Finding my way home: Buffalo

Finding my way home: Buffalo

I grew up in Buffalo and I didn’t know until I read this post from architectural writer Alexandra Lange that I grew up in an architectural mecca. Lange’s article drove me to rediscover my home town. As a native Buffalonian and garden lover, I was surprised...
Portlandia, the icon that isn’t

Portlandia, the icon that isn’t

What would Wall Street be without its massive charging bull? Probably just another New York City street among the concrete canyon of gray skyscrapers. Michael Graves’s postmodernist Portland building stands out as a strong recognizable symbol in that city...
Postcards from Surreal Places

Postcards from Surreal Places

Last summer while I was traveling  in the Hudson Valley, NY and poking around in antique shops, I stumbled upon this 1986 tear-out book of postcards by Michael Langenstein.  The publisher’s (Dover)  note explains that the postcards combine world famous...
Finding my way home: Buffalo

Finding my way home: Buffalo

I was thrilled to see this post from The architectural writer Alexandra Lange who visited Buffalo, NY. this summer. Lange’s article gave architectural tourists like me  a good reason to rediscover my home town. The city has more than Chicken Wings going for it....
Calatrava’s bridge for Florida, Poly Tech

Calatrava’s bridge for Florida, Poly Tech

Two years ago Santiago Calatrava’s white feather-patterned arches stopped traffic on  I-4, just outside of Tampa, FL– even if it was just for a nanosecond. The arches were the first roadside view of the newest Florida institute of higher...