How Do You Get to Madison Square Garden?
The state agency behind the creation of Moynihan Station unveiled a new design today by David Childs, but the biggest question was not answered: What is happening with relocating Madison Square Garden? If the Garden does hop a block west, to the Ninth Avenue backside Read More
Steven Roth lost the deal to lease the World Trade Center five years ago this month. He lost it, the press concurred, because he pushed too hard, for too long, and annoyed the sellers.
Mr. Roth will not want to lose out on the deal he is now negotiating: persuading the Dolan family, owners of Read More
Architect David Childs with Governor Pataki.
Remember 2003, when the Governor showed up at a big breakfast bash near Ground Zero to spank the rebuilding effort into submission? A lot of his focus was on the Freedom Tower. He promised a ground-breaking for this April, and a 2008 opening. According to Charlie Bagli Read More
The panelists, and audience members, at the Municipal Arts Society’s event on Wednesday night, lamented the loss of the “potato chip”—the dramatic arched skylight that would have risen up from the middle of the proposed Moynihan Station. But it turns out that the potato chip’s designer, David Childs, has returned to the Read More
George Pataki and architect David Childs are so confident in the safety of the Freedom Tower that they said, during the June 29 love fest unveiling the building’s redesign, they’d be happy to have their children work there.
trouble is finding enough other people who will want Read More
We try to figure out why Manhattan insiders are so interested in the race for Surrogate judge.
And Ron Rosenbaum starts the no-Freedom-Tower drumbeat with a good question: would you want a family member to work there? And Matt Scheuerman reports that if it does get built, David Childs will have a Read More
On June 2, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation will formally adopt plans for rebuilding at Ground Zero that will allow Tishman Construction to begin its assignment on the first stage of the project: the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower.
With that stamp of approval, subcontracts for excavation and foundation work will be let out; huge, intertwined steel Read More
After the very public brouhaha over the design of the Freedom Tower, after all the press accounts of the roiling tension and tantrums between the architects David Childs and Daniel Libeskind, wouldn’t it be something if the final design-as unveiled last Dec. 19-resembles not so much the two men’s shared vision as a Catholic church Read More
The signature tower of the rebuilt World Trade Center is taking shape, and not a moment too soon. With scant three weeks left, the two architectural teams working together on the tower-one led by World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein’s architect David Childs, the other by Ground Zero master planner Daniel Libeskind-have been engaged in Read More
At 2 p.m. on the afternoon of Oct. 8, former Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan achieved a deal to transform the Farley General Post Office Building at 32nd Street and Eighth Avenue into a new Penn Station. “We’re through, finally!” said an exasperated Mr. Moynihan, reached by phone at the Carlyle Hotel. The former Senator originated Read More