Sitty Pretty

High atop the Moorish architecture of City Center, a performing arts venue in midtown Manhattan, sits a rather spectacular dome. Originally designed by architects Harry P. Knowles and Clinton & Russell, and built in 1922-1924 by the Shriners, the structure is now owned by the City of New York and sadly the condition of the dome deteriorated greatly over the years, some of the tiles had fallen off and the roof was leaking.

Earlier this year, David Paul Helpern, FAIA, and Susa

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