Saturday, 10 February 2018, was a mild but wet and gray midwinter New York day, but the color and warmth of a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Brooklyn — the first I’d ever visited — lingered with me long after I left its doors.
Week 5: The Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph
Week 5 of 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks: One of the seats of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Brooklyn, beautifully restored 2012–14 with impressive new artwork.
Week 4: Church of St. Paul the Apostle
The mother church of the Paulist Fathers, the first order of Catholic priests founded in the United States, sits in the shadow of some of New York City’s biggest skyscrapers, but its presence and sheer scale dominate this corner of Manhattan.
Week 3: St. Bartholomew’s Church
Week 3 of 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks: An ornate Romanesque and Byzantine Episcopal church in Midtown Manhattan.
Week 2: St. Jean Baptiste Church
A church built by a French Canadian Catholic parish is one of the most remarkable examples of Renaissance Revival architecture in New York City.
Week 1: The Church of St. Francis Xavier
My first visit in my 52 Houses of Worship in 52 Weeks project took me to the Church of St. Francis Xavier, a Catholic church just west of Union Square in Manhattan.
The new South Ferry station: repaired, reinforced, and reopened
After five years of effort and $369 million, the New York City Subway's new South Ferry station reopened to the public at noon on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Here are photos of the restored station, repaired and reinforced against future storms.
Checking out the old South Ferry station before it closes forever
The original 1905 South Ferry station was reopened in 2013 after hurricane Sandy's storm surge devastated the new South Ferry station. I went to check out the old station before it closes — possibly forever — in the coming months.
Check out my piece in the latest issue of Utah Planner
I'm happy to note that my October 2013 blog post entitled "Collegiate brutal: Why brutalist-style buildings are so common on American college campuses" is a featured article in the latest issue of Utah Planner, the newsletter of the Utah chapter of the American Planning Association. In the piece I highlighted a recent article by J. Bryan … Continue reading Check out my piece in the latest issue of Utah Planner
A beautiful time lapse of the metro in Naples, Italy.