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Projects (7)
BBB’s transformation of a 1904 gymnasium building creates a contemporary identity for Denison University’s Art Department and promotes the cross-fertilization of visual arts disciplines under one roof.
BBB’s planning and design for NYU’s “Broadway Block” creates an overall identity for the Tisch School of the Arts while still maintaining the unique character and requirements of each department.
BBB completed a Comprehensive Building Plan for Washington DC’s premier performing arts center, a roadmap for capital planning.
BBB’s upgrades to the landmark Beaux-Arts lobby of 230 Park Avenue brings 21st century functionality into a magnificent early 20th century space.
BBB’s work at Union Depot restores a grand public building in St. Paul to its original use as a train station, re-establishing an architectural icon and providing an engine for economic and urban revitalization.
At Ellis Island, BBB has made a cultural and historical symbol of American immigration accessible to generations of visitors.
BBB’s award-winning master plan for the Hoboken Ferry Terminal has restored a historic transportation hub and revitalized New Jersey’s Hudson River waterfront.
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Stories (6)
An article in The New York Times examines how Grand Central Terminal, one of America’s great civic spaces, still captures our attention. David Dunlap’s piece, accompanied by a time-lapse video shot by Damon Winter, takes a look at the iconic Oyster Bar ramp hall, which was reclaimed in a comprehensive renovation by BBB.
The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York was founded in 1785. For more than 200 years, the General Society has selected four New York architects to highlight iconic buildings and landmarks of social, historical and cultural significance at their Labor, Literature and Landmarks Lecture Series. The Lecture Series pays tribute to the art of craftsmanship by featuring master artisans who lecture about the intricacies of their specialized crafts. The lectures are held in the General Society’s Library, founded in 1820, the second oldest library in New York City and one of three remaining private membership circulating libraries.
The Master Plan for the New York Public Library’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building was developed by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle, who are leading the renovation of the Library’s Midtown Campus.
In our third installment of “In Construction,” a new series that explores behind-the-scenes building technologies and methods, we take a look at the Main Fountain Garden Restoration at Longwood Gardens and three unique aspects of the project: repairing 4,382 pieces of limestone, restoring the opulent horticulture, and installing state-of-the-art technology to enhance the visitor experience.
On April 2, BBB’s New York office hosted award-winning writer Witold Rybczynski in a panel discussion of his recent book, How Architecture Works: A Humanist’s Toolkit. As significant as Witold Rybczynski’s visit were the conversations that members of the BBB community had in the studio about the book, and in the days leading to and following the event many interesting ideas came to the fore. Here are some of the great questions posed that the panel did not have time to address. They are valuable as open-ended subjects for reflection.
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