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    City of Culture: New Architecture for the Arts

    AIA / Center for Architure

    535 La Guardia Place
    Galleries: Gerald D. Hines Gallery, Street Gallery

    July 19–September 7, 2006

    From museums and concert halls to gardens and historic monuments, this exhibition focuses on cutting-edge designs commissioned by cultural institutions in New York.

    Six projects—the New Museum of Contemporary Art on the Bowery, the renovation of the Bronx Zoo Lion House, the new Administrative and Visitors' Center at the Queens Botanical Garden, the Weeksville Heritage Center Education Building and Interpretive Landscapes, the restoration of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center Music Hall on Staten Island, and the transformation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts—are offered as case studies illustrating the influence of the arts industry and innovative architecture on the revitalization of institutions, neighborhoods and our City. (List of cultural organizations)

    Exhibition organized by Brad Walters and Randall Bourscheidt, Alliance for the Arts, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.

    Visit the Alliance online gallery at architecture.nyc-arts.org

    Exhibition Design: Caples Jefferson Architects

    Graphic Design: Anthony McCall Associates

    Exhibition Underwriters: FJ Sciame Construction, Sciame Development Inc.


    New Museum of Contemporary Art
    New Facility
    Manhattan
    Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA



    Queens Botanical Garden
    Administrative & Visitors' Center
    New Facility
    Queens
    BKSK Architects



    Weeksville Heritage Center
    New Facility
    Brooklyn
    Caples Jefferson Architects



    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
    Renovation
    Manhattan
    Diller Scofidio + Renfro



    Bronx Zoo
    Lion House
    Renovation
    Bronx
    FXFOWLE Architects

    rendering of renovated great hall:


    view of building during construction:



    Snug Harbor Cultural Center
    Music Hall
    Restoration
    Staten Island
    Rafael Viñoly Architects

    View of façade before restoration:


    View of façade after restoration:

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    Loved this thread, the pics were great....I come to the city each year for about 2 weeks....will check out these places for sure...

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