|location||New York, New York|
The new home of the New Museum of Contemporary Art is a seven-story, eight-level structure located on the Bowery at a pivotal geographic and cultural intersection in New York’s urban fabric. A composition of stacked boxes rising 174 feet above the street and shifted off axis in different directions from the building core, conveys the dynamism of the institution, creates skylights that bring natural light into interiors, and is punctuated by windows that offer city vistas. The building is clad in a silvery aluminum mesh that captures the effects of changing daylight in a vivid metaphor for the constantly changing dynamics of contemporary art and the openness and permeability of the New Museum itself. The building is the first art museum building constructed from the ground up in downtown Manhattan.