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Monster Mash: New York approves new skyscraper to rival Empire State; Kevin Spacey to play 'Richard III'

August 26, 2010 |  7:59 am


Skyline

-- Changing skyline: New York's City Council has approved a new skyscraper by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects that will rival the Empire State Building. (New York Daily News)

-- Prestige project: Sam Mendes will direct Kevin Spacey in a stage production of Shakespeare's "Richard III" in 2012 as part of the transatlantic Bridge Project. (Theatermania)

-- Cracking down: Egyptian officials said they will implement strict measures to protect Egypt's cultural and archaeological riches following the recent theft of a Vincent van Gogh painting. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Send in the diva: Bernadette Peters, who is winning raves in "A Little Night Music" on Broadway, has been cast in another Stephen Sondheim revival -- "Follies," at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. (Playbill)

-- Gearing up: Venice's prestigious architecture festival the Biennale is scheduled to open on Sunday. (BBC News)

-- Beloved character: The original Kermit the Frog puppet has been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. (CNN)

-- Willing participants: Hundreds of people have applied to spend a month in Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry as part of a live experiment. (Chicago Sun-Times)

-- And in the L.A. Times: The Nazi-era Nuremberg Laws are moving from the Huntington Library to the National Archives; music critic Mark Swed reviews Leonard Slatkin and Sarah Chang at the Hollywood Bowl.

-- David Ng

Image: an artist's rendering provided by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects showing the proposed 15 Penn Plaza Center. Credit: Agence France-Presse / Getty Images


 
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ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT NYC IS BUILT MOSTLY BY TINY BUILDINGS AND THE MAJORITY OF THEM LOOK ALIKE.(THEY ALL LOOK LIKE BOXES OR JUNK) "THERE IS NO SENCE OF REAL ARCHITECTURE"COMPARED TO THE MODERN ARCHITECTURE DESIGS IN CHINA AND DUBAI AND PERHAPS ALL OVER THE WORLD AS WE KNOW TODAY....... EVEN MY DOUGTHER,..... SHE IS ONLY FIVE CAN BE A BETTER ARCHITECTURE DESIGNER THAN THOSE SO CALLED ARCHITECTS FROM NY. AS AN EXAMPLE THEY DESING A SMALL TRIANGULAR OR RECTANGULAR SHAPE BLDG AND THEY IMMEDIATELLY GET APROVED TO BUILD IT. WELL THE FACT IS IN NYC THEY DONT HAVE THE FUTURISTIC SENCE OF SPIRIT EVEN POOR COUNTRIES ARE BUILDING BETTER, TALLER AND MORE MODERNISTIC PERHAPS EVEN MORE EFFICIENT BUILDING THAN NYC. I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE EVEN DONALD TRUMP SAID HIMSELF THAT ARCHITECTS ARE DESINGNING JUNK BLDGS IN NYC AND PERHAPS I AGREE WITH THAT. IM NOT SURPRISE WHY, BUT WHEN SOMETHING REALLY AMAZING IS DESINGNED AND PROPOSED TO BE BUILT ONE DAY, NO OFFENCE BUT THERE IS ALWAYS SOME IDIOTIC PEOPLE PROTESTING WITH SOME DUMB EXCUSES AGAINST MOST OF THE MODERNISTIC ROPOSALS JUST LIKE IT HAPPENED WITH THE PROPOSALS IN THE WEST SIDE RAIL YARDS, THOSE STUPID PEOPLE ARE NOW HAPPY THAT NOTHING WAS BEEN BUILT BECAUSE OF THEM AND PERHAPS THE RAIL YARDS STIILL LOOKS LIKE CRAP. HOWEVER IF IT WAS IN ANOTHER COUNTRY LIKE CHINA,KOREA,DUBAI AND OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, MANY OF THIS AMAZING DESING WOULD BE BUILT. SO IN OTHER WORDS NYC COULD HAVE A TOUCH OF MODERN SKYLINE INSTEAD OF OLD FASHIONED SMALL BOX SHAPPED BUILDINGS. WELL THERE ARE VERY FEW AND I MEAN VERY FEW MODERNISTIC BUILDING IN NYC COMPARED TO OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. COME ON WE ARE LIVING IN THE PRESENT LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE NOT IN THE PAST. THIS DAY MANY HAD BEEN SPOKEN THAT CHINA OR DUBAI HAVE THE GREATEST CITIES IN THE FUTURISTIC WORLD.....THATS THE PRESENT & THE FUTURE!!!!!

You're a fool's fool....

You obviously don't know what you are talking about.


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