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Adam Friedberg: Single Story
December 4, 2020–January 1, 2021

In 2015, photographer Adam Friedberg began documenting each remaining single-story building on the Lower East Side and East Village, having noticed how rapidly these structures were disappearing from the landscape. As a longtime resident of the area, and as an architectural and environmental photographer, Friedberg was compelled to document these vanishing structures, offering both an alternative geography and historical document through the logic of negative space. In recent history, the area has been subject to swift, large-scale real estate development and subsequent gentrification, yet it remains the vibrant home of innumerable galleries, cultural stalwarts, and local economies now caught in a perpetual cycle of transformation and erasure.

Friedberg’s project configures the photographer’s own response to these changes, formulating a direct method of research and documentation. Friedberg captured each building using an analog, large-format camera (which he has used since becoming a photographer) from a street-level view, unobstructed by vehicles or foot traffic, by visiting very early in the morning light. During the process, he met many of the residents, owners, and workers in these buildings, learning about their history and impending fate, each located in a transitional moment between steadfast existence and disappearance from this once working-class community.

Single Story is bound by Broadway to the west, Avenue D-Houston Street-Pitt Street to the east, 14th Street to the north, and Canal Street-Essex Street-Delancey Street to the south. Also included in this presentation are sites that the photographer revisited, as well as those that disappeared before he could shoot them. In Friedberg’s words: “These low-riders now stand as outliers—oddballs even. They no longer ‘fit’ their surroundings. Of particular interest to me, and in many ways this project’s point of germination, is the negative space these single-story buildings create. They open the street to the sky, providing a vista that can be enjoyed by all of us. With air rights, sunshine, and city views so valuable, and with the polarization of wealth having a direct impact on the area’s demographics, how much longer can these squat buildings stand?”

Friedberg’s work has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, The Architect's Newspaper, W Magazine, Wallpaper, and Conde Nast Traveler, among many others.

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A note on architect attributions:
Information on these buildings was collected by the Center for Architecture for the exhibition Single Story Project (https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/exhibitions/single-story-project/) on view at the CFA November 2019–February 2020. Record keeping for vernacular architecture of the sort featured in this exhibition is sparse and inconsistent. Where known, we have indicated the original architect or architect(s) of notable renovations. If you have information regarding the architect for any of the buildings featured, please reach out to exhibitions@centerforarchitecture.org.

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Adam Friedberg
20-22 East 2nd
2017

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Adam Friedberg
3 St Mark’s Place
2016

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Adam Friedberg
120 3rd Ave
2017

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Adam Friedberg
223 Avenue A
2017

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Adam Friedberg
229 Avenue B
2017

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Adam Friedberg
526 East 13th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
540 East 13th
2016

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Adam Friedberg
548 East 13th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
646 East 12th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
206 East 11th
2018

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Adam Friedberg
408 East 11th
2018

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Adam Friedberg
788 Broadway
2018

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Adam Friedberg
71 4th Ave
2016

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Adam Friedberg
57 4th Ave
2016

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Adam Friedberg
338 East 9th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
746 East 9th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
25 3rd Ave
2016

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Adam Friedberg
131 1st Ave
2017

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Adam Friedberg
30 East 7th
2018

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Adam Friedberg
107 East 7th
2018

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Adam Friedberg
724 Broadway
2017

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Adam Friedberg
323 East 6th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
104 1st Ave
2016

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Adam Friedberg
619 East 6th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
617 East 6th
2018

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Adam Friedberg
640 East 6th
2018

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Adam Friedberg
79 Avenue C
2017

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Adam Friedberg
737 East 6th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
27 East 4th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
55 Avenue D
2017

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Adam Friedberg
40 East 4th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
79 East 4th
2017

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Adam Friedberg
166 East 4th
2016

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Adam Friedberg
52 Avenue A
2017

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Adam Friedberg
53 Great Jones
2017

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Adam Friedberg
56 Great Jones
2017

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Adam Friedberg
46 2nd Ave
2017

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Adam Friedberg
219 East 3rd
2018

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Adam Friedberg
244 East 3rd
2017

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Adam Friedberg
338-346 Lafayette
2017

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Adam Friedberg
85 East 2nd
2017

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Adam Friedberg
173 East 2nd
2017

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Adam Friedberg
188 East 2nd
2016

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Adam Friedberg
25 Avenue B
2016

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Adam Friedberg
298 East 2nd
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Adam Friedberg
66 East 1st
2017

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Adam Friedberg
200 Allen
2016

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Adam Friedberg
205 East Houston
2016

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Adam Friedberg
317 East Houston
2016

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Adam Friedberg
267-9 Elizabeth
2017

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Adam Friedberg
255-7 Elizabeth
2016

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Adam Friedberg
181 Orchard
2016

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Adam Friedberg
188 Allen
2016

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Adam Friedberg
161 Suffolk
2017

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Adam Friedberg
162 Attorney
2017

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Adam Friedberg
281 Lafayette
2017

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Adam Friedberg
182 Allen
2017

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Adam Friedberg
147-153 Attorney
2017

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Adam Friedberg
152 Attorney
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Adam Friedberg
147 Ridge
2017

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Adam Friedberg
62 Prince
2017

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Adam Friedberg
95 Crosby
2016

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Adam Friedberg
28 Prince
2017

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Adam Friedberg
174 Orchard
2017

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Adam Friedberg
168 Orchard
2017

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Adam Friedberg
95 Stanton
2017

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Adam Friedberg
97 Stanton
2017

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Adam Friedberg
115 Stanton
2016

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Adam Friedberg
121 Stanton
2017

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Adam Friedberg
238 Lafayette
2018

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Adam Friedberg
59 Spring
2017

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Adam Friedberg
179 Chrystie
2017

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Adam Friedberg
135 Ludlow
2017

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Adam Friedberg
140 Essex
2017

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Adam Friedberg
39 Kenmare
2016

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Adam Friedberg
118-120 Rivington
2017

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Adam Friedberg
177 Rivington
2017

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Adam Friedberg
107 Norfolk
2017

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Adam Friedberg
29-37 Kenmare
2016

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Adam Friedberg
116 Delancey
2017

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Adam Friedberg
138 Delancey
2017

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Adam Friedberg
156 Delancey
2017

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Adam Friedberg
168 Delancey
2017

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Adam Friedberg
178 Delancey
2017

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Adam Friedberg
55 Pitt
2017

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Adam Friedberg
415 Broome
2017

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Adam Friedberg
356 Broome
2017

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Adam Friedberg
150 Bowery
2016

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Adam Friedberg
301 Broome
2017

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Adam Friedberg
296 Broome
2018

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Adam Friedberg
454 Broadway
2019

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Adam Friedberg
212 Centre
2016

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Adam Friedberg
247 Canal
2016

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Adam Friedberg
67 Chrystie
2016

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Adam Friedberg
213 Canal
2016

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Adam Friedberg
7 Ludlow
2017

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Adam Friedberg
79 1st Avenue
2015

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