New design revealed for major wing at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art
from Architectural Record
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it is overhauling the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing at the southern end of its massive building along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. The wing contains 40,000 square feet of galleries devoted to the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. The institution also revealed the new design, which maintains the same footprint but introduces a completely new look and layout. Los Angeles and New York based firm wHY was chosen for the $70 million project following two rounds of interviews with six leading international firms. The decision was made long before the Met’s new director, Max Hollein, took office this August.
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