Friday, September 30, 2016


Westbeth Artists Community.These buildings were originally the Bell Telephone Laboratories, the largest industrial research complex in the U.S., where technology including television, talking movies, radar, was developed. It was also part of the Manhattan Project. It closed as a research facility in 1966, and was transformed into subsidized low-to-middle income housing for artists. I think such a project would be inconceivable in today's New York City.

Below, a lamp mounted to one of the Westbeth buildings on Bank St.

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