• Hong Kong!

    4 monthes ago - By Urban Sketchers

    [Veronica Lawlor, New York City] Just returned from a whirlwind trip to Hong Kong - what a fabulous city! I was there demonstrating the Mental Canvas drawing software at a Microsoft Surface event, but had a few wonderful days of drawing the city after the event was over. Even though it rained much of the time I was happy to grab a few scenes in between the drops. This is a drawing of the Ladies Market on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong - a spot recommended to me by Rob Sketcherman. He and Alvin Wong and the rest of the Hong Kong urban sketchers treated me like family while I was there - and...
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  • "New York" Imagines What New York's Historic Structures Would Look Like if Built Today

    "New York" Imagines What New York's Historic Structures Would Look Like if Built Today

    4 monthes ago - By Arch Daily

    One Wall Street, before and after. Images: left, Via Wikimedia in public domain; right, Courtesy of Hollwich Kushner
    The New York Times recently reported that over 40% of the buildings on the island of Manhattan wouldn't be granted construction permits in 2017. Most of the culprits date back to the early 20th century when attitudes towards density, ceiling heights, column placement, and general living standards were different. This begs the question: what would modern iterations of New York 's signature structures look like today? Billed by the practice as “an obsessive-compulsive study of...
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