See Renderings of the New International Center of Photography at Essex Crossing [PHOTO]

Posted on: October 10th, 2017 at 5:14 am by

Yesterday afternoon, the International Center of Photography confirmed its plans for the Essex Crossing mega-development.

Word had leaked over the weekend that the city-based institution is under contract to purchase a pair of commercial condo units at 242 Broome Street (aka Site 1). The new digs will offer enough real estate to combine both the museum and school, which had been separated when the former moved to 250 Bowery in 2015. Their footprint spans 40,000 square-feet of space divided between the stout four-story structure and the ground floor of the main residential tower, but connected by a set of so-called “soho stairs.”

Here’s a couple renderings of how it’ll look, courtesy of Moso Studio.

Photo: Moso Studio

The ICP will conclude its Bowery tenancy after the Fall 2018 exhibition; it’ll open at Essex Crossing in summer of 2019.

“We are thrilled to be reuniting the ICP Museum and the ICP School under one roof. This is something towards which we’ve been working for nearly twenty years,” ICP Board President Jeffrey Rosen and ICP Board Chair Caryl Englander, said in a joint statement.

“Our Essex venue will continue to reinforce our ties with the vibrant Lower East Side arts community,” ICP executive director Mark Lubell, added. “It enables us to look forward to an exciting future for both ICP and the neighborhood as a whole.”

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