Visiting the show “Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie” at the National Academy Museum today was rewarding. I love this intimate museum which is set in a beautiful Beaux Arts-style mansion on Fifth Avenue, which always features wonderful exhibitions. Whereas the lines to the neighboring Guggenheim Museum reached three blocks, it was great to view the exhibition on Safdie with only handful people. It comes to trace the trajectory of Safdie’s life and work over the course of his remarkable five-decade career. Curated by Donald Albrecht, is is not a retrospective, but rather a selection of projects and buildings from the accomplished portfolio of the Palestine-born Boston-based architect. The show demonstrates that since first coming to fame in 1967, Safdie has remained loyal and attached to the architectural fabric of the place of his birth. Habitat 67 a hallmark of affordable housing projects, built as a model community and housing complex for Expo 67 in Montreal, has captured the skyline of a typical Arab village. The identical, prefabricated concrete cubes, which were arranged in various combinations, forming 146 residences came to integrate the benefits of suburban homes, namely gardens, fresh air, privacy, with the economics and density of a modern urban apartment building. This iconic project has been included in the LEGO Architect series (below).