by Markeshia Ricks | May 21, 2018 2:09 pm | Comments (26)
After enduring criticism of their initial design, the developer and architect who plan to transform the vacant lot where the former Delaney’s used to stand showed off the latest iteration at the City Plan Commission.
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by Allan Appel | May 16, 2018 7:40 am | Comments (5)
A 21st Century local hero and a “jewel of 19th Century reality” were among the people and buildings recognized at the 2018 New Haven Preservation Trust awards ceremony.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 3, 2018 2:15 pm | Comments (4)
Michael Stern noticed a bulldog dressed as a judge, a surveyor riding a mule, and a court jester blinding justice hiding in plain sight in New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Just Don’t Call Them Gargoyles’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 2, 2018 1:44 pm | Comments (11)
The new Canal Dock Boathouse is getting closer to the finish line, and it is a thing of beauty.
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by Allan Appel | Oct 3, 2017 8:17 am | Comments (8)
A homeless family will be able to look out onto Adeline Street while cooking dinner and also find privacy in a rock garden, thanks to the design of the latest house Yale architecture students built in New Haven.
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by Lucy Gellman | Sep 22, 2017 8:25 am | Comments (14)
You’re walking past El Tapatio on Grand Avenue and need a place to rest your feet. Outside. The options are slim: sitting on the sidewalk, or trying to snag one of the limited spaces by nearby Christopher Columbus Family Academy.
Just as you’re ready to give up, you spot a new, pint-sized urban oasis: tables and chairs, tree-like sculptures, long wispy grasses and a dainty fence around the outside. All small enough to fit inside two parking spaces.
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by Thomas Breen | Aug 21, 2017 12:42 pm | Comments (7)
Jonathan Hopkins stood on a grassy hill overlooking a nearly vacant housing complex and pointed out some of its buildings’ distinguishing architectural characteristics.
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by Allan Appel | May 19, 2017 2:16 pm | Comments (8)
Sarah Stewart turns out oil-on-linen paintings in the factory complex that once turned out erector sets for the nation — and now New Haven’s zoning rules are catching up with the economic transformation there.
Continue reading ‘Zoners Match Erector Square With Reality’
by Allan Appel | May 16, 2017 4:27 pm | Comments (5)
When officials at the New Haven Preservation Trust told Chris Schaefer they wanted to recognize his work over the last 31 years in lovingly restoring his 1871 oysterwoman’s home on Second Street in City Point, his first response was, “But I’m not done yet.”
He told them he needed about six more years to finish up before being considered for an award. Their response: “We don’t want to give it posthumously.”
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by Lucy Gellman | Mar 3, 2017 4:43 pm | Comments (4)
Dad lingers in the skating rink’s light-flooded entrance after dropping off his daughters to hockey practice at 2 p.m. When he picks them up at 4, the glass has clouded over to the color of milk.
Continue reading ‘Future Architects Reimagine Walker Rink’