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Tod Williams Devastated Over Folk Art Museum's Fate

Tod Williams Devastated Over Folk Art Museum's Fate
Tod Williams Devastated Over Folk Art Museum's Fate, © Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a>
© Flickr CC User Dan Nguyen. Used under Creative Commons

Tod Williams has broke his silence in his first interview since the Museum of Modern Art announced their decision to raze the former Folk Art Museum, expressing devastation that the building will be “reduced to a memory.”

“Yes, all buildings one day will turn to dust, but this building could have been reused,” Tod Williams. “Unfortunately, the imagination and the will were not there.”

Though MoMA has promised to preserve the building’s iconic copper-bronze facade, Williams is concerned it will forever stay in storage.

Proposals are being suggested on how to resurrect the facade, as the New York Times reported, including a concept from Nina Libeskind, chief operating officer of Studio Daniel Libeskind, and AIA New York executive director Fredric M. Bell that will be presented to MoMA next week. However, Williams expressed disinterest at the idea of installing fragments of the building elsewhere.

You can read more on the story, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Tod Williams Devastated Over Folk Art Museum's Fate" 17 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/497709/tod-williams-devastated-over-folk-art-museum-s-fate/> ISSN 0719-8884
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