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September 11, 2013
Today, in honor of the 12th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11 we take pause and give a special salute to some of our favorite coverage of NYC over the years—knowing the skyline will never be the same but that it has risen again in a triumph of modern architecture.
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A FAMILY-FRIENDLY NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT

Designer Suchi Reddy crafts a family-friendly New York City apartment.

photos by: Ball & Albanese

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Kitch table flanked by Design Within Reach seating.

A RENOVATED TRIBECA LOFT WITH SKYLIGHT

American history lives on in a family’s Tribeca, New York, loft after a renovation by a couple of enterprising architects.

photos by: João Canziani

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A MONDRIAN-INSPIRED NYC APARTMENT

Taking cues from Piet Mondrian's iconic Broadway Boogie Woogie painting, architect and critic Joseph Giovannini recasts a New York City studio apartment.

photos by: Eduard Hueber

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The kitchen was originally long, narrow, and completely closed off from the rest of the apartment. Miller opened up the plan to create a more spacious feel.

UNIVERSITY PLACE APARTMENT

After a young couple purchased an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, they turned to Matthew Miller of local firm StudioLAB to rescue its dark, closed-off interiors.

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Small apartment in Manhattan, New York

HIDE AND EAT

In Manhattan, where space is the ultimate luxury, a clever design workaround makes a dining table disappear after supper.

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Multipurpose walnut dining table in kitchen

STOW AWAYS

How do you squeeze maximum functionality out of minimal space? Rosa and Robert Garneau make it happen with multipurpose furniture, a hydraulic Murphy bed, and secret compartments galore.

photos by: Ian Allen

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New York City street view in the late afternoon

FIVE BOROUGHS IN 48 HOURS

When Dwell proposed that I undertake a design writing variant of Supermarket Sweep—visiting five projects in five boroughs in two days—I had a single thought: Why me?

photos by: Jake Stangel

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The view from the front door toward the rear of the house, through the kitchen to the stairway.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE

With their renovation of a turn-of-the-century Harlem townhouse for a couple with roots in the neighborhood’s past, and a commitment to its future, architects Laura Briggs and Jonathan Knowles have forged just such a connection. They’ve created a work that Briggs describes as “pretty radical,” yet one that remains entirely at home in, and indebted to, the community.

photos by: Adam Friedberg

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The table’s base, which itself is an additional storage container, rolls easily into place to support the surface.

STORAGE-SMART RENOVATION IN NEW YORK CITY

Living small is par for the course in New York City, but accommodating a family of four in under 700 square feet rarely looks as effortless as in this storage-smart renovation.

photos by: Raimund Koch

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The Zizmors' son plays in front of a living wall created by urban landscaper Kari Elwell Katzander of Mingo Design.

PRETTY SUPER

The super's unit was anything but in this Upper West side co-op, however architect Brad Zizmor saw potential in the apartment nobody could love. A re-imagined interior and gracious new outdoor space transformed this architectural blunder to boon.

photos by: Roland Bello

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A FAMILY-FRIENDLY NEW YORK CITY APARTMENT

Designer Suchi Reddy crafts a family-friendly New York City apartment.

photos by: Ball & Albanese

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