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Recreating Adam, From Hundreds of Fragments, After the Fall

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New York Times, November 8, 2014

It happened at 6 on a Sunday night. Adam — a strapping, 6-foot-3-inch marble sculpture by the Venetian Renaissance master Tullio Lombardo — fell to the ground on a patio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, smashing into hundreds of pieces. “Nobody knew what had happened — it could have been foul play,” said Jack Soultanian, a conservator who was called to the museum that night in 2002.

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Winners of the 32nd Annual Awards for Excellence in Design

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Alley Pond Environmental Center (Queens, NY)

A project of the Department of Parks & Recreation
Situated at the edge of Alley Pond Park in Queens, NY, the newly redesigned Alley Pond Environmental Center will serve approximately 50,000 school children annually. With double the space of the current facility, the new center will allow staff to better instruct additional students and demonstrate sustainable building practices using the building itself as a teaching tool.

New York Botanical Garden’s East Gate Entrance, Edible Academy, and Family Garden (Bronx, NY)

A project of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Department of Parks & Recreation and the New York Botanical Garden
The redesign of the east entrance to the New York Botanical Garden serves to reconnect the community to the beautiful collections within the garden. Crossing a hardwood pedestrian bridge will lead the visitor to the state-of-the-art Edible Academy and Family Garden. Highlighted in the design of this project are numerous sustainable features, including a greenroof system, geothermal heating and cooling, and solar panels.

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