the misplaced monuments of new york city by anton repponen

the misplaced monuments of new york city by anton repponen

the misplaced monuments of new york city by anton repponen
all images courtesy of anton repponen




from his studio in brooklyn, photographer and designer anton repponen takes pieces from his surrounding environment out of their usual context and digitally inserts them into desolate, natural landscapes.misplaced‘ sees eleven of new york city’s most famous architectural monuments isolated from the existing urban fabric and re-situated in the middle of deserts, on the tops of mountains, and in the depths of the ocean. 


landmarks by some of the world’s leading contemporary and classic architects — like SANAA’s new museum, the recently-opened MET breuer, and frank gehry’s beekman tower — are detached from the manhattan cityscape and displaced in unusual, organic settings devoid of human intervention. by sequestering these structures away from the hustle and bustle, their architectural shape and form becomes more defined and easily understood. the juxtaposition of these concrete volumes and glossy glass windows against sand dunes and rocky cliffs forms a new way of perceiving and appreciating these otherwise familiar architectural landmarks. carefully crafted stories by jon earle accompany each image, narrating a fictional tale about how it landed there. see images of the misplaced momuments below, and the project in its entirety here

SANAA’s new museum moves from the bowery to a rocky landscape 

the recently-opened MET breuer is sited in a desolate natural landscape 

frank gehry’s beekman tower rises from a mound of desert sand

new york’s standard hotel is transplanted from the highline to a rocky setting 

the cooper union building by architect thom maynevis surrounded by pale pink flora 

the chrysler building is isolated from the manhattan skyline and placed amid a mountain range  

the newly-built whitney museum of american art by renzo piano is placed atop an open plain 

the united nations headquarters is placed in the middle of the desert

the metropolitan opera house is stranded in the midst of a natural landscape 

the IAC building, by frank gehry, isolated amongst sandy dunes 

the shape of the guggenheim can be clearly seen when isolated on a rocky landscape 


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