While the Hudson Housing Authority development subcommittee agonizes over the options of demolishing or rehabbing Bliss Towers, and there's a developer on the wings wanting to adapt the former John L. Edwards School for affordable housing, this article, which appeared yesterday in the New York Times, is of particular interest: "Affordable Housing Earns French Couple the Pritzker Prize." The article begins with these paragraphs:
Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have never demolished a building in order to construct a new one.
The French architects, who are based in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, believe that every structure can repurposed, reinvented, reinvigorated. Now, after 34 years of putting that approach into practice, they have won their field's highest honor: the Pritzker Prize.
The entire article is recommended reading.