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Day Labor Station, 2006–2007

This is a Project. It was designed by Liz Ogbu and project headed by Public Architecture and Ryan Construction and the design director was John Peterson. It is dated 2006–2007. Its medium is wood, metal.

An estimated 117,000 day laborers look for work each day in the United States, working in an informal economy. The Day Labor Station accommodates waiting day laborers, organizational meetings, classes, and sanitation facilities, without requiring staff. The mobile center unit is designed to be built by day laborers themselves and deployed at informal hiring sites. Local organizations are given the opportunity to schedule on-site classes, including English as a second language, legal assistance, and civil-rights workshops.

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Its dimensions are

12’ h x 8’ w x 10’ d, 9' canopy

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