On March 1st, 2004 we inaugurated our extraordinary new home, brilliantly designed by Roger Duffy of the internationally-based architecture firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP). The SOM design is a dazzling work of contemporary architecture featuring a permanent gallery for the core exhibit Skyscraper/City, a gallery for changing exhibitions, a bookstore, and a mezzanine for staff offices. The design features polished stainless-steel floors and ceilings that reflect the floor-to-ceiling exhibition cases into endless verticals, generating a sense of towering volumes. A large-scale “light box” by artist James Turrell will form the Museum’s entrance. This will be Turrell’s first outdoor public artwork in New York, and it will be an icon of light and hope in the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan.
The following photographers have documented the architecture of the new gallery by SOM.
LAUNCH POLIDORI SLIDESHOW
LAUNCH BERENHOLTZ SLIDESHOW
LAUNCH PETERSON SLIDESHOW