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Johnson Museum of Art

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in US East Coast, United States.

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Most notable for its controversial concrete façade, the museum is named after Herbert Johnson, who commissioned the Pei to design the building, which is at the top of a 1,000ft hill on the Cornell campus. The uppermost two floors cantilever over the open aired sculpture garden, in order not to block the view of Cayuga Lake, which is seen from the beautiful viewpoint on the fifth floor along with Ithaca and the surrounding area. The effect is of a strong and definite structure, a sculpture even, that is also very transparent, similar in concept to the Eiffel Tower.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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