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Feb 24, 2018
Lee Harris Pomeroy, FAIA, RIBA, Principal, passes away

The founder of this architecture studio based in New York City, passed away on Monday night. He was 85 years old.

Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects specialises in adaptive reuse and restorations of historical subway stations.

Lee Harris Pomeroy founded the firm that bears his name in 1964 and was actively involved in designing a wide range of projects, including commercial, industrial, transportation and master planning facilities.

In recent years, Lee Pomeroy’s work had taken him from New York City to many corners of the world. He has been especially involved in fast-growing cities in Asia, primarily in China and India.

He had been currently involved in a number of major international urban planning projects: the new East-West Corridor of the Kolkata Metro Railway, Westgate Village, Shanghai, China; the Binhai Convention Center Hotel and Residential Community, in Tianjin, China; and Skill City, a 49 million square foot satellite community outside of Bangalore, India, a center of the country’s burgeoning technology and media industries.

Buildings by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects – LHPA

Bleecker Street Station Restoration & Upgrade, New York, USA
Design: Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects with Weidlinger Associates

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Bleecker Street Station – 18 Mar 2013
The MTA’s $94.5 m rehabilitation of the Bleecker Street Station complex, designed by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects (LHPA) in a joint venture with Weidlinger Associates, structural engineers, introduces an uptown link between two major subway lines while returning one of the city’s oldest stations to its original glory. It includes a 300-ft extension of the Bleecker Street IRT uptown platform and a new transfer connection between it and the Broadway-Lafayette station on the IND line. It also restores the landmarked IRT station’s 1904 Beaux-Arts finishes, which were designed by the noted architecture firm Heins & LaFarge; widens the downtown platform by 240 feet; introduces ADA access and efficient movement; and consolidates NYCT facilities.

East 180th Street Station, Bronx, NY, USA
Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects with Weidlinger Associates
East 180th Street Station, Bronx, NY
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East 180th Street Station – 18 Feb 2013
The New York City Transit Authority’s East 180th Street Station has just undergone a $65 million restoration and upgrade that reestablishes the 100-year-old complex as a major Bronx landmark. This station was originally meant to be the flagship for the emerging New York Westchester and Boston Railway Company and its transformation returns it to its original glory. Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects with Weidlinger Associates, structural engineers, assisted the Transit Authority in achieving it.

Lee Harris Pomeroy – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Lee Harris Pomeroy:

Skill City, Bangalore, India
Design: Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects
Skill City Bangalore by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects
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Skill City – added 20 Feb 2013
Inspired by a printed circuit board and Mandala symbolism, Skill City, a new satellite city is planned outside Bangalore, India. Lee Harris Pomeroy’s Master Plan and design for this 49 million sq. ft. Special Economic Zone (SEZ) encompasses a new technology campus, a 70-story office tower, golf course, residential community and a 5 million SF grass-roofed mall for shopping, exhibition and entertainment.

Kolkata Metro, India
Design: Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects
Kolkata Metro building by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects
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Kolkata Metro Project – added 20 Feb 2013
Construction is currently underway on an immense infrastructure project in India designed by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects (LHPA), as part of an international consortium. The consortium led by AECOM-Maunsell (UK), includes EGIS (France), YEC (Japan), CES (India), and Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects with SGI. The new East-West Corridor of the Kolkata Metro Railway will have a total route length of 14.67km. The $1.2 billion Metro Corridor is comprised of six underground stations designed by LHPA and six above ground stations designed by others. LHPA’s work also included the design of entry pavilions, support structures, and development of adjacent properties.

Serpents Tower, Bin Hai, nr. Beijing, China
2007-08

Mixed-used development – hotel / residential

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Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects – Practice Information

Architect studio based on Broadway, Manhattan, USA

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Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects is a New York-based architectural firm, founded in 1964, that has a long association with New York City Transit. They have restored and renovated other historic and noteworthy stations including Union Square/14th Street, Lincoln Center/66th Street, Bleecker Street, and MoMA/53rd Street as well at the Plaza Hotel, Grand Central Terminal, Trinity and Saint James Churches and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Currently, the firm has completed the design of six new underground stations and the development of land use planning for an extensive new underground metro system for Kolkata, India. Its portfolio also includes corporate, commercial, hospitality, institutional, and residential projects and such international projects as the Bin Hai International Convention Center in Tianjin, China and the master plan for Skill City near Bangalore, India.

Lee Harris Pomeroy Associates established in 1964. Title now changed to Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects.

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Founded in 1964 Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects (LHPA) is an award-winning architectural firm that embraces new and historic structures in the United States and abroad. Design efforts consistently deal with the balance between the built and natural environment, and the celebration of state-of-the-art technology. LHPA has been widely published in the United States and abroad, has earned over 50 design awards. This is accomplished through careful attention to clients’ needs and budgets, a staff of highly skilled professionals, strong technical support and the hands on attention of its founder, Lee Harris Pomeroy, FAIA, RIBA; and associate principals, Richard Foley, AIA; and Antonio Figueroa, AIA.

Projects planned and designed by LHPA include transportation facilities, corporate, cultural educational and residential facilities. In New York, the firm has restored, renovated and designed sympathetic additions to major historic landmarks such as New York’s Plaza Hotel, Grand Central Terminal, Trinity Church, Saks Fifth Avenue and many New York City subway stations. Their international work, focusing on transportation oriented sustainable development, includes the Bin Hai International Convention Center, Tianjin, China; the 1000-unit Westgate Village in Shanghai; Skill City Technology Center in Bangalore, India, and a new 12-kilometer metro line in Calcutta, now under construction.

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