Preserve Art Deco Building Treasures


 Irwin Weiner ASID - It's challenging to take buildings from a past era and convert to present-day use. There are safety issues (asbestos, anyone?), accessibility codes for open access of a public space to all people, and aesthetic dangers (modernizing may obliterate or remove treasured period details). The Art Deco Society of New York is raising awareness of the deco treasures in and around our community, and hats off to Kathryn Hausman and her fellow members for fighting the good fight. We found a video on a proposed repurposing of an existing art deco theater in Brooklyn to a modern music and performance space called Roulette. What do you think of their renovation plans?

 

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