Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Upper West Side, NYC

This glowing building practically screams the 1970s with its golden glass screen, rusting metal frame and large public plaza. It commands the corner of Amsterdam and West 66th Street. It was designed by Frederick G. Frost and Associates, who seems to have been quite prolific but now possibly forgotten. This building opened in 1975, only three years before Frost’s firm closed its doors. Supposedly the hallways line the periphery of the building meaning that many of the interior rooms do not have windows. Although the NYC Department of Education closed the high school in 2005 and put six specialized schools in the space, the high school’s name still adorns the exterior.

 

 

 

The sculpture is by William Tarr and is a memorial to Dr. King.

 

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2 Responses to Martin Luther King Jr. High School, Upper West Side, NYC

  1. Pingback: Midtown South Precinct House, Midtown, NYC | Mid-Century Mundane

  2. And make sure to check out this sharp info graphic on the lift of MLK!

    http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/life-of-mlk

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