- 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]
Daily Link Fix: Mapping Manhattan’s Disappearing Gas Stations; A Proposal to Reduce City Lights Kept On at Night, Tue, December 9, 2014
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.