An exhibit worthy of a picture


OMA’s 23E22 in the Margaret Helfand Gallery

Melina Gills

The Center for Architecture inaugurated its Helfand Spotlight Series program last Friday with a presentation by Shohei Shigematsu, Partner and Director of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture in New York. OMA’s tower at 23 East 22nd Street is the first project to be featured in the series. An illuminated building model, a site model, one hundred process models, details, and a comprehensive project description are currently on exhibit in the newly renovated storefront Margaret Helfand Gallery.

The Center’s exhibitions team selected 23E22 “for its unique profile.” “Intended to literally turn the tradition of the stepped tower on its head, the 22nd Street tower will cant dramatically over its neighbors.” The series highlights competitions and projects under construction or recently completed that will have a far-reaching impact on New York City’s built environment. The 23E22 exhibit will come to a close on March 18, with the next installation opening on April 20.

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