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The fenestration of the East Harlem School was designed to let in ample daylight while creating a sheltered environment for the students. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The fenestration of the East Harlem School, seen here from a typical classroom, was designed to let in ample daylight while creating a sheltered environment for the students. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

We have covered the East Harlem School a few times, once in a studio visit we did with the architect, Peter L. Gluck & Partners (09_05.21.2008), and once in our 2009 favorite sources issue (specifically here). Now construction on the project has been completed and Gluck has sent us some images of the finished product. According to the architect, who also provided construction management services, the school was built for $330 per square foot. Gluck also reports that his firm returned $500,000 to the client in unused contingencies. See what $330 per square foot will get you in Manhattan when your architect is also your CM after the jump.

The facade panels are from Trespa. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The facade panels are from Trespa. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The principals office. Not too intimidating. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The principal's office. Not too intimidating. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The cafeteria. Note the large, circular lights. Youll see the circle motif again. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The cafeteria. Note the large, circular lights. You'll see the circle motif again. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The rear play yard, where students can let off some steam. (www.freelandarch)

The rear play yard, where students can let off some steam. (www.freelandarch)

The double-height gym was created by sinking it into the cellar level. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The double-height gym was created by sinking it into the cellar level. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

A stair leads from the entrance up one flight to the cafeteria. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

A stair leads from the entrance up one flight to the cafeteria. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

A student at his locker. Theres that circle motif again. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

A student at his locker. There's that circle motif again. (Courtesy www.freelandarch.com)

The facade at night. Schools out. (www.freelandarch.com)

The facade at night. School's out. (www.freelandarch.com)

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