Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content MoMA to tear down ex-Folk Art Museum building

Associated Press Updated: January 9, 2014 at 7:16 am

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Museum of Modern Art will raze the former home of the American Folk Art Museum for a planned expansion.

Last May, MoMA had reconsidered the decision following protests from architects and preservationists. It asked the firm selected to design its 100,000-square-foot expansion to determine whether the building could be integrated into the design.

On Wednesday, Diller Scofidio + Renfro informed MoMA's board that the building couldn't be preserved without undermining it architectural integrity.

The board approved the firm's decision.

The expansion will replace the folk art building with two performance and exhibition spaces. It also includes an expanded lobby.

MoMA purchased the building after the folk museum defaulted on nearly $30 million in bond debt.

The Folk Art Museum has relocated near Lincoln Center.

Comment Policy

Our commenting system has changed. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories this month

Get 4 more FREE stories

Simply register to continue.

Register

Subscribe now

Get access unlimited access to premium stories.

Subscribe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
OCT
22
OCT
23
OCT
24
OCT
25
OCT
26
OCT
27
OCT
28
OCT
29
OCT
30
OCT
31
NOV
1
NOV
2
NOV
3
NOV
4
Advertisement