Brooklyn Architecture To the Rescue

How do you square the circle of fighting global evil while still looking good? That was the tall order that the city set for Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, the firm chosen to design its new Office of Emergency Management. The result of the architects’ labors can now be seen, and judged, at 165 Cadman Plaza East, in downtown Brooklyn. Built with part of the $20 billion in federal aid that the …