New Cooper Union Building Unleashed

Recently, the new Cooper Union building removed it’s Third Avenue scaffolding to reveal its shiny, curvy (The Times says “sexy”) facade. It is pretty incredible – and much more appealing than the Cooper Square Hotel next door or the NYU-inspired Bowery Hotel down the street.

One can question whether the building designed by Thom Mayne of Morphosis belongs in the East Village in comparison to some of the architecture from the early 1900s, or the Ukranian church right next door. But, I like it. It’s a bit crazy, funky, a definite statement – kinda like the East Village is or was.

My question is: when will they open the windows?

Cooper Union by Morphosis

Cooper Union by Morphosis

Cooper Union by Morphosis

Cooper Union by Morphosis

Cooper Union by Morphosis

Cooper Union by Morphosis

Cooper Union by Morphosis

Cooper Union by Morphosis

 

June 18th, 2009

Entry Filed under: Music, Film, Art



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