The new exhibit at the National Building Museum, ICEBERGS, takes over the great hall with icebergs ranging from 16 to 56 feet tall. The work was designed by James Corner Field Operations, who also was the lead project architect for the High Line in New York.
The icebergs are in an enclosure surrounded by netting, with blue lights shown on it to create an eerie underseas glow. Here’s the view from outside the enclosure:
Inside the enclosure, you feel like you are underseas in a blue world:
There are stairs up to an observation deck, and a slide:
There are also icecube-like pillows to lounge on:
The exhibit transforms the Great Hall, and the Great Hall transforms the exhibit, as the dramatic windows cast light and shadows everywhere: