The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday


  • Reading about an overdesigned interior in the Upper East Side (“…built by bending plywood over wooden ribs and lacquering the surface, the finished wrapper creates a calm, cool atmosphere”) is only shocking when it’s an interior of a dentist’s office. Actually, though, it’s a teeth-whitening clinic. [See above] [Metropolis]
  • The 9/11 memorial is finished! But not the big one. (This Anglophile memorial is the “British Memorial Garden at Hanover Square.”) [N.Y.]
  • New York City is getting greener by the month (although the city will probably be submerged in the Atlantic before one-half of new condos are environmentally sound.) This March, the USGBC is throwing the first annual Emerging Green Builders NY Career Fair. (Here’s our slogan: “Be a LEED leader.”) [Interior Design]
  • New York has the highest concentration of Travel + Leisure’s 2007 Design Award winners (and runners-up) of any metropolis. O Glorious Day! And yet the Gramercy Park Hotel only gets “honorable mention” for best large hotel. [T+L]
  • Max Abelson