MOOOMA

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No sooner had MoMA opened what was thought to be the final wing of its ten year expansion — the learning center, an eight-story building that anchors the eastern end of the sculpture garden — that MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry tantalized reporters with more building news. Apparently, the museum might get fatter by 17,000 square feet on the western side of its building (where people cue up for Free Fridays). According to Bloomberg News, the assembled land was supposed to be held for future needs, but with land prices skyrocketing, the right time might be sooner rather than later. Mr. Lowry “stressed that no decision had been made to go forward, the museum could add income-producing commercial or residential space above more galleries, totaling as much as 210,000 square feet.”

Photo by Fred R. Conrad for the Times.

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2 Responses to MOOOMA

  1. [...] 2) Midtown: Lisa Chamberlin’s PolisNYC caught a report that the MOMA may be ready for another expansion: “Apparently, the museum might get fatter by 17,000 square feet on the western side of its building (where people cue up for Free Fridays).” It seems the land was being held for future development, but with the rising land prices, that future may be now. [CurbedWire Inbox/PolisNYC] [...]

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