Gas Station

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NYC gas station
  • Looking for the ultimate NYC-themed holiday gift? The CityStore sells quirky urban treasures like manhole cover floor mats and FDNY dog coats. [Daily News]
  • Check out this Greek Revival Sag Harbor home, filled with whimsical touches and seaside décor. [Domaine]
  • Here’s a fun map of all the remaining gas stations in Manhattan. [Untapped]
  • A City Councilman is proposing a bill that would limit the number of lights kept on in commercial buildings at night. [Capital]
  • How can cities like New York become even more bike friendly? Take a look at the ten points of bicycling architecture. [Arch Daily]
  • Avenue A is getting “the world’s smallest screening room.” [EV Grieve]

Images: Gas station via Théo La Photo via photopin cc (L); NYC at night via thezartorialist.com via photopin cc (R)

Starchitecture, Transportation, Upstate

Filling up the ole’ gas tank is not a glamorous job, and usually not a task that leaves one marveling at the surrounding architecture.  But in 1927, Prairie-style extraordinaire Frank Lloyd Wright put together plans for a fuel filling station in Buffalo, New York that would leave even the most seasoned driver awe struck.

Now, almost 90 years later, the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum has realized Wright’s vision and constructed the station as a one-of-a-kind installation housed in a 40,000-square-foot glass and steel atrium, made possible by a $6.3 million state grant. The arts-and-crafts gas station, the third Wright recreation in Buffalo, makes a nod to Native American design and thoughtfully mixes practicality with visual appeal.

Take a virtual tour of the architectural masterpiece