Posted by chris on December 19, 2002 at 03:32:35:
In Reply to: Re: New York Architecture (RE: Peer_81) posted by Peer81 (Peter) on December 17, 2002 at 09:30:18:
The Rem project is unfortunately not a new freestanding structure, but only the interior architecture of a pre-existing building. A lot of attention has been paid to the phenominal amount of money spent on what is largely an interior design project. It is worth seeing. It is also in the heart of Soho which will be a nice part of your trip to take in, in and of itself. There are many well designed retail environments there, built to seduce you in to shopping.
A couple of other recent projects worth mentioning are:
1.) Perry West towers by Richard Meier. A new two tower midrise apartment complex that has just been completed. It's the "now" address in lower Manhattan. Calvin Klein and Nichole Kidman have both bought homes in the building. It is at the corner of Perry Street and the West Side highway.
2.) Rose Center for Earth and Space by James Polshek. It is the new planetarium wing to the Natural History Museum. A straight forward modernist design that shows off the functionality well, it is also worth the visit to the planetarium. The show only lasts about 15 minutes, I recommend it.
A few other classics:
Across the street from each other you have the Seagrams building by Mies van der Rohe and the Lever house by Bunshaft/SOM.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright is probably already on your list.
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