Thursday, July 31, 2014

ARCHITECTURE: BALCONIES AT A HARLEM CHURCH

Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone now owns the former Mount Moriah Church on Fifth Avenue and has been converting the former house of worship into a home with community space.  The scaffolding for the facade restoration went down earlier this year but we just now noticed the small Juliet balcony additions on the upper floors.   These more shallow architectural elements do a pretty good job at providing a little bit of function without being overly obtrusive to the overall look of a building.  It actually took several views of the former church before we realized that the balconies were added on as part of the renovations.  The door on the other hand appears to be a larger work in progress since not much has changed at the entrance since springtime.

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