NYC’s best new architecture of 2017


Curbed NY

One of the Second Avenue subway stations, which opened at the beginning of 2017.

The “oh my God, finally!” award

The biggest game-changer of the year, in our eyes, wasn’t a building at all; it was the opening of the Second Avenue subway, which has been nearly a century in the making. While not quite an architectural masterpiece, as Curbed critic Alexandra Lange noted, the line’s four stations were nevertheless the biggest change to the urban landscape this year, and a long time coming. Hop off the trains to peek at the art in the subway stops—Chuck Close’s celeb portraits at 86th Street may get most of the attention, but Vik Munoz’s mosaics at 72nd Street depicting everyday New Yorkers are the real stars.

Advertisements

One thought on “NYC’s best new architecture of 2017”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s