It's a pretty dramatic sight: A stack of seven metal boxes rising some 174 feet above the Bowery's rough-and-tumble spread of squat apartment buildings, restaurant-supply stores, and SROs, the recently inaugurated New Museum of Contemporary Art stands alone as a brilliant example of stunning yet practical museum architecture in New York. The first art museum ever built from scratch in downtown Manhattan, its design is dazzling and accessible, handsome and modest, brassily assertive and yet—like a cagey New Yorker—respectful of the quirks of its... More >>>