Locals Win Design Awards From Queens Chamber
Two newly completed buildings in Arverne and Broad Channel won top honors at the Queens Chamber of Commerce 2006 Annual Building Awards. The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center at 6200 Beach Channel Drive won the award in the category of New Construction, Health Related Facilities and Wharton's Apothecary in Broad Channel grabbed the top prize in two categories, New Construction, Commercial and New Construction, Interiors. The Queens Chamber of Commerce has been encouraging the design and construction of more attractive buildings in the borough through its Building Awards competition since 1926 and many structures throughout the borough sport a bronze plaque from the Chamber recognizing the buildings contribution to the Queens landscape. Awards are given in a variety of categories for both new construction and for exterior rehabilitations, alterations or additions. Award presentations took place at the Chambers 94th Annual Dinner at Russo's on The Bay last Thursday, November 30th.