The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday


  • Legendary apartments are born when minimalist Manhattan design joins forces with extravagant hip-hop superstardom. [See photo above for proof.] [Dezeen, via Curbed]
  • One of Paul Rudolph’s modernist houses–a 4,200-square-foot beauty in Westport, Connecticut–has “ended up in a landfill.” Despite its subtlety-meets-Brutalist 1972 design, the house was demolished earlier this month. [Architectural Record]
  • Blog Mystery of the Week: Is the Brooklyn Heights’ Dahn Yoga HQ a murderous cult? [Brooklyn Record]
  • Local Building-Industry Fact of the Week: The construction biz grosses $60.8 billion every year, and has created 275,000 jobs. [Crain’s]
  • If you’re the kind of renter often described as “a real jerk… shaky, sort of nervous and a complete phony who smiled too much for his own good,” arguing with landlords and brokers won’t get you far. [NY Press]
  • Max Abelson