Friday, December 16, 2011

See the breathtaking views from the new World Trade Center

             by   ELENA Bouzala
Translation  Michael Balaroutsos
 The view from the under construction new World Trade Center is exciting. New York looks like a piece of art either is photographed day or only night. Watch floor by floor through the photographs the progress of work. We always Love NY!

The view from the top of the Tower of Liberty, or as will be called eventually of Building 1 of the New World Trade Center on August 10, 2011.

Steel pillars installed on 10 August in the 78th floor.

Irons transferred on September 20.

As the projects went on 28 September. Two rectangular tanks are there that once prevailed the Twin Towers. Between the two tanks is a garden with 400 white oaks, where it was planted and the "tree of survival", a tree somewhat inexplicably remained almost untouched by the horrific fire attack.

Looking north from the 77th floor.

The view from east on October 14.

Yes, Americans able to work quickly. Dec. 6.

No it is not tweaked photo ... Landscape in the Mist on December 8.

Great night on December 13.

Blessed city ...

Hello Brooklyn!!! December 14.

New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion in NYC

A new flowering pavilion has been placed in New York City’s Peter Minuit Plaza. It was created by UNStudio and was presented as a gift from the Dutch government to the people of New York. The structure is sleek and modern, serving as a hub: a culinary outlet and an information point.
This modern piece of architecture is curvy and smooth. It features a free-flowing design with four different sides, each one providing a different function: one is an information hub, the second has a mapping system with GPS tracking that tells you where you are, the third presents a list of events in the city of New York, and the forth side has food and beverages. Cool…

“The Pavilion’s completed roof and undulating sidewalls glow with polished white surfaces, which frame the fritted glass enclosures. These four wings radiate from a center oculus, which is punctuated by polished aluminum grill work, facilitating the ventilation of the building. The pavilion will be equipped with an electronic LED facade system that allows for a constantly changing light show at night, -an experience that will carry the animation and drama of the day into the evening,- according to the architect Ben van Berkel.”


Kona Residence by MLK Studio


Being a Hawaiian home, The Kona Residence set out to become a modern incarnate of everything you feel in Hawaii minus the kitsch. It’s surrounded by water and set around bubbly lava rocks. It’s made of wood that expands and contracts with the humidity. The place looks like a city loft softened and remixed for island living.
When you first step up to the Kona Residence you’re greeted with a latticework plywood parabola that looks like a piece of a cornucopia shell magnified thousands of times and cut off near the base. The huge arching structure surrounded by water has become a sort of favorite hangout spot for residents, but it’s just a grand entrance and indication of what’s to come.
The actual residence area consists of four main structures. The main pavilion houses the living, dining and master suite. The couple’s three children and the guesthouse each received three bedrooms and bathrooms for the home. The fourth structure houses a screening room where everyone can gather.
While each of the Kona Residence’s structures are impressive, it’s the main pavilion that has the most striking flexibility. Slide away walls run through the center of the complex beneath beams of reclaimed teak and a stepped frame of lava stone. The outside wall is bordered with large vases filled with orchids (one of the owner’s favorite flowers), and the infinity lap pool is built to mirror the sun and sky like a reflective pool.
Nine foot high windows also blur the border between the indoors and out, offering an impressive interior view of the living area, where inside everything feels like an extension of modern island life with an edge. Step into the Kona House and you’ll know it instantly; this is the real Hawaii.

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