The Spirit of Andalusia Pervades a New Manhattan Dining Room, and Other News – SURFACE

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February 14, 2022

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Andalusian spirit permeates the new Manhattan dining room

Located in the Citizens Food Hall in Manhattan West, Rockwell Group– Designed by Casa Dani, hanging plants, olive trees and lantern-style table lights that decorate the mezzanine space with 160 seats evoke the atmosphere of a traditional Andalusian courtyard. Details such as walnut parquet floors and terracotta tiles enhance the atmosphere of a European villa.

The design language reflects the tradition of Michelin-starred chef Dani García, who is renowned for his progressive efforts in Spanish cuisine. After a seven-year break, he was so noisy, with a balance of home-style classics (Jamon Iberico croquette, salted cod) and skillfully cooked dishes (baby squid with ink sauce, fried egg and roasted pepper noodle fish). Return to New York with no menu. In partnership with Samna Zarian’s hospitality group Sbe, sherry-focused cocktails are served in the dining room, 11-seat bar and lounge area.

Venice Biennale 2019

Activists are protesting the plans for the Venice Biennale to expand with the historic Allenser.

Last week, demonstrators gathered in Venice and Protest The Venice Biennale will occupy more space in the city’s historic Arsenale. Members of the Forum Futuro Arsenale (FFA) outline an alternative vision of prioritizing residents over tourists by proposing to revitalize the space as a boat maintenance, maritime museum and studio for local artists. Did. “Since the ownership of the Arsenale complex was transferred from the state to the municipality of Venice in 2012, FFA has identified the revitalization of the region as the last chance to build a healthy future for Venice as a city.” Their proposal states. “So far, the Arsenale, separated from the negative effects of mass tourism that appears throughout the rest of Venice, is large enough to have a significant impact on the socio-economic development of the city, yet a unified integration. Vision made. “

Curators oppose Instagram’s rumored “movable grid” feature.

Last month, app developer Alessandro Paluzzi may have unearthed the next big feature of Instagram. That is to allow users to rearrange posts in their Instagram grid.Re-uploading old content has advantages, but curators Doubt About the outlook. “It’s misleading and not real,” curator Noura Abla told The Art Newspaper that Instagram is an effective way to track real-time events. Others, such as curators and collectors Kabuki Huma, said the new feature would simply be “another way to procrastinate people.”

Parisians may soon be able to travel around the city with an aerial gondola system.

Residents of Créteil on the outskirts of Paris may soon be able to soar around the city on a public transport gondola.The RopewayHas recently cleared a pre-construction feasibility study, linking several areas of the southeastern suburbs of Paris to the end of Metro Line 8. Because the area is hilly and divided by highways, gondola is being considered instead of traditional public transport. Trucks leading to speed rail lines and rail freight depots. In contrast, gondola can navigate over obstacles and is powered to minimize emissions.

Confirmation tower by Adjaye Associates

The plans for David Ajay’s stacked skyscrapers in Manhattan have been questioned.

In October, Adjaye Associates unveiled a visual of the Affirmation Tower, a cantilevered skyscraper opposite the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan. When built, the skyscraper culminated at 1,663 feet, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, with the first majority of blacks in the city developing, designing and building the project. Despite these milestones, a 2 million square foot tower could be shelved for its programming. The developers initially planned to include the tower with offices, hotels, skating rinks, an observatory, and the new headquarters of NAACP’s Midmanhattan branch. Locals have expressed concern about the lack of affordable housing. cancel Request for proposal to develop the site in late December.

Beijing has made enormous efforts to make artificial snow for the Winter Olympics.

To host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, authorities have flooded the dry riverbed and diverted water from reservoirs that supply water to China’s water-scarce capital, much to create enough artificial snow. I made a lot of effort. The mountains around Zhangjiakou, 100 miles northwest of Beijing, have also stopped irrigating thousands of acres of farmland to save groundwater and resettled farmers in high-rise condominiums. Chinese authorities were also tasked with supplying the mountains with 35 million cubic feet of water (enough to fill 400 Olympic pools) through a pumping station to create enough artificial snow for the event. .. Swiss researcher Fabian Wolfsperger New York Times Building a ski hub near a water scarce place like Beijing is “no doubt environmentally friendly.” “But winter sports are generally new.”

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