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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