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Architecture October, 21 2009

Norman Foster on the Bowery

Architect Norman Foster has produced some rather big projects – both in notable scale and name. A redesign of The British Museum and the creation of Beijing’s new airport some clear examples. In contrast, his work on the new Sperone Westwater Gallery on the Bowery in New York’s LES is bound by extreme physical limitation. In today’s New York Times Robin Pogrebin accesses the challenge and gets a sense of what brought Foster to the project. A speedy read, the article nicely articulates both back story and reasoning behind Foster’s new work. Recommended.

Above is 257 Bowery as it looks today. Head to the jump to see a rendering of Foster’s vision.

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