07/14/2010 12:52 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Richard Meier's Model Museum, Long Island City

Richard Meier's Model Museum in Long Island City, is a small gallery devoted to the architect's ongoing love of the physical process of architecture. The 3,600 sq ft warehouse space is dominated by a vast model of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, still one of the architect's most celebrated and sizeable commissions. Rather than offload the creative output of his model-making studio - overseen by Michael Gruber - the architect has created this small private museum for a whirlwind tour of his oeuvre in miniature. We spoke to Meier about the contents of the museum, and his approach to art, architecture and urban design.

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