Two items worth sharing:
7000 Series Metro Cars:
Over the weekend, WMATA released a few pictures and some videos (complete with a soundtrack that would make Michael Bay jealous) of the prototype of the 7000 series, currently under assembly in Japan.
The front end of the cars looks sharp – the black background with the
Continue reading Links: Metro’s disco inferno; the power of ports
I’ve been meaning to say something on some more water + city issues raised by mammoth a short time ago, but I haven’t gotten around to it. Mammoth points us to another entrant in the design competition for Toronto’s Port Lands (following up on some of the discussion about McMillan Two). The project, called River+City+Life,
Continue reading More ideas for the Eco-City Beautiful
Yesterday, Kojo Nnamdi hosted classical architect Nir Buras on his show, talking about (among other things) narrowing and urbanizing the Anacostia River so it more resembles the Seine‘s course through Paris. Such a massive public works undertaking would be under the guise of a new iteration of the L’Enfant and MacMillan plans for the city.
Continue reading A Parisian Anacostia