Another look at the ROM Crystal


I found this at YouTube and it captures, on video, what I wished I had caught on my camera earlier in the process. The structural steel phase was amazing!

Toronto’s ROM Crystal Addition: 4.5 Year Time-Lapse

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I don’t know whether this supports my enthusiasm for the ROM Crystal but this chunk of amethyst, which I’ve had for years, reminds me of what Libeskind had in mind and, other than the fact that the building is mostly white, he accomplished to some degree. It’s a concept – shapes, rugged shapes, as if the Rom was growing out of a bit of this rock.


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