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MoMA Files Plans to Expand At American Folk Art Museum Site

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It's been over a year since MoMA razed its bronze-clad neighbor, the American Folk Art Museum, in a venture to expand its footprint. While the museum's Hines-developed, Jean Nouvel-designed condo tower has, in recent months, taken center stage in the spectacle with its sales launch, the museum's expansion has fallen by the wayside. That's all about to change.

TRD reports that the institution filed an application for its expansion with the Department of Buildings today, meaning that the Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed expansion is on. According to the filings for 45 West 53rd Street, the expansion will cover 32,842 square feet and include exhibition space, theaters, classrooms, a library and lounge, and gardens.

According to TRD, the estimated cost of the expansion is $93 million. MoMA purchased the site of the Tod Williams Billie Tsien-designed American Folk Art Museum for $32.1 million in 2011.
· MoMA files plans for estimated $93M expansion, but what does it ALL mean? [TRD]
· MoMA To Preserve Folk Art Facade, Open Garden In Expansion [Curbed]
· The Folk Art Museum Is Being Reduced To Ribble Right Now {Curbed]
· All MoMA Expansion coverage [Curbed]