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Posted in architecture by petercombe on February 17, 2010

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MoMA par Nouvel

Posted in architecture by petercombe on November 1, 2009

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Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel>, the new 82-story MoMA building will be erected next to the museum and will stand 1,025 feet tall. That’s 225 feet shorter than the initial proposal, which would have measured as tall as an antenna-less Empire State Building. But the City Planning Commission cut the height last month. Though the City Council approved the new building plan in a 44-3 vote, some are unhappy with the location and may threaten legal action. Until then, the project will continue as planned, under a deal with developer Hines. The building is set to include luxury housing, hotel rooms, and more exhibit space for the museum.

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