Friday, December 16, 2005

New Museum Digs

The New Museum of Contemporary Art held a groundbreaking ceremony a couple of months ago (as noted here on Polis in early Oct.), but the actual digging for its new building didn't get underway until earlier this week. The new building, on Bowery, will be the first museum built in downtown Manhattan in more than 100 years, and will liven up the area with some very modern architecture.

Tropolism excerpts a recent interview with the Japan-based architects for the new building, SANAA:

what are you afraid regarding the future?

s: I am always afraid of the future but at the same time I’m looking forward to it. we want to be able to contribute to it.

Well, okay. The future of The New Museum, which will relocate from Chelsea, gets underway about 2007. Unfortunatley, one of the best museum bargains in town ($6 general admission) will likely go way up in order to pay for this: