Special Wooden Floors for the Whitney

Special Wooden Floors for the Whitney, New York Building, Architecture, Architect, News Special Wooden Floors for the Whitney Gallery in Manhattan, NYC, USA – article: Joel Solkoff, PA, USA 9 Jul 2015 Special Wooden Floors for the Whitney in New York Article by Joel Solkoff, PA, USA Joel’s Column Vol. III, Number 4 Photograph of Renzo…

Joel Solkoff’s Column Volume II No. 6

United States Architecture, Wyoming Architecture, New Cities and Communities Joel Solkoff’s Column – Volume II, No. 6 Architectural Column by Joel Solkoff, PA, USA 8 Jan 2015 Joel’s Column Vol. II, Number 6 A roundabout way of considering building a new city in Wyoming; plus How to save the life of a small town in Pennsylvania Movie…

Is Detroit Dying? Michigan Urban Planning

Detroit Urban Planning, Michigan Architecture, New US Communities Is Detroit Dying? Architectural Column Vol. II, Number 8 by Joel Solkoff, PA, USA 6 Oct 2014 Joel’s Column Vol. II, Number 8 ‘New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square’. “This is a work of a sailor or employee…

Joel Solkoff’s Column, Vol.II, Number 7

Urban Planning, Architecture, New Cities and Communities Urban Planning Architectural Column Vol. II, Number 7 by Joel Solkoff, PA, USA 22 + 21 Sep 2014 Joel’s Column Vol. II, Number 7 Punjab and Haryana High Court designed by Le Corbusier in the city of Chandigarh. Le Corbusier designed Chandigarh at the request of Indian Prime Minister Jawahar…

Joel Solkoff Column Vol 2.5

Joel Solkoff’s Column Volume II No. 5

United States Architecture, Brasilia Architecture, New Cities and Communities Joel Solkoff’s Column Volume II, No. 5 Architectural Column by Joel Solkoff, PA, USA Joel’s Column Vol. II, Number 5 Building cities in the United States—special Wyoming focus. Plus… Profile of the President of the Wyoming American Institute of Architects Building a new town in Brasilia…

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Joel Solkoff’s Column, Vol.II, Number 4

What Herzog & de Meuron’s completion of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) means to the revitalization of Downtown Miami.

The government of Miami approved a revitalization plan—a plan that includes the taxpayers of Miami paying costs to the Herzog & de Meuron’s firm. Miami taxpayers paid $100 million toward the cost of the museum.

Worthy of asking but not of discussion here: Are taxpayers getting what they paid for?

Zaha Hadid Yacht 1

Joel Solkoff’s Column, Vol.II, Number 3

Where will I live? Plus…

Writing on architects plus their role in the imminent global Baby Boom housing crisis,

I have purchased two houses in my lifetime. The first was on Capitol Hill, in Downtown, Washington, D.C. which had a landmark plaque posted on the entrance. It was a beautiful house 100 years old where my former wife and I raised two children.

One Thousand Museum

Joel Solkoff’s Column, Vol.II, Number 2

Zaha Hadid’s Miami compared to my life in rural “Rust Belt” Pennsylvania

“Miami has long been the economic and commercial capital of Latin America, both English and Spanish are commonly understood and it has been the place where many Latinos could be sure their money and their persons were safe from government takeover.”
–The Almanac of American Politics by Michael Barone and Chuck McCutcheon