A lot has happened in the last two months. Part of what has inspired me to revive Toponymy was a wealth of links that caught my attention. Without further ado,
- Kennecott Land is a branch of a copper mining company in Utah. The company also owns one of the largest unbroken tracts of land in the continental United States. So why should I mention it? Because they want to build a "a 20-mile string of densely packed, 'walkable' communities framing the rural west side of Salt Lake County. The communities would be laid out along a planned highway and light-rail lines connecting to Salt Lake City."
- Rem Koolhaus is a cool cat. Der Spiegel just did an interview with him. They brought up the Palace of the Republic in Berlin, which I wrote about earlier.
- Seed has a nice article about Architecture's relationship with Science.
- Point and Click Census Data + Google Maps.
- Detroit Sold for Scrap (Thanks Ken!) "Once dismantled and processed, Detroit is expected to yield nearly 14 million tons of steel, 2.85 million tons of aluminum, and approximately 837,000 tons of copper."
- Pittsburgh's Green Building Alliance boasts the nations first LEED certified residence hall (at Carnegie Mellon) and the first LEED certified convention center (David L. Lawrence)
- Kinda dense but neat housing article in Metropolis Mag. Worth a read, or at least a cursory glance.