Tag Archives: Charles Follen McKim

Ads to rebuild Penn Station

Advertise. Why didn’t I think of that? Why didn’t anyone think of that? Now the National Civic Art Society has thought of that. It has begun an ad campaign to rebuild Penn Station as it was originally designed by Charles … Continue reading

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Our stately house of state

The other day who should pass through Providence on the way to view the mansions of Newport but Michael Rouchell, of New Orleans, founder of the Louisiana chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. No ICAA honcho can … Continue reading

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A Kunstlerfest in Chicago

James Howard Kunstler’s magisterial book The Geography of Nowhere lays waste to the ideas that laid waste to America, but his thoughts on suburbia – crudscape and all that – come after the book’s “opening monologue” about the history of … Continue reading

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Gird Penn Station’s rebuild

Connecticut architect Duo Dickinson, who writes regularly on architecture, often critical of modernism, has just written “Sprinting to the Past” in Common/Edge. He rails against Brooklyn architect Richard Cameron’s proposal to rebuild Penn Station as Charles Follen McKim designed it in … Continue reading

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Happy 14th birthday, ANN!

Today is ANN’s 14th birthday, the duoseptennial (neologism alert) anniversary of ArchitectureNewsNow.com – Kristen Richards’s glorious compendium of architectural news and opinion from around the world (at least the Anglosphere). I can think of no better way to commemorate this … Continue reading

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Sweet breather at the BPL

Took the MBTA up to Boston yesterday evening to a meeting of the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art. After emerging from the Back Bay stop into Dartmouth Street, there is always the difficult choice … Continue reading

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Column: “The Rise and Fall of Penn Station”

Before Pennsylvania Station opened in 1910, travelers headed for New York on the Pennsylvania Railroad, owned by the largest company in the world, had to debark in New Jersey and cross the Hudson River by ferry to Manhattan. It’s hard … Continue reading

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