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Mayor reveals shape of things to come at AIA exhibition.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially opened a new two-part exhibition at the Center for Architecture that celebrate public projects that will shape New York City's neighborhoods.

Called 'Going Public 2' the two installations--Case Studies of the Mayor's Design and Construction Excellence Initiative and City Snapshot(s)--document the scope, quality, and diversity of public work in New York City.

The exhibition is presented in concert with the 2006 American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Theme, Architecture as Public Policy.

Said Fredric Bell, FAIA, executive director of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), "The Chapter's mission is to help the public become as engaged in and informed of the city's architectural existence as possible. 'Going Public 2' gives people a chance to see the incredibly inspired projects being proposed and created in their neighborhoods that will become a part of their everyday lives and shape their communities."

Case Studies of the Mayor's Design and Construction Excellence Initiative, highlights the efforts of Mayor Bloomberg together with the City's public works agencies, to enhance the built environment. It will showcase seven projects that exemplify how the New York City Department of Design and Construction is redefining what public architecture can be in the twenty-first century.

'Case Studies' is curated by Thomas Mellins and will be displayed in arotating cylinder designed by Truck Product Architecture. The wire and paper structure, standing over four-teen feet high and 13 feet in diameter, serves as the main display unit for the renderings of the seven projects.

The seven projects are: Rescue Company 3 (Polshek Partnership Architects) at 1647 Washington Avenue, Bronx; Family Intake Center (Polshek Partnership Architects)at 151 East 151st Street, Bronx; Surf Avenue Pedestrian Bridge (weisz + yoes architecture) at West 8th Street and Surf Avenue, Brooklyn; Queens Hospital EMS Station (Dean/Wolf Architects) at Goethals Avenue and 160th Street, Queens; Glen Oaks Branch Library (Marble Fairbanks) at 256-04 Union Turnpike, Glen Oaks, Queens; QMA Queens Museum of Art (Grimshaw Architects with Amman and Whitney) at Flushing Meadows, Queens; Remsen Avenue Yard (Kiss + Cathcart) at 855 Remsen Avenue, Brooklyn.

The Center for Architecture is at 536 LaGuardia Place, between W. 3rd St. and Bleecker. the exhibition runs through December 31, 2006.
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Title Annotation:Michael Bloomberg presents 'Going Public 2' at American Institute of Architects
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
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Date:Oct 25, 2006
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