The Passing of a Great

Folk Art

(Scaffolding at The American Folk Art Museum – The New York Times, 2014)

In Memoriam, The American Folk Art Museum is about to be torn down by the Corporate Entity which is now MOMA, as highlighted Here in The New York Times. A seminal piece of architecture, this building has been critical to so many students and circles of academic study, and perhaps Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s greatest work. Its contribution to the fabric of the city was great, albeit now brief, as the planners for the MOMA’s expansion have not found a way to incorporate elements of its Form into the new expansion. Sad indeed. We need to keep buildings like these. They add dimension and vitality to the street and are objects of beauty in themselves. We mourn the imminent passing of this Great.

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