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  • Wolfgang Oehme, landscape architect

    Wolfgang Oehme, landscape architect
    Wolfgang Oehme, a renowned landscape architect and a founder of the New American Garden movement, which incorporated windblown ornamental grasses and massed perennial plantings, died of cancer Thursday at his Towson home. He was 81. "He was a...
  • Designers must fill tall order in new season of 'Project Runway'

    The contestants on "Project Runway" have had to tackle some off-the-wall challenges over the years, but this season's crop will get an assignment that's literally a tall order: designing garments for models on stilts. "We're filming it in Battery Park...
  • Remembering Sept. 11: 'It looked like an avalanche'

    Remembering Sept. 11: 'It looked like an avalanche'
    What are those blips? As fire consumed the upper portions of the World Trade Center, Gary Fitzgerald stood in the street, trying to make sense of the tiny shapes tumbling from the buildings. He asked the man next to him what it might be. “That...
  • Readers remember 9/11

    Thomas Stanton,Clarksville On Sept. 11, 2001, I was working in my office at 605 Main St. in Laurel. Like every other typical workday, I was coordinating our fire protection engineers through project work until I heard on the news that a plane had hit the...
  • Taking a step toward boating safety

    Taking a step toward boating safety
    John Martino was not pleased when he saw where organizers of this year's New York Boat Show had stuck his booth inside the cavernous Javits Center earlier this month. He was in a distant corner, far enough from the main flow of foot traffic that he...
  • Full-scale model of Webb Telescope coming to Inner Harbor

    Full-scale model of Webb Telescope coming to Inner Harbor
    When science center directors from around the country gather in Baltimore this month for their annual conference, they'll be able to see one of the largest scientific instruments ever made: a full-scale mock-up of the James Webb Space Telescope. Northrop...
  • After Sandy, a stunned Northeast struggles to its feet

    After Sandy, a stunned Northeast struggles to its feet
    In New York and New Jersey, Sandy lived up to its advance billing as a once-in-a-lifetime megastorm, a deadly collision of tropical and arctic forces that hammered the coastline with mountainous waves and winds and swamped lower Manhattan with record...
  • From The Boathouse: Equipment failure sank HMS Bounty

    Ahoy! Hurricane Sandy, aka Frankenstorm, brought a storm surge Monday that broke the high-water record at Battery Park in Lower Manhattan. The late-season hurricane slammed the Eastern Seaboard and hit land on the Jersey Shore. Once the hurricane is over...
  • Burb's Eye View: Library photo exhibition tells many stories

    The faces in the photo tell only part of the story. They are transfixed by something off to the right. The man has his hand to his mouth, wrinkles adding depth to the wonder and dread passing his face. A woman is near him and she is expecting something....
  • Critic's Pick: Celebrating the summer solstice with new music

    It began 30 years ago when Charlie Murrow -- a musical environmentalist, sound artist, chanter and tooter, inventor of the heart-beat machine instrument and event organizer extraordinaire -- gathered like-minded Manhattan chanters and tooters to celebrate...
  • At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4

    At your liberty: Statue of Liberty to reopen July 4
    On a sun-splashed afternoon that marked the second day of summer, I joined a diverse throng of men, women and children, all waiting to board the Staten Island Ferry — a hulking orange vessel that provides free commuter service between Manhattan...