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COREY MIHAILIUK for TIME; Courtesy of Studio Daniel Libeskind

A DIFFERENT ANGLE: Libeskind's addition to the Royal Ontario Museum rises out of the old building

After a long recession in the 1990s, for much of the past seven years Toronto has enjoyed an enormous building boom. Downtown is stuffed with new corporate headquarters. Around the shore of Lake Ontario the skyline is bristling with condo towers. Nearly all the construction from these years has been fairly conventional, though — this is still a city where the developer's box rules. But in one part of town, the rules have changed. On June 2 the venerable Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will officially open a new addition designed by the architect Daniel Libeskind in his most implacable and declarative...

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