Hospital’s Southwest Pavilion, 1900, Stone, Carpenter & Willson. (PPS) Editor’s note: Two days ago I received a pacemaker at Rhode Island Hospital. I was discharged yesterday, and just by chance I happened upon this old post from 2016 … Continue reading

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