Just one year after work began on the new Jackie Robinson Museum, Gensler has returned to the Landmarks Preservation Commission with proposals to install new signage and lighting along exterior portions of the building. Located within One Hudson Square at 75 Varick Street, the institution will honor the life and legacy of the Brooklyn Dodgers legend.
Last week, The Perelman Center received $89 million in funding for the construction of the future Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. The funds came from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and up the total amount of construction costs now covered to 82 percent. The building will be designed by REX Architecture, and will rise 138 feet tall. The inside will be constructed with a steel structural system. It will hold multiple theaters and performance spaces within, while the exterior will be faced in a signature marble envelope on all four sides.
In an effort to improve both operations and accessibility to New York’s busiest airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo has endorsed a $13 Billion plan overhaul and transform John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Rice+Lipka Architects recently returned to New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission with revised proposals to modernize and expand the Choicirciati Cultural Center. Located at 64 East 4th Street in Manhattan’s East Village, the center functions primarily as a Latin American theatre and performance venue.
For the past several years, as millions of tourists and visitors have braved the city’s cold February weather, Times Square has shown off its Valentines Day spirit with a new sculpture placed in Father Duffy Square every February, each different and unique from the year before. Last week, Succhi Reddy of Reddymade was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Times Square Valentine Heart Design, and will have her sculpture, titled “X,” constructed and displayed at the plaza and crossroads of the world. This is part of a collaboration between the Times Square Arts organization and AIA New York, and was announced at the Center for Architecture on Monday, October 15, with the winning sculpture chosen out of eight finalists.