SLO Architecture Proposes a Train Station Rehab in the Bronx

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
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Photograph of abandoned Westchester Avenue Station. (Courtesy SLO Architecture)

Photograph of abandoned Westchester Avenue Station. (Courtesy SLO Architecture)

When two architects, Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi, principals of SLO Architecture, came across an abandoned train station in the Bronx located next to Concrete Plant Park, they saw a unique opportunity to reuse a historic building and help facilitate better access and use of the adjacent green space. Tonight at the Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice in the Bronx, Schachter and Levi will present their project, called Bronx River Right-of-Way. In an interview with Urban Omnibus, the architects describe how they will split the station, designed by Cass Gilbert in the 1930s, into two parts.

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