New York institution’s new director presses play on 2015 appointment
David Chipperfield Architects is celebrating after New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it was relaunching his expansion plans – less than two years after putting them on hold.
The Met, America’s largest art museum, appointed Chipperfield in 2015 to design a new south-west wing on Fifth Avenue to house modern and contemporary art. It followed an international design competition and a year-long selection process by the museum’s trustees.
But in January last year the Met announced it was putting the $600m project on hold for “up to seven years” after being forced to make significant budget cuts. In the meantime it said it would work on the roof and skylights.
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