NEWS: Steven Holl's Nelson Atkins Addition Opening

NEWS: Steven Holl's Nelson Atkins Addition Opening

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Regina Yunghans
May 25, 2007

Our hometown, Kansas City, has an exciting new building opening on June 9. It's the addition to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. The additon, designed by NYC architect Steven Holl, is made up of "lantern" structures that march their way down one side of the original Beaux Arts museum building.

The city's embraced the design, though there were skeptics when construction started. Much of the public equated the vertical stripes in the structural glass facade to vernacular metal barn buildings in the region. But we are proud to see this positive new addition to the city.

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