ASID NYU/CE is pleased to announce the 2016 Chapter Design Competition Winners. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who participated.
The state was facing a conundrum brought on by a circular elevator used to lift show equipment into the futuristic Egg performing arts center. The solution: Fit a rectangle in a round hole. The state Office of General Services is overseeing the replacement of The Egg's freight elevator, which is being swapped for a rectangular elevator that will operate within the existing circular shaft. But while few other than stagehands and performers may take a trip into the concrete bowl on that elevator, it's a prime example of the unique — or bizarre, depending upon your point of view —architectural features of the sprawling Empire State Plaza.
Thanks to the volunteer makeover efforts of the community, the business will reopen as Leslie’s Boutique. The transformation was made possible via the Open Storefront Makeover Program.
The concept behind the Open Storefront Makeover Program is to pair artists, students, companies, organizations and students with store owners and landlords who need help fixing up and rebranding their businesses/buildings. This grassroots initiative truly is about coming together to spruce up a neighborhood, while giving shopkeepers the tools that they need to reboot and rebrand.