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New York City Police Athletic League
South Bronx Community Center, Bronx, NY


Overview: This Center was the first of three new Community Centers for inner city neighborhoods that created a destination location for community activities. Upon entry is a 3-story atrium overlooking many of the communal spaces. The 2nd floor lounge is in a red drum that cantilevers over the exterior amphitheater. Other spaces include a full size gymnasium/auditorium with stage, fitness room, arts & crafts room, counseling rooms, lounge, cafeteria, classrooms, educational resource center and an outdoor terrace.

Size: 40,000 sf

Completion: 1997