Not wanting to be outdone by its neighbor to the north, the Queens Museum of Art unveiled its plans for a major renovation and expansion. Conceived by Grimshaw Architects, the renovation will more than double the size of the museum. The QMA's director had been worn down by constant griping about the building's drab exterior. Says museum executive director Tom Finkelpearl, "The exterior of the building should be as good as the interior." The Daily News reports that the "new facility would include an Olympic-sized indoor pool and a National Hockey League-size skating rink with seating for 400." That's our kind of museum!
· Plans to double size of Queens Museum of Art [NYDaily News]
· Queens Museum of Art [queensmuseum.org]
· Bronx Museum Ready for Lift-Off [Curbed]