|photo courtesy Guggenheim Museum, ©David Heald|
Skyspace, which opened at Roosevelt and Halsted in 2006. Turrell was on hand for the dedication, which we wrote about here. It's a 43-foot-in diameter pavilion, with a 26-foot high ceiling pierced by a central oculus designed to create the illusion of “celestial vaulting - the illusion, when viewing the sky without a horizon line, that the sky is aligned with the plane of the ceiling.”
Next door to the west is the St. Francis of Assisi Church, dating from 1875.
More next weekend.
James Turrell runs at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, through September 25.
A James Turrell Skyspace Comes to a Very Different Maxwell Street