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2017-05-09 18:00:002017-05-09 20:00:00America/New_YorkEl Helicoide OpeningPlease join us at the Center for Architecture for the openin
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York New York 10012
May 09, 2017
5/9/17, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join us at the Center for Architecture for the opening of El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison.
Built in the late 1950s as a state-of-the-art, drive-in mall, El Helicoide was never completed and went through decades of abandonment, failed private and public projects, and informal occupations until the security police took it over in 1985. A modern ruin, the building epitomizes modernity’s utopic dreams and their dystopian reality, ultimately presenting the dark side of modernity in Latin America.
Organized by: Center for Architecture and PROYECTO HELICOIDE
Curated and designed by: Celeste Olalquiaga
Graphic design by: A. Sotillo and G. Fontanillasa (VACA)
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