Tag Archives: Northeast Collaborative Architects

L’Apogée, here we come!

This afternoon’s meeting of the Downtown Design Review Committee was cut short when one applicant, the developer of a second ugly building on Canal Street next to the first one now under construction, begged off till next time. In its … Continue reading

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Audrain’s revival in Newport

Last night, after my boffo lecture at Rosecliff (1902, McKim, Mead & White), I strolled down Bellevue Avenue, in the company of the Preservation Society of Newport County’s Lise Dube-Scherr, by another gem of that thoroughfare, the Audrain Building. Its … Continue reading

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Column: Newport Grand: Guffaw or grandeur?

  The appliqué of classical elements to the shed that once housed Newport’s jai alai fronton may take the cake in the sweepstakes for the world’s most ridiculous architectural renovation. Newport Grand, with its big red “S-L-O-T-S” sign emblazoned on … Continue reading

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