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A Dreary Manhattan Corner Becomes an Unlikely Oasis of Light

An unlikely new beacon is glowing in the claustrophobic canyon of Lexington Avenue.
I couldn’t quite place it at first, walking through Midtown Manhattan a few weeks ago, but something around East 50th Street was brighter than I remembered. Then I realized that the once-shadowy hole of an arcade and covered space at 560 Lexington Avenue had become an oasis of light. …
“I like that we’ve engaged the city, that the city’s been invited into the space,” said Roger Duffy, a design partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the architectural firm responsible for the renovation.

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