T’rumah

The Tabernacle in NYC

Commenting on New York City’s status as home to the second largest Jewish population in the world, T’rumah attempts to establish a permanent home for a well-known architectural typology within Judaism: the Tabernacle. The only problem is that the dimensions dictated by the Torah make the structure too large to fit horizontally. The solution is to rotate the holy plans by ninety degrees, creating a vertical wall and a footprint that fits nicely into a city block. In the process NYC gains a new icon that is 120 cubits tall.