Monthly Archives: August 2010

New York Clearing House Association, Financial District, NYC

In Lower Manhattan at the intersection of Broad, Bridge and Pearl Streets sits this quirky little low-rise civic looking building. A glance in the entrance shows a tiny lobby with a small, cheap door and side staircase, more akin to … Continue reading

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High School of Graphic Communication Arts, Hells Kitchen, NYC

In Hell’s Kitchen is this International Style school from Kelly & Gruzen. dating to 1957-59. An interesting design with only high windows and glass block below. The front entrance has a colorful tile mural designed by Hans Hofmann.

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Chatham Green, Chinatown, NYC

Directly across the street from their slightly-later and more noted Chatham Towers is Kelly & Gruzen’s undulating Chatham Green from 1960-61. The building contains over 400 units and was built for the middle-income residents. It supposedly contains no public interior … Continue reading

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Chatham Towers, Chinatown, NYC

This pair of Brutalist-style towers on Park Row are considered important additions to the architecture of Lower Manhattan. They were designed by Kelly & Gruzen and constructed from 1961-65 as cooperatives, which they have remained ever since. The amenities include … Continue reading

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Ulster County Office Building, Kingston, NY

Nestled among the Uptown neighborhood in Kingston, NY, the Ulster County Office Building at 244 Fair Street is seemingly out of place. The area is otherwise a fairly well preserved selection of 18th and 19th century structures, including the Senate … Continue reading

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Forest Hills Police Station, Forest Hills, NYC

Home of Police Precinct 112. Built in 1963 at 6840 Austin Street in Forest Hills, Queens.

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Bank of America, Newburgh, NY

Located at 385 Broadway, the bank was built in the early 1960s. It was originally a Highland National Bank.

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Newburgh Free Library, NY

Newburgh, NY is known for its wealth of Victorian architecture, including one of the largest areas listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also well known for the 1835 Dutch Reformed Church, a masterpiece by Alexander Jackson Davis. … Continue reading

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Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA

Located at 4215 Forbes Avenue, this Brutalist style building was purchased in 2009 by Carnegie Mellon University as part of a large plot for $25 million. The entire site is being considered for redevelopment and it is expected this building … Continue reading

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Banks of Pittsburgh, PA

A nice selection of mid-century banks from Pittsburgh. 4612 Forbes Avenue. Purchased in 2009 by Carnegie Mellon University as part of a large plot, including the Brutalist style building at 4615 Forbes Avenue for approximately $25 million. See related post. … Continue reading

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