28 images Created 9 Dec 2017
Braaave Architecture documents the physical transformation gripping Manhattan at the turn of 21st Century in New York City. The introduction of the first “Supertall” structures along the 57th Street corridor has transformed the character of the city along with the skyline. The images, shot in black and white, befit the timelessness of the subject matter and the polarizing nature of the construction boom. What does architecture declare and how does it change those in it’s presence? Architects Jean Nouvel, Rafael Viñoly, Frank Gehry, Santiago Calatrava, and Robert A.M. Stern make their mark on the city. A forthcoming book Brand New York by Brian Christopher Sargent presents these new icons as they are born into being.