Insights

20 Feb 2020

The History of Rikers Island in New York City

Rikers Island is one of the most well-known jails in the country. Now, it is set to enter a new phase in its history as NYC plans to close the jail and convert Rikers Island to public land.

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18 Dec 2019

Milrose Guide to the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)

Being a center of culture and an architectural mecca, it's no secret that New York City has a large number of historically important landmarks, buildings, interiors and parks. In fact, landmark buildings and historic districts represent around...

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17 Jan 2019

Penn Station Through the Years

Pennsylvania Station, also known as New York Penn Station or simply, Penn Station is the main intercity rail station in New York City. It is the busiest rail station in the Western Hemisphere, carrying 630,000 passengers per weekday. It is...

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27 Dec 2018

Iconic Hotel Architecture

What makes a hotel iconic? Is it a long history, a unique design, or that people regard it as a reflection of the city where it stands? Bart Leclercq, head of structures design for the architecture firm, WSP, argues that what makes a building...

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