Photo by myself of the New Museum on Bowery in Soho.
This relatively new museum is also called The New Museum. It houses new art from all over the world. The building opened in late 2007 and was designed by two Japanese architects.
The facade is sheathed with a metal mesh, a relatively inexpensive material. My camera caught the scrolling LED sign in motion.
And it was always referred to as 'The Bowery', never Bowery Street. The Bowery was a place you avoided, for its flophouses and bars. It signalled the edge of humanity.
I think it will be some time before the history of this street is forgotten. Currently The Bowery is home to some restaurants, many restaurant supply stores, a swanky new hotel, and the above museum.
Bowery still feels wind blown and desolate, not at all friendly. But it's getting there.
Related posts: At the Brooklyn Museum - the Dizzying World of Murakami, East (Side) Versus West (Side) and Now on Center Stage.