The Sperone Westwater Gallery from British starchitect Norman Foster has started to rise above the street, and Foster + Partners are showing off the goods in fuller detail on their website?including the gigantic red elevator that has everybody talking. The Lower East Side building at 257 Bowery has been digging out for months, getting everything below ground in order so the art can sprout above. What's to come is a facade of glass rods and a levitating gallery behind, all the better for viewing the Bowery below. With Lord Norm's other gallery gig good to go on the Upper East Side, we'll soon have a double dose of fresh Foster in our midst.
· Sperone Westwater [Foster + Partners]
· 257 Bowery coverage [Curbed]