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Quinn Harding

Quinn Harding Says Farewell to The Global Grid from New York City

by Quinn Harding

My time as an architectural blogger began in October of 2015. I saw this internship as an opportunity to explore New York City and learn more about my hometown city. Going to college in Pennsylvania allowed me to lea... Read article

Unique Shape of New York City's Flatiron Building Has Led to Sustained Prestige

by Quinn Harding

Rectangular forms have defined buildings for centuries. New York City, a city defined by its dense urban development, is only possible because developers go to extreme lengths to maximize space. No building exemplifi... Read article

Air Rights in New York City Unlock the Earning Potential of its Historical Landmarks

by Quinn Harding

In New York City, the best way to build - is up. Building up maximizes the space of small, expensive parcels of land. For this reason, it makes sense that the rights to the space above a building, also known as air r... Read article

NYC Post Office Explores Functional Form of Historic Preservation

by Quinn Harding

The tension between preserving the past and developing the future is a reoccurring issue that constantly surfaces in architecture and urban planning, especially in a city that develops as quickly as New York City. Th... Read article

Sugar Hill Development Breaks New York Conceptions of Affordable Housing

by Quinn Harding

Sugar Hill, an area of Harlem that got its name from the “sweet life” that many African Americans experienced during the Harlem Renaissance, has changed dramatically over the years. Harlem as a neighborhood no longer... Read article

LEED Certified Toren Condominium is Downtown Brooklyn’s Best Kept Secret

by Quinn Harding

Downtown Brooklyn, New York City is one of the most rapidly developing areas in Brooklyn. Its popularity stems from multiple factors, its proximity to Brooklyn, as well as the various activities to do in the area. In... Read article

Socially Inclusive Mixed-Income Housing Is A Long Way Off For New York City

by Quinn Harding

New York City, New York is infamous for being one of the least affordable cities in the country, reflected directly in the city’s state of housing. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), ... Read article

Rosen’s Changes Affecting Identity, Not Physical Appearance of Manhattan's Seagram Building

by Quinn Harding

“I don’t look at real estate as making a quick buck. I want to build beautiful buildings and leave something behind that will be remembered.” This was one of the more memorable quotations from superstar developer,... Read article

New Zaha Hadid Design Brings Renown to Chelsea, but at What Cost?

by Quinn Harding

World-renowned architect, Zaha Hadid has never designed a residential building in New York City. Her design at 520 West 28th Street in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, represents an expansion to her already illustrious... Read article

One World Trade Center, A Symbol of American Perseverance

by Quinn Harding

One World Trade Center is an extremely prominent structure in New York City. The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, it is visible in Brooklyn, Queens, and many parts of Manhattan. There are many things to lo... Read article

Harlem River Houses Serve as Public Housing Model in New York City

by Quinn Harding

Public housing is a major, yet rarely confronted issue in New York City. According to the New York City Housing Authority, over 600,000 people in New York City either live in public housing, or receive subsidies. Since s... Read article

Austrian Trash Can Inspires Design for Viñoly-Designed Manhattan Skyscraper

by Quinn Harding

Skyscrapers are a staple of the New York City skyline. Iconic buildings such as the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building continue to define the standard for New York Buildings. While... Read article

Brooklyn's Industrial Williamsburg Waterfront Transformed by Luxury Apartments

by Quinn Harding

Williamsburg--an area of Brooklyn, New York historically known for its row houses, warehouses and factories--is quickly changing its identity. Arguably one the most popular neighborhoods in New York City, the Brooklyn ne... Read article

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