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Michael Lee-Chin Crystal

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Daniel Libeskind
 
location Toronto
function museum
contributed by Bjorn_Utpott

As one of the most important architectural projects and a distinctive new symbol of Toronto for the 21st century, the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal marks the beginning of a new age for the Royal Ontario Museum. The Crystal Age announces the Museum as the countryís premier cultural and social destination. Inspired by the ROMís gem and mineral collection, Libeskind sketched the initial expansion on paper napkins while attending a family wedding at the ROM. The design was quickly dubbed the 'crystal' because of its crystalline shape. The Lee-Chin Crystal is composed of five interlocking, self-supporting prismatic structures that co-exist but are not attached to the original ROM building, except for the bridges that link them.

 

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Michael Lee-Chin Crystal
Address
Queenís Park 100
Canada
http://www.rom.on.ca/crystal/
Project is public!
Opening hours tel: 416.586.8000. Monday to Thursday :10:00 am - 5:30 pm. Friday: 10:00 am - 9:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm.
How to get there? The main entrance to the new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal is located on Bloor Street West. There are two additional entrances located on the ROM Plaza: ROM Museum Store and Bennett Music Court (the latter provides after-hours access to c5 Restaurant Lounge). The St. George stop on the Bloor-Danforth subway line is closest to the ROMís main entrance on Bloor Street W. The President's Choice School Entrance is located at the Museum stop on the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.
Completion 2007
ArchitectDaniel Libeskind
Client Royal Ontario Museum
 
Project ID 4964
Latitude/Longitude 43°40'05N 79°23'42W
Contributed by Bjorn_Utpott
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