New York, New York, USA
On view: July 16, 2004 - September 27, 2004
The exhibition investigates new horizons in architecture
and engineering, focusing on skyscrapers and their place in the
The 25 buildings presented, many of them not yet constructed and some that exist only as proposals, were designed for New York City, Beijing, Paris, London, Hong Kong, and Mexico City, among others.
Exhibited by size each project is represented through scale
models, drawings, and photographs. From the 57 meter tall "Edifico
Manantiales" in Santiago, Chile, to the 610 meter tall "7 South
Dearborn" in Chicago, Illinois, the exhibition examines the
technological, urban, and programmatic innovations in skyscrapers
designed within the last decade;
Several proposals for the World Trade Center are also included as well as relevant drawings and models from the Museum's collection.
Since the 1933 exhibition Early Modern Architecture, Chicago, 1870-1910, organized by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson, MoMA has celebrated the engineering marvels of skyscrapers and their role in the evolution of the modern sensibility.
The exhibition is organized by Terence Riley, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art; and Guy Nordenson, structural engineer, New York, and Associate Professor of Architecture and Structures, Princeton University.
The exhibition is on view July 16 - September 27, 2004
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