Famed 79-year old architect and proud Newark, NJ native Richard Meier, best known for creating refined, luminous houses and cultural landmarks, has just completed installing the Richard Meier Model Museum in Jersey City. It contains nearly 400 handmade models of projects he’s designed since 1963. His firm is also currently building affordable housing and schools in downtown Newark, drawing on his less-well-known early work designing community-oriented residential projects. What a wonderful thing for him to be doing at this phase of his life! There's a great article about this in the Jan. 24 issue of the NY Times.
(All photos from NY Times)
The ever-elegant Mr. Meier checks out his new museum in Jersey City.
Models, sculptures and architectural drawings
are featured in this new 15,000-square-foot space.