Even under construction, the new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland packs architectural thrills in a very tight package
Posted February 03, 2012 in Articles
Author: Steven Litt, Plain Dealer Reporter
The new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in University Circle is a Rubik’s Cube of a building packed with visual and spatial experiences unlike any other structure in Cleveland.
A visit to the museum-in-the-making — now on time and on budget and scheduled to open Friday, Oct. 5 — shows that MOCA is shaping up as an architectural thrill ride.
Located at the point of the triangle formed by Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road, the building has slanted windows that make the city outside look askew, shiny facades that lean forward or back, and a staircase with a high landing that overlooks a dizzying view straight down to the lobby 55 feet below.