Patch reports that the Studio Museum in Harlem has filed permits with the city Department of Buildings to move forward with the construction of its new six-story facility on West 125th Street between Lenox and Seventh avenues, according to public records.
The David Adjaye-designed building will rise 122 feet tall and contain 67,367 square feet of museum space, according to the development plans. The new museum complex will feature galleries on several floors, a cafe, a rooftop terrace, workshop space and an auditorium, according to the building plans.
The Studio Museum first announced plans to build a new home in 2015 after outgrowing its current space — a century-old commercial building adapted for museum use in the 80s. Museum officials revealed a first look at the new complex in September of 2017.
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“We are thrilled to announce that during our 50th anniversary year, we will begin construction on the single biggest initiative the Studio Museum has ever undertaken, making David Adjaye‘s brilliant design a reality,” museum director Thelma Golden said in a statement.
The Studio Museum also announced the beginning of a $175 million capital plan to raise money for construction costs. Museum officials said in September that 70 percent of the $175 million goal has already been met, due in large part to a $53.8 million gift from the city of New York.