RazumMedia photographed AA Studio's Office in Williamsburg. Originally built as a garage, AA Studio converted the single-story structure to serve as their design studio.
RazumMedia photographed AA Studio's Office in Williamsburg. Originally built as a garage, AA Studio converted the single-story structure to serve as their design studio.
AA Studio Leads by Example
RazumMedia photographed 837 Washington for Morris Adjmi Architects.
RazumMedia photographed 837 Washington for Morris Adjmi Architects.
A Twist in Meatpacking
Working with WASA/Studio A, RazumMedia created a series of photographs of the Life Recovery Center at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
Working with WASA/Studio A, RazumMedia created a series of photographs of the Life Recovery Center at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
Life Recovery Center in the Bronx
25 Washington Street, aka GAIR2 and 30 Washington Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn frame one of New York's most famous views. RazumMedia documented the conversions for WASA/Studio A and TwoTrees Management.
25 Washington Street, aka GAIR2 and 30 Washington Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn frame one of New York's most famous views. RazumMedia documented the conversions for WASA/Studio A and TwoTrees Management.
DUMBO Sisters
Spring Studios' New York City location (aka 50 Varick Street) is a dramatic renovation of an existing Verizon building.
Spring Studios' New York City location (aka 50 Varick Street) is a dramatic renovation of an existing Verizon building.
Where Fashion Lives - Spring Studios
Emerald Green, Crystal Green and Hawthorne Park are rental residential buildings developed by Glenwood Management. Designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group Architects with Saladino Group interiors, these full service buildings are uniquely refined to create residential oases. RazumMedia photographed each new building over the past several years.
Emerald Green, Crystal Green and Hawthorne Park are rental residential buildings developed by Glenwood Management. Designed by Stephen B. Jacobs Group Architects with Saladino Group interiors, these full service buildings are uniquely refined to create residential oases. RazumMedia photographed each new building over the past several years.
Residential Oases
RazumMedia photographed Williamsburg's new jewel-like EMS Station.
RazumMedia photographed Williamsburg's new jewel-like EMS Station.
EMS Dispatch for Williamsburg
The plaza behind the Federal Building in Downtown Manhattan has long been a problematic urban site. WASA/Studio A and Michael Van Valkenburgh crafted a new vision for the plaza.
The plaza behind the Federal Building in Downtown Manhattan has long been a problematic urban site. WASA/Studio A and Michael Van Valkenburgh crafted a new vision for the plaza.
Jacob Javits Plaza
RazumMedia photographed existing conditions for the restoration of the RKO Keith's Theater in Flushing, Queens.
RazumMedia photographed existing conditions for the restoration of the RKO Keith's Theater in Flushing, Queens.
RKO Keith's Theater
SVA's Department of Social Innovation twists around a central auditorium, creating dynamic and distinctly vibrant spaces.
SVA's Department of Social Innovation twists around a central auditorium, creating dynamic and distinctly vibrant spaces.
Innovation at SVA
For the condominiums at 455 West 20th Street, Beyer Blinder Belle combined an historic building with a new addition, connecting the two structures with a luminous bridge.
For the condominiums at 455 West 20th Street, Beyer Blinder Belle combined an historic building with a new addition, connecting the two structures with a luminous bridge.
The Glass Bridge
BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater is a zigzagging jewel, proving that form and function really do work best together.
BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater is a zigzagging jewel, proving that form and function really do work best together.
Baryshnikov Arts Center
A Bowery for the next century.
A Bowery for the next century.
New Bowery
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best exterior photographs.
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best exterior photographs.
TYPE: Exteriors
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best interior photographs.
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best interior photographs.
TYPE: Interiors
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best photographs of offices and spaces for work.
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best photographs of offices and spaces for work.
TYPE: Workplace
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best photographs of multi-family housing.
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best photographs of multi-family housing.
TYPE: Multi-Family
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best photographs of institutional spaces, including not-for-profit, cultural, educational and healthcare projects.
Typology Gallery: a selection of our best photographs of institutional spaces, including not-for-profit, cultural, educational and healthcare projects.
TYPE: Institutional
Jacob Javits Plaza - 26 Federal Plaza
An Inviting
face for Manhattan's
Federal Plaza
Jacob Javits Plaza - 26 Federal Plaza

Jacob Javits Plaza in Lower Manhattan has a long history as a difficult urban site. From 1981 until 1989 the irregularly shaped parcel was the site for Richard Serra's Tilted Arc. After Arc's embattled tenure ended, the plaza was haphazardly filled with standard issue benches and planters. 1997 brought a full redesign that was bright and cheerful but did not address the central issue of the plaza - it lacked a sense of place, feeling like the side dish no one wanted. As another redesign began in 2009, a dramatically different vision for the plaza emerged from the WASA/Studio A and Michael Van Valkenburgh team.

The challenge of the plaza stems from its need to serve both as a thoroughfare to and from the Federal Building and be a place unto itself. The design team's strategy was to subtly wrap the main passages of the plaza with pockets of intimate space defined by vegetation. The organic surfaces of the plaza ebb and flow to juxtapose its hardscape, breaking up the scale of surrounding municipal structures. We felt it was most critical to convey a sense of place for this new social space, and we focused on framing the urban context of the plaza's site with the sweeping forms of the new design. For the first time in its history, Jacob Javits Plaza is a destination.

Jacob Javits Plaza - 26 Federal Plaza
Jacob Javits Plaza - 26 Federal Plaza
Jacob Javits Plaza - 26 Federal Plaza
Jacob Javits Plaza - 26 Federal Plaza
Jacob Javits Plaza - 26 Federal Plaza

Project Name:
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza.

Photography Date: April 2013.

Owner:
General Services Administration.

Architect/Engineer: WASA/Studio A.

Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

Special Thanks: WASA/Studio A team for helping populate the plaza.

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