New Museum Expansion on the Bowery Includes 8-Story Addition Next Door [Updated]

Posted on: April 15th, 2019 at 5:00 am by

More than a dozen years into its tenure on the Bowery, the New Museum is now looking to grow its footprint.

The art gallery filed plans with Department of Buildings Friday morning to construct a new eight-story building next door at 231 Bowery. (It’s filed under 235 Bowery because the two lots were previously merged.) The project adds roughly 40,000 square-feet to the institution at a cost of $37.9 million.

News of this filing follows two years after the New Museum announced the plans for a new facility designed by OMA, Rem Koolhaas, and Shohei Shigematsu.

The forty-two-year-old New Museum opened at 235 Bowery in 2007. It purchased the adjacent 231 Bowery one year later for $16 million.

New Museum says “Hell Yes,” March 2009

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