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Mundane Moment: Jordan Gruzen

I was saddened to hear that New York-based architect Jordan Gruzen died in January 2015. Gruzen’s work as part of the partnership of Kelly & Gruzen informed much of my interest in mid-century and modern architecture in the New York … Continue reading

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Junior High School 22, Lower East Side, NYC

New Explorations into Science, Technology & Math School was originally Junior High School 22 (also known as the Gustave Straubenmuller School). It now serves grades K-12 in this specialized curriculum. It is located at the corner of East Houston Street … Continue reading

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The New York Buddhist Church, Upper West Side, NYC

The New York Buddhist Church is quietly tucked away on Riverside Drive just above West 105th Street. Its siting is peculiar, being raised one floor above grade and set back from the street, wedged in between two large, ornate turn-of-the-century … Continue reading

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Japan Society, Turtle Bay, NYC

Directly next to the Church of the Holy Family (see previous post) is the Japan Society at 333 East 47th Street. It was designed by Junzo Yoshimura with George Shimamoto of Gruzen Partnership, formerly Kelly and Gruzen–which I covered on … 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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