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ABS Launches Art Project at 915 Broadway

1We at Specter De Souza architects love art and we are delighted to announce that the lobby we designed for 915 Broadway will be adorned with a pair of two large cartoon paintings by Bronx generation artist Sen2.
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LITTLE BIT GOES LONG WAY WHEN UPDATING PUBLIC SPACES

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By Ronald A. DeSouza, AlA
Specter DeSouza Architects PC

With the competitive nature of the commercial office market and the hesitation by owners and managers to invest a large number of dollars to upgrade their commercial properties, public spaces and entrances, we investigated numerous ways to update and improve public spaces without totally renovating the space.

Many if not all commercial building lobbies in New York have stone clad walls and stone or terrazzo floors. Both stone and terrazzo easily allow for their reinvention. For instance. when you fill and hone old polished travertine, it transforms into a softer, low-luster limestone, aesthetically very different from what it used to be. An example of this may be seen at 80 Pine Street and One Battery Park Plaza. Refinishing existing stone surfaces can change the overall appearance of the public space.

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