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Preparations Begin to Demolish the American Folk Art Museum

Preparations Begin to Demolish the American Folk Art Museum
Preparations Begin to Demolish the American Folk Art Museum, © Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen
© Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen

Preparations have commenced to demolish Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects’ American Folk Art Museum in New York. Despite international backlash from preservationists, architects and critics, the neighboring Museum of Modern Art will raze the 12-year-old structure in an effort to make way for an expansion designed by Diller Scofidio & Renfro. According to recent reports, scaffolding has arrived at the site and will soon be erected in front of the museum’s distinct, copper-bronze facade. More on the controversy, here.

Reference: AMA, Architectural Record

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Preparations Begin to Demolish the American Folk Art Museum" 14 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/496619/preparations-begin-to-demolish-the-american-folk-art-museum/> ISSN 0719-8884
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