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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
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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