Sunday, November 23, 2008


For years, the building shared by the National Portrait Gallery and the Museum of American Art was closed for renovation. The museums finally reopened but work continued on a glass roof that would span the courtyard. This was the view as the roof was being built. I love the layers of grids in different colors, and the fact that while so much of this view consists of strict verticals and horizontals, there is, to me, a feeling of controlled chaos.