Building of the Day

Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant

Oct 4 at 12–1pm
327 Greenpoint AveBrooklyn, NY 11222

Architect: Polshek Partnership / Ennead

The design and planning framework for Newtown Creek employs a “kit-of-parts”: structures and systems consisting of durable and corrosion-resistant materials—including stainless steel, glazed ceramic tile, glazed brick and glass—are keyed by color, form and material to organize the plant both visually and functionally. Flexibility for new and developing technologies is integral to the approach.

Eight iconic futuristic, stainless steel-clad “digester eggs” are visible from vantage points across multiple boroughs and act as a symbol of civic service for travelers on several of the City’s highways and bridges.

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