Water’s Edge Exhibit Building

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Address: 23-01 Bell Boulevard
Neighborhood: Bayside
Architect:  Samuel Paul and Seymour Jarmul
Year: 1967
Current Status: Demolished
Award:  Bronze Plaque for Commercial-Retail
Typology:  Commercial Building

The Water’s Edge Building is one of the few intentionally temporary structures in the Queens Modern pantheon. It was constructed by the Birchwood Park Organization as a showroom for the neighboring Water’s Edge community, a large planned development that also won its own award. The exhibit center included a landscaped garden, a model of the entire Water’s Edge community, and access to model homes. In the late 1960s it was replaced with a somewhat banal group of townhouses.


Water's Edge Exhibit Building