Splendid and Subtle Urbanism for the Modern

The latest addition to the Museum of Modern Art takes over a whole block of midtown Manhattan – and demonstrates how "modernism has moved from the cultural fringe to the mainstream."
November 10, 2004, 8am PST | Deborah Myerson
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Paul Goldberger reviews the Museum of Modern Art's $425 million addition and renovation by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi. The structure’s black granite, aluminum panels, and white and gray glass display a restrained modernism; the expansion of the building counteracts its previous isolation amidst the brownstones and connects it with its neighbors.

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Published on Monday, November 8, 2004 in The New Yorker
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