Renewed Museums The New MoMA A Spiritual Palace of Art

Rivka R . Ra "Beauty is the only response to death , destruction and evil /' said the architect Marwan el Sayed in the wake of the September 11 disaster . And true enough , the Museum of Modern Art , just opened to an enthusiastic throng of visitors , is the ultimate response to the brutal destruction of the World Trade Center . The new MoMA , which has taken $ 858 million and two and a half years to reconstruct , is magnificent ; in fact , it is an inspiring monument to the creative spirit of man . While crossing the spacious lobby , which connects 53 and 54 Streets , to reach the galleries on the upper floors , we find ourselves facing a splendid , soaring glass facade , through which the famous old sculpture garden appears against the backdrop of a wide-angle view of the New York skyline . There and then it dawns on us that the Museum of Modern Art , New York City - and no less - the sky , have become one inseparable unit . A flight of marble steps leads us to the spacious atrium to...  אל הספר
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