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Steven Holl

Hunters Point Library . New York

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Steven Holl Architects . photos: © Paul Warchol . + archdaily

Located on a prominent site along the East River, against the backdrop of rapidly built skyscraper condominiums, the 22,000 square foot Queens Public Library at Hunters Point stands as a public building and public park, bringing community-devoted space to the Long Island City waterfront. Resisting recent trends of incorporating public libraries and much-needed social space within high- end residential towers, the Hunters Point Library stands independently, rising with a minimal footprint on its 32,000 square foot site to offer maximum surrounding green space to the local community and becoming an integrated part of the vibrant public park that lines the river’s edge. Continue reading Steven Holl

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Steven Holl

THE REACH | THE KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS . Washington D.C.

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Steven Holl Architects . photos: © Richard Barnes

As a “living memorial” for President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts takes an active position among the great presidential monuments in Washington, D.C. Through public events and stimulating art, the Kennedy Center offers a place where the community can engage and interact with artists across the full spectrum of the creative process. Continue reading Steven Holl