Synagogue for the Arts, Tribeca, NYC

Improbably wedged and set back from the street between two traditional commercial buildings on White Street in Tribeca is the wonderfully undulating Synagogue for the Arts, formerly the Civic Center Synagogue.

Once you walk up to it, it seems to float above the ground with only a small entrance block and two side pieces grounding it. It was designed by William N. Breger in 1967 and won an award from the American Institute of Architects in 1968. The New York Times wrote an interesting article about its relationship to the neighboring historic buildings here.

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