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Harlem Hospital Pavilion Facade, 2005–12

This is a Project. It was architect: HOK and Studio JTA and made for (as the client) Harlem Hospital Center (NYC Health + Hospitals). It is dated 2005–12.

Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion—a new, 192,000-square-foot patient-centered hospital building designed by HOK architecture firm with Harlem-based architect Jack Travis—incorporates a strong cultural expression in its technologically advanced building design and establishes a strong community connection by celebrating a historically significant mural at a civic scale. The facade, a high-performance curtain wall, replicates 3 panels from a Works Progress Administration mural that depicts scenes from the African diaspora story. Other restored original WPA murals are visible from the street in the hospital’s new public gallery.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition By the People: Designing a Better America.

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