Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dining Hall and Store Complex, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

This complex brings a certain monotony and repetition to the intersection, fronting on both Spruce Street and 38th Street. The 1974 book, Architecture in Philadelphia: A Guide, states “The two street fronts immediately bring to mind characteristics of Philadelphia row … Continue reading

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Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center, Philadelphia, PA

Located at 1415 N. Broad Street in north Philadelphia near Temple University, this building has a decidedly suburban office park look and placement. The structure is low-rise and, as seen in the photograph, is set back a distance from the … Continue reading

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Administration Building, City College of New York, Hamilton Heights, NYC

Now officially known as the Howard A. Wille Administration Building, this low-rise office complex was built in 1960-1961. It was designed by Gehron and Seltzer. They also designed the East Coast Memorial in Battery Park and the library at West … Continue reading

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20th Precinct House, Upper West Side, NYC

Built in 1965, the precinct is located 120 West 82nd Street. There is an artwork located to the right of the front entrance but I have not located any other information about it. The building itself was designed by Ifill … Continue reading

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Student Union Building and Haggerty Administration Building, SUNY, New Paltz, NY

This brutalist complex is currently undergoing renovation and expansion. The Student Union Building (above) opened in 1971 and the Administration Building (below) in 1972. The complex is undergoing renovation and a new piece of the complex opened in 2010 and … Continue reading

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Church Center for the United Nations, Turtle Bay, NYC

Across from the United Nations at 777 First Avenue is the Church Center, originally called the Church Peace Center. The most eye-catching part of the building is its unique first floor sculpture design by Benoit Gilsoul, which is actually the … Continue reading

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