The Parking Garage as Muse

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mark Shetabi is a Philadelphia-based artist whose work has been featured in dozens of solo and group exhibitions. Early in his career, he developed an interest in depicting seemingly mundane objects in ways that reveal underlying meanings and evoke sometimes surprising emotional responses. This interest...

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Civic Innovator: New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On May 11, the National Building Museum will honor three organizations for their civic innovations: design firm Perkins+Will, the founders of New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village, and the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon during the 2010 Honor Award. These honorees share a commitment to...

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The Scene of the Crime: Parking Garages in the Movies

Thursday, February 11, 2010

by deborah sorensen Int. parking garage—George, Kramer, and Elaine KRAMER (CALLING OUT): Jerry! ELAINE: Jerry! GEORGE: Unbelievable, I’m never gonna get out of here. The guy goes to pee, he never comes back. It’s like a science fiction story. ELAINE: Maybe he went to one...

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Inside the Lines: Parking and Social Stratification

Thursday, January 7, 2010

By Sarah Leavitt We had to park in a certain area north of the gate back to what we called the river. If you parked up here, either you were going to be made to move or when you came out your tires were going...

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