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Columbia Students Design Urban Arts Corridor For El Barrio and Harlem, on View Until March

Columbia University graduate students in architecture and urban design have envisioned the future and it features an Urban Arts Corridor running through El Barrio (East Harlem) and the Harlem Gateway. At the request of the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc./Taller Boricua and the Harlem Gateway Committee, the students produced The Urban Arts Corridor, A Bridge Between El Barrio and the Harlem Gateway. This series of drawings, models, and digital renderings will be exhibited in the Puerto Rican Workshop/Taller Boricua, East 106th St. and Lexington Ave. from Friday, February 28th to Friday, March 14th. The proposed Arts Corridor is planned to run along East 106th St. from Lexington Ave. to Central Park, north on Fifth Ave. to 110th St., and west on Central Park North to Frederick Douglass Circle. The Corridor foresees an extension of the current Fifth Avenue Museum Mile and incorporates the Taller Boricua and the newly renovated Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center on 106th St. Fernando Salicrup is the executive director of the Taller Boricua. The design studio was supervised by Columbia faculty members Richard Plunz and Grahame Shane. The students' plans can be viewed on the World Wide Web at http:www.columbia.edu/cu/gsapp/courses/urban_design/vb.index2.html. Exhibit hours are 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday. For more information call 212-831-4333. Additional background materials are available on request. 2.28.97 19,061