So the guys who killed the electric car have brought it back to life, and you can have one—in 2011 (actually, late 2010). On Tuesday, GM finally revealed the Chevy Volt, their long-anticipated hybrid that (maybe) absolves them of yanking the EV-1 off the road. Ye Olde EV-1 seated two and got 50 miles out of a charge of its lead-acid (and later nickel-hydride) battery; the new Volt seats 4 and will get 50 miles from a charge of its massive lithium-ion battery (which adds about $10,000 to the rumored $40,000 price tag).
"Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t as bad as yesterday’s." That's a juicy pull-quote from "The Glass Stampede," critic Justin Davidson's compulsively readable review of the last decade-and-a-half of new construction in Manhattan and environs, in the most recent New York magazine.