A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Friday, April 15, 2011

goARCHkids: Gorgeous Gehry

Starchitect Frank Gehry's 1st NYC building probably deserves some of the criticism it gets, but leaving Chelsea Piers a few nights every week, the kids and I often look upon it with wonder. Last Tuesday in the rain, the entire first floor wall screen was showing the giant fish tank video. We love that one and the changing spectrum video. The design of the building itself plays off the idea of the sails of boats being blown by the wind, a reference to its neighbor, the Hudson River. In the evenings, with the ombre white windows, the building glows. If there's no party planned for that night, security will let you take the kids in to look around a bit, get a closer look at those gigantic fish.