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Architectural Renewal On Rockaway Beach

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 24, 2013 01:02 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified Jul 23, 2013

Along the storm-ravaged shores of Rockaway Beach, New York, an area for which Hurricane Sandy reserved its most lethal blows, signs of renewal have gradually begun to spring up. Among the most visible are the spiky aluminum trellises that mark the concession stands which formerly dotted the shoreline, providing food — Continue reading …




 

 

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Along the storm-ravaged shores of Rockaway Beach, New York, an area for which Hurricane Sandy reserved its most lethal blows, signs of renewal have gradually begun to spring up.

Among the most visible are the spiky aluminum trellises that mark the concession stands which formerly dotted the shoreline, providing food and public facilities for the thousands of summertime beach-goers who flock to the peninsula each year. Worn and architecturally forgettable prior to the storm—and leveled after Sandy hit—the new concession stands, redesigned by architectural firm Sage and Coombe, include brand new lifeguard stations and revamped restaurants—and undulating, slatted aluminum canopies, visible from miles away.

Gleaming and instantly recognizable, their metal hues reflecting the changing mood of sea and sky, the new structures are like nothing that was there before, like nothing Rockaway Beach has ever seen—a fitting symbol for a place none too eager to re-live the recent past, and looking ever hopefully to what still lies ahead.

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Images: Promila Shastri


 

 

 
 
 

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