On View Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Running from Nov. 27, 2017 through Feb 3, 2018
Yale Architecture Gallery 180 York Street, New Haven, CT
The Yale School of Architecture presents Vertical Cities, a traveling exhibition examining some of the most prominent and celebrated skyscrapers, built and unbuilt, in the context of global urbanization and technological advancement.
Managing urban areas has become one of the most important development challenges of the twenty-first century. This increasing urbanization leads to higher density and consequently taller buildings in cities around the world. Every year a greater number of people will be working, living, or spending their free time in a skyscraper, or even in a vertical city—comprised of structures that combine these numerous functions. This fascinating evolution in building and living inspired Rotterdam-based exhibition designer Harry Hoek of M&H Traveling Exhibitions to create the installation Vertical Cities. This exhibition enables us to look at both realized and imagined efforts by architects from around the world to build towards the clouds.
The exhibition brings together over two hundred models—made of wood, paper, metal, and plastic at a scale of 1:1000—of the tallest and most spectacular skyscrapers, built and unbuilt. It provides an overview of skyscrapers from the 1920s to futuristic vertical megastructures that have not yet left the drawing table.