Modernity in miniature

(1) I’ve clipped the blog post title from a chapter in the excellently written British Rail Architecture 1948-97 by David Lawrence. “For centuries architects have used miniature versions of their designs to communicate their ideas to emperors, oligarchs, magnates, civil servants and audiences who must be engaged to ensure a project is approved for development. […]

Weekend 461.1

(1) A quote from Walt Disney and the Quest for Community: “The EPCOT philosophy continued in other ways. Disney’s favorite community topic was transportation, be it model railroading or promoting the monorail. It should come as no surprise that the EPCOT concept’s most lasting influence would be in the area of public transportation. Community Transportation […]

Weekend 459.1

“A station is far more than a group of buildings where the passenger catches [the] train, buys a ticket, a meal or a newspaper. It expresses the very nature of rail transport. The new stations, with their functional look, provide for a smooth flow of passengers of all times. Clear sign-posting, logical arrangement of essential […]

Penn Station

(1) This Is Why Your Holiday Travel Is Awful (Politico) “Penn Station is the second most heavily trafficked transit hub in the world, trailing only Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station. The station serves more daily passengers than the region’s three huge airports (Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark) combined. More people pass through Penn each weekday than live in […]

Weekend 430.0 (Drink up, dreamers, you’re running dry)

A rainy day…a total wash out…it took me a couple of hours to realize there were no errands to run…no bike rides to be had…just the opportunity to listen to music…organize thoughts and exercise my creative muscles. (1) Get ready for a commuter apocalypse (NY Post) (2) Printmaking to Take Stage at New York’s Javits […]

Weekend 418.0

(1) Why New York City Stopped Building Subways (CityLab) (2) Navigationally challenged? The Bike Map is here!Whether for fun or commutePlan your route today!#PoetweetNYC pic.twitter.com/q1cSAexMF9 — NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) April 20, 2018

Christmas 2017 Sabbatical (P2)

(1) Yes! Yes! Yes! #Isles https://t.co/oSBjfaejKn — Jeff Capellini (@JCapWFAN) December 27, 2017 (2) How Washington, D.C., Built a Bike Boom (CityLab) (3) The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth (NY Times) “Along with interviews with contractors, the documents reveal a dizzying maze of jobs, many of which do not exist on projects […]

Weekend 383.0 (…try to catch the deluge in a paper cup)

(1) Super Tunnel: Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London. (NOVA) (1a) 5 Key Lessons from 10 Cities at Transforming Transportation 2017 (2) Text exchange with my best friend… (Flickr)

Weekend 376.0

(1) Edward Johnston, designer of the iconic Underground typeface and ‘bullseye’ symbol, died on this day in 1944

Weekend 368.1

Rush hour in sepia #shareGCT by @anjanihr pic.twitter.com/TnEesprGZx — GrandCentralTerminal (@GrandCentralNYC) July 5, 2016 (1) New Yorkers can start using a secret subway tunnel under Central Park this December (Quartz) (2) Am I Wrong by Love Split Love

Weekend 347.1

(1) NOVA: First Air War (2) All change: at the rebuilt Tottenham Court Road Tube station in London, Daniel Buren’s geometric installations are set to make a connection (Wallpaper*) – Page 1, Page 2 (3) 8 Photos That Make Us Fall In Love With World of Motion All Over Again (4) A related flea market […]

Weekend 343.1

(1) On September 13, You Can Ride the 7 Train to Hudson Yards (2) ÖBB Headquarters / INNOCAD Architecture (ArchDaily) (3) More quotes from The Heart of our Cities by Victor Gruen: “There is a saying that the best things in life are free. Those best things are hard to come by in the sprawling […]

Weekend 332.0

(1) Eminent domain on steroids? New bill threatens cities, towns (Fairfield Citizen) (2) How Bad Religion Has Bequeathed Us ‘An Anxious Age’ (The Federalist)

Weekend 310.0

Pegoretti was one of the six craftsmen featured in Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle at the Museum of Arts & Design in 2010. (1) Robin Williams and Dario Pegoretti: The Comedian and the Bike Builder (WSJ) (1a) A.N.T. Part 1 (2) McDowell + Benedetti’s Footbridge and Rail Station Underway in Terni (ArchDaily) (3) ‘Like a Singing […]

Weekend 300.0 (Rare 3 Day Weekend)

…and great timing because my Space Mountain Graphic Novel just arrived! Weekend 279.0 (Post Con/Abridged) (1) A quote from Hayao Miyazaki in The Art of the Wind Rises: “I don’t want to obscure architecture by using sepia tones; thus we will be bold with East Asian colors of modernism. Roads are bumpy and uneven. Shop […]