Building of the Day
Building of the Day: Society of St. Paul Seminary


Center for Architecture

Friday, Oct. 23
1:00pm – 2:00pm


Architect: Silverman & Cika 

This virtual talk will explore the Society of St. Paul seminary, an incredibly striking and unusual building that most New Yorkers know from seeing its exterior concrete stair tower rising out of the landscape near the Staten Island Expressway. Completed in 1969, the main building is a five story Brutalist structure of concrete and glass. The Society of St. Paul’s, or the Paulines, mission is to communicate the Christian message through all means of technology. To accomplish this purpose the complex was originally built to house a massive printing house, including offices, presses, bookstore, and chapel. This tour is presented in collaboration with Queens Modern. 


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