Queensborough Community College, Holocaust Resource Center and Archives
Queens, New York
TEK Architects
© Brian Rose
A crystalline box attached to the brick administration building of Queensborough Community College, the Holocaust Center includes exhibition space, library, and seminar rooms.

Edward Rothstein of the New York Times: The $5.5 million building, which was dedicated in a public ceremony this week, is clad in glass, steel and the distinctive sand-colored limestone quarried near Jerusalem. And inside its new permanent exhibition space is bathed in daylight from the windows and translucent walls, creating a deliberate contrast to the dark subject of mass murder.

I photographed the building at two different times--when it was still empty--a pure glass and steel enclosure--and after the exhibition was mounted. Full New York Times article here.