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Join us for free Architalker-hosted tours of the Center for Architecture exhibitions Fridays at 4:00pm. To join one of these tours, meet in the Public Resource Area on the ground floor of the Center for Architecture.


January 28 — May 3, 2008

Project Showcase: The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park

Galleries: Margaret Helfand Gallery, Gerald D Hines Gallery, Public Resource Center

Under the growing pressure of the climate crisis, how we design, as well as what we design has become a critical issue. The new office tower at Bryant Park, designed by Cook+Fox Architects and developed by the Durst Organization and Bank of America, is an example of how the design of tall buildings can be fundamentally rethought, serving the client and the planet with equal efficiency and respect. This exhibition explores One Bryant Park as a living ecosystem composed of the elements Light, Air, Water, Fire and Earth. These primary forces, when thoughtfully addressed as integrated and sustainable systems, contribute to a substantial reduction in the environmental impact of tall buildings, as well as to worker health and productivity. Anticipating a LEED platinum rating (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the highest level of sustainable design recognized by the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council), the crystalline faceted 54-story tower is at once both an iconic corporate presence and an emblem for the green design movement. Project Showcase: The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park asks design professionals to look more deeply at how architecture can engage natural systems and infrastructure, how sustainable measures can be more user-friendly, and how we can raise awareness for the urgent need of comprehensive green building solutions.

Exhibition and related programs organized by the AIA New York Chapter and the Center for Architecture Foundation in collaboration with the Illuminating Engineering Society of New York (IESNY)

Curator: Margaret Maile Petty

Exhibition Design: Morris | Sato Studio

Graphic Design: WSDIA | WeShouldDoItAll

Lead Sponsor: A. Esteban & Company

Sponsors: Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, Illuminating Engineering Society of New York (IESNY), Severud Associates, Tishman Construction Corporation

Supporter: Jones Lang LaSalle

Related Events

Saturday, February 9, 2008, 10:00 – 12:00pm & 1:00 — 4:00pm

FamilyDay@the Center: Green Light, Go!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Symposium: Sustainability and the Lighting Profession

Exhibition Announcements

Jan De Cock

Diptych 9, Module CCCXXII, Module CCCXXIII. Chromogenic color prints, each 52.4 x 31 in. (133 x 79 cm)

Courtesy Galerie Fons Welters and Luis Campaña Gallery, ©Photo Atelier Jan De Cock

Through 4.14.08
Jan De Cock

Artist Jan De Cock photographed works in the Museum of Modern Art’s collection and the building’s architecture and spaces within. The images are juxtaposed with images culled from the history of photography, architecture, and film, creating a portrait of MoMA through an interdisciplinary lens. Hundreds of photographs and photomontages are hung floor-to-ceiling and are accompanied by both free standing and wall-mounted plywood sculptures informed by the aesthetic of early twentieth-century Constructivism and 1960s Minimalism.

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street

NYS Pavilion

The State of New York, aerial survey of the floor of the New York State Pavilion from the World’s Fair of 1964–65, work in progress, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 12 October 2006.

Anthony Auerbach, courtesy Queens Museum of Art

Through 5.04.08
Back on the Map: Revisiting the New York State Pavilion at the 1964/5 World’s Fair

The companion exhibition to Anthony Auerbach, Empire State Pavilion, Back on the Map seeks to inform and engage the public about architect Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion. Its main feature is a large-scale, terrazzo floor replica of the Texaco Road Map of New York State. Built as a temporary structure for the Fair, the map and the pavilion have suffered from over 30 years of weather exposure and vandalism. The exhibition features restored sections of the map explained through text and an interactive website. It also allows visitors to witness the restoration process up close as conservators restore portions of the map in the museum’s galleries.

Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY

Ramak Fazel

Ramak Fazel’s van.

Courtesy Storefront for Art and Architecture

Through 03.08.08
Ramak Fazel: 49 State Capitols: A Touch-and-go Portrait of the US Today

Photographer Ramak Fazel set out on a road trip across the U.S. in a third-hand conversion van, used both as a traveling home and studio, with the purpose of photographically documenting the capitol building of each state and the everyday lives of the people in and around it. Equipped with a stamp collection from his childhood, at each stop Fazel prepared a handmade postcard, which he then mailed to himself at the general post office of his next destination. The entire narrative of his journey, presented through photographs, postcards, documents, and memorabilia, offers a vision of contemporary America.

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street

Under NY Skies

Under New York Skies: Nocturnes by Yvonne Jacquette
Ola II, 1994, Oil on canvas, 77 x 59 inches, Collection of Robb and Mary Ann Peglar.

Courtesy Museum of the City of New York

Through 05.04.08
Under New York Skies: Nocturnes by Yvonne Jacquette

For 30 years, Yvonne Jacquette has made night paintings from aerial vantage points of cities such as San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. This exhibition presents 30 paintings and pastels of the New York City’s architecture, neon signage, bridges, streets, and waterways.

Museum of the City of New York
1220 5th Avenue