How A Giant Manhattan Building Learned To Stop Murdering Birds

From Amy Kraft (The Week, 9 April 2015), renovations designed to make the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City a better building and habitat led to a significant decrease in direct bird collisions and deaths.

As far as bird deaths go, [Dr. Susan] Elbin, [NYC Audubon’s director of conservation and science], said that her data shows a 90 percent decrease in collisions with the Javits Center as a result of the renovations.

How A Giant Manhattan Building Learned To Stop Murdering Birds

Screening: Eames – The Architect And The Painter At Crest Theater, Sacramento

Charles and Ray Eames

True design blends form and function. Charles and Ray Eames were among the great 20th Century American designers who conquered design challenges in almost every product available: buildings, furniture, games, toys, etc.

Narrated by James Franco, the documentary Eames: The Architect And The Painter (2011) hopes to capture the spirit of these two designers. The California Museum is sponsoring a special documentary screening at the Crest Theater (6 March 2012 at 6:30-10:00 PM PST) in commemoration of Sacramento native-Ray Eames’ 100th birthday.

[photo via Hammer Museum]