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Design Hunting from New York to Boston

Three days is all you need to check out the contemporary design highlights of Manhattan and Boston—and to stop along the way to visit pieces of iconic modern architecture in Connecticut.

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    Gramercy Park Hotel

    When design partners Ian Schrager and Julian Schnabel unveiled their reimagined, ultraswanky Gramercy Park Hotel in winter 2006, it brought modern

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    Buddakan, New York

    Inside Manhattan’s Meatpacking district sits the massive, 16,000-square-foot Buddakan, an Asian fusion restaurant, in what used to be a Nabisco coo

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    Alessi

    Specializing in stainless steel household goods, this Italian-based kitchenware company’s flagship U.S. store sits in New York’s Soho neighborhood.

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    Apple Flagship Store

    Apple’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan features an innovative exterior to match the gadgets inside. A glass cube marks the ent

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    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts

    The only Le Corbusier-built structure in the United States, the Carpenter Center stands in stark contrast to its more staid neighbors on Harvard

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    Christian Science Center

    On the southern fringe of Boston's Back Bay resides one of the city’s most beautiful open spaces. A tranquil, 700-foot-long reflecting pool stretch

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    Hancock Tower

    As the tallest building in Boston, the John Hancock Tower is hard to miss. Designed by Henry N. Cobb of IM Pei & Partners (now Pei Cobb Freed & Par

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    Yale University Art Gallery

    Louis Kahn’s understated 1953 masterwork reopened several years ago following a meticulous restoration. The permanent collection houses more than 1

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    Yale Center for British Art

    In New Haven, the Yale University campus boasts landmarks by Modernism’s leading lights, including the 1978 Louis Kahn-designed center, which is la

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    Philip Johnson's Glass House

    This New Canaan landmark catalogues almost 50 years of experimentation by the elder statesman of American architecture; tours include the iconic gl

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    Bronx Museum of the Arts

    This once tiny gallery in the county courthouse rotunda has grown into 33,000 square feet of exhibition space behind a glass accordion-like façade.

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    Institute of Contemporary Art

    The first museum built in Boston in more than a century, the Institute of Contemporary Art opened in Fort Point in 2006. The museum houses a perfor

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    Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel

    When Ian Schrager used his Midas touch to gild the much-loved Gramercy Park Hotel, he sure didn’t skimp on its first-floor bar, retaining the vinta

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