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James Turrell Skyspace

James Turrell Skyspace

It is the largest round Skyspace in the northern hemisphere, joining 87 other Skyspaces in the world and is one of a few that feature a cover, providing an additional experience with the art while protecting the space from the elements.

North Adams, MA Completed: 2021 1,700 sf
Photography by © Florian Holzherr

Bruner/Cott worked with artist James Turrell to transform a disused water tower into a Turrell “Skyspace.” Since the 1970s, James Turrell has been creating large, enclosed spaces that allow visitors to sit on benches or lie on the floor, gazing upward through an aperture in the roof, creating a rather magical illusion that the sky is within reach stretched like a canvas across an opening in the ceiling. This Skyspace is one with MoCA’s campus while creating the celestial connections that typify Turrell’s works.