“On a recent Sunday morning, members of the Live Oak Friends Meeting, a community of Quakers based in the Heights, saw something they hadn’t seen in more than two years: the sky as viewed through a 12-foot square window in the roof of their unassuming meeting house on West 26th.
"Created by James Turrell — one of the most important artists to pioneer the use of light as a medium, and himself a Quaker — the Skyspace is designed to allow viewers to experience what Turrell has called "a light that inhabits space, so that you feel light to be physically present.”
“Damage to the building’s retractable roofing system obliged members to close the Skyspace for viewing until repairs that turned out to be more extensive than originally anticipated could be completed.
Philip Koch of the Friends volunteer committee says: "If you’ve not been to the building — if you’ve not experienced (the Skyspace) — this is something you have to see. It’s extraordinary.”