After being unveiled to much fanfare over two years ago, the Museum of African Art has finally begun to rise at Fifth Avenue and 110th Street. It's been a long wait, especially for the museum, which has been without a permanent home since 1984. The design is by Robert A.M. Stern, and this being such a prime chunk of land (facing the northeast corner of Central Park), the first new addition to Museum Mile in five decades is much more than just a museum. There will be 115 luxury condos above the cultural destination, a partnership between the museum and a pair of developers. The groundbreaking was held in September 2007, and construction was supposed to be completed in 2009, but the museum probably doesn't mind. Like we said, it's used to waiting.
· Museum For African Art Finally Unveiled [Curbed]