Miller?s program of donor signage is also uniquely integrated with the architecture. The lobby of the new building is a soaring sky-lit atrium that rises up nine stories through the building?s core and is dominated by staircases. A dramatic installation recognizing major donors animates the underside of a descending stairwell, the signage comprised of over 80 ?blades? that cascade down the underside of the stairs, echoing the stairs? downward motion. The typography is engraved on the front, bottom and reverse surface of each blade.
very cool signage system for the new cooper union building (looks more like tokyo than NY to me) from abbott miller at pentagram