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Cooper Union Goes Translucent

The remaking of the Astor Place area continues. Yesterday, Cooper Union unveiled its plans for a new translucent academic building to house engineering and art studios, located adjacent to Astor Place at Third Avenue and 6th Street (in the Village Voice triangle). Designed by Thom Mayne of wacky L.A.-based architecture outfit Morphosis, the project earns glowing praise from the NYT and Newsday architecture critics. Curbed's assessment to follow when we finish our coffee.
· Cooper Union Engages The Neighborhood [NYTimes]
· Plans for New Cooper Union Unveiled [Newsday]