Bambu at the Metropolitan Museum

By grace.g.yang ยท September 14, 2010
Under: Things to do in NYC,UES

After spending the early afternoon at the Cloisters, Josh and I headed to the Metropolitan Museum to check out the rooftop garden. My coworker mentioned the cool exhibit on the rooftop garden that was a structure built completely out of bamboo, so we headed over and caught a glimpse before the museum closed for the day. Doug and Mike Starn have been building it since April and visitors can interact with the exhibit by climbing the structure:


The twin brothers envisioned a giant created wave set against Central Prak and the Manhattan skyline:


The bamboo is securely fastened by lots of different ropes:


We didn’t make it in time for a tour, but I definitely want to check it out before it is torn down on Halloween:


The exhibit is still being built; the basic structure was completed on opening day back in April, the second part was built by artists and rock climbers, and the third is going to be built on the western part of the rooftop garden to about 40 feet high. It’s called “Big Bambu: You Can’t, You Don’t, and You Won’t Stop” and it is definitely worth checking out!

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