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VOL. 28/NO. 2 April 2015

Table of Contents


Door & Window Hardware:
First Impressions
Noting that the door hardware is usually the introduction to a building, suppliers describe successful projects.
By Annabel Hsin


Rebuilding McKim’s Penn Station
A visionary new plan not only rectifies an appalling act of architectural vandalism, but also radically improves passenger circulation at a critical transit hub, and creates badly needed civic space in a dreary part of New York City.
By Clem Labine.

Trades Education in the New Century
Where do you go to learn the trades needed to preserve historic buildings? Various schools and programs around the country offer hands-on training.
By Gordon Bock


A City’s Centerpiece
The city of Atascadero, CA, brought in Pfeiffer Partners Architects to repair and restore their historic City Hall.

By Martha McDonald

Exterior Facelift
Goody Clancy led the exterior restoration of the Conrad B. Duberstein Courthouse in Brooklyn, NY.
By Martha McDonald


The Placemaking Handbook
Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns ,
by Victor Dover and John Massengale. Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales; Afterword by James Howard Kunstler
Reviewed by Clem Labine




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