Monthly Archives: June 2011

51 Astor Place, East Village, NYC

Built in 1959 and housing the Cooper Union Engineering School, this building is scheduled for demolition soon. One nice feature is the glassed-in cafe at the corner which floats above the intersection. UPDATE: 1/8/12. Even though the building is in … Continue reading


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Jehovah Witnesses’ Dormitory, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Amidst the staid rowhouses and mansions of Brooklyn Heights are a few mid-century surprises. This building, 119 Columbia Heights at the corner of Pineapple Street was built by the Witnesses in 1969-70 as a dormitory and library. Ulrich Franzen and … Continue reading

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Andrew Goodman Building, Upper West Side, NYC

This building was originally a 1973 addition to the Walden School at the corner Central Park West and 88th Street. The school went bankrupt in 1987 and most of the original school was demolished for large-scale condominiums. The addition, constructed … Continue reading

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Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, CT

Originally the Community Services Building, this elaborate, interwoven structure sits at the corner of State and Fair Streets in New Haven. It was built in 1965 by Douglas Orr, deCossy, Winder & Associates. Work by the firm as well as … Continue reading

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Crown Street Parking Garage, New Haven, CT

This parking garage at Crown and College Streets was opened in 1970 . The architects are Granbery, Cash & Associates, who also did a few apartment complexes around New Haven. It seems to follow in New Haven’s tradition of uniquely … Continue reading

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