Don't miss this if you're visiting New York City!

Going to Frieze in NYC? Destination Architecture recommends you check out this Manhattan marvel
Share
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, as featured in Destination Architecture
The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, as featured in Destination Architecture

Taking in the good old sights of New York City is easy, and - do you dare to think it Art Deco fans? - a tiny bit done? If you're in the Five Boroughs for Frieze this week, don't bother with the Crysler Building; instead make sure you visit something new, as recommended by something new: Destination Architecture

Unlike conventional travel guides to well-known architectural sites - such as the Coliseum or the Great Wall of China - Destination Architecture focuses instead on 1000 very cool and contemporary buildings and structures around the world, from Aarhus to Zurich.

With highly detailed images and pithy bursts of text on every building, it’s a great companion publication for archilovers to take, wherever you're going in the world, including the Big Apple.

 

Destination Architecture

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub is one of Destination Architecture's tips. Created by Santiago Calatrava and opened in 2016, this new architectural wonder of Lower Manhattan is beautiful, functional and really easy to get to, as it forms part of the subway network. 

"This $4bn transit hub, nicknamed ‘The Oculus’, resembles a dove taking flight," explains Destination Architecture. "The arched, elliptical structure features steel ribs that extend upward. Its 100m-long skylight retracts once a year on 11 September, for 102 minutes - the length of time the attacks lasted." 

Check back soon for another wonder from the world of contemporary architecture. And if you like what you see, order a copy of Destination Architecture here.


You May Also Like


Related





ABOUT PHAIDON

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
Read more