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A house floats near Brooklyn

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 12, 2009

Here’s an unusual bit of NYC sightseeing for tomorrow morning. Between 7:30 and 8:30am tomorrow, a house designed by influential architect Robert Venturi will be floating under the Brooklyn Bridge.

In a bid to avoid the wrecking ball, Venturi’s Lieb House is traveling by barge from the New Jersey coast to the north shore of Long Island. During the two-day trip, the house will journey through the Atlantic Ocean, across New York Harbor, up the East River, and into Long Island Sound — a distance of about 75 miles, as the seagull flies.

The floating house will be shown in an upcoming documentary about Venturi, his wife, and their architectural practice. (thx, ed)