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January 22, 2021
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Cambridge Tower: From celeb to invisible icon and back again

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Long before soaring residential towers raced one another up Austin’s skyline, a beacon of urban modernity years ahead of its time took shape at...

Mid-century Lakeside Gazebo in Downtown Austin Added to the National Register...

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With its distinctive mid-century Googie-style roof, the Fannie Davis Gazebo has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The structure is under the...

Notes and Musings from the Charles Moore Foundation

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Ever since contemporary society had its recent head-on collision with biology, I’ve been thinking a lot about the nature of the public realm, something...

Colorful social distancing squares coming to Austin parks

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Some of Austin's most popular parks will get a clever intervention designed to promote social distancing. Green spaces at Roy Guerrero Colorado River Park, Pease...

A White House Initiative on Architecture says Austin’s Federal Courthouse Lacks...

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According to a draft of a new executive order from the White House, the contemporary design of Austin's federal courthouse is an example of...

Austin Playhouse Reveals Final Renderings of its New Venue

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  Austin Playhouse released renderings of its new two-theater center designed by Forge Craft Architecture and Design. Architect Scott Ginder of the Austin-based firm is the...

A Midcentury, Midtown History Worth Preserving

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Across decades, the fortunes of a cluster of Central East Austin neighborhoods have reflected much of the city’s vision of itself — its midcentury...

Elisabet Ney Museum a Finalist for $150,000 National Trust for Historic...

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The historic studio and home sculptor Elisabet Ney has been named a finalist for the 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Street grant, a program...

In plain sight: A midcentury East Austin treasure, packed with...

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An unassuming low-slung building stands at 1191 Navasota Street in East Austin, easy to overlook in the dense growth of the area’s real estate...

Blanton Museum Unveils Designs for $35 Million Major Overhaul of its...

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The Blanton Museum of Art today unveiled designs for a comprehensive make-over of its grounds. The new design brings a much-needed update to the...

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