We do have sites in LA and NYC, you know— Curbed National travels to lands far away, taking a very visual look at architecture and design developments along the way.
1) We have SWL 337, and Brooklyn has Public Place. Competing developers have submitted schemes for the prize of building housing and new green space on...toxic ground? Sounds familiar.
2) NoHo's Ark (get it?) is a new charter school proposed for LA. The sliver of a building is sure to produce a generation's worth of LEED-hating architects. [Curbed LA]
3) We get the Miami-like teal tower that is The InterContinental and LA gets the Gensler-designed Ritz Carlton. It just doesn't seem fair, that's all. [Curbed LA]