Attention Architects: US COVID-19 Deaths Will Skyrocket, You Must Build Housing for the Poor. Joel Solkoff’s Column Vol. VI, Number 3 – report on the obligation of architects to respond to the exigencies of the Corona virus comes in two parts.
Joel Solkoff’s Column Vol. VI, Number 1, reporting on Queens Public Library at Hunters Point, New York City, by Steven Holl Architects, USA. Disabled people struggle to access books and reference materials in the $41.5 million building.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, defendant in the Queens library disability-rights law suit which he will lose. For five years, Mayor de Blasio served ex officio on the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library which planned and oversaw the Hunters Point project.
Joel Solkoff’s Column Vol. V, Number 1: Mayor Gabriel Campana of Williamsport PA meets e-architect’s US Editor. In 1870, the city had more millionaires per capita than anyplace on earth.
Joel Solkoff’s Column Vol. V, Number 1: welcome to the US Editorial Offices of e-architect in Williamsport PA. In 1870, the city had more millionaires per capita than anyplace on earth.
Joel’s Column Vol. IV, Number 2: How a 1924 Arthur Cleveland Nash Architectural Masterpiece in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, transmogrifies into an e-architect exclusive.
Joel’s Column Vol. IV, Number 1: President Obama announces architects to design his Presidential Library in Illinois, not “the land of Lincoln”; plus preparing for Zaha Hadid’s eulogy.
“If, in all the different action movies, there was an architect superhero – first of all, he would do the things that Renzo Piano does. Second of all, his name would inevitably be Renzo Piano” remarked Bill de Blasio, New York City Mayor at the opening of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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…
Today’s Detroit column begins in New York City with Detroit on my mind—always on my mind. I have a friend who had the opportunity to purchase a house in the Meatpacking District of New York City.
Ongoing Special Report on the benefits Detroit may offer Baby Boomers. Detroit will survive because it is next door to an airport flying more passengers non-stop between the U.S. and Asia than any other airport.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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?
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.
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