The Misplaced Series has taken "notable New York buildings from their surroundings" and dropped them into desolate landscapes far away from Manhattan. "Out of context, architectural forms become more pronounced and easily understood," the creators of the project explain. But really, it just looks cool. Our museums and other notable buildings, in their new landscapes, begin to look like surreal roadside attractions.

Click through for a look at the Guggenheim, the Met Breuer, the UN Headquarters, and more buildings in their new surroundings of sand dunes, mud flats, beaches, and lunar plains. [h/t Kottke]