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Monday, April 4, 2011

Groovy, Curvy Architecture in N.Y.C.

717 Fifth Avenue: Stairwell of Emporio Armani (2009) by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas.

 Damrosch Park, West 62nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue: Guggenheim Band
Shell (1969) by Eggers & Higgins.

49 White Street: Congregation Shaare Zedek (Civic Center Synagogue) by William N. Breger. This marble-clad design of 1969 is intended to evoke the idea of a flame.

 Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens: New York Hall of Science (1964) by Harrison & Abramovitz.

 JFK Airport: Terminal Five (originally Trans World Airlines Terminal, 1962) by Eero Saarinen. This photograph of the so-called "umbilical cord," which once provided access to planes, was taken on a Docomomo-sponsored tour in January 2010; the floor has since been carpeted.

 66 West 12th Street: New School for Social Research (1930) by Joseph Urban. This auditorium is said to have served as the model for Radio City Music Hall, completed two years later and designed by Edward Durell Stone and Donald Deskey.

East River Park Bandshell, 516 East River Drive.

Coney Island: This 85-foot-tall roller coaster earned New York City landmark protection in 1988. Local companies supplied steel and lumber, and construction, completed in 1927, was supervised by Harry C. Baker.

1071 Fifth Avenue: The Guggenheim (1959) by Frank Lloyd Wright.
To look at more examples of groovy architecture, visit: Off-the-Beaten-Path Modernism in N.Y.C