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Museum of Modern Art Expansion
VDA provided full consulting services through construction administration for the Museum of Modern Art Expansion program which nearly doubles the museum’s total size to 630,000 sq. ft. and increases its gallery space by 50% to 125,000 sq. ft. The vertical circulation includes twelve (12) new and three (3) modernized elevators, and nine (9) escalators, to serve the new exhibition galleries, office tower, Education and Research Center, and museum support services.
Construction was completed in July 2004, and the museum reopened in mid-November, 2004, following a 3 year renovation of the building at 11 West 53th Street that has been home to MoMA since 1939. Although it had already been revamped several times, this renovation was intended to arrive at a design that would preserve the building’s history and accommodate its future.