13m revamp for NY design museum

The Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York is to undergo a 13m renovation. Design is by Polshek and Partners Architects in New York.

The Smithsonian Institution

is providing 8m towards the revamp, which will include a new design resource centre.

Museum director Dianne Pilgrim says: “The Polshek firm has created brilliant solutions to the programmatic and accessibility needs we put forth, while respecting the importance and aesthetics of our architectural heritage.”

The renovation will start in August and the museum is due to reopen in September 1996.

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