Bringing Back An Architect’s Vision

Yale University’s famously influential art gallery designed by architect Louis Kahn has reopened following a three-year restoration. “The university lavished the spectacular sum of $44 million – enough to finance an entire new museum – on reconstructing Kahn’s loftlike gallery, replacing its entire steel-and-glass window wall… Although the Yale gallery now looks brand new, the Polshek architects initially despaired over their ability to correct its severe structural problems without compromising the architect’s vision.”