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2007 11 06
The ROM Crystal (with slideshow)
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What differentiates the ROM Crystal from other Libeskind projects is its relationship to the existing ROM building. When critics suggest Toronto got a copy of a copy of a Libeskind "Crystal" they miss what really should be an obvious point: together, the existing ROM and its new Crystal become a hybrid form shaped by the two mature architectural typologies. What is evolutionary if not revolutionary is the interplay between the two forms. The contrast reframes the inward looking older museum by creating a series of staged spatial experiences from the street to the museum's inner core.

Take a look at the slideshow.
[email this story] Posted by R Ouellette on 11/06 at 02:35 AM

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