I’ve only lived in Indianapolis for a few months, so I still have tons of local public art to check out in person. I’m calling the 600-foot long spraypaint stencil mural Monon Love Train by Peat Wollaeger an early favorite, though. Why? Because trains.
Dead/Abandoned Malls – Cincinnati Mills: a video tour through an empty mall.
Finding Frank Lloyd Wright in Alabama: touring an architectural gem in the town of Florence, AL.
Park Slope Family Circus: cracks me up every time I check it out.
10 Most Beautiful City Parks in the US: just that.
New Bookstore to Open in Downtown Cincinnati: exciting news.
Synergicity: Reinventing the Postindustrial City: currently at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, an exhibit about transformation in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis, and Peoria.
A Miami Neighborhood Begins to Bristle at Its Own Success: frustration in Wynwood.
Mapping Asmara: all about cartographic representations of Eritrea’s capital city.
“Alley Walks” on the Rise in OTR, Downtown–At Last: small but much needed improvements to alley outlets; now, if we can just take off the gates so that we could all actually use them…
In Oakland, Citizens Learn to Treat Gunshot Wounds: taking the DIY ethos to a whole new level.
Zaha Hadid Races to Finish a Building Before Copycats Get There First: in China, the time between an initial design and its knockoff is collapsing, and it now involves buildings, not just fashion.
Why Are There So Many Bosnians in St. Louis?: fascinating!
Disneyland and the Uses of Architecture: on engineering nostalgia.
Urbanism, Sub-urbanism, and Why I’m Tiring of the Streetcar Debate: interesting thoughts from an Over-the-Rhine neighbor.
Stairways to Stories: Students Trace Steps of History: tracing the history and impact of the approximately 400 public staircases in Cincinnati.
Vent Haven Museum: checking out a little known gem in Fort Mitchell, KY.
Mini Chicago Architecture Tour: exploring downtown Chicago’s architecture and public art.
How Young St. Louis Activists Saved “The Flying Saucer”: an amazing preservation story that ends with Chipotle and Starbucks.
Not All Make the Cut in a City Filled With Landmarks: some of the unusual applications that get reviewed by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.