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James Carpenter Refracts

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We’ve got a prior Chuck Close commitment, but every few minutes we wish we didn’t so that we could go see genius grant recipient James Carpenter speak at the Donnell Library Center tonight. The League sponsors, as part of their Architecture and… series (this one is Architecture and Light) and explains:

Trained as a sculptor, James Carpenter works in the realms of art, architecture, and engineering. His firm works collaboratively with architects and engineers on projects that merge sculpture, architecture, landscape design, and engineering in the creation of curtain walls, skylights, roofs, pavilions, works of public art, and entire buildings.

Carpenter’s firm has collaborated on a number of recent and current New York City projects, including the MTA Fulton Street Transit Center (Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners), World Trade Center Tower 7 (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill), Light Cascade at the Hearst Tower (Foster and Partners), Inclined Light Wall at the New York Hall of Science (Polshek Partnership), Battery Park City Streetscape (Rogers Marvel Architects), and Brooklyn Bridge Park (Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates).

6:30, Donnell Library Center, 20 West 53rd St, members free, non-members $10.

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