Jewish architect Daniel Libeskind punctures a 135-year-old original structure with a five-story wedge of glass, concrete and steel.
“It was not my intention to preserve the museum’s facade and just add an
invisible extension in the back. I wanted to create a bold
interruption, a fundamental dislocation, to penetrate the historic
arsenal and create a new experience. The architecture will engage the
public in the deepest issue of how organized violence and how military
history and the fate of the city are intertwined.”—Daniel Libeskind
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