New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Renovation and expansion of New York's Modern Museum of Art to double the exhibition space and provide additional classrooms and workshops
MoMA's midtown location underwent extensive renovations in the early 2000s, reopening to the public in a building redesigned by the Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, in 2004.
The renovation project nearly doubled the space for MoMA's exhibitions and programs and features 59,000m2 of new and redesigned space.
The Peggy and David Rockefeller Building on the western portion of the site houses the main exhibition galleries, and The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building on the eastern portion provides over five times more space for classrooms, auditoriums, teacher training workshops, and the museum's expanded Library and Archives. These two buildings frame the enlarged Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.
Visitors enter through exteriors of glass, granite, and aluminum as the expanded lobby spans a city block. Above it, the second floor rises in a soaring atrium, whilst glass walls enclose galleries on the fourth floor. From one of the bridges crossing the atrium, visitors can look down on Monet's Water Lilies on the far wall and the lobby below it, with the top floor housing the temporary exhibitions.
- Begun: 2001
- Completed: Nov 2004
- Floor area: 117,800m2
- Sector: Arts and culture
- Total cost: £239M
- Address: The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019, United States
- Architect: Taniguchi and Associates
- Project architect: Yoshi Taniguchi
- Client: MoMA
- Construction manager: Amec
- Lighting design: George Sexton Associates
- Executive architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
- Consultant architect: Alspector Anderson Architects
- Consultant architect: Cooper, Robertson & Partners
- Structural engineer: Sevrud Associates
- Services engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber
- Landscape design : Zion Breen and Richardson and Associates