Fourteen months after revealing its sophisticated 787 jet, Boeing’s "Dreamliner" faces a comprehensive review by the Federal Aviation Administration. Incidents such as electrical generators failing mid-flight and its lithium batteries self-igniting have led the FAA to review the safety of the planes. Margaret Warner reports. Continue reading
The FAA announcement on the Dreamliner investigation largely focused on Boeing electrical circuit issues, and prompted in part when a landed plane’s battery caught fire. Margaret Warner talks to The Wall Street Journal’s Andy Pasztor about the FAA’s 787 review announcement and what’s at stake for Boeing. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown speaks with Moshe Safdie, architect of the brand-new $326 million Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, about the moral purpose of architecture and the need for a building to reflect the cultural essence of its location while remaining timeless. Continue reading
What if a jury selected a design for the new 9/11 memorial and then discovered that its architect was a Muslim? A new novel, “The Submission,” by Amy Waldman, explores that imagined scenario. Jeffrey Brown and the author discuss her debut novel. Continue reading
The collapse of the Twin Towers served as a stark and stunning reminder to architects and engineers of the value of using concrete to protect skyscrapers from the ravages of fire. Miles O’Brien reports on how the design of skyscrapers has changed since 9/11. This report was produced in collaboration with the PBS program “NOVA.” Continue reading
At the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival, two presenters decided to reevaluate their work in interactive design by way of a metaphor that taps the festival’s 25-year-old roots: music.
Filmmaker and designer Robyn Girard hopes that her latest project will bring positive stories of what it’s like to be deaf to popular culture.
In the big tents in Bryant Park this past week, some of the biggest fashion designers in the world were getting their New York minute, so to speak, including Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the sisters behind the fashion label Rodarte. But the Mulleavys were also the focus of another kind of show — a new exhibit called “Quicktake: Rodarte” at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.