The addition will exchange an current constructing subsequent door to the museum
Practically three years after the New Museumannounced that it might undertake a significant growth of its Decrease East Aspect constructing, there’s lastly some progress on plans for that new wing.
A seven-story constructing adjoining to the New Museum’s present HQ might be demolished and changed.
The Actual Deal studies that plans have been filed with town’s Division of Buildings for that new addition, which is able to rise subsequent to the museum’s present HQ, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA. The brand new constructing might be designed by Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of OMA, and would be the agency’s first public constructing in New York Metropolis. (Shigematsu is behind its first residential constructing, a condominium rising on East 22nd Road.)
The brand new wing, which is able to exchange an current six-story constructing subsequent to the museum, will enhance the museum’s current footprint by some 50,000 sq. ft. Along with offering extra space for galleries and different performances, the brand new wing is predicted to enhance circulation within the present constructing.
Per the plans on file, the eight-story construction will even have a restaurant, bookstore, workplaces, room for artwork storage, and terraces on the highest three flooring.
The growth will value $85 million, and the challenge is predicted to interrupt floor someday this yr. Demolition plans for the outdated construction, positioned at 231 Bowery, haven’t but been filed.