Seven Towers Transforming NYC’s Skyline

Cataloging the contributions of these eye-popping additions to the city

From windows inside—or out of—the five boroughs, and in the uncanny stillness of the present day, one might be able to see (and ruminate upon the fact) that NYC‘s skyline has changed dramatically in recent years. Away from the mega-projects of Hudson Yards, the Williamsburg waterfront and the World Trade Center, jagged teeth have risen among the historic structures that have long lent their power …

Jean Nouvel’s Surprising National Museum of Qatar

The National Museum of Qatar opened its doors to the public on 28 March. As The Art Newspaper points out, it seeks to be seen as “both a local museum for everyone, and a powerful statement of nationhood that will help transform Qatar into an Arab capital of culture.” Through the spectacular Jean Nouvel-designed building—which the French architect imagined from the desert rose-inspired facade all …

Romain Dauriac + Jenny Mushkin Goldman’s “Singular Object” Exhibition

Dustin Yellin, Jenny Holzer, Ivan Navarro and more in the gallery for Jean Nouvel's 53W53

One can only imagine how daunting a feat it would be to select art for star architect Jean Nouvel or one of his projects. Even more daunting, perhaps, would be hosting an art exhibition in the gallery for 53W53—Nouvel’s glorious new spire rising 1,050 feet directly on the MoMA campus. 53W53, casually referred to as the MoMA Tower, isn’t an ordinary luxury residence. Its exterior …