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    Me likes it, too.

    Me likes it, too.
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    Usually the wind comes from the west or sw so...

    Usually the wind comes from the west or sw so mostly it's fairly protected. And in the dog days of summer a good section will be protected from sun by late afternoon.
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    From the Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc....

    From the Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. website:

    JACOB JAVITS PLAZA
    New York, NY (2009–2013)

    http://www.mvvainc.com/media/files/1de7fa1afb89d372f9ce6a4509439f9a.jpg
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    I walked through here this afternoon. Materials...

    I walked through here this afternoon. Materials are terrific, although the big blocks & disks of white marble will no doubt get covered in grease stains as folks start using the plaza for lunch.
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    Granted this plaza cries out for redesign but,...

    Granted this plaza cries out for redesign but, seriously ... is this not laughable?

    No doubt the security quotient is top priority, use by actual persons way down on the list.

    "Welcoming"?...
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    It's been 30+ years ... what is the life of a...

    It's been 30+ years ... what is the life of a curtain wall?

    Being such a predominant building I'm a bit concerned they'd screw it up with a re-clad (echoes of Verizon @ Bryant Park).

    I cannot...
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    PART TWO Jacob Javits Plaza: Reconsidering...

    PART TWO

    Jacob Javits Plaza: Reconsidering Intentions

    Text John Hill

    Field Observations

    Observations and mapping of the space involved two site visits, the first one from 10:00am to...
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    An in depth analysis of the Javits Federal...

    An in depth analysis of the Javits Federal Building Plaza at the NE corner of the site (Lafayette & Worth Streets):

    PART ONE

    Jacob Javits Plaza: Reconsidering Intentions

    Text John Hill...
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    The plaza as now designed is a complete failure...

    The plaza as now designed is a complete failure -- a failure because it originally contained steam which rose from the top of each of the mounds (which were originally covered in suburban grass,...
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    More on the eastern plaza outside the Javits...

    More on the eastern plaza outside the Javits Federal building (where "Tilted Arc" used to live):


    http://www.archidose.org/Apr00/javitz1.jpg

    This Plaza was re-designed by Martha Schwartz...
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    The steel frame for the new "Security Pavilion"...

    The steel frame for the new "Security Pavilion" along the Broadway entrance to the Javits Federal Building (aka "26 Federal Plaza") has been erected.

    An article from November 2001 describing the...
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    Back to the Javits Federal Building itself ... ...

    Back to the Javits Federal Building itself ...

    A new "Security Pavilion" is currently under construction in the sunken plaza on the west side of the Javits Federal Building (facing Broadway)....
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    Well ^^^ as someone who saw and experienced the...

    Well ^^^ as someone who saw and experienced the "Tilted Arc" in place I'll say it was a very cool piece -- especially for a plaza that was little if ever used.

    The "problem" began with the...
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    A footnote to the "Tilted Arc" saga ... ...

    A footnote to the "Tilted Arc" saga ...

    Against the Wall

    NY TIMES
    March 19, 1989

    What is 12 feet tall, 120 feet long and red, or at least rust, all over? It is ''Tilted Arc,'' a curving...
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    But NOT in the style of the Verizon re-clad,...

    But NOT in the style of the Verizon re-clad, thank you very much ...
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    Jacob K. Javits Federal Building and Plaza

    Jacob K. Javits Federal Building

    26 Federal Plaza

    Alfred Easton Poor, Kahn & Jacobs, Eggers & Higgins (1967)

    Stories: 42

    Height: 587'
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