Center For Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place
New York

Center For Architecture

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A place where people can learn about and explore new technologies and issues related to architecture. They offer rotating exhibits, events and information regarding the built environment. For a detailed list of current and upcoming exhibits, please be sure to visit the AIANY website.

Additional Information:
In the summer of 2003 the geothermal system for the Center for Architecture was installed. The geothermal system cools the Center for Architecture during warm weather and heats it during the cold months by circulating water through heat exchangers. The system is based on the fact that the earth’s temperature at a thousand feet below Manhattan is a constant 52 °F (11 °C). The heat exchangers use the temperature of the water to cool (or heat as demand requires) the air released into the 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) facility through air ducts. Air is blown over the chilled or heated water before traveling into the galleries and office spaces.

Gallery / Exhibition Hours:
Monday–Friday: 9:00am–8:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am–5:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED



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