The United States is often referred to as the Great Melting Pot. This is not always so obvious on the buildings we work on. But at Bishop Ford, a Catholic School built in Brooklyn in 1962 where CTA is designing a renovation for a new public school, true East/West ornamentation is visible. The crucifix over the main entrance grows out of a Torii, a common Asian symbol most often seen in gates leading to Japanese Shinto shrines.

View of the rooftop of Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School brought to you by Craig Tooman.