23 E 22nd Street by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
Friday, March 06 2009, 6:00–8:00pm (RSVP)
The Center for Architecture is premiering its Helfand Spotlight Series in the newly renovated storefront Margaret Helfand Gallery. The Helfand Spotlight Series highlights competitions, projects under construction, and projects recently completed that will have a far-reaching impact on New York City’s built environment. Projects are exhibited as a means of generating public interest as well as presenting in-depth information to the Center’s professional audience.
The first project selected for the Helfand Spotlight Series is OMA’s tower at 23 East 22nd Street. Its opening on March 6 at 6:00pm will include a presentation of the project and reception. The 22nd Street Tower is significant both because it is OMA’s first large-scale project in New York City, and because of the building’s unique profile. Intended to literally turn the tradition of the stepped tower on its head, the 22nd Street Tower will cant dramatically over its neighbor.
The 23 E 22nd Street Spotlight includes a large model, site model, 100 process models, programmatic details, and a comprehensive project description. This spotlight will be on view until March 18, 2009.
Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place (Directions)
Price: FREE (RSVP)