TRACEY TOWERS

Among the tallest buildings in the Bronx, at 38 and 41 stories, Paul Rudolph’s Tracey Towers dominate the Bronx skyline – two concrete towers, comprised of nine narrow windowless cylindrical columns…

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WHITE PLAINS

Large-scale urban renewal projects were in no way unique to New York City. White Plains, the suburban city just north of the Bronx would undergo major renewal projects to its downtown core in the 1960s...

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KIPS BAY PLAZA

The first exposed concrete residential buildings in the city, they were a departure from the walkup tenement and brownstone buildings that were common in the neighborhood. The gridded cast-in-place…

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WATERSIDE PLAZA

The four towers, designed by Davis, Brody & Associates range from 31 to 37 stories and are clad in dark brown brick, described in the AIA Guide to New York City as "cut and carved cubism" with cantilevered…

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ONE POLICE PLAZA

The new police headquarters is a fifteen-story red brick cube with a matrix of punched-out windows, sitting atop a multileveled horizontal base. The corners of the cube cantilever over the base, exposing the…

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CADMAN TOWERS

Two saw-toothed poured concrete towers of 32 and 13 stories, surrounded by a raised landscaped private plaza with 50 townhouses. Construction on the 420‐unit cooperative development began in…

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WEISS SCIENCE TOWER

Clad in limestone, with narrow dark windows running the length of the building, the top of the structure protrudes out, interrupted only by the one narrow horizontal window of the top floor. Simplistic in…

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JULLIARD SCHOOL

Clad in travertine, Pietro Belluschi's Juilliard School is the northernmost building in the Lincoln Center complex and the only one that directly faces broadway. Belluschi’s design for Julliard is nothing…

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MET BREUER

The museum's façade consists of 1,500 gray granite slabs, each weighing between 500 and 600 pounds. Inside Breuer used a vast array of materials including terrazzo, board-formed and…

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CHATHAM TOWERS

Chatham Towers bring together modern building technology, daring aesthetics, elemental, sculptural form, and emerging theories of urbanism. At 25 stories, the height of the towers made it possible…

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SCHOMBURG PLAZA

The two octogonal concrete towers provided a much-needed landmark to the north side of Central Park, one that grounded the skyline and intersection at the northeast corner of the park. When the first..

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1199 PLAZA

1199 Plaza is a bulky brown brick apartment complex on the border of East Harlem and the Upper East Side facing the East River. It was envisioned as an urban renewal project that would break away from…

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