New York Journal: Proposal to revitalize historic NYC park.

By Ron Bernthal For nearly 170 years New York City’s Union Square has been a gathering place for commerce, entertainment, for labor and political events, and of course for recreation. The park owes its name to its location at the … Continue reading

Best Tall Building Awards

by Ron Bernthal The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced Award of Excellence winners of its Best Tall Building awards for 2020-2021, with Asian, Australian and American projects among this year’s standouts. The CTBUH Annual Awards … Continue reading

Køge Journal: A harborside eatery built with Danish practicality and simplicity.

by Ron Bernthal Designed for possible disassembly, the Braunstein Pakhuset (Warehouse) opened in 2020 and will eventually, after Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted, welcome thousands of annual visitors who have been visiting the popular Braunstein Bryggeriet and Destilleriet (micro-brewery and … Continue reading

Lisbon Journal: New high-speed rail link to Porto proposed.

by Ron Bernthal  In 2020 the government of Portugal has confirmed its intention to press ahead with rail investments of more than $12 billion,  as part of a larger  national stimulus program.  The highlight of the package, however,  is the … Continue reading

Utrecht Journal: Two new residential districts – one with an “edible neighborhood” and one “car- free” – give Dutch residents good eco options.

by Ron Bernthal Rijnvliet A neighborhood where every plant in the public space will be edible will soon be completed in the Dutch city of Utrecht. The “edible neighborhood” of almost four acres will be located in a new residential … Continue reading

New York Journal: Moynihan Train Hall Opens in Midtown

Ron Bernthal View Post Designed by SOM, the new Moynihan Train Hall, which opened on January 1, 2020, completely reimagines the travel experience at the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, and evokes the architectural heritage of New York’s … Continue reading

National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places 2020

Ron Bernthal Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation pulishes its “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” list, shedding light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. More than 300 … Continue reading

Paris Journal: Snøhetta-designed headquarters for Le Monde Group opens

by Ron Bernthal With the completion in late 2020 of its new Paris headquarters, designed by Snøhetta, the 1,600 employees of the Le Monde Group have been brought together under the same roof. With its new plaza and semi-transparent facade, … Continue reading

Torino Journal: Is Green Pea the new eco-friendly face of retail?

by Ron Bernthal In early December, 2020, the former Torino Fiat Factory Lingotto, built between 1916 and 1923, opened to the public as a very eco-friendly retail market and unique architectural structure. The new business is called Green Pea. Developed … Continue reading

Shenzhen Journal: New pebble-shaped museum planned for southern China city.

(Shenzhen Science and Technology Museum/rendering by Slashcube) by Ron Bernthal By A cascade of terraces will frame a large atrium at the heart of the Shenzhen Science & Technology Museum that the design firm, Zaha Hadid Architecs, is developing in southern … Continue reading