ianference:

The mansions on Admiral’s Row, deemed not worth saving by the City of New York, contain many wonderful architectural features.  Here’s a detail from the ceiling of the first-floor ballroom of Quarters B.  The Second Empire buildings are certainly in a state of disrepair, but two separate architectural firms judged 9 of the 11 buildings to be sound, level, and plumb - which I suppose was a waste of time, because when the developer-centric NYC government wants to knock down a historic building, they’re going to do it regardless of whether the building is reported to be a good candidate for adaptive reuse, and the architectural studies they’re required to undertake are merely a formality.

ianference:

The mansions on Admiral’s Row, deemed not worth saving by the City of New York, contain many wonderful architectural features.  Here’s a detail from the ceiling of the first-floor ballroom of Quarters B.  The Second Empire buildings are certainly in a state of disrepair, but two separate architectural firms judged 9 of the 11 buildings to be sound, level, and plumb - which I suppose was a waste of time, because when the developer-centric NYC government wants to knock down a historic building, they’re going to do it regardless of whether the building is reported to be a good candidate for adaptive reuse, and the architectural studies they’re required to undertake are merely a formality.

urbanfunscape:

Because there isn’t an app for everything →

Demolition of the Lawndale Theatre west of Pulaski in Roosevelt in North Lawndale began this week.

themanonfive:

Louis Sullivan’s Krause Music Store in Lincoln Square shortly after completion c. 1922

themanonfive:

Louis Sullivan’s Krause Music Store in Lincoln Square shortly after completion c. 1922

subtilitas:

Ricardo Bofill - The ethereal renovation of an abandoned concrete factory to the architect’s own home and studio, Sant Just Desvern 1973. 

dezeen:

Studio renovation by MAIO

(Source: life1nmotion)

archatlas:

Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove di Metropoliz MAAM

themanonfive:

Inside the vacant New Regal Theater at 79th and Stony Island
Photo by The Man On Five - 5/20/14

themanonfive:

Inside the vacant New Regal Theater at 79th and Stony Island

Photo by The Man On Five - 5/20/14