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MoMA Demolishing American Folk Art Museum Building After Just 12 Years

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On April 12, 2013 @ 4:02 pm In Architecture,New York City | No Comments

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In today’s sad news, NYC’s Museum of Modern Art has announced that it is planning to demolish its American Folk Art Museum building [1]. The structure [1], designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, has only been in existence for 12 years. The decision came after MoMA decided that the building would not fit in with the aesthetic of their plans for expansion.

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