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Riverdale Middle School Riverdale, New York. Rick Shands, Architect N.Y., N.Y. 1986. The design for the middle school - grades 7 thru 9 is inspired by the location on the crest of a hill overlooking the Hudson River. Two natural features - a rock outcropping and a pond at the entrance to the site - find their counterparts in the brick-clad gymnasium (sunken into the hill) and a water feature at the corner of the hardscape schoolground, with the metal panel-clad class- rooms snaking between them.
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