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Richard Serra London Cross LX Pavilion  

On a sloping estate in Bedford, NY, the London Cross Pavilion stands at the intersection of minimal and cerebral, of material and space: dualities emanating from the Richard Serra sculpture within. The sculpture consists of two straight plates with the top plate perpendicular to an balanced on the bottom plate forming a cruciform shape. Each plate weighs 29,000 lbs. composed of two fifteen-ton weathering-steel plates measuring 40-ft long, 7-ft tall and 2-1/2” thick. The walls of the room stabilize the plates against tipping. LERA designed the box building that houses the sculpture. The interior walls had to be built around the in-place rigged Sculpture. The exterior siding is made from charred wood.


Bedford, NY




OLI Architecture


Silver Award – Building/Technology Systems, 2022
American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC NY)

AIA New York Architecture Honors Award, 2020

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