The architectural transformations of the Brooklyn Museum over the past 120 years provide a singular history of an urban institution adapting to changing times. Unwilling to remain static, the museum has evolved continuously, physically reshaping itself to respond to a rapidly unfolding city.
reOrder in the Great Hall, Brooklyn Museum (Images Courtesy Keith Sirchio)
Architect: Situ Studio Project Name: reOrder: An Architectural Environment
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Design and Fabrication: Situ Studio (BasarGirit, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny, Wes Rozen, Brad Samuels and 20+ crew)
Installation photographs: Keith Sirchio
Site: Great Hall, first-floor 10,000 square foot colonnaded hall
Construction dates:February 7, 2011 – March 3, 2011
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