nycgov:

This morning, Building 877, the tallest non-historic building on Governor’s Island was imploded.  The 30 acres will be used to create a new park and public spaces and will open up extraordinary views of the Statue of Liberty.

The 115 foot, 11-story brick building that was built in 1968, was imploded early this morning at 7:36am.  This was the first structure to be demolished by implosion in New York City in more than a decade.

If you missed the action, check out @FDNY’s vine video of the implosion: https://vine.co/v/bLUYlh5xMat.

Can a House be Hacked?
This weekend (April 27-28), New Habitat will be hosting a hackathon as part of the Ideas City Festival that will present architecture as an “API” to be hacked. The hackathon will mobilize a diverse group of architects, designers, artists, engineers, and technologists by providing the designs for a proposed building in New York City to be hacked away at, into and through to new ideas for domestic living.
To participate, hackers of all stripe can register on Eventbrite at new-habitat.eventbrite.com.

Can a House be Hacked?

This weekend (April 27-28), New Habitat will be hosting a hackathon as part of the Ideas City Festival that will present architecture as an “API” to be hacked. The hackathon will mobilize a diverse group of architects, designers, artists, engineers, and technologists by providing the designs for a proposed building in New York City to be hacked away at, into and through to new ideas for domestic living.

To participate, hackers of all stripe can register on Eventbrite at new-habitat.eventbrite.com.

(via futurepredictor)