The state of New York's first architectural commission post September 11th. #FolkMoma pic.twitter.com/NXfLLA34DB— Curbed (@Curbed) September 26, 2014
The first stages of demolition began at the American Folk Art Museum this spring, but now shit is getting real. New York Magazine art critic Jerry Saltz tweeted a photo of demolition at 3:43 this afternoon, so we checked it out, and the Tod Williams Billie Tsie Architects-designed building is indeed being eaten by a backhoe to makeway for the Museum of Modern Art's expansion. The iconic bronze facade was previously dismantled and stored safely away; hopefully at some point in the future, it will be publicly displayed. Have more photos? Please do send them to the tipline.
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