Faberge Union in the East Village, Astor Place Update

Faberge-inspired Architecture

Faberge-inspired Architecture

Sciame continues to construct the new Cooper Union on 3rd Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets in the East Village.

And, with each new “shingle,” a new feature appears.

This time, viewable from Taras Shevchenko Place, it’s the use of the Faberge egg by architect Thomas Mayne of Morphosis.

But rather than looking in this egg, you get to see a reflection of the old East Village and the St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church.

Given the architectural reveals that seem to occur every week, or so, at the new Cooper Union site, we would not be surprised to see Faberge morph into a Magic 8-ball next week. We’ll try again later.

Faberge-inspired Architecture

Is a Magic 8-ball next?



Meanwhile, Jim Power’s planter and Alamo have taken back the plaza on Astor Place after the New York Historical Society removed its informative, historical sign about Abe Lincoln and Peter Cooper after testing the idea for a few weeks.

Power and Alamo

Alamo Power



And gleaming towers cast shadows over a village.

Shadows in the East Village

Shadows in the East Village


St. George in Shadows

St. George in Shadows


Coopers Union and Square Hotel

Coopers Union and Square Hotel


 

September 8th, 2008

Entry Filed under: East Village, New York City



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