10-17-13 The Department of Design and Construction

Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.

David Hockney

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.

Charles Dickens

Last week before I went to 5Pointz (see posting here) I was at the New York City Department of Design and Construction. Why? I mean, QH, you are neither a designer or a constructioner (sic).

True but there I was nonetheless with other members of the Taoist Tai Chi Society helping two of our Tri-state instructors give classes to the employees as part of their Wellness curriculum. .

As befits the department of Design and Construction, I find it to be a truly beautiful building. In the past it housed The Adams Chewing Gum Company, makers of Chiclets, Dentyne and Certs.  Here are a few shots of the building.





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