Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Brooklyn Academy of Music

 The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) designed by Herts & Tallant c. 1907 at 30 Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn.  Click HERE for more and HERE to see the Brooklyn Academy of Music on google street view.







Photos from The Brickbuilder, 1908.

3 comments:

The Ancient said...

A few links --

http://www.oprhp.state.ny.us/hpimaging/hp_view.asp?GroupView=101567

(As it was in the beginning. An article from The Brickbuilder with drawings.)
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http://www.bcausa.com/slideshow/images/bam1.jpg

http://www.fadingad.com/blog/brooklyn/bam_opera01.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ytf/5586916566/

http://www.concierge.com/images/destinations/destinationguide/usa+canada/usa/newyork/brooklyn/brooklyn_003p.jpg

(Assorted color pictures of various exterior details.)
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http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/58/5855/7SYSG00Z/posters/brooklyn-academy-of-music-new-york-city.jpg

http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/58/5854/DIYSG00Z/posters/brooklyn-academy-of-music-new-york-city.jpg

http://www.esto.com/assignments/2008m13.529re.jpg

http://www.artspace.com/media/institutions/brooklyn_academy_of_music/brooklyn_academy_of_music_image_468x310_c.jpg

http://blog.sanuraweathers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DanceAfrica_1054.jpg

(How the front canopy has evolved over the years -- concluding with modern architecture at its most inspired.)
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http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/17/nyregion/a-brooklyn-landmark-gets-its-crown-back-at-music-academy-color-supplants-grime.html?ref=brooklynacademyofmusic

(An article on the restoration of the exterior.)

P.S. The previous building, which burned in 1903:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-O1UCr1klddc/TxhLGkCf7NI/AAAAAAAAAZ8/HKA9pJ7IV6w/s1600/51726_ca_object_representations_media_4436_large.jpg

Zach said...

I don't say it nearly enough but thank you for all the additional links...they are always so very helpful!

archibuff said...

The links are indeed fantastic.

Definitely one of the great cultural institutions of NYC. Founded when Brooklyn was a rival city to New York (prior to 1898) and great civic structures (Brooklyn Borough Hall), museums (Brooklyn Museum of Art), monuments (Grand Army Plaza) and parks (Prospect Park) were built to rival the city across the river. Since the early 1970's the revitalization of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and many other historic brownstone neighborhoods has spurred Brooklyn's rebirth. Restoring the Academy's cornice was icing on the cake.