Folk Art Museum Building (13 Years?)
In May 2013, architects and critics had a glimmer of hope regarding the fate of The Folk Art Museum building, located next to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on W 53rd Street. The Folk Art Museum (designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien) and its distinctive bronze facade was “much-admired,” according to The New York Times, and had “signaled the city’s recovery from Sept. 11″ when it opened in 2001. But in January 2014, Liz Diller of of architecture firm Diller Scofidio & Renfro (DS+R) broke the news that in the end, the museum will not be saved. It’s still standing at just under 13 years old, but awaiting demolition order for the new MoMA.