New York’s worst landlord, a crowdfunded tennis court restoration in Versailles and more

Good evening and good Tuesday. If your landlord has ever responded “lol” to your request for an urgent repair, you will enjoy today’s news.

Here’s what you need to know:

Let them play tennis?

Last year, French leaders crowdfunded to restore the Salle du Jeu de Paume (the Royal Tennis Court) in Versailles, an indoor court that once housed members of the French Revolution. The eight-month-long $ 1.8 million project has now been completed.

Revolutionary members of the “Third Estate”, ordinary people without power under French monarchical rule, hid inside the court June 17, 1789, declared himself a National Assembly and went on to write France’s first constitution.

According to Kunstavisen, the conservation architect Pierre Bortolussi led a renovation based on details from a reworking of 1883 that transformed the court into a museum of the French Revolution. The converted space is therefore museum-like, so leave your rackets at home.

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Who is New York’s worst landlord?

Today, New York City bestowed the dubious honor of being the worst landlord to a Moshe Piller, a property owner who has hit over 1,900 violations across its 15 buildings in the Bronx and Brooklyn. The city is suing Piller for forcing him to correct the most serious violations, which include dangers of lead paint, inadequate fire safety infrastructure, mold, illegal power and gas lines and violent bed bug infestations.

“It is time that Moshe Piller finally sees the real consequences of harassing tenants and forcing us to live in dangerous conditions. Right now we have a roof that is leaking when it rains. He has endangered the lives of people right here in Brooklyn and in the Bronx, “said Flatbush Tenant Coalition, tenant leader, Altagrace Aime in a Press release. “For years, Moshe Piller has targeted tenants, brought us to court for non-payment and tried to evict us, all the while ignoring repairs and behaving as if the law does not apply to him. He has overburdened us, he has harassed us, and now he is trying to use the pandemic to raise even more money while we live in decrepit and dangerous conditions. Enough is enough from Moshe Piller. ”

Even with his many violations, Piller only reaches 28 at New York City Public Advocate’s 2021 Worst landlord watch lista list of slumlords and their misdeeds, updated annually.

Red Britain’s Heritage details after pandemic “existential crisis” facing historic department stores

Preservation advocacy group Save Britain’s Heritage (SAVE) is sounding the alarm for the country’s endangered High Street department stores.

The proliferation of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns put a super charge on online shopping and dampened the appeal by wandering around a large store among strangers. The group’s report, “Departing Stores: Emporia at risk,” describes the threats to department stores across the UK and what can be done to save their buildings.

This was stated by SAVE’s CEO Marcus Binney Building design around “[astonishing] the speed with which these beautiful and dominant buildings, the pride of cities and prosperous cities, have been closed. “

Binney added that the crucial next step is to inventory the structures before they are demolished or converted for other purposes.

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture honors five lecturers with the Distinguished Professor Award

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has awarded its Distinguished Professor Award to five teachers.

Award recipients are recognized for their contribution to academia in the field of services, scholarship and tuition. Faculty with 10 or more years of experience teaching at ACSA affiliated schools were considered for the award.

The prize winners for 2022 are as follows:

LaVerne Wells-BowieFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Michael J. Crosbie, PhDUniversity of Hartford,

Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, PhDUniversity of Arkansas

David HinsonAuburn University

Mitra Kanaani, ph.dNewSchool of Architecture and Design

ACSA members include all professional accredited educations in the United States and Canada, as well as schools around the globe that meet their membership criteria. The organization represents approximately 7,000 faculties in programs that serve 40,000 students.

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What is Arctic Modernism?

Author and historian Melina Bee explains a regional style that you probably have not heard of in a recent TikTok. Check it out below:

@ melinabee3

#greenscreen #canada #artic #architecture #building #modernist

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