(Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times)
It’s incredible that this building, one the best architecture projects in the last decades can not be reused and it’s going to be town down after only 12 years. Here is the news from the New York Times:
When a new home for the American Folk Art Museum opened on West 53d Street in Manhattan in 2001 it was hailed as a harbinger of hope for the city after the Sept. 11 attacks and praised for its bold architecture.
“Its heart is in the right time as well as the right place,” Herbert Muschamp wrote in his architecture review in The New York Times, calling the museum’s sculptural bronze facade “already a Midtown icon.”
Now, a mere 12 years later, the building is going to be demolished. (New York Times)