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Preliminary facade concept new windows adding dimensional layer to the building which has accumulated features over decades.
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Preliminary section study showing new upper level performance space, new bar, flex/rehearsal space, and offices.
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Section model showing new upper level performance space, new bar, flex/rehearsal space, and offices.
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Lower performance space, bar & mezzanine.
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Lower performance space, bar & mezzanine.
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Skylit upper level performance space.
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Preliminary facade concept new windows adding dimensional layer to the building which has accumulated features over decades.
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NUYORICAN POETS CAFE

Nuyorican Poets Cafe / NYCDDC, New York, NY

As a performance space for new and unknown artists, and for those often under-represented in mainstream culture, the Nuyorican Poets Café has become an acclaimed forum for innovative poetry, music, hip hop, video, visual arts, comedy and theater. R+L, through NYC's Design Excellence Program, is reconceptualizing the organization's East Village existing facilities with a rooftop expansion. The project includes developing a new street identity, two theaters, rehearsal & educational spaces and integrated bar/cafe zones.